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“Great experience”

Dolphin Discoveries
Ranked #5 of 199 Tours in Kailua-Kona
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Owner description: Dolphin Discoveries offers unique ocean experiences that will touch your heart and live in your memory for a lifetime!
Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We are "seniors" and tried snorkeling for the first time with Kai and Amanda. We had a great time. Kai and Amanda were knowledgable, capable, and caring. We visited two bays, saw beautiful fish, saw whales spouting and diving, saw caves and lava tubes, saw Captain Cook's statue, and had fresh fruits and drinks along the way. Seniors note: we used noodles to keep us afloat and make it less tiring. We recommend this trip.

Visited January 2013
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“Best Experience on the Big Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

This was by far the best thing my husband and I did while on Hawaii. The first time we went out with Sidney and Amanda. They were both very knowledgeable, fun, and professional. Although we saw humpbacks and did some fantastic snorkelling, the thrill of swimming with a pod of dolphins was just fantastic. There are not words to describe it. It was so amazing we had to go again. The second time we went out with Kai and David. Although they were dealing with rougher water, it was still a fantastic time. I was impressed that they took the time out to tow a broken chair out of the water and were upfront with us that if the swells had not been so large, we could have gone to a snorkel site after the dolphin swim. You are looked after very well on this tour too, with a variety of snacks and cold drinks. Going out on a zodiac with a smaller group instead of on a giant boat make this a more personal and environmentally friendly experience. I would go back to Hawaii just to do this again, it was simply an amazing experience. Thank you so much, Dolphin Discoveries.

Visited December 2012
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Bettendorf, Iowa
2 reviews
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“Dolphin Discoveries Trip Jan 2-2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

(Jan 2-2013) This was an awesome adventure with my 3 kids. We would highly recommend the staff at Dolphin Discoveries. Friendly, knowledgeable and well trained staff made for a great day out on the water. When we come back in Dec of 2013 we will schedule a trip with them again. You cannot go wrong being on the water with Dolphin Discoveries.

Visited January 2013
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Beaverton, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ask For Jenna!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Great snorkeling cruise; saw whales, dolphins, and a gazillion fish in beautiful, clear water. Tour included really interesting history with historical land marks: including close ups of Captain Cook's monument, lava domes, and "kona waterfalls". Jenna hooked up an underwater amplification device and we even heard a whale singing. Oh - and she towed in a disabled boat. Jenna is the best!

Visited January 2013
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Calgary, AB, Canada
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“Do it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We did the morning snorkel tour with Kai and Dave. Not only did we learn some cool history from them, we saw so much in the crystal clear waters. We were also the first group of the season to see humpback whales, as well as spinner and bottlenose dolphins and an Ono fish chasing the lying fish out of the water. One of my favorite memories of the big island!

Visited November 2012
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