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Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit

Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-987-0359
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Ranked #16 of 181 activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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... more » 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! « less
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It was so fun when we were swimming with the dolphins especially when three dolphins came right by me. I love how Joni taught me how to dive right under and the snorkelling was lots of fun too! (Eve, 8yrs). Thank you so much Captain Ray and Joni - we are so glad we took our trip with you. We... More

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

Aloha, Jen, Thank you so much for sharing your dolphin experience with others. And mahalo, too, to Eve. Hope we will see you back in Hawaii soon. A hui ho. Vicki More

Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

A little late with our review as we were there in March 2014. We loved this trip. It has always been my dream to swim with dolphins but not cooped up "here, pat the dolphin" style. The boat was perfect, Captain Ray knew just where to go, Shelly can tell you anything you want to know about everything you see... More

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have never seen so many dolfins at one time. And to be able to get in the water with a swim guide to mingle with the dolfins in their own environment is a life time memory. Captain Ray runs a very safe boat with attention to detail. I own a boat and I know safety and expertise when I... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great tour, great staff. We saw tons of dolphins and mantas! captain kit and miss Lisa were very attentive to our needs and let us go in with the dolphins/mantas as many times as we wanted. The boat was very comfortable and seemed to slice through the choppy waves with ease. The tour does require some physical exertion. I think... More

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

Aloha, Sue, Awesome, isn't it? Some days in the water are pure magic. We thank you so much for joining us while you were visiting here in Kona. We know you had choices, and we truly appreciate your business. Capt. Kit and Ms. Lisa ask me to send their appreciation for your kind words. A hui ho, Vicki More

Poynton, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Snorkelling with the dolphins out in their own habitat is the best way to do it. Ray and Shelley made sure we got to do this. I would thoroughly recommend this company, as people have said before there are only six in the group so there's no waiting around for others. The boat, the food and the hospitality was second... More

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

It is always special to share the water with families who have chosen Hawaii as a gathering place. While Oahu is often referred to as The Gathering Place, those of us who make Hawaii Island home know Kona waters are no ka oi (the best). Thanks for sharing your holiday with us. Vicki More

Redgranite, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We had a great time. The dolphins appeared to know that the boats and people were there to swim with them and put on a wonderful show. I really like the fact that the dolphins were free and could come and go as they willed. We were educated regarding their patterns and behaviors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great day! Saw a whale and swam with so many dolphins. Snorkeled! Best day ever! Great lunch & friendly people. They even provided me with sugar free cookies since I'm a type 1 diabetic!

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Belgrade
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This dolphin swim was such a beautiful experience for us. The crew is really doing its best to explain the nature of the sea world and to put you in the best position to get a chance to swim with the dolphins. They got really close to us and looking at their eyes, seeing them swim and twirl is really... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We did the dolphin swim with OLOS and had an unforgettable experience!! This is well worth the money. I specifically chose this operator due to the small group experience. They only take a max of 6 people on the excursion and since our group had 4 it ended up just being us. Captain Ray has a beautiful and well kept... More

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

Aloha, Matt, Thank you for your kind words. Great description of your outing. We had thought the humpback whales were pretty much all gone, headed north to their summer grounds, and then you had that amazing up-close-and-personal breach. Great day on the water! Vicki More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

One word. wow! Read all the reviews and could not believe it was as enjoyable as everyone was writing, but it was. Our guide was very knowledgeable and experienced with dolphins. The highlight if our excursion was the final swim as we were surrounded by at least 40 dolphins for over 5 minutes. This adventure was the highlight of our... More

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