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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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Ali'i Adventures

Had an amazing day trip with Captain Patrick a couple days back. With only two other couples on the boat, it was easy to cater the tour to what we were up for. We spent about 1.5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had an amazing day trip with Captain Patrick a couple days back. With only two other couples on the boat, it was easy to cater the tour to what we were up for. We spent about 1.5 hours in the water hanging out with a pod of 40-50 dolphins, had an intimate lunch, and had plenty of time to snorkel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We saw dolphins! The whole purpose of this trip is to see dolphins, which is what my girlfriend and I were able to do. Dolphins Discoveries looks for dolphins since that is the purpose of their business. Their goal is to find you dolphins to swim with. AFTER your boat finds and [allows you to] swim with the dolphins, you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Seen a lot of Dolphins. A lot of swim time with them. Caption Kai was excellent. Very knowledgeable, and very attentive. This is our 2nd year going with them. Highly recommend .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Amazing morning on the water. Had plenty of time swimming with a pod of dolphins, supplemented with lots of high quality snacks. Captain Patrick is an extremely knowledgeable marine biologist who showed us a ton of cool information about the island and is history. He also was able to go into great detail on dolphins, fish and the ocean in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were a family of five and practically had the entire boat to ourselves. With us was Captain Dan, and he was an awesome mix of entertaining, knowlegable, fun and flexible. We were able to see a pod of about 25 dolphins that kept spinning round the boat. They were spinning all over the place, although we could not get... More 

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Kathleen, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This was a great trip. Captain Dan found a TON of dolphins, first to watch (can't swim in boat lanes) and then to actually swim with. It was very cool to see the pods deep down and circling up to the surface near us. You cannot "pet" the dolphins; they are wild. But it was amazing to see them all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

WE SWAM WITH 100+ dolphins!!! 3 times!!! Could have gone for more but by then we were more than satisfied. We saw tons and tons of tropical fishes, felt like we were in an underwater aquarium and because the boat was smaller, it gave us a sensation of being much closer to nature. Amazing, credible, friendly, close encounters with Dolphines,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

14 May 2015 Just finished an awesome trip with Kai & Tracy! Diving into water with pods of dolphins is amazing! Swimming along side them and trying to keep up with their speed is a feat! Kai took us to 3 different areas where the dolphins were very active. Each dive was exciting! Such beautiful creatures and they gave quite... More 

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Skovlunde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A magnificent ride with a very knowledgeable crew, dolphins, reefs as well as history. The crew knew exactly where to find the dolphins and gave us plenty of time swimming with them. When the dolphins went on - we just went a bit further and meeted them again several times. Being on Hawaii this tour with Dolphin Discoveries must be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had a great time with crew Tonia,Jon, and Andy. Knowledgeable and friendly. Swimming with the dolphins was amazing. Highly recommend.

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