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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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Ranked #14 of 207 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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 

Waimea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Wow! What an amazing day with Capt. Ray, Shelly and the Shogun boat! It was worth the minimally extra cost to have a small group and personal service. Shelly was really knowledgeable about the ocean and all the creatures we came across, and she was gentle and respectful with the dolphins....stewarding all of us into really great experiences with the... More 

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

Aloha, Jill, Thank you so much for choosing OneLoveOneSpirit as a birthday gift for your husband, Scott. We absolutely love sharing celebrations! I think the water community must have heard it was a birthday, because they all turned out to help you celebrate! It was truly an unusual and amazing day. And yes, the whale shark was the star. They... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

When you see a few other boats packed at max capacity - you'll be even more glad you chose this 'shared charter' option. Having space, personalized service, and maximizing your time on your adventure makes this a great provider. I was very happy that you are kept at a distance from most other providers to enjoy the wildlife. One unique... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went to swim with dolphins end of July. It was a surprise for my mother whose dream was swimming with Dolphins. Captain's Ray and his team are so wonderful! they teached us about Dolphins, we spent 2 hours in the water watching them... What really impressed us is the respect they have for dolphins, for the see! indeed, we... More 

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

Aloha, and thank you for taking the time to write about your experience--it's never too late. Your comments about respect for the Dolphins are really appreciated. This is very important to us, and we are gratified our concern was apparent to you. We hope to see you again in Kona. Best wishes to you and your family, Capt. Ray, Vicki,... More 

Lake Bluff, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This trip was by far the most enjoyable, peaceful excursion we have ever taken. Captain Ray and Swim Guide Cindy provided us with an unforgettable experience. The boat was immaculate, the food was delicious, and our crew was outstanding. We were the only 3 people on the trip that day and we felt welcome the minute we stepped aboard. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We came across an ad for OneLoveOneSpirit in one of the tourist magazines and were happy to see they limit the guest count to 6 people. We promptly booked our sail and am I glad we did. Joni met us all in the assigned spot and our whole group was early. None of us could wait to get out on... More 

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