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Address: Kaleiopapa Street, Keauhou Bay, Boat Launch Ramp, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-322-8000
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Description: Dolphin Discoveries offers unique ocean experiences that will touch your...
Dolphin Discoveries offers unique ocean experiences that will touch your heart and live in your memory for a lifetime!
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Incredible experience!!!

I went out today with Captain John.....he was so knowledgeable about the area, the dolphins and the snorkelling area, as well as being really nice and fun....the experience of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Fernie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I went out today with Captain John.....he was so knowledgeable about the area, the dolphins and the snorkelling area, as well as being really nice and fun....the experience of swimming with WILD dolphins in the open ocean is absolutely incredible and breathtaking....a definite highlight of my trip and I would do it again many times over!!! Thank you Dolphin Discoveries....what... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This tour was with Kye who was an excellent guide. He gave clear instructions with regard to snorkeling with the dolphins. Once we were in the water, dolphins came from everywhere - it was incredible. This is the only way I will observe these wonderful animals, and not in a tank. From the boat we also saw manta rays and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Today captain Patrick and Tracy took us out on an amazing adventure tour. Within the first 20 mins of departing we found a pod of dolphins which were around 100 strong. We then did three drops which allowed us to swim alongside the spinner dolphins each time. After that we went for a snorkel around Kealakekua Bay which was some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We lucked out with a beautiful morning and several pods of Dolphins to swim with- they are simply amazing. Our crew Tonia and Kai ensured we got the most out of the experience as well as educating us on how to respect their space and how to behave. I learned some fascinating things about dolphins. I was a first time... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My family and I planned 5 days in Kona after 3 days in Hilo, and knew we wanted to take a dolphin or whale tour. After reading reviews of various dolphin swim excursions on Trip Advisor and researching on our own, we decided on the Ali'i tour with Dolphin Discoveries. All four of us are so glad we did! Checkin... More 

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Woodbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you have always wanted to swim with dolphins, then this is by far the best experience you will have in your life. My husband and I couldn't stand the idea of swimming with dolphins in captivity, so we figured we would go with Dolphin Discoveries since they have a 98% (higher than that really) chance of seeing dolphins. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Dolphin Discoveries fulfilled a lifelong dream of swimming--actually swimming--in open water with dolphins. We tried swimming with dolphins 10 years ago in Mexico. We were wearing lifejackets in a pool in the midst of a fake traditional village disguising a shopping plaza. We touched and posed with bottlenose dolphins. It was expensive, brief and ungratifying. By contrast, Dolphin Discoveries loads... More 

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was an incredible experience. We swam with 4 different.pods of dolphins. They were curious, playful and plentiful..the water temperature was very comfortable...it was amazing. Then off we went to Kealakekua Bay to snorkel looking for whales.on the way. At the mouth of the bay there what is referred to as a heat run happening with the whales..they were very... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We (actually Captain Patrick) found the dolphins in the ocean within 5 minutes of heading out in the boat. We got of the boat at least 6 times to swim with hundreds of dolphins. It was spectacular! Well worth it. A top 5 highlight of our 2 week vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had gone to Hawaii for the first time in Feb and wanted to do it right. My husband and I had gone whale watching in Maui, we had gone to Haleakala to watch the sunrise, star gazed in Mauna Kea, snorkeled and surfed in Oahu. We heard great things about snorkeling with dolphins in Kona. We initially were booked... More 

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