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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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AWESOME!

This is our 3rd trip to the Big Island. This is, by far, the best thing we've ever done on our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SteeevW
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Oceanside, California
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Unreal experience!

Our captain was Alexia and she was incredibly friendly and knowledgable throughout our tour, not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Caitlin J
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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%
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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 via mobile

This is our 3rd trip to the Big Island. This is, by far, the best thing we've ever done on our vacation! We took the early morning tour with Captain Alexia and marine biologist Kim. They are very knowledgeable and most accommodating. Not only did...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our captain was Alexia and she was incredibly friendly and knowledgable throughout our tour, not only about the history of the island but about how we should (and should not) interact with the dolphins and the reef. She did not allow us to just jump...More

Thank Caitlin J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Dolphin Discoveries was our favorite thing we did on the island! We booked our experience the night before and I was excited just talking to the friendly staff (Kim) on the phone! Captain Mike was very knowledgeable,friendly and funny. He made sure our whole group...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went as a party of six on this trip. Out in the open sea in an inflatable boat, 6 of us plus captain and guide. The trip included all equipment for snorkelling. It wasn't quite what I had expected - much better. We followed...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Alexia, the captain, and Kim, our marine biologist, were our guides on this incredible adventure. We saw about 30 dolphins at one location and another pod at the Captain Cook monument. The crew shared interesting facts about dolphins and about some local history. Who knew...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ericka and Deanna were awesome! They were very knowledgeable and informative. We found dolphins about 10 minutes into the tour and were in the water swimming with them a few minutes later. We highly recommend Dolphin Discoveries!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved these people. We saw Sooo many dolphins. The thing I liked about them the most is that they let us swim with theses beautiful creatured but they were very respectful of the dolphins

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the Dolphine Encounter and Snorkeling online and got a 20$ discount per person. Which was a pretty good start! The confirmation email and all the info there was right on point and super easy. At 7.30 we were greeted by Kim who checked...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time! We had more dolphins swimming around us at Two Step, but this was worth it for the snorkeling alone!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry I don't hear or remember well enough to have their names, but our two women crew was just superb. Professional and effective, they brought us into the dolphin pod crowd and were able to stake us out a position that got us in the...More

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PRI002
26 March 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
28 July 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
16 July 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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