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Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit
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Owner description: We offer 4-hour shared and private Dolphin Swim Adventures, and a 6-hour Private Dolphin Swim Combo featuring a Snorkel Tour at Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve (Catain Cook's Monument). Many of our trips include whale watching (seasonal) and a daytime swim with Mantas. Experience the magic of observing and swimming with Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins in the wild. We specialize in respectful, educational, and joyful encounters with the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins along the Kona Coast. This is a small group experience with no more than 6 passengers. Our professional team includes experienced and informed guides who pay personal attention to our guests; they are sensitive to your expectations and are able to balance those expectations with the dolphins' needs and tolerance of human interaction to ensure you, and the dolphins, have a great experience. Snorkel equipment, food, and beverages are provided. Our guests frequently tell us this adventure was the highlight of their vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii. We hope to see you soon!
Victoria, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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“AWESOME!!!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

This went above and beyond our expectations!

Looking for a small group -- check it was just the two of us.
Swimming with Dolphins -- AMAZING!!! At one point I thought we were about done, nope that was only the halfway point.
Attention to Detail -- and then some...

Fairly low frills on the food choices, but everything else more than made up for it. We will definitely be back!!!

Visited October 2013
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Toronto, ON.
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3 reviews
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“Above and Beyond!”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

So happy we chose to take our dolphin tour with Captain Ray and his crew. The price was a bit higher than other dolphin tours, but it was well worth it.
Captain Ray treated us like family on his boat.
We had a private tour on his beautiful boat and visited all the dolphin "hot spots". At first we didn't see many dolphins, but Captain Ray kept us out on the water an extra hour to make sure we got several really good dives. And we did! We also got to swim with some Manta Rays.
Amazing morning on the water. Highly Recommend.
Thank you Captain Ray & Katrina!

Visited October 2013
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Vicki K, Owner at Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Yes, it truly was a great day on the water! So glad we were able to find an outing date that worked for you. We hope you will join us again next time you fly south. Aloha, Vicki
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Monterrey, Mexico
2 reviews
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“The best of our vacations to Hawaii!!!”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

On the first time I would like to say taht we are from Mexico, so I'm trying to write in english as well as I can...We visit Hawaii on a Cruise Ship and the best part was the tour with Captain Ray and Rene.
They are very serious people and know what they do.
A really clean boat and excellent service, Rene is a beautiful person who was very nice with us, she even took picture of us in the water with her own camara and sent them by e-mail.
Captain Ray really knows what he does and he took us to the place where the dolphins were so we got in the water among them... he also took us to swim where the manta rays... 3 of them really big!!! and we went to a beautiful White sand beach that only can get there by boat or by truck 4x4... on the way back he told us if we want to swim again with dolphins but for that moment we were already tired and we prefered just to look at them from the boat as they were swiming alongside us.
Its a beautiful experience that I recomend hundred percent!!!
No se si estos comentarios los vean en español también... solo puedo decir que es una experiencia maravillosa y 100% recomendable!!!

Visited September 2013
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Vicki K, General Manager at Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Aloha, Claudia, Muchas gracias for your kind words. We are always excited to host people from other places in the world. And often, travelers from outside the United States visit Hawaii by cruise ship. Honokohau Harbor is a short taxi ride from the pier, and we are always prepared to wait a few extra minutes if guests are delayed by the ship's tenders. So glad you got to meet a few of our majestic mantas! See you next time, Vicki, Capt. Ray and Rene.
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Kirkland, WA
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“Swimming with Dolphins in the wild.”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

My wife and I recently booked a 4 hour adventure with Vicki at One Love One Spirit and the process was professional and simple. We booked with less than a week notice and were pleased to find they were able to accommodate us. When we arrived at the pier, we were promptly greeted by Katrina and taken to the boat where we met Captain Ray.

Our first impression was that we were in for a really nice day. Very nice people, gorgeous and immaculate boat (and we are boaters) and impressed with their safety reviews. Fresh pineapple and pastries were provided as well as water and soda.

We were barely out of the harbor when we spotted our first pod of dolphins, a good omen. Captain Ray advised that we move south as the safety in swimming just outside the harbor is not the best as it has a lot of marine traffic. We ventured south towards Kona and found no sightings. We then went back north towards the airport and encountered five different pods of dolphins. Captain Ray expertly navigated his 39' Cabo yacht into perfect and safe spots, then he would instruct us to hurry up and jump in the water. It was such a small group, we were able to quickly get into the water and every time would encounter 20-30 Spinner and/or Spotted Dolphins up close and personal. Our guide Katrina was very helpful in keeping us in the right spots while in the water to really get a great view each and every time we entered the warm Pacific Ocean.

After our last swim, we headed back to the harbor. A nice lunch was provided and Vicki came through with providing my wife a gluten free salad per our request.

This company is first class in every way imaginable. They exceeded our expectations and it was the highlight of our trip. We also did a helicopter tour and deep sea fishing on this trip which were also great but One Love One Spirit was our favorite.

Don't even think about going on one of those little Zodiacs, it will knock your fillings out if the ocean is rough. Book with these guys and their comfortable yacht and you won't be disappointed.

Visited September 2013
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Vicki K, Owner at Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit, responded to this review, 2 October 2013
Aloha, John, You've got us all blushing with pride! Mahalo for your kind words. We hope to have the privilege of sharing the dolphins with you again soon. A hui ho, Vicki
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
2 reviews
“experience like none other”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Swimming with the dolphins is an experience beyond awesome! The crew of were all wonderful hosts. I highly recommend this event!

Visited September 2013
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Vicki K, Owner at Dolphin Swim Adventures with OneLoveOneSpirit, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Aloha, Nora, It was great to have you back aboard Shogun for another great day with the Dolphins. Let's do it again soon. (Kama'aina always welcome.) Vicki
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