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Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours

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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste 14, In Honokohau Harbor, Gentry's Kona Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
+1 808-329-3030
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Fantastic Time

My wife and I just joined Nancy and crew on a dolphin expedition this morning and what a great time... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2018
SBrown33547
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Amazing adventure

Can't say enough about this trip. Captain Nancy is extremely knowledgeable about the marine life... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
laurie h
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Dolphin Journeys offers unique and intimate excursions daily, both shared and exclusive. We take you swimming/snorkeling with dolphins during for our morning tour. Afternoon Snorkel trips. All meals, snacks, drinks and snorkel gear are provided for you, as well as a swim support crew member who is in the water with you at all times. During the winter season, we take you out on our boat to see the magnificent Humpback whales. In addition, we snorkel around beautiful reefs, and can take you hiking around Volcanoes National Park. We currently have suspended doing the evening snorkels with the angelic Manta Rays. Too many people and boats make the night time waters unsafe.
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste 14, In Honokohau Harbor, Gentry's Kona Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

My wife and I just joined Nancy and crew on a dolphin expedition this morning and what a great time we had. It is a wonderful journey for all levels of snorkeling experience. What a great time we had - highly recommended for all.

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Can't say enough about this trip. Captain Nancy is extremely knowledgeable about the marine life and Island culture and history. She went above and beyond to provide us with the experience of a lifetime, while tailoring to our specific needs. The entire experience from booking...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

This is our third year using Dolphin Journeys because they offer personalized service on a small (6 guests max) boat and they welcome people with disabilities. Captain Nancy is an expert and always has a very competent crew; some have been with her for years....More

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Dolphinlove70, Owner at Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you so much Hank! Great to see you all again! We love having you aboard! Cheers, Capt. Nancy

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I don’t tend to go on tours but I am so glad I did this tour! Excellent sitings, funny, and knowledgeable commentary all the while being very professional and concerned for safety! Highly recommend.

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Dolphinlove70, Owner at Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! The dolphins hope to see you again! Aloha, Nancy

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We had such an amazing adventure on the Dolphin Journey. We saw two whales breach for over an hour. Nancy & crew were friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Betty W
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Dolphinlove70, Owner at Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! The dolphins and whales would definitely love to see you again! Aloha, Nancy

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We look forward to Dolphin Journeys every time we come to The Big Island. This is our 8th time with them and I recommend this trip to everyone visiting there. It is an intimate excursion. Nancy and her crew are very informative, kind and ecologically...More

1  Thank Debbie B
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Dolphinlove70, Owner at Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hi Debbie! Thank you so much for your review! It was great to have you on another dolphin journey with us and we hope to see you again! Thanks Nancy

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

This was an AMAZING dolphin journey. We got to see whales just a off into the distance and got so close to the dolphins, as we swam beside them. Nancy is so knowledgeable and kind, Ron is a great Captain. They made us feel like...More

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Dolphinlove70, Owner at Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your dolphin journey! We hope to see you again! Aloha, Nancy

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Best experience ever. Nancy knows the dolphins and they know her. It was like swimming with new friends in a private intimate place. Best dolphin tour in Hawaii. Hands down. You will remember it for the rest of your life!!!

Thank thayerboo
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Dolphinlove70, Owner at Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hi Thayer, We're so glad you loved swimming with the dolphins! They truly are amazing animals. Thank you for the review! Aloha, Nancy

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

We had a fantastic experience on our second trip. The help in the water given to my father and father-in-law was exemplary. We really appreciate the education provided and conservation ethic of Dolphin Journeys. Their knowledge of the waters in the area is unsurpassed.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

This was a very special experience. Dolphin Journeys takes very few passengers at a time, so it is like cruising with friends, not as customers. Having been on other boat tours in Kona, I liked Dolphin Journeys because there is no set location that the...More

Thank Stephanie M
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emma186403
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Response from Nancy S | Property representative |
It is always best to book in advance. If there are weather concerns, it is easier to reschedule you. We are very aware and care about how people feel regarding weather. Good News is Hawaii and particular Kailua Kona is the... More
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