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Dolphin Discoveries

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Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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About Dolphin Discoveries
We are the original dolphin swim in Kona and the first company to swim with wild dolphins on the Big Island. The ocean is our life and our home. Let us share it with you and your family! Enjoy fair winds, blue skies and spectacular views of the Big Island from one of our four fully outfitted twin engine, rigid hull inflatable vessels on our quest in search of dolphins. Or slip beneath the waves to see underwater beauty and marine life at some of Kona, Hawaii’s best snorkel spots!
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Katy B wrote a review Jun 17
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Such a fun experience! Highly recommended. A bit scary at first when huge manta rays come swimming up literally right in front of you, a few of them swiped up against us but it’s a memory I’ll never forget!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Casey C wrote a review Jun 16
Gahanna, Ohio54 contributions10 helpful votes
We got absurdly lucky and saw a whale shark! I got to swim with a whale shark! Unplanned stop but it was awesome. cool guides. good communication. lots o dolphins! Would do again.
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3CAS wrote a review Jun 15
Nulles, Spain7 contributions2 helpful votes
CAPT Chad was awesome. We had an amazing morning seeing tons of dolphins and getting up close in the water as they swam all around us. Wonderful experience!!!
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Jill R wrote a review Jun 14
San Antonio, Texas4 contributions1 helpful vote
Friendliness , focus on safety while having fun! Enjoyed all of the historic info on the islands provided during the adventure. Beautiful view of the coastline and island from the water. Loved it!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries
Responded 2 days ago
Aloha. We are so stoked to hear that you had a great time out with us! Mahalo for the 5 star review and recommendation. We hope that we can see you the next time you visit Big Island!!!
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Kodie Pollit wrote a review Jun 14
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This snorkelling trip was amazing! All the gear was super good and included, the boat trip to the monument was awesome and Alan the captain is amazing! He has so much cool history facts and info about Hawaii and and stops off at so many cool spots like the lava tunnels, the end of the world, and more! The snorkelling itself was amazing and then we got fresh fruit and snacks (and water and drinks of course!) All the people hosting the trip were super nice and friendly and welcoming and it was overall such a great experience and amazing value for money. I would 100% recommended! They also offer Go Pro cameras too which I would recommend so you can cherish the memories forever! I'm definitely going to come back and do this again another time!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries
Responded 2 days ago
Mahalo nui for the awesome review and recommendation! The afternoon snorkel is so much fun! Captain Alan will be stoked to hear that you had such a great time out with him! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you next time!
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