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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Captain Ray and Shelley did amazing job getting us to swim with dolphins. They went beyond that, we were able to swim with manta rays and see a mama and baby humpback whale also. My only regret is that I didn't have my husbands Go Pro camera to take pictures of the incredible experience. If you want to go on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Capital Bob and Shelley were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Boat was really nice. Had bathrooms, food and equipment that was all nice. Saw humpback whales, dolphins and manta rays. Would recommend this tour to anyone. LOVED IT!!!

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

Aloha, and Mahalo for your kind words, and especially for taking the time to let others know about your experience with our amazing Hawaii spinner dolphins! Vicki More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I had an amazing experience swimming with the dolphins with Captain Ray and Shelley. Shelley was knowledgeable and quite an expert out on the water. She put me at ease as it has been at least 5 years since I've gone out swimming in the ocean. Our excursion into the ocean started out with spotting a couple... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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