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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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WOW!!!! An Experience of a Lifetime!

Captain Erika took 6 of us out to sea what we could see ;)... My kids (and us too!) are big advocates for animals and this 'swimming with the dolphins' excursion was fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Tosha L
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Niagara Falls,

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Niagara Falls,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Captain Erika took 6 of us out to sea what we could see ;)... My kids (and us too!) are big advocates for animals and this 'swimming with the dolphins' excursion was fantastic! The spinner dolphins were big show-offs, and seemed to really enjoy swimming with us and jumping and splashing for us. The fact that these were wild dolphins... More 

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hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour is done from a zodiac type boat which was surprisingly smooth sailing for our day out on the ocean. We had about 12 people on our tour of varying ages and abilities. PROS 1.This tour offers a dolphin swim plus a secondary snorkel site.We were able to swim with the dolphins then snorkel at the Captain Cook monument... More 

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Davis, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Captain Nick was our amazing and insightful guide for our family of 6. Our ages range from 8 to 36 and this adventure touched us all in such an incredible way. 5 of us were first time snorkelers and Captain Nick made us feel comfortable right away. On top of seeing dolphins and swimming this incredible reef, he told us... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I did the Ali'i Premiere tour with Dale yesterday, and we loved every minute. Our group started with 5 people, but 3 went back to shore after an hour (2 could not swim and 1 was seasick- not sure why they signed up for the tour). Dale was a great guide - we got to have several... More 

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Battle Ground, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My Husband and I traveled to the big island for our Honeymoon in May 2016 and were bought this excursion as a wedding gift. One of the best wedding gifts ever!!! This experience was incredible! I have swam with dolphins in captivity before, but going out into the ocean with this friendly crew and finding wild spinner dolphins to swim... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Erika & Sara were awesome! We found dolphins right away and got to spend so much time in the water swimming and watching. This was so cool once in a lifetime experience. Erika and Sara were super knowledgable about the Dolphins and the island- so fun to be around them. I will do this tour every time I come back... More 

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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife snorkels much more comfortably and freely than I do. As a consequence I was attached to the Zodiac's ladder at our first snorkeling location near the Captain Cook monument most of the time. Captain Erika and her trainee were very polite in frequently checking on me and making sure i was comfortable. At our second snorkel site I... More 

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour is a MUST DO!!! We were able to swim with the Dolphins 4 times, ride around in the boat and then go snorkeling in the reef. It was my first time snorkeling and they made me feel very comfortable and not embarrassed when I asked to use a noodle. The food served was also pretty good- morning and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome trip with captain Randy last week! Our family of 5 from Wales booked a trip and were lucky enough to get the smaller rib to ourselves, also very lucky to get Randy as our captain and guide for the day – he couldn’t have been more friendly, informative and considerate to ensure that we got the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time with Captain Nick and Alex! Very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. We took 3 kids aged 4, 6, and 9 - Nick and Alex were very patient and helpful in getting the kids' snorkels to fit right and made sure they were comfortable. Saw some dolphins and sea turtles, lots of fish. Awesome time, would do again... More 

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