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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 #8 of 183 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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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We met Nancy literally by bumping into each other at Kona Brewery. She convinced us to join her boat for an unforgettable experience seeing dolphins in the open ocean off the west side of the big Island of Hawaii. My wife, 13-year old daughter and I joined Captain Kathy and dolphin-whisperer Justin for what was the highlight of our 10-day... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Today i went on the dolphin trip with Captain Nancy and Justin. It was an amazing experience for me. We saw more than 100 dolphins and Justin was a perfect guide. I decided to choose "Dolphin Journeys" because of the great reviews on tripadvisor and i have to say: it was the perfect choice. Best trip ever and worth coming... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Kathy & Justin were fantastic guides. Our 3 children love marine life & were full of questions that Justin was always eager to discuss. We learned so much & had multiple amazing swims with dolphins that were so close you could touch them - although we learned why we shouldn't. Our one son tends to get very motion sick and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Hands down this was one of the best days of my life. It was like magic and yet so very real. The total package is ethical, sincere, and respectful of the wildlife. Dolphins were abundant, as we're massive rays.

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was a blast, I highly recommend booking your trip with Dolphin Journeys. First off, there were only 6 of us on the boat which made it very pleasant and not overcrowded like some of the other tours. Captain Cathy and Justin were so much fun to hang with and they really go out of their way to make everyone... More

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