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Dolphin Discoveries

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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 the following tours: Boat tours & Water...
Dolphin Discoveries offers the following tours: Boat tours & Water Sports Scuba & Snorkeling Outdoor Activities Dolphin Swim tours Eco tours sightseeing tours
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Great way to see dolphins and Captain Cook!

My husband and I wanted to get out to Captain Cook to snorkel but due to a broken back, kayaking and hiking were out of the question. We found Dolphin Discoveries and were so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Jennifer E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I wanted to get out to Captain Cook to snorkel but due to a broken back, kayaking and hiking were out of the question. We found Dolphin Discoveries and were so pleased to book with them! It was a smaller boat, with a total of nine passengers in addition to Captain John and his crew member Tracy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took our four kids on the Dolphin Discoveries Swim with the dolphins and it was the highlight of our stay in Hawaii. We were amazed that we were able to be in the open ocean swimming alongside of these beautiful creatures. The feel of looking around you and having a pod of dolphins to the right,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I had a great time swimming with the wild dolphins. The crew were informative and friendly, trying to show us to the whales on the way out and back, even though this isn't supposed to be part of the tour. They even put the hydrophone in the water so that we could hear the whales singing. The experience with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I have used this company twice and both times the crew was professional, knowledgeable, and fun. While they cannot absolutely guarantee that you will see dolphins, we have swam with them both times! The snorkeling was amazing at Captain Cook Monument. Thanks Kriss and Dan for another memorable excursion!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is the best snorkling company on the island as far as I'm concerned! They were organized and professional. They made the whole snorkeling experience easy for inexperienced snorkelers such as myself. This is one of those "tick off my bucket list" experiences. It was so nice to have only one other couple on our boat, it made a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Captain Kai and mate Tracy made this a really special event. Extra goodies visiting caves, ocean waterfall and viewing whales up close made this very memorable. Ship crew was alert and very pleasant to spend the day with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Captain Jon and Tonia were the best. They got us up close and personal with the dolphins and it was just awesome. We took our GoPro camera and got lots of underwater action with the dolphins. Reviewing the video with my wife brought us to tears. it was a bucket list kind of moment, swimming with the dolphins in the... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was the most amazing trip for $80 we could have spent! Tonya and Kip were knowledgeable, friendly, and we enjoyed them tremendously. We saw whales, spinner dolphins, and bottle nose dolphins, and snorkeled in two different areas. They showed us caves and shared the history of the area with us. The best spent money ever!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My friend and I went on this tour on the last day before we returned home. It was run very well and Captain Dan and Kriss were very well organized and seemed enthusiastic about the dolphins. We stopped a number of times to swim with the dolphins and they were helpful in directing us as to where they were so... More 

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Super day with Capt John today! Saw lots of spinner dolphin. Lots of jumping. Saw a baby dolphin too. Whales were spectacular. Big tail slaps. Stayed with a mom and baby for about an hour. Baby was about 1 month old. Had several breaches with the baby! Definitely will join them again next time.

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