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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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Fantastic Experience

If you want a total experience of swimming with dolphins in the wild combined with an amazing snorkel experience this is the trip for you. If you're looking to kiss, touch, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Cedar Knolls, New Jersey

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Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you want a total experience of swimming with dolphins in the wild combined with an amazing snorkel experience this is the trip for you. If you're looking to kiss, touch, and ride Dolphins look elsewhere. I for one loved this. My family of four and one other couple were in a boat with Capt. Andy. He did a great... More 

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Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took the 5 hour tour and couldn't have been more delighted. The first couple of hours were spent approaching pods of spinner dolphins in their expected path and allowing them to make the choice as to whether to approach you or not. This worked out well as several came close enough to fill the entire view of our underwater... More 

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Douglasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Swimming with wild dolphins was one of the highlights of our vacation to Hawaii! We had Kai & Tracy as our guides. The boat ride was enjoyable & they were both very knowledgeable about history & the marine life. We were taken to a couple great snorkeling sights after swimming with the dolphins. (underwater camera recommended) They sell them on... More 

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Did the "Swim with Dolphins" tour. Snorkeled fairly close to several pods of dolphins, but I gather from crew comments that this was a somewhat "off" day. We got into and out of the water several times trying to chase the dolphins - they swim a LOT faster than people do. The second part of the trip was snorkeling at... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We recently went on a Dolphin Discoveries tour in Kailua-Kona. Capt. Andy and his crew, Tonya, did a great job getting us around to see not only Spinner Dolphins, but excellent snorkeling opportunities and the little extra touches were great. They were very patient with so many novice snorkelers. It was a fantastic day.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This tour was excellent. We had the opportunity to swim with actual wild spinner dolphins and watch them play while we were in the water with them. Snorkeling was fantastic. The boat was clean and we felt safe at all times. Captain Dale did an excellent job of adding to the tour with many facts about the Big Island and... More 

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is an amazing experience to get to swim with Dolphins in their sleep cycle. Basicially your captain finds a pod of dolphins (which wasn't hard to do), he goes out ahead of them and then like drill seargent getting paratroopers out of a plane, you "go, go, go" into the water to get in front of the moving pod.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Swimming with wild dolphins has been in my bucket list for years and this trip lived up to my expectations and more. You are practically guaranteed to swim with dolphins and there is also a tour after, that takes you all the way to one of the top ten snorkeling sites in the world to snorkel. Captain Jon also gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This excursion was beyond amazing. My family and I had a blast while we swam up close and personal with the dolphins. Daniel was our captain that morning, he took us down the coast in search of the dolphins and also gave us an informative tour about certain spots on the island. Once we found a pod Daniel had us... More 

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Carpentersville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I were taken on quite an adventure! We absolutely had a blast swimming with the dolphins in their own territory!! Not only did we swim with the pods and see all the dolphins jump right in front of our eyes, but we learned about the island, Captain Cook, and King Kamehameha! Seeing the spinner dolphins was very... More 

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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
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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