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Dolphin Discoveries: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Hours Today: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Keauhou Bay, Boat Launch Ramp, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The crew of our adventure was amazing. They were very knowledgeable and excited to bring us to the dolphins. Swimming with the dolphins was wonderful.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank SKim513
Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha SKim! Mahalo nui loa for the review! It means a lot that you took the time to share your experience regarding our Dolphin Discovery Adventure! We hope to see you all again soon! Aloha and a hui hou! Until next time!

Reviewed 4 days ago

It was the best first snorkeling tour. Tour guide Erica was knowledgeable and kind and kept a close eye on us the whole time . We had a small group of 5 on a fun small boat. I couldn’t have asked for a better trip.More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Ladyfire_333
Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hau’oli la hanau (happy birthday) Ladyfire! Mahalo for choosing Dolphin Discoveries to celebrate your birthday vacation with you! And Mahalo nui loa for taking the time to write about it! I hope you were able to snap some fun pictures while on board and in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Better than expected, never thought we would have dolphins swimming within a foot of us. One almost even hit my wife in the arm as it swam past her from behind! The small group sizes and our guide/driver Mike were awesome. Dolphin Discoveries' approach of...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
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Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha John! We one hundred percent love and respect our aquatic friends, and we are always happy to share that aloha with our guests! We are so happy that you were able to experience what we put into daily practice. It’s their world, and we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a dolphin tour with Erica and it was one of our best experiences in Hawaii. Erica was an excellent guide who worked to make sure we saw all kinds of wildlife and that we got quality time with the animals. It was an...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank eeb11238
Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mahalo nui loa, Eeb, for such a sweet review regarding Captain Erika! We will be sure to pass along this review to her. It will definitely make her day! We are also pleased to hear that you had a great experience out with us! You're...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the morning Dolphin Discovery Adventure . Mike and Reesa were the ones that took us out. This was the best experience we have had in all of our trips to Hawaii !!! We were in the water swimming with Dolphins almost right away....More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cchandler325
Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha cchandler! Mahalo for taking the time to write about your trip out on our Dolphin Discovery Adventure! We are beyond stoked to hear that your experience out with us topped the charts, and that your daughter got to be a part of all of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely afternoon with Captain Erika who was an exceptional tour guide. We spotted beaked whales on our way to Captain Cook. She paused for us to observe this rare find. Captain Erika was informative, engaging and fun. I would definitely recommend Dolphin...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
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Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Fellow Traveler! Wow! Beaked whale sightings are rare and quite special! It sounds like you had a very fun and informative afternoon! Mahalo for taking the time to write a review about your trip and to give Captain Erika a shout out, she is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain John and Amanda went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. Found dolphins within 20 minutes, Very fun time. Then they brought us to Captain Cook monument, and we snorkeled the reef there. Wow! the reef was beyond my expectations!...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Traveler111601
Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Traveler! We couldn't do what we do without you, so thank YOU for choosing Dolphin Discoveries to be a part of your Big Island vacation! We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful time, and we are humbled to be considered the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went out with Mike today and it did not disappoint! Saw spinner and bottlenose dolphins 🐬 and pilot whales, turtles, rays, and tons and tons of fish! Mike was super sweet and full of history and information! What a great day!More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Heidi W
Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Heidi! It sounds like you had quite an epic day out on the Kona Snorkel Adventure! Dolphins and turtles and fish! Oh my! Mahalo nui loa for choosing Dolphin Discoveries to be a part of your vacation and for spreading the aloha spirit! Hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic Captain Erica and her crew mate Liz! Very professional and respectful. Had a great adventure and saw the first whale of the season!More

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Date of experience: October 2019
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Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Tammy! We are truly honored that you and your ‘ohana chose Dolphin Discoveries to be a part of celebrating the life of one of your family members! What a special moment to have the first whale of the season come out and join the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing experience! Our tour guide Mike was great. We were lucky enough to see lots of dolphins on the way out to Captain Cook monument.More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank deannamouro
Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Deanna! We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing time out on the Kona Snorkel Adventure! Mahalo for taking the time to post about your experience, and giving a shout out to Captain Mike! Enjoy the rest of your time out...More

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Steven E
25 September 2018|
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Response from cheeley2017 | Reviewed this property |
Firstly, the Dolphin Discoveries people are extremely helpful. It is possible they would drop you back at the launch before the snorkeling part of the excursion. Ask them. Otherwise, I don't know what time you have to be... More
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PRI002
26 March 2018|
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Response from Tawnya S | Reviewed this property |
We had a different experience from the 2 answers that suggested you swim quickly to keep up with the dolphins. We were taught by our crew to simply float, and the dolphins will casually swim near you. If you chase them... More
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A_NIELSEN_987
28 July 2017|
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Response from robjg90 | 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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