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Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit

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Address: Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-987-0359
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Description: We offer 4-hour shared and private Dolphin Swim Adventures, and a 6-hour...
We offer 4-hour shared and private Dolphin Swim Adventures, and a 6-hour Private Dolphin Swim Combo featuring a Snorkel Tour at Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve (Catain Cook's Monument). Many of our trips include whale watching (seasonal) and a daytime swim with Mantas. Experience the magic of observing and swimming with Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins in the wild. We specialize in respectful, educational, and joyful encounters with the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins along the Kona Coast. This is a small group experience with no more than 6 passengers. Our professional team includes experienced and informed guides who pay personal attention to our guests; they are sensitive to your expectations and are able to balance those expectations with the dolphins' needs and tolerance of human interaction to ensure you, and the dolphins, have a great experience. Snorkel equipment, food, and beverages are provided. Our guests frequently tell us this adventure was the highlight of their vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii. We hope to see you soon!
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One of the best experiences we've ever experienced on the ocean!

Captain Ray and Shelley were a great team; they make you feel very welcome from the moment you step on-board and are extremely knowledgeable about the boat, the ocean and all its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Captain Ray and Shelley were a great team; they make you feel very welcome from the moment you step on-board and are extremely knowledgeable about the boat, the ocean and all its wonder! A maximum of six people per trip means that your experience is more meaningful and personal than the boats that go out with 20-30+ people. It's very... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had an excellent dolphin swim adventure with luckily only 4 passengers and a lot of dolphins. After a somewhat lengthy but acceptable briefing we got underway and after an initial search for 30 minutes we stopped and started snorkeling for almost 2 hours nonstop surrounded by numerous pods. Excellent experience and adventure, very friendly crew.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Captain Ray was wonderful. The boat is perfect. Avoid the big boats with the crowds. This is the way to go. We snorkeled in a bay with hundreds of dolphins and the clearest water imaginable. We thought this was expensive when we booked it. Afterwards we realised it was a bargain. One tip - DO NOT USE spray sunscreen -... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

By luck, my friend and myself were the only two on this experience. We loved the snorkel guide Shelley and Captain Kathy! They were both friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. We learned a ton from Shelley who was able to guide us well in the water, and Captain Kathy stayed with the dolphins for much of the trip. We were... More 

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Vicki K, Owner at Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit, responded to this review

Aloha Mel, Thank you again for choosing OneLove for your Kona dolphin adventure. Capt. Cathy and Shelly make a great team and very much enjoyed hosting your morning on the water. We really appreciate your thoughtful review. Look forward to your return to Kona. Vicki More 

Vancouver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Our family went out with One Love One Spirit for a private Dolphin and snorkel on March 26. After my daughter found out about them while researching our trip to Hawaii this quickly became one of our 'must dos" while there! Although we were taking a beating on the exchange rate of the Canadian dollar during our whole trip, we... More 

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Vicki K, Owner at Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit, responded to this review

Aloha, to our Vancouver friends, and thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. I remember Capt. Ray and Shelly's comments about this outing well -- everyone was so excited about the positive experiences the entire family had in our beautiful Kona and Kealakekua Bay waters. And yes, you are 100% in sync with our own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My family had a really great experience with OneLoveOneSpirit. We were late arriving, but Shelley and Captain Ray were pleasant and happy to see us when we arrived. We headed out of the harbor and Captain Ray spotted a pod of dolphins within just a few minutes. We skipped that pod, though, because it was a small pod and there... More 

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Vicki K, Owner at Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit, responded to this review

Aloha, Spencer, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review jam-packed with details about your outing with us this month. For people who haven't yet been to Kona, or who are having trouble imagining what this adventure might be like, I am confident your review will help a lot. Hoping to see you next time you... More 

California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Im going to make this generic so the "boat crew" wont narrow our boat down but im sure they will know who our boat was by the time we were done here. It seems there are numerous people that will agree with me from looking at the reviews so that throws off the true good reviews with the bad crew... More 

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Vicki K, Owner at Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit, responded to this review

We are disappointed to learn that we have fallen short in the eyes of this reviewer. It is additionally disappointing that the reviewer chose not to express his displeasure to us directly—that could have permitted a useful dialog at the time of the outing. Please, do take the suggestion to do your own research. There are significant differences between dolphin... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I was on the dolphin swim with another family. Captain Ray took time to make everyone feel welcome as they boarded the boat and had fresh fruit available for our adventure. During our excursion, we saw numerous dolphins throughout the trip and Shelly, our swim guide, got everyone in the water to swim with them. There was... More 

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Vicki K, Owner at Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit, responded to this review

Aloha, Rick, We were delighted that you and Deborah could join us on board Shogun. It was special having you both on board with us -- and what a great day on the water it was. Hoping to see you both back in Kona soon. Mahalo nui, Vicki More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My daughter, mother-in-law and myself went on a Dolphin Swim Adventure today with Swim Guide Joni and Captain Cathy. It was an absolute amazing experience. We swam with at least 100 dolphins (mamas and babies too!) and lunched while we watched a mama humpback whale and her day old baby. Joni and Cathy were incredible. Highly recommend this trip!

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Matanuska-Susitna Valley, ALASKA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a dolphin swim that catered to small groups and was able to help us share the ocean with these awesome mammals without disrupting their sleep and play patterns. Vicki and Ray surpassed all our expectations. We would do this again next year!

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Vicki K, Owner at Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit, responded to this review

Mahalo nui loa for your kind words. And thank you so much for bringing some of that special Alaskan adventurous spirit with you to Kona! Hope to see you again next year! Vicki and Capt. Ray More 

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