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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 #9 of 173 activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Kirkland, WA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Captain Nancy has been skippering boats since she was a kid and leading adventures on the Kona coast for many years. She departs from a small boat harbor near Kona. If you're looking for the typical over-crammed booze cruise with all the amenities of a small one star hotel with Hula classes, then this isn't the adventure for you. If... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I am glad our 14 year old daughter prevailed upon us to consider a dolphin tour and begin researching options. We quickly settled on Dolphin Journeys after reading trip advisor! What a great group of people! The owner, Nancy is a classy lady with a deep understanding of dolphins, although her schedule prevented her from touring with us we toured... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My girlfriend and I had a great time. Saw plenty of spinner dolphins and got to swim (race!) with many of them. Also saw a whale breach and lots of spouts. Justin and Nancy are phenomenal and extremely attentive. I ask a lot of questions and Justin answered all of them. I would not write this review if I didn't... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a great time and a wonderful experience snorkeling with the beautiful Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins (Nai'a), seeing a Humpback whale and snorkeling in a beautiful area. The captain and our "dolphin whisperer" guide were great!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

After 48 years of visiting Hawaii and doing countless whale watching excursions and dolphin adventures, this is the most informative and best organized tour. The fact that we were unable to see any whales and that the dolphins were in limited supply is not a reflection on this adventure. Two of the best captain and crew around are Nancy and... More

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New Meadows, Idaho
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I don't have children, so I can say this is by far the best day of my life! Booked with Dolphin Journeys because of the reviews on Trip Advisor. Couldn't decide at first who to go with because there are so many options. If you are debating, go with Dolphin Journeys! You cannot beat the expertise and 6 person maximum... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was a perfect day. The sun was shinning and the dolphins were aplenty. Our experience was spectacular. We did the whale watch, swim with the dolphins combination, and enjoyed every minute. Captain Cathy always found the right spots. It was like the dolphins and whales were attracted to our boat. Justin was a fantastic guide in the water. Both... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had an awesome time on our "journey". We saw whales, mantas and dolphins. The highlight for us was swimming with the mantas. Justin was a great guide. He was very knowledgable and so good to help us on the swims. Bob our captain was always on the look out to get us in the best position to view sea... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

TripAdvisor reviews led us to book with Dolphin Journeys. We took the combined Dolphin Swim/Whale Watch (a six hour tour) with Captain Kathy and Toby. One other couple plus our two wonderful guides made for a very personalized tour. Captain Kathy took us to where the action was all day. On our way to the dolphins we spotted a hammerhead... More

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Palm Desert, California
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Went out on the afternoon whale watch with Cathy the boat captain and Toby crewing. The trip started with spinner dolphins right out of the harbor, we encountered a lone bottle nose dolphin on our way to at least six breaching whales. I don't think ten minutes went by when we weren't seeing whales. Cathy and Toby made sure we... More

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