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Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours

75-5822 Pelekila Pl, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
(808)329-3030
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Ranked #10 of 188 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Dolphin Journeys offers unique and intimate excursions daily, both shared and exclusive. We take you swimming and snorkeling with dolphins during the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Nuangola, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We booked the all day combination tour and it was definitely more than worth the price. We were coming in on a Carnival cruise and by the time we tendered in we would be later than the scheduled normal departure time, but Nancy the company owner was wonderful about scheduling us for as soon as we were able to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great experience. We were on a Carnival Cruise, but excursions were planned for big groups, 20+. We accomplished a personal tour with a great crew, that accommodated to our every need. Also were complimented with snacks and lunch - great sandwiches and loved the purple sweet potato chips. We were able to swim with lots of dolphins, more than once.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Ok folks, I'll try and keep this short and sweet. If you want or ever wanted to actually swim with real Dolphins in the ocean, Capt. Kathy will fulfill this to the highest level, full stop. The fact that this is a smaller (and slightly more expensive) charter makes for a unique, customized, and bespoke adventure. We saw ~100+ Dolphins,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

we had a lot of fun on this tour! The captain, Katie, and "the dolphin whisper" Bennet were amazing. The group is only for 6 people so everything is very personal. The captain took us to various spot where the Dolphins were and she was making sure we had a great time. The last hour of the tour was free... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I research *everything* and this was no exception. My 14 year old showed me her "bucket list" app (how do 14 year old girls have bucket lists already?) and top of the list was to swim with dolphins. I thought, I can make that happen. 15 years ago my husband and I did a Dolphin Quest excursion and personally thought... More

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Dolphinlove70, Owner at Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your wonderful and encouraging comments. I am thrilled you loved your Dolphin Journeys. Bennett read the review and it more than made his day!! We do our best. We appreciate our guests and want everything to be as much fun, safe and delightful as we can. The dolphins willingness is a huge help. We are... More

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a perfect day, calm sea, clear visibility. Dolphins greeted us as we headed out of the boat harbor! They spun themselves out of the water in a display of "welcome to our playground!" and during the course of the next four hours we swam with hundreds of them in many different pods. It's hard to describe being the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had an amazing trip with Capt. Nancy and Justin. We swam with a large pod of dolphins twice. Both times I had a pair of dolphins come up and swim right next to me before diving. It was a truly special experience. My wife got sea sick and Capt Nancy was super cool about it and brought her into the... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our family of four was looking for an intimate and wonderful on-the-water experience, and we found it with Dolphin Journeys! After a short trip out of the harbor, we saw our first spinner dolphins! Minutes later, we were in the water, surrounded by the playful pod. Throughout the morning, we swam with the pod several times, and it was especially... More

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El Paso, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a very special adventure! We got to swim win dolphins IN THEIR ELEMENT! The day we went we saw several dolphins, playing and swimming below, above and around us. It was so spectacular. We had two adults and three kids ranging from 6yrs to 13- and every single one of us enjoyed this experience. Highly recommended. Justin and... More

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was our third trip with Dolphin Journeys. Last year we took two trips, and they were great. This year;s trip was out of this world! Kathy and Justin are terrific guides and wonderful human beings. It is clear that they love dolphins and they are passionate about sharing their love with their passengers. They did a great job finding... More

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