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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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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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Great trip!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Andrew H
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Thank Robert W
Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went on a dolphin swim with Dophin Discoveries. And, our crew Nick & Kim were helpful knowledgeable and lots of fun. We had to search for the dophins but once we found them it was just amazing to swim with them in their natural habitat. But, even the searching was fine because of Kim and Nick's expertise about all... More 

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Thank weddinghse
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Mike and Alex were our crew for our 7:30 snorkel adventure on 1-12-17. They did an amazing job. Both of them were very courteous and knowledgeable. This was my first time doing something like this. Alex was very patient with everybody when it came to the actual snorkeling. Captain Mike did an incredible job of describing the different areas... More 

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Hawai'i
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the Wild Dolphin Swim this morning. It is not the first time I have taken this trip, but every time I am amazed all over again with the beauty of the ocean and the marine life in Kona. The dolphins were not far from Keauhou Bay and Captain Nick found the large pod quickly. They circled around... More 

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Thank ruby1015
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Nick and First Mate Kriss took us on an extraordinary adventure! They were professional and knowledgeable and ran a first rate tour and we got to swim with a large pod of dolphins! We chose Dolphin Discoveries because they were recommended as the best by the book "Hawaii the Big Island Revealed" and they more than lived up to... More 

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