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Address: Kaleiopapa Street, Keauhou Bay, Boat Launch Ramp, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-322-8000
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Dolphin Discoveries offers unique ocean experiences that will touch your...

Dolphin Discoveries offers unique ocean experiences that will touch your heart and live in your memory for a lifetime!

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Quality Dolphin Tour

The four of us took the Kona's Original Dolphin Swim Adventure, which was a 5 hour excursion. The first half was swimming around dolphins and the 2nd half was snorkeling at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Jim R
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Seattle, Washington, United States

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The four of us took the Kona's Original Dolphin Swim Adventure, which was a 5 hour excursion. The first half was swimming around dolphins and the 2nd half was snorkeling at Captain Cook (Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park). There were 12 people, plus 2 crew. The staff was great from booking to the actual tour, and they were communicative, friendly... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where to begin!? Captain Nick and Kim were nothing short of an amazing crew! Both were informative and friendly and made this a truly memorable experience. Not only were we able to swim with spotted and spinner dolphins, but on our way to the snorkel location we saw bottlenose dolphins and a few humpback whales! Kim had such a breath... More 

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Thank alexalaing
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kim and Captain Nick were terrific! Very enthusiastic and informative. Food offered for snacks was perfect touch. Saw Spotted Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins while snorkeling and Bottlenose Dolphins up close and personal with our boat while trolling. Saw 2 smaller humpback whales on way to coral reef.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to swim with the Dolphins, and they made sure they did. Captain Nick and his First Mate Tiana were very knowledgeable and helpful in all aspects of the experience. The trip was about 4 hours. In addition to swimming with the Dolphins, we were taken to a snorkeling location. In my many trips to the islands, this was... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went out for the 5 hour combo dolphin/snorkel trip with Captain Dan and had a terrific time. We found a pod of dolphins right away and got to swim near them quite a few times. Whereas some of the other operators (and their guests) were quite aggressive in their approach and interaction, Captain Dan took a much more gentle... More 

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Thank Andrew H
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went on the Ali'i Adventure with Captain Nick. It was great! First stop was swimming with dolphins. We had a very detailed discussion on how to interact or really not interact with these amazing creatures. After getting in the water we watched them swim all around us, usually they were about 10 yards below you and when they came up... More 

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Thank Kathryn P
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Scheduled the tours several months ago as we had gone through Dolphin Discoveries several years ago. This was our 4th time to Captain Cook for snorkeling (Dolphin Discoveries, rented kayaks, Catamaran, Dolphin Discoveries). This was by far and away the best trip yet. Captain Mike was fantastic. His local knowledge and history of the area was great. He really made... More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what to say?! Not only did we see and swim with a pod of dolphins we also saw manta rays and 2 humpback whales! A big thank you to Erika and Kriss who were amazing hosts and stayed out especially so we could keep watching the whales. Amazing!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We put swimming with wild dolphins in our top five life/travel experience, up there with hiking to gorillas in Rwanda and being on safari in Tanzania. Being in the water with these amazing creatures -- hearing them, having them swim up to take a look, seeing their grace and power under water -- was almost metaphysical. Our crew, Kim and... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing thing to do. Our crew asked us to remember their names but unfortunately I couldn't. They gear you up and take you out early in the morning to where the dolphins are. We got to swim with them for an hour before they said that the dolphins were going to sleep. We saw dolphins pretty much... More 

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