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“Absolutely fantastic”

Dolphin Discoveries
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Owner description: Dolphin Discoveries offers unique ocean experiences that will touch your heart and live in your memory for a lifetime!
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

This is the best boating company in Kona Hawaii. Our family did two trips with them, the dolphin discoveries, and a snorkeling trip. Both times we had a staff of Patrick being the captain and Chris being the attendant. Both of those guys were extremely shared wonderful stories. On the snorkeling trip we got to go to Captain Cook's Monument which was a well known snorkel spot, and we got there before anyone else and had the spot to ourselves! The other place we snorkeled at was incredible also! The dolphin trip was magnificent. Within less than an hour on the sea, we found what we thought was a medium size pod of spinner dolphins. It turns out that it was a megapod with over 300 dolphins! Also, we were the first ones to go swimming with the dolphins and so there was nobody there! Thanks again for that AMAZING experience!!! Highly recommended!!!!!

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We were in Kona celebrating a 50th and 56th birthday with friends (4) we were lucky enough to get Shawna and Chase as our guides and had a great time. They were so friendly and knew exactly what they were doing. Knowledgable about the area was a nice bonus to see and hear about some of the local folklore as well as a wonderful snorkeling trip. We did the 4 hour snorkel trip in 2 different areas and even got to see a few dolphins at the second location. Thank you Shawna and Chase for making our trip special.

Jack

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Delayed review, a HUGE thank you to Eric and Cassie for such a wonderful experience and great hospitality! You both were so kind and funny, my husband and I truly had a memorable trip. Cassie - THANK YOU again for lending us your towel!! Who would've thought one was needed out on a boat..... :) Eric, GO MEAN GREEN! Thank you both again, can't wait to return next February!

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

My wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in Hawaii.
Many thanks and highest kudos for captains John and Cassie (yes, we were blessed with 2 captains on our trip). I am a skittish snorkeler, at best. John and Cassie took their time and made absolutely certain that I was comfortable, and never made me feel inadequate. To the contrary, they praised me for the (slight) progress I made on my snorkeling skills. Their patience turned what could have been an unhappy experience into a great one.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

First choice for a snorkel trip was a sailing cat, but it was not available (in dry dock). So we chose Dolphin Discoveries based on a guidebook, and we were very pleased at the results. The crew (Captains Patrick and Cassie) were excellent in their concern for passenger safety as well as comfort, and their extensive knowledge of the snorkel sites and the history behind the locations. The boat was OK for the amount of people it carried, and the crew were conscious of individuals' special needs (e.g., bad backs). Added bonus: on way back, captains took us to a few interesting lava caves and blowholes. Enjoyed the trip very much, and would highly recommend this business.

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