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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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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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Dolphins in the Wild!

Even though it was a rainy day, we enjoyed being out on the open water. Captain Erica knew where to find the dolphins and Sarah was a very accommodating crew mate. They were both... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Missy1123
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Calgary, Canada

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though it was a rainy day, we enjoyed being out on the open water. Captain Erica knew where to find the dolphins and Sarah was a very accommodating crew mate. They were both very enthusiastic and truly cared about the dolphins. They made sure we understood that we were there merely to observe dolphins in the wild and not... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This organization was the best. Our tour was early in the morning (when the dolphins are most active), we were one of the first boats able to swim with the dolphins. They swam around us multiple times in a pod of 30 or so. It was so beautiful to see the wild dolphins in their natural habitat, they are so... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chartered two boats for a large group of international visitors to the Big Island from UK, Japan and Mongolia as well as the mainland US. Many of the people did not know how to swim and were a bit scared. The guides were fabulous...very kind and helpful to everyone. Even non-swimmers had a wonderful time and had many delightful... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience was amazing! They took us right to where the dolphins hang out and we were able to spend time with them in the water for one hour. The closest I've ever been able to see them in their natural environment. I like their philosophy on not disturbing the dolphins and letting them come to you. After swimming with... More 

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Thank Grace G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain nick was great and the tour was exceptional. It was the perfect amount of time to swim with dolphins and snorkel at cook's monument in Kealakekua bay. First we swam with a pod of dolphins for over an hour and saw probably 40 dolphins before going on to search for whales for a few on the way to the... More 

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Austin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the sign in place easily (though parking was a bit trickier), and Capt. Mike was absolutely wonderful!!! He even gave us great ideas for shaved ice (One Aloha) and restaurants to try. He provided fruit, veggies, and chips for snacks, as well as water and soda for drinks. The boat has 2 seats, while the rest of us... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As promised, we found many pods of dolphins during our trip. The tour company stresses the proper way to interact with the dolphins so as to not disturb them in their natural environment. The dolphin swim was the reason that we booked the tour, but the snorkeling at Capt. Cook monument area ended up being our favorite part. It truly... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A MUST. Captain Nick and Tiana were awesome. They dropped us in the water just ahead of over 100 dolphins!!! It is an experience of a lifetime. I can't even describe it! In addition to the dolphins, we swam with a manta ray! Please book with them! They're the best around!

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Thank simplyleslie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Nick did a great job. We had such an awesome dolphin encounter, and then he took us to a beautiful coral reef filled with colorful fish. Delicious fresh fruit, cheese and crackers and assorted drinks for snacks. He also did a great job at providing information about the island. What a great day. Highly recommended!!!

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Thank William B
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a magical day to end our visit to the Kona coast with the on-cue appearance of a pod of Spinner dolphins, rounded off by a snorkelling visit to the Kealakekua Bay and finished off with a farewell from a pod of Bottlenose dolphins. Crew Erika and Sara were professional, informed and fun to be with while clearly being... More 

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