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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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Perfect way to finish out our trip!!

This was the best thing we did as a family on the entire trip. As soon as we left the harbor the capt put us right on the Dolphins we hopped in the water and were able to swim... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was the best thing we did as a family on the entire trip. As soon as we left the harbor the capt put us right on the Dolphins we hopped in the water and were able to swim with the bottle nose Dolphins twice. Then we had a nice ride out along he coast as we headed to Captain.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What an amazing adventure! Cpt. Ray always seem to know where the dolphins are going. So we were already in the water waiting for dolphins to swim by us instead of chasing after them. If you are looking for a dolphin tour, this is the one to book. Thank you Cpt. Ray and Katerina. We had a wonderful time.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Loved every minute with Captain Ray and Katarina! Swam with dolphins and had several other dolphin encounters. The reef near Captain Cook Monument was beautiful and the water was very clear. The crew really catered to our little guys who are asking when we will be going back. Much thanks and we will be back!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a wonderful morning on the ocean spotting and swimming with the gorgeous spinner dolphins on 'oneloveonespirit.' There was just the five of our family on the boat with captain Ray and Amy,which i thoroughly recommend as it makes it much more of an intimate experience. Both captain Ray and Amy were wonderful,you have every confidence that if the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband, daughter and I went with Capt. Kathy, Joanie & Amy for the 4 hour Dolphin snorkel tour. The trip was a piece of heaven! We saw hundreds of Spinner Dolphins! Amy was fabulous with our 8 yr. old daughter who was on her first snorkeling trip! All three ladies were very knowledgable of the Bay & the dolphins!... More 

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

Aloha, Melissa, and thank you for sharing your experience with OneLoveOneSpirit. Nothing pleases us more than to hear we met your expectations and more. Consider coming back during whale season next spring and we will share with you what we know about our amazing humpback whale visitors. Safe travels, Vicki More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Can't say enough about this experience. Friendly, knowledgeable captain and crew. There were only four of us so it was a very personal experience and they took a lot of time with my 8-year old daughter. We were in the water repeatedly with a large group (@75) dolphins who would swim by and check us out. Photos and videos posted... More 

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

Thank you so much, Mark, Kari and Lia, for sharing part of your special time in Hawaii with the Team at OneLoveOneSpirit. As you so kindly expressed it, we are a Team, and by working together in a manner that is respectful of the dolphins, we are blessed to enjoy some pretty amazing days on the water. So glad you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Don't be pulled into the hype advertisements of other excursions. THIS is the one to book. Our family had a WONDERFUL time with OneLoveOneSpirt. Needless to say, the dolphin experience was amazing and wonderful, but the CREW made the experience exceptional. We learned so much about ocean life and were taken care of every step of the way. Perfect for... More 

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

Mahalo, Tosha, for this wonderful review. But frankly, I'm not sure who had the most fun! It was a wonderful day on the water, and we are so pleased you chose OneLoveOneSpirit with which to share this very special family event. I know you all have a deep connection to the Big Island, so look forward to seeing you all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you do one thing while touring the Big Island the dolphin swim with OneLoveOneSpirit needs to be it. Because of the small size of the group you are much more likely to have an engaging experience with the wild dolphins. When the other tours dropped their 15-some-odd people into the water, the dolphins would literally flee them and head... More 

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

Aloha, Rachael, Thank you so much for helping us explain the OneLoveOneSpirit difference. We try, but we're pretty sure that our guests do the best job of sharing why we are different than the other dolphin swim activities. Having you and Adam on board was a pleasure, and we hope that we will see you again soon in Kona. Mahalo... More 

Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our family of 5 had a wonderful time learning about and swimming with the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins. Our sons (11, 10, and 8), had a total blast and felt comfortable with Shelly and Ray right from the beginning. They loved the snorkel tutorial in a shallow area of the coral reef to get them comfortable with snorkeling (as they had... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your family's experience. The kind of uncertainty your boys had initially is not unusual -- and not just for the younger set. The vast majority of people live at a distance from the ocean and have limited opportunities to swim in the open water. That fact alone is a major reason why we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Had the most memorable experience of my life a few years ago. I remember it as if it was yesterday. We will be in Kona on my 76th birthday and I can't wait to repeat my fabulous Dolphin Swim Adventure. If you want to experience the best excursion, operated by the most caring and wonderful people, on a beautiful island... More 

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

Aloha, Joan, We are also excited about your return to Kona and can hardly wait to help you celebrate your next birthday. We're pretty sure that the Dolphins appreciate the special energy and optimism that comes with a birthday so it has the potential for a spectacular day on the water! See you soon. Mahalo for your kind words, Vicki More 

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Address: Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-987-0359
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona

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