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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste 14, In Honokohau Harbor, Gentry's Kona Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
Phone Number: +1 808-329-3030
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Dolphin Journeys offers unique and intimate excursions daily, both shared...

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. Evening snorkels with the angelic Manta Rays. 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.

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Amazing Experience All Around

I live in Kona and have had experiences with other companies/boats, but I have to say that Dolphin Journeys is above the rest. The passion for dolphins is palpable as this group... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tyler P
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Kona and have had experiences with other companies/boats, but I have to say that Dolphin Journeys is above the rest. The passion for dolphins is palpable as this group truly loves sharing their knowledge and expertise with their clients. I felt safe and well taken care of during our entire trip. Their equipment is great matching flippers... More 

Thank Tyler P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Captain Nancy is calm, informative, focused on her guests having a safe good time. At 67, i do not swim and am always afraid. She comforts me, stays beside me and helps me enjoy the amazing sea life. She knows the ocean, ocean life, the boat and her customers. Her primary boat supports 6 quests but she can arrange for... More 

Thank 133Kay
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We did ocean dolphin and coral reef snorkel swims on different days and both were exceptional. Randy and Tadeja provided a safe, informative and inspiring experience both times. Our daughter cannot walk & is in a wheelchair but they made it work, including in the water. Small boat ensures an easy experience, even for those uneasy on the ocean. Nancy,... More 

Thank Hank S
Nancy S, Owner at Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Hank, Thank you for the wonderful review. We loved having you and all the family on the Dolphin TLC! I wish I was on the boat with you all. I am so pleased Randy and Tadeja did a good job for you. They are terrific. Looking forward to seeing you in 2017. Warmest Aloha, Nancy More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

I learned so much today about how to observe nature up close without interfering. Tadea and Randy made sure we were well informed and comfortable -even reminding us to focus on enjoying ourselves rather than proving ourselves by using noodles to float so we could swim longer. Mother Nature showed up big time today! I'm guessing we spent more than... More 

1 Thank Rachel B
Nancy S, Owner at Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank You Rachel for the lovely review. A fun day and a super Valentines Day! Hope to see you back in Kona soon! Aloha, Nancy, Randy and Tadeja More 

San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

There were 3 different times a dolphin would swim right up to me, stare at me and start squeaking and clicking. Something happens when you are in their environment, surrounded by a pod of 100 dolphins and they accept your presence. you are right in the middle of them... or rather, you are there with them. Simply an amazing, once... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

it is magical, soulful, transforming, fulfilling, unique. I highly recommended and the crew was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

2 Thank Michael R
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I went out on this boat today to swim with the dolphins and what a huge gift we got! Three different breeds of dolphins showed up throughout the trip to let us play with them. Not only that but we got to see three different sets of whales while looking for the dolphins and an Eagle Ray before we even... More 

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Seabeck, WA
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for an enjoyable day with the dolphins, swim away from Dolphin Journeys and Captain Nancy. It was a day of broken promises and disappointment. I'm physically disabled and choose this company because it was advertised as disabled friendly. It wasn't. First, the office looks like some fly by night operation. When we got there, we were... More 

3 Thank mauigirl2002
Dolphinlove70, Owner at Dolphin Journeys - Day Tours, responded to this review

We are very sorry you felt so disappointed. I am not sure what you expected, and I hear we did not meet your expectations. I notice that every review you have on trip advisor is a story of woe. The dolphins showed up in all their glory, we had a beautiful day and plenty of room on the boat to... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had a once in a lifetime experience with Dolphin Journeys. Despite turning up the day AFTER our booking (our fault!), they were still happy to rally their staff and get us out on the water ASAP, even though they had no other bookings that day. talk about putting the customer first! the trip itself was incredible. you feel such... More 

Thank pete585
Cave Junction, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We took a trip with Dolphin Journeys yesterday. Thoughtful, professional and welcoming company from the moment we walked in the door until we got off the boat at the marina! Captain Nancy and Michael were great hosts, working hard all day to make sure we had several opportunities to get in the water with the spinner dolphins. The crew helped... More 

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