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Dolphin Discoveries

Address: Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808 322 8000
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Ranked #11 of 207 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The dolphin swim tour was amazing. We saw huge pods of Dolphins and spent lots of time in the water. Kai and Katie were great and very knowledgable. We also spent time viewing whales with lots of close up encounters which were spectacular, thanks for a great trip Cathy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our captain and crew were very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Our boat had about 14 passengers besides the captain and mate. The captain gave us direction on how best to see/swim with the dolphins without causing harm to us or the dolphins. The experience was very exciting! We (13 & 16 yr olds and two adults in our party) were... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It was a great experience.I highly recommend Dolphin Discoveries for the tour. It is amazing to swim with the dolphins in the ocean. We got to do this 4 times on our trip. The crew knew where to find them and also how to position the boat at the correct locations. There were a large number of dolphins and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Kai & Cassie were super awesome and the whole experience was amazing! Not too watered down (no pun intended) & not too difficult either. They were a accommodating and friendly with respect towards the dolphins given at all times. Most of all, the staff was thoughtful, knowledgeable & enthusiastic. Love, love, loved it!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Dolphin Discoveries was the highlight of our Hawaii trip! Captain Patrick knew exactly where to go for the dolphins and was able to position us so we often swam with them before the other boats could catch up. I love the small size group - not more than 6. This made it easy to get us on/off the boat as... More 

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Captain Patrick put us onto whales, dolphins and turtles- plus excellent snorkeling. He is quite knowledgeable about local history,geology and marine life. 6 passengers = personalized adventure. Highly recommended.

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Jenks, OK
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

First of all Kai did a great job! We seen so many dolphins and two whales. He had so much knowledge of the island. The snorkeling was awesome too. The only thing that kept me from giving a perfect score was the ride on the boat itself was a bit much. I'm a very active guy and so was another... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU BOTH SHAWNA AND KRISS! What a great experience! This is a memory my sister and I will always share! The trip was exciting, educational, fun and organized! I felt completely safe with these excellent women Mariners! The Dolphins were beautiful as well as the fantastic snorkeling in Captain's Cooks cove! Coral and every type of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Captain Sydney was excellent. We spent 4 hours in a zodiac style boat with 4 others. Very informative, no dolphins this time but 9 whale sitings and 7 whales including a mom and calf. Snorkeling at Capt. Cook Monument was one of the best experiences ever! As well as Place of Refuge Bay. that entire bay area is full pf... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Tour met at the Keohou Bay pier. There was a 1 hour wait to check in and board small boat. Boat ride was bumpy (due to winter months/choppy water). Boat ride was about 45 minutes to first snorkeling site. Snorkeling site was amazing! Lots of colorful coral and thousands of tropical fish. It was like swimming in an aquarium! Water... More 

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