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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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Dolphin Journeys offers unique and intimate excursions daily, both...

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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amazing experience, fantastic company, top staff

We had a once in a lifetime experience with Dolphin Journeys. Despite turning up the day AFTER our booking (our fault!), they were still happy to rally their staff and get us out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Sydney, Australia

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Seabeck, WA
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an enjoyable day with the dolphins, swim away from Dolphin Journeys and Captain Nancy. It was a day of broken promises and disappointment. I'm physically disabled and choose this company because it was advertised as disabled friendly. It wasn't. First, the office looks like some fly by night operation. When we got there, we were... More 

Thank mauigirl2002
Dolphinlove70, Owner at Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours, responded to this review

We are very sorry you felt so disappointed. I am not sure what you expected, and I hear we did not meet your expectations. I notice that every review you have on trip advisor is a story of woe. The dolphins showed up in all their glory, we had a beautiful day and plenty of room on the boat to... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We had a once in a lifetime experience with Dolphin Journeys. Despite turning up the day AFTER our booking (our fault!), they were still happy to rally their staff and get us out on the water ASAP, even though they had no other bookings that day. talk about putting the customer first! the trip itself was incredible. you feel such... More 

Thank pete585
Cave Junction, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We took a trip with Dolphin Journeys yesterday. Thoughtful, professional and welcoming company from the moment we walked in the door until we got off the boat at the marina! Captain Nancy and Michael were great hosts, working hard all day to make sure we had several opportunities to get in the water with the spinner dolphins. The crew helped... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The crew made it work. My daughter, who is deaf and dev. delayed, had all of her needs met. The crew helped her experience her first encounter with a wild dolphin in open ocean, which few Dolphin trip companies could have offered her. Thank you Nancy and your crew for keeping the trip 'authentic' & meaningful. Rebecca.

Thank 138gaiagirl
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This excursion is VERY worthy of your time and hard-earned money! Awesome Awesome awesome!!!! Bring sunblock, a towel, and an underwater camera if you have one. Definitely worth every penny. My 13 year old daughter had never snorkeled before and the crew (Daniel and Shawn) were extremely patient with her and taught her how. Once she got a hang of... More 

Thank Robert G
pasadena, ca
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I took our 4 teenagers out on the boat. Danielle and Sean were very knowledgeable and hospitable. Lunch and snacks were fresh, cold and delicious. The boat was roomy enough and clean. They tailored our time towards what we wanted to do most and we wanted to be in the water with the dolphins. We had alot... More 

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Poway, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was our second excursion with Capt Nancy and once again, she did not disappoint. We had a great time, Capt Nancy's shipmate was a great help and on both trips we had visitors from other countries with us. Last time France, this time Australia. It was great, small group on boat makes it intimate. See you again Nancy and... More 

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New York City
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

So this post is related to me and my wife's trip to Kona back in January 2015. Yes, i know it's late, but we were just going through the pictures with family the other night and it occurred to us that we hadn't written a review. Regardless, please please please sign up for this tour group. They're so awesome and... More 

3 Thank jay_holla
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

I had no idea what to expect but we saw more Dolphins than I would have imagined. Nancy and Justin knew where to go and told us exactly what to do to have the best experience. I would recommend this to people of all ages and abilities - definitely a good family event! I will be back next time I... More 

1 Thank Cpete363
Morristown, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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