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Dolphin Discoveries

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Kaleiopapa Street, Keauhou Bay, Boat Launch Ramp, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Great experience!

Our captain and mate were both very professional, educational, and fun. They taught us about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lktrip123
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Miami Beach, Florida
Amazing time with Erica and Tiana

We got to swim with so many dolphins, both spotted and spinner! They were very curious and even saw... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
lauratravels70
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London
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Dolphin Discoveries offers unique ocean experiences that will touch your heart and live in your memory for a lifetime!
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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kaleiopapa Street, Keauhou Bay, Boat Launch Ramp, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our captain and mate were both very professional, educational, and fun. They taught us about dolphin behavior and dropped us in the right spots to interact with the pod. I liked the fact that they observed the pod first and took care to not disturb...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got to swim with so many dolphins, both spotted and spinner! They were very curious and even saw 2 tiny babies, it was such an amazing morning. Then had a group of bottlenoses visit the ship and cruise alongside us before some great snorkelling....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It took a while to find them, but once we did....WOW! It was so cool sliding off the boat into the beautiful blue and experience the wild dolphins. We event stopped and snorkeled at a coral reef on the way back. Our captain and first...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was bumped because a boat broke. The other 2 in our group loved it! They said the experience was great. It was their 1st snorkeling experience and a first for the ocean.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I had a wonderful time on this excursion. The boat ride is fun, then getting the go ahead to swim with the dolphins is epic and finally they don't tell you, but after you get to snorkel at the bay near the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

SO GREAT!!! Well organized, safe and eco friendly. We loved this outing. Captain Mike and our guide Kim were fantastic. We swam with 50 or 60 wild dolphins...always felt safe. So beautiful. Then off to Captain Cook Cove to snorkel around the reef. What a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Swimming with the dolphins was an amazing experience and they do a great job of placing you to see dolphins. I was surrounded by dolphins. One thing I would change is the ladder on the boat coulod be longer for better exits from the water.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My experience was great my family and I got to swim with wild dolphins. It was out first time doing so. It was a total success even though my 5 year old son doesn’t know how to swim they had the equipment necessary to accommodate...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Captain Daniel was great, had lots of knowledge of Hawaiian History. We really enjoyed him! Would def do again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 5 (kids ages 7, 12 and 14) went out on 6/11/2018 with Alexis and Kim. This was such an unbelievable excursion, probably the highlight of our vacation! We were fortunate to come across lots and lots of dolphins that were swimming large...More

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PRI002
March 26, 2018|
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Response from sonyabussell | Reviewed this property |
The boat came equipped with life jackets and pool noodles for snorkeling so you didn’t have to worry about swimming. You could focus on the dolphins while the jacket or noodle kept you afloat. You could stay in or get back... More
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A_NIELSEN_987
July 27, 2017|
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Response from Rob G | Reviewed this property |
definitely! there were a few other companies on the water at the same time as us as we were in the water with the dolphins just as often if not more! not sure how they guarantee a more personalised service with wild animals... More
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A_NIELSEN_987
July 15, 2017|
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Response from stik6 | Reviewed this property |
We were very conscious of that and we found that their treatment was outstanding. First off the dolphins are born there...the staff is great and very caring. If the dolphins don't feel like participating they aren't forced... More
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