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Dolphin Discoveries

Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808 322 8000
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Ranked #11 of 180 activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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New Baltimore, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We did the 4 hour dolphin swim and snorkel trip. Capt John and Cassie were our crew, they were fantastic. We saw several dolphin at the stops we made, they made several stops to make sure we all got a chance to see them underwater. We then went to the coral reef for more snorkeling which was great! The munchies... More

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Decorah, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You've got to get up early to make the morning tour, but it was worth it to get to Captain Cook Cove to snorkel before any of the other tour operators got there. I am very glad that we didn't pick one of the other tour operators that got to the cove about the time we were leaving. That boat... More

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went on a trip with Dolphin Discoveries and the trip was good. We saw a few dolphins, unluckily they were not patient with the tourists on this day and did not hang around for long, but just the clarity of the water is lovely and we were taken to a nice snorkelling area at the end of the trip.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We just returned from a 4-hour "Dolphin Swim" with Dolphin Discoveries, and it was the highlight of our 9-day trip to the Big Island. Our crew were Kai and Cassie, and they were both great, from defogging our goggles ahead of time (so as not to waste precious time after spotting the dolphins) to educating us about not only the... More

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santa ana, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Our snorkel adventure on DolphinDiscoveries was great and the crew Patrick and Chris were gems. The raft boat seemed small to me at first, but it added to the adventure and we got to meet the others on our trip and everything seemed more connected that way.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you have never swam with wild dolphins, this is something you MUST do! From our launching area at the harbor we saw 3 bottle nose dolphins. Then we headed out and Capt Jon gave a lot of info about the dolphins, where we were going, what we were passing, and the overall plan for the morning. He was very... More

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Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There was a little confusion at the beginning while we were waiting to board the boats but once we were off, the trip led by Patrick was exciting and educational. He was able to find dolphins really quickly on our trip, which I think was 3 parts skill and 1 part luck. Not only is he super nice, fun and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We couldn't decide whether to snorkel or swim with dolphins so the concierge suggested we do both and take the Dolphin Swim cruise. It was really fun. We did see a lot of dolphins, though we did not really swim that close to them--they tended to be down below or pretty far away. That was okay with us. We really... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very professional experience from start to finish. Kriss was great on the phone, answering all of our questions before booking with very honest and accurate information. Kai and Cassie were our crew and were absolutely fantastic with our kids (age 6 & 8) - even happily entertaining them when they'd had enough in the water and we continued snorkeling. Kai... More

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

My family and I did our very first snorkeling adventure and lucky us it was here in Kona. Kai and Cassie were awesome in handling of the young kids on board as well as providing the adults with a little history tour. They are both really great.

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