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“So many dolphins!”

Wild Dolphin Swims with Roberta Goodman
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Friendly Family Pricing! Personally guided by Roberta and the Wild Dolphins Team into the blue Hawaiian waters,you are supported with attention and experience as you encounter the lovely Hawaiian Spinner dolphins. Nothing else you do in Hawaii compares to the natural beauty and joy of connecting with dolphins in the wild! A very personal and respectful encounter with dolphins. Traveling right along the coast, often seeing the coral or sandy bottom. Roberta is sought after by first time snorkelers, those afraid of the ocean, and mermaids waiting to be born! Share this lasting memory and story with your friends back home, perhaps with photos taken by Roberta.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

From the moment we arrived the dolphins were available. We even saw a manta ray. Roberta made sure we knew where to look and where to swim. The entire trip was amazing!

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

We had a most amazing morning with Roberta. We were interested in a wild dolphin experience, but I wasn't convinced we would see that much. First, we had a great time with Roberta and Erik--who clearly know their stuff. We saw over 30 dolphins at one point and 3 swam with me for a ways--but also came up to my family individually to have a peek. At one point, there were enough swimmers and divers around that the dolphins started to head away, and Roberta did something astonishing. She swam down and started spinning and tumbling with the dolphins who seemed to recognize her and they began to deliberately swim with her doing the same movements. To top it off, we saw some whales as well before heading back with snacks and just enjoying the boat and their company. Don't miss this experience. Worth every bit and more.

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Had an absolutely amazing time with Roberta. On the way to out we saw some whales and coming back had an opportunity to swim with a Manta Ray and saw a turtle. Swimming with the dolphins was an experience of a lifetime. Roberta is very respectful of the Dolphins and how they would like to interact. The tours are very small and intimate, Roberta was incredibly caring and gentle. If you do any tours while you are in Hawaii – this is the one must do.

2  Thank Rapunzelgirl
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

We have left the harbor early in the morning on a beautiful boat. We were a small group of three which made me feel like having a private tour with Roberta. She is a wonderful person with and a real dolphin expert who has worked many years in research. We have seen other boats kind of chasing the dolphins but not her. She respects and loves this wonderful creatures. We have seen so many of them and spend a lot of time in the water. Some of the dolphins came really close and I had the feeling they really looked into my eyes. It was just an unforgettable and almost magical experience and made my birthday to the best I ever had! If you consider to book a wild dolphin swim please go with Roberta. She is the best!!

2  Thank Katrin R
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We nearly booked our kids in to a meet & greet thing with captive dolphins at a nearby hotel. As we questioned whether that really resonated with our personal values, we started looking for a more natural experience.
Roberta's reviews were excellent so we booked and were on the boat with her in days. We were the only people on the boat that day, so it was like a private charter! She was very accommodating with our kids (7 & 9), made us all super comfortable in the water, and guided us through an amazing morning.
We saw 3 different kinds of dolphins and were in the water with them at least a half dozen times. They really do seem to like playing around the boats. tips: wetsuits keep you warmer and buoyant, but make it hard to dive down into the water, there are noodles on the boat for extra flotation, when the dolphins appear, get into the water asap 'cuz they swim fast! Our kids had almost as much fun watching the dolphins swim and jump beside the boat as they did in the water.
Thanks for an awesome day. We are soooo glad we did it this way, perfect for our kids ages.

2  Thank mountainmama1111
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