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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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Captain Nick & first mate Alex led a wonderful dolphin discovery tour today for our family. We were able to swim right over top, alongside, & behind pods of spinner & spotted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jill J
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Captain Nick & first mate Alex led a wonderful dolphin discovery tour today for our family. We were able to swim right over top, alongside, & behind pods of spinner & spotted dolphins. I cannot wait to see the Go Pro videos! This was an exceptional experience for a 9 & 11 year old (and mom & dad :))

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the swim with Dolphin tour. We spent the day with Captain Daniel. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Although the start was a little hard for my 7 year old son (he was a bit seasick and afraid of the boat) we soon got comfortable and into some calm bays. I do recommend Bonine or some other motion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Afternoon. Captain Daniel was great and the small boat experience is the way to go. Unbelievable snorkeling and we could not even count the number of dolphins, some were within feet of the boat.

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Decatur, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was such a fun afternoon! Our boat left out at 12:30 and returned around 3:30. The snorkeling was fantastic! My kids have not stopped talking about it (they are are 7 and 10). After we were done snorkeling the crew (Erika and Kriss) took us over to look for dolphins and we found some! So fun to sit, listen,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

From the Lanai of my condo on Alii Drive, I watched dolphin tour operators interacting with their customers and the dolphin pods before I finally selected a company to go with. Viewing over a dozen boats through my binoculars, I scrutinized the boats, the ladders for entry into the boat, the captains' management of the boat, the crew support (if... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This tour was an exceptional value and an amazing experience. We paid alittlemore for the Ali'i premium snorkel dolphin tour and were so pleased we did. Our family of five aged 13 to50+ had a boat to ourselves with Captain Danny. We left around 7:30 a.m. and began searching for dolphins, and once we found a pod of them, jumped... More 

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Temecula, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

July 19th Trip: I've snorkeled with whale sharks in Africa and everything in-between, and I can honestly say that this snorkeling trip is by far the best one yet!!! Dolphin Discoveries understands the importance of creating an experience for its customers and not just capitalizing on wide-eyed tourist. They get it right, and Captain Nick and First Mate, Alex, are... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great experience with Dolphin Discoveries. Our captain was Nick and Sara was the first mate. They were a great team. We were lucky and saw a big pod of dolphins. Nick was a great guide and shared a lot of information about Hawaii and the dolphins. It was a great experience.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked a private boat with Dolphin Discoveries because I wanted the flexibility of a little later start. We had Daniel as our guide/operator and he took excellent care of the five of us, including my 7-year old grandson. He found numerous pods of dolphins and we had ample opportunity to swim next to, above and below the dolphins. The... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dolphin Discoveries snorkeling trip to Kealakekua and Honanau Bays were spectacular. They really timed the trip well with being one of the first boats to arrive at Kealakekua Bay. Once that bay became crowded, we went to another beautiful site. We saw so many beautiful colorful and unique fish, turtles and coral reef. Their boats are great! Fast inflatable boats... More 

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