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Wild dolphin swims and humpback whale watching
Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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All reviews wonderful morning swimming with the dolphins hawaiian chant these beautiful creatures an amazing experience smaller boat an experience i will never forget highlight of our trip dolphin excursion great guide float pods cetaceans animals whales journey zodiac
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We had a terrific tour with John Float to swim with spinner dolphins. John’s experience and kindness made for a wonderful morning.

Date of experience: October 2018
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John F, Owner at Dolphin Essence, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Thanks so much for coming out and having such a great swim. It was fun being with you and your beautiful family and friends. Aloha, John

Reviewed August 11, 2018

This was our third time on a dolphin trip with John. This is a peak experience, up there with getting married and having babies. Going on his smaller boat you miss the crowds and can get more play time with the dolphins. John was one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

The tour with John was perfection! Even with some slightly choppy water we were able to view multiple whales and swam with a large group of dolphins. It was a gorgeous day. He knows these beautiful creatures and was very respectful toward them as well...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We have been going out each year with John for 12 years. Each time is an amazing experience, the last trip on February 8th was exceptional. We were able to watch whales and swim with the dolphins. The excursions have a small amount of people...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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John F, Owner at Dolphin Essence, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

What a magical day we had with our ceracean cousins. I am so grateful to have shared it with you, especially over the years when you visit the Big Island.

Reviewed January 8, 2018

This is a must-take outing. John is warm, caring and an expert on cetaceans. He knows the waters off the Kona area like the back of his hand. We saw many pods of spinner dolphins and swam with them. Most of the whale sightings were...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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John F, Owner at Dolphin Essence, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

What a fabulous day it was with the dolphins playing and displaying what they do best: sharing their joy! Thanks for swimming with us. It was early in the season for whales, so join us again for a close encounter with the humpbacks. Aloha.

Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

John is a great guide who truly respects dolphins and local traditions! We had a wonderful morning with the dolphins and on his Zodiac. We even saw whales very close on our way back. The biggest advantage when going out to the dolphins with Johnis...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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John F, Owner at Dolphin Essence, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Wonderful to have you on board with such beautiful weather and hundreds of dolphins. And how thrilling to see many whale breaches and even a close up encounter with a humpback. Thanks for joining us.

Reviewed November 26, 2017

Thank you, John for an amazing day! This experience was everything I could have hoped for and more. John seems to know the right spot to go to, we must have seen over a hundred dolphins! We swam close enough to touch them (but didn't...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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John F, Owner at Dolphin Essence, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Thanks so much for sharing in this peak experience with us. It was so nice having your open heart, mind and spirit on board and in the water with the dolphins. They loved you!

Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

We wanted a personal and somewhat private experience, one that was ultimately very respectful of the dolphins and we got exactly that! It was wonderful to have it be just our family and John was so easy to be with, perfect for my introverted family....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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john f, Owner at Dolphin Essence, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

What a magnificent day that was! And so happy you and your family could have such a great experience.

Reviewed August 12, 2017

Dolphin Essence gives you an experience like no other for swimming with Spinner Dolphins. We’ve done it twice with John and both times qualified as a Peak Life Experience. John has been taking small groups to see the dolphins for 25 years. He’s not in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

It was incredible! You could swim with the dolphins, more than 50 dolphins surrounding us. JOhn is very profesional, high standard, knowledge and respect to the animals. Our 3 kids enjoyed the most in our trip to the Big Island. Mahalo John

Date of experience: August 2017
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john f, Owner at Dolphin Essence, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

What a great time we all had. It was so fun having you onboard the boat!

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