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Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit

Address: Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808-987-0359
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Owner description: Experience the magic of observing and swimming with Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins in the wild. We offer...
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Owner description: Experience the magic of observing and swimming with Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins in the wild. We offer shared and private charters for individuals and groups. Snorkel equipment, food, and trained, experienced swim guides are provided to ensure you a great experience on the water. 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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Seattle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I had a great time going out with Captain Cathy and swim guide Shelley. There were so many whales, we had a hard time pulling ourselves away to go look for dolphins. The highlight of the whales was seeing a mother and newborn calf swimming together. Capt Cathy saw "something" in the water and it turned out to be the... More 

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

Mahalo for your kind words, Debra--Capt. Cathi and Jan are a great team. We are delighted your experience both on the vessel and in the water was a positive one. Hoping to see you back in Kona soon. Vicki More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The dolphin swim adventure with Captain Cathy and Jan was AMAZING. I just returned home after spending 2 weeks in Hawaii. My experience swimming with the dolphins with Jan and Cathy is on the top of my "Most memorable experience" list. I am far from a strong swimmer and had not been snorkeling before so I was very nervous about... More 

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Nanaimo
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This morning we had a wonderful tour with Capt Ray and Shelley. The seas were calm and the water was amazing. Capt Ray made us feel right at home on his lovely yacht and was excited as we were to see the dolphins and the whales. Shelley is a wealth of knowledge and passionate about the ocean and the sea... More 

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

The Team at OneLoveOneSpirit is thrilled to read your comments. It is equally exciting to us when the guests who join us understand and appreciate our love of the water and the amazing creatures it holds. We very much enjoyed hosting you and look forward to your next visit to Kona. West Hawaii shares a special relationship with our friends... More 

Edmonton, AB
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We went to the big island mostly because we could swim with the dolphins in the wild, something my daughter has been talking about for 10 years. With that much build up, I was a little anxious that we maybe expected too much - but the experience was even more than we could have hoped. To have a dolphin swim... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I was SICK the whole time. That being said it was WONDERFUL! We saw and swam VERY close with dolphins. Captain Cathy and first mate Jan were amazing! They always worked to put us in the the BEST position to be close, but not too close, to the dolphins. And when I started getting sick Jan was right there with... More 

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

A BIG Mahalo, Melissa, for your review of Kona Dolphin Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit. We agree-- Capt. Cathi and Professional Swim Guide Jan make a pretty awesome team. And, as team OneLove, we are delighted that although marred by motion sickness, your day on the water was a special one. Come see us again soon. Much aloha, Vicki More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was a terrific experience. My 8 year old daughter wanted to swim with the dolphins, and we thought the only option was a hotel pool with dolphins in captivity, which is not something I was interested in. This was a beautiful adventure. We swam several times with about 50 dolphins. They came very close. The boat ride itself was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

I went with my family (3 daughters, 2 parents) just after Christmas, and this was by far our favorite activity in Hawaii- everyone is still talking about it! We met Cindy at the docks and she led us to the boat, which was beautiful and comfortable, and well stocked with drinks and snacks. Captain Ray was really nice, pointed out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had an amazing experience. The captain and snorkel guide are top notch. They are care about getting you to the dolphins but also making sure you stay out of the horde of "cheap seat" boat swarms. Swam with a large pod of dolphins, saw some hump backs and a large group of manta rays!

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had always wanted to swim with dolphins, and this opportunity gave us the flexibility and privacy that is not offered by the other attraction providers. Capt. Ray quickly was able to track the movement of the dolphins and gave us several opportunities to follow and swim with the group of amazing creatures. Being isolated from the numerous other boats... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My husband and I booked this adventure before anything else based on the reviews and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! I was in shock at how easy it was for Capt. Ray to find the dolphins. It was even better that he tried to keep us from other boats where they were packed to capacity with people.... More 

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

Mahalo nui loa, Tabitha, for your kind words. We are so grateful for the amazing day we were able to share with you, and hope your married lives will be full of amazing adventures as the years roll by. Best wishes for the holidays, Capt. Ray and Vicki More 

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