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Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours

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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Parkway #14, In Honokohau Harbor, Gentry's Kona Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-329-3030
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Description: Dolphin Journeys offers unique and intimate excursions daily, both shared...
Dolphin Journeys offers unique and intimate excursions daily, both shared and exclusive. We take you swimming and snorkeling with dolphins during the day and with the angelic manta rays after sunset. All meals, snacks, drinks and snorkel gear are provided for you, as well as a swim support crew member who is in the water with you at all times. During the winter season, we take you out on our boat to see the magnificent Humpback whales. In addition, we snorkel around beautiful reefs, and can take you hiking around Volcanoes National Park and Pololu Valley. We also offer very exclusive, week long transformational retreats in March and September.
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An Amazing Morning

Going out with Dolphin Journeys was an incredible experience. We got to see marine life up close and in their natural habitat. Whales swam close to our boat and we swam along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Morristown, New Jersey
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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Going out with Dolphin Journeys was an incredible experience. We got to see marine life up close and in their natural habitat. Whales swam close to our boat and we swam along with tons of dolphins. Our captain, Nancy, was a wealth of knowledge about marine life. We went with our children - ranging in age from 9 to 14... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The trip was wonderful from beginning to end! Our captain, Justin, was adept and had an eye for spotting and identifying dolphins. Our crew member James was super friendly, knowledgeable, and made us feel at ease. Ginger in the office was awesome and answered all questions thoroughly. I would rate this trip a 10!!! You have to experience it to... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Dolphins, whales, life by the sea, the attractions of marin wild life was the main motivators for my decision for moving to Hawaii. Though I don't study them, I enjoy the variety of story telling and knowledge sharing by the Dolphin Journey crew members. I have used their trip many times by now, and there has been no two trips... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I had scheduled a private charter with Dolphin Journeys for my family of seven, who were all on vacation together on the Big Island. When I spoke with the owner of the excursion company I explained that this was a special vacation and wanted my family to experience as much as possible during our 4-hour excursion. A dolphin swim was... More 

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All of the Dolphin Journeys staff, from those on land to those on water, take great pride in providing a high quality specialized experience for our guests. This tour was arranged and scheduled completely around your family. All swims, stops etc. were geared to the needs of your family only. Per your request, availability to be near a landing, so... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

In a time of constant disappointment with tour operators, this was truly a breath of fresh air filled with a lot of pleasant surprises. I was the only customer booked for this tour and it was obviously canceled by someone from their staff, who sent me an e-mail plus left me a voice message informing about the cancellation. That was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Our whale watch was an unforgettable experience. We saw spinner dolphins (and what a show they put on!), swam with manta rays and witnessed humpback whales breaching. The crew was so knowledgeable and friendly. The boat only had 5 guests on it so we were well looked after, especially as we had our 5-year old with us. We couldn't recommend... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

If what you are looking for is a close encounter with the dolphins and some very kind crew members (Justin and Capt. Bill), Dolphin Journeys is what you are looking for. Justin and Capt. Bill had a lot of respect for the Ocean and the wildlife, which is really inspiring. Me and my girlfriend had the chance to swim twice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We took this tour after reading reviews on trip advisor. We saw loads of dolphins and each of our family of 5 swam right next to dolphins. They are really beautiful and I wanted to swim with them all day. The only reason i didn't give it a better rating was because our guides talked it up so much such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

I went to the Big Island just for this excursion & it didn't disappoint! Our crew was Troy & Captain Bob. Troy is a new addition & was an awesome guide. He's outgoing, friendly & genuinely wants to make sure you have a great experience. Even though I was the only one in my group that wasn't a great swimmer,... More 

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Wangaratta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We cannot recommend this company enough. We were very nervous about the boat ride but they made us feel right at home. Captain Bob and Troy went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and didn't pressure us into anything. Troy got into the water and helped while Bob was the look out for animals. Not only did... More 

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