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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: Experience the magic of observing and swimming with Hawaiian Spinner...
Experience the magic of observing and swimming with Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins in the wild. We specialize in respectful, educational, an joyful encounters with the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins along the Kona Coast. We offer a small group experience, no more than 6 passengers, with personal attention paid to our guests. Snorkel equipment, food, and trained, experienced swim guides are provided to ensure you a great experience on the water. We offer shared and private charters for individuals and groups. 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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Best adventure on the Big Island!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Matanuska-Susitna Valley, ALASKA
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Matanuska-Susitna Valley, ALASKA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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 

Bedford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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 via mobile

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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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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9 helpful votes 9 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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