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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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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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A must-try experience

Three of us went out with captain Ray and Shelley in December. We were *almost* among the 2% of people who don't get to encounter dolphins through One Love, but eventually we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Diana D
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Santa Barbara, California

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Three of us went out with captain Ray and Shelley in December. We were *almost* among the 2% of people who don't get to encounter dolphins through One Love, but eventually we spotted a pod and were able to do three or four drops. We had dolphins swim around and under us during two of those drops. We saw little... More 

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

Aloha, Diana, It's true -- about 2% of the time, we are unable to locate dolphins. We are so pleased we were able to get you into the 98% category by the end of your outing. The good thing is that it is never a total loss -- even on those rare occasions when the dolphins cannot be located. Often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome trip. Saw 300+ dolphins. We were always in the best spot possible to swim with them only a few feet away. Jodi was a wonderful guide and very knowledgable! Despite being on the nicest boat I still got sea sick and staff was very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went on a dolphin swim with OneLoveOneSpirit last year and had a great time, so I went back again this year. Captain Ray and Dive Master Joanie were great at locating the dolphins and positioning us so we could get into the water and spend maximum time with the dolphins. They came even closer this year than last time,... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an amazing day. We booked the private charter for dolphin/whale watch as a few people in our group of 4 get seasick. We wanted the flexibility of coming back to shore if needed. If this was not a concern, I would book the regular excursion as the max group size is so small (6 people). For an experience like... More 

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

Aloha, Heather, We are so pleased you had a good experience. And, thank you for your helpful comments about motion sickness. People don't like to talk much about sea sickness, but it is an important topic. After decades on the water, I still have motion sickness issues and take an over the counter motion sickness preparation every time I go... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful experience with OneLoveOneSpirit. There are a lot of companies offering whale watch or dolphin swim. I booked OneLoveOneSpirit after reading very positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Cap. Ray and Vicki delivered exactly what they posted on their website. Even though no one can predict dolphin or whale habits, we went out and had a blast. We saw... More 

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

Aloha, June, Thank you for all your kind words and great description of your experience. We are so pleased that you feel our services are accurately explained on our website. Our goal is to help people who have not had this experience before anticipate what they will experience. Your firsthand description is bound to help others who use TripAdvisor get... More 

california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son wanted to find something special to do to celebrate his birthday and did extensive research to find the perfect thing. We all agreed afterwards it was one of the most unique and special things we had ever done. We met Capt Kathy and Joanie at the harbor and set out on the boat--there were 5 of us in... More 

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

Aloha, Katherine, Compliments to your son for being such an effective researcher! There are many service providers, and you are so right -- we are not all the same. We are thrilled that this birthday celebration met everyone's expectations and that the day was filled with dolphin smiles. Best wishes, Vicki and the OneLove Team More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the Big Island for our honeymoon and one of our gifts was swimming with the dolphins. I choose OneLoveOneSpirit because I am timid on the water and get sea sick so I really wanted a personal experience. We got that and more. The day we sailed there were 3 passengers. Captain Ray and Shelly were amazing. Shelly's... More 

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

WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE HONEYMOONERS! It was great having you and Luke on board. I am pretty sure the dolphins know when love is in the air because when we have honeymooners on board, the day seems extra special. Thank you so much for including OneLoveOneSpirit as part of your special time in Hawaii. We hope to see you when you... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time with Captain Ray and Katarina. We saw some of the other tour operators out there who had a lot more people crammed onto their boats, but there were only five tourists on ours (6 might be the max). They also had snacks, fruit and breads to keep us going during the tour. I think our... More 

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

Aloha, Kevin, Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience with Capt. Ray and Katharina, members of the OneLove Team. We really appreciate your noticing the difference between a personalized small group experience and the alternatives. Best wishes for a great 2016! Vicki More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Ray and Shelly were just awesome. They got us up close and personal with hundreds of dolphins. I have done this trip many times with oneloveonespirit but this last one was the best. Thank you Ray and Shelly for the whale and dolphin show. How you got the dolphins to turn around and come back to us after you... More 

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

Hey Patrick! It's always great to have you and your fun gang on board Shogun. Rumor has it that between Capt. Ray and his "dolphin whispering" team of swim guides, OneLove has some of the most rewarding encounters possible. We are so pleased we were able to provide you with another great outing. Much aloha, Vicki More 

Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want the best OneLoveOne Sprit gives you a magical once in a lifetime experience! Captain Cathy is amazing and understands the Pacific Ocean and the marine life.

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

Aloha, Patti, You and your family definitely know how to start a New Year! We hope your entire year brings you the same wonderful excitement that you were able to share with Capt. Cathi and Swim Guide Shelly and our amazing Hawaii Spinner Dolphins on January 1! Sincerely, Vicki and the Team at OneLove More 

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