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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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Best Wild Dolphin Swim Ever!

This was the best adventure on our whole trip. There were only 6 people and the Captain on the boat. Captain John was very friendly and knowledgeable. I was nervous that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Sacramento, California

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was the best adventure on our whole trip. There were only 6 people and the Captain on the boat. Captain John was very friendly and knowledgeable. I was nervous that we might not be able to see any dolphins (since they are wild), but my concern was quickly alleviated when we came upon our first pod of approximately 30... More 

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Munich
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was an awesome trip and it is highly recommended. The captain (I think his name was Dale) and his mate did an excellent job in explaining and having a great atmosphere on the boat. Swimming with the dolphins as well as the snorkeling were outstanding!

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Sanger, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

this was a highlight of my life. this is a must do or you will regret it. Captain Andy was the best tour guide in the world. we were in the water for hours with dolphins all around us. The lunch was fantastic along with history lesson. Thanks Andy.

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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We did the Alii Tour. Our crew Kai and Katie did a wonderful job. Clear, easy explanations with a touch of entertainment. Safety for us AND the Dolphins. Good snorkel spots, not the overcrowded usual areas. Delicious snacks. And swimming with the wild dolphins is a wonderful experience. It is no arteficial Aquarium show, it is real discovery! We had... More 

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California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

After having a disastrous Manta Ray experience it was so refreshing to deal with mature, professional people. The captain and other guide on our boat were amazing. They were very safety conscious but also truly wanted us to enjoy our experience. They would talk about the dolphins, fauna and history while we were boating to our locations. They were clear... More 

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Riverside, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We chose the Alii Adventure trip to swim with the dolphins, then snorkel at two beautiful reefs. It was great! Being so close to the spinner dolphins was amazing and the coral and fish at the snorkeling spots were beautiful. The snacks were so good and filling that we canceled our lunch plans for afterward.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I'm no swimmer and this is my first time doing something like this. It's awesome. Seeing the Dolphins and swimming with them was truly an incredible experience. Capt Patrick and Tonia were superb. They made sure we get to where the Dolphins are and that we are all safe. Especially for a newbie like me it was so comforting and... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Kai and Katy found us the dolphins! Kai was very instructional on what to expect when dolphins are sighted and how to possibly get close to them in the water. My husband did the swimming and got great video -both visually and audibly so you can hear them communicating below the water. So cool! For me on deck, they gave... More 

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Gates, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Dan, our captain, was very knowledgeable about the dolphins and put us in perfect position to experience the Hawaiin Spinner Dolphins. Once in a lifetime experience! Go play with the dolphins

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Well, let me tell you. Our captain was Patrick and his assistant was Katie. They told us the dolphins like to eat at night, return to shore in the morning to celebrate their dinner, then sleep around 10:30 or so. We started up the coast near the shoreline looking for pods, but the only pod we found was in the... More 

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