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Dolphin Journeys

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Island:
BIG ISLAND
Special Feature:
INCLUDES LUNCH
Highlights:
  • 6 guests max for a highly personal experience (group programs also available)
  • Lunch, snacks, + snorkel gear included
  • Swim where the Dolphins play and enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian waters
Includes:
Fins
Life Vest
Lunch
Safety Briefing
Snorkeling Mask
Description:
Swim where the Dolphins play and enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian waters. A four-hour adventure that will touch your heart forever. We will see if the dolphins want to play (they usually do) or teach us their ways. The dolphins are wild and free, therefore their participation can not be guaranteed. The answer to our call is a gift that will feed your soul for eternity.   The Dolphin TLC takes just 6 guests; you can privately charter the Dolphin TLC or share the trip with others. We also have boats that take 7-22 people, for large families, small corporate groups or friends traveling together.
 
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Rates
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Person
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237
96
Price Includes Tax
Combo or Discount Package Rates:
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Private CharterGroup
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1298
Schedule
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Daily8:30 AM4 hoursDirections can be seen in the booking page & will be included in your confirmation email. See map below for approximate location.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the red "Book It" button and you will see live availability. Keep in mind availability changes constantly, so make sure to book in advance!
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
Most companies, if not all, require you to call them if you're trying to book something 2-3 days in advance. Do you really want to be spending your valuable time in Hawaii calling around to desperately find something that is available to do? While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
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Check In Location
74-425 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States 96740
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
  • See booking page for exact terms, conditions, & cancellation policy details
Reviews
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Was the tour accurately described on the webiste? In other words did it meet your expectations?
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Valentine's spectacular!
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learned so much today about how to observe nature up close without interfering. Tadea and Randy made sure we were well informed and comfortable -even reminding us to focus on enjoying ourselves rather than proving ourselves by using noodles to float so we could swim longer. Mother Nature showed up big time today! I'm guessing we spent more than 2 hours in the water with dolphins. There were so many ... moreand they were so curious about us!! Knowing how to position our bodies and understand their movements made the experience so much more joyful because we could relax. We saw a few manta rays who joined in the fun and then spent an hour or more observing a pod of humpback whales. Some of them swam close enough to the boat that you could make out the barnacles on their heads and tails. Amazing what happens when you just sit quietly sometimes! Mind blown!!!
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Nancy and Randy were wonderful captains! Very knowledgable and accommodating and knew exactly where the Dolphins were. Small group of just us four which is definitely the way to go. More intimate and relaxing. All you had to do was keep your snorkel gear near you and jump in when you see them! They provide drinks, lunch, sunscreen and first aid if need be. We saw dozen upon dozens of dolphins, swam ... moreplayfully with them and then even saw 4 humpbacks. This was certainly worth the amazing experience! If you have a go pro or waterproof camera please bring! These pictures will last forever!!!
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Not just swimming with, but communicating with dolphins :D
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There were 3 different times a dolphin would swim right up to me, stare at me and start squeaking and clicking. Something happens when you are in their environment, surrounded by a pod of 100 dolphins and they accept your presence. you are right in the middle of them... or rather, you are there with them. Simply an amazing, once in a lifetime experience.
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A One-in-a-lifetime experience! Must do
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it is magical, soulful, transforming, fulfilling, unique. I highly recommended and the crew was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
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I went out on this boat today to swim with the dolphins and what a huge gift we got! Three different breeds of dolphins showed up throughout the trip to let us play with them. Not only that but we got to see three different sets of whales while looking for the dolphins and an Eagle Ray before we even left the harbor!... more

This is a small boat that can accommodate 6 guests which makes the trip and experience much more personable than what you get on the larger boats. The captain and crew are very helpful and insightful. They serve snacks, beverages and sandwiches for lunch. 

Definitely consider this company if you want an up close and personal experience with the dolphins with excellent customer care.
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This was more than just a dolphin excursion or a sightseeing trip of local Dolphins. Dolphin journeys gave you look into the world of dolphins in their natural habitat. We were able to not only see Dolphins but swim with them and what felt like frolicking. The most captivating part was when I was able to hear the Dolphins talking to each other. Captain Nancy was amazingly informative. It was easy ... moreto see her passion for these beautiful creatures. I really enjoyed how small and private the group was because it made for such a personal connection with the crew and the Dolphins. I will definitely go on another excursion with Dolphin Journeys and would recommend this to everyone who wants to see the wild in a whole new way.
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This excursion is VERY worthy of your time and hard-earned money! Awesome Awesome awesome!!!! Bring sunblock, a towel, and an underwater camera if you have one. Definitely worth every penny. My 13 year old daughter had never snorkeled before and the crew (Daniel and Shawn) were extremely patient with her and taught her how. Once she got a hang of it, it was hard to get her out of the water.... more

What you get:

1. To snorkel amid dozens of beautiful Hawaiian spinner dolphins 
2. To snorkel pristine and vibrant reefs 
3. To be entertained and cared for by a great crew on a solid water craft

Get here and do this! You won't regret it.
Captain Nancy and her husband were a pleasure and were kind enough to drop us off in town afterwards.
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My 7 year old daughter wanted to swim with the dolphins for her birthday, and Dolphin Journeys made that dream a reality! Dolphin pods were playing all around us, and Captain Nancy knew exactly where to go to see dolphins in their natural habitat. We saw mama dolphins and their babies swimming together, and dolphin pods just enjoying the beautiful ocean together. Listening to the dolphins communicate ... morein the water was absolutely amazing, it made me so happy! We stopped and snorkeled on different coral reefs and viewed the entire Kona coast (all within a few hours, with kids who were thoroughly entertained the entire time). The crew was extremely kind and attentive to both my 7 year old and my 4 year old daughters. It was so inspiring and a must-do while vacationing or living here on the Big Island.
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The crew and Captain Nancy were so passionate about the dolphins and their job that they made our experience fantastic. We not only encountered over 80 dolphins swimming under and around us, but they provided a healthy and delicious lunch to top it off. I highly recommend dolphin discovery because they were so nice, informative and organized. Thank you for a great experience!
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