$
148
40
/ Adult
Overall:
Got a question? Ask Angel P
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
1 hour 40 minutes

Dolphin Swim and Snorkel

Click Book it button to:
view live availability calendar
Island:
BIG ISLAND
Includes:
Fins
Safety Briefing
Snacks & Water
Snorkeling Mask
Soft Drinks
Flotation Device
Description:
MORNING SWIM WITH WILD DOLPHINS AND SNORKEL

Have you ever experienced looking a wild spinner dolphin in the eye or watched a mother and baby play in the ocean blue? This trip has been described as "beautiful", "breathtaking", "unique", and "once in a lifetime". To see a wild dolphin in its natural environment shouldn't be missed!

Join us for our Morning Swim with Wild Dolphin Adventure, as we go looking for our resident spinner dolphins and get you geared up to swim with these magnificent animals. Enjoy them from the boat or jump in the water to see them swimming in their natural environment. We've been able to see 300 dolphins in a pod!

After the dolphin encounter, we take you snorkeling on a beautiful reef known for the colorful coral, variety of fish, and turtles. Don't miss out on the opportunity to witness a turtle getting cleaned at a turtle cleaning station (yes, like a turtle car wash). We serve fabulous food and drinks from start to end. Includes water, coke, diet coke, aloha juice, ginger ale,  fresh pastries from LAVA JAVA, pineapple, and nuts. Snorkel gear, including flotation devices are also included. 

It can take 5 minutes to an hour and a half to find our wild spinner dolphins. They are found along the shoreline where they are resting, relaxing, and playing. At night they go into deeper waters to hunt. We have a 95% success rate at finding our resident spinner dolphins. These are wild animals, and therefore we do not have a guarantee on our trips, but we have been known to travel great lengths and even extend the trip if the dolphins happen to be particularly hard to find (which rarely happens).

Bring: Towel, sunscreen, and hat. Come dressed to get in the water.
 
Need a ride?:

If you have never used Uber or Lyft, you can receive a discounted ride to your check in location & other places to visit by signing up using these links:

Lyft Promo Link (Current promo: $5 ride credit)

Uber Promo Link (Current promo: First Ride Free up to $15)
 
Rates
Per
Age
Price
Comment
Adult13+
$
148
40
Price Includes Tax
Child3-12
$
116
60
Price Includes Tax
Schedule
Days
Check in
Duration
Comment
Daily9:00 AM3 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!
Similar Things to Do
$
149
86
/ Adult
Overall:
$
121
18
/ Adult
Overall:
$
237
96
/ Person
Overall:
$
117
77
/ Adult
Overall:
Check In Location
2 Puako Beach Drive, Waimea, Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States 96743
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Custom policy
  • Cancellations made 1 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
5 reviews, 0 comments
Overall:
Was the tour accurately described on the webiste? In other words did it meet your expectations?
(5.0 of 5)
Swimming with spinner dolphins
Overall:
Rob runs his own shop- no big corporation here. He's straight out of central casting. Been around 25+ years. Knows his stuff. Took our family out and we thoroughly enjoyed the time. A great experience swimming with the dolphins. Shared a lot of knowledge with us, etc. The boat ride was a blast for my 10 and 12 year olds too. A real highlight of our trip to the Big Island.
Reply
0
0
Amazing experience!
Overall:
We loved this! A highlight of our Hawaii vacation!! We took the Dolphin swim -- and we are NOT experienced snorkelers, but the crew guided us through it (and the pool noodles helped a lot!) We snorkeled with wild dolphins -- amazing!! Then we got to see a couple whales on the ride back to the snorkeling area closer to the dock where we saw sea turtles and fish. Great food too. Our teenagers loved ... moreit and there were smaller kids (who knew how to snorkel) on the trip too. The crew is SUPER nice -- it's a great experience. Highly recommend!
Reply
0
0
Spectacular in Every Way
Overall:
First, let me say that if you are trying to choose between a whale watching excursion & swimming with dolphins, then do this dolphin excursion first. While boating to the area where the Dolphins were we saw several humpbacks & even spent about 30 minutes floating beside a sick Humpback. One of the crew got in the water to check on it to make sure it wasn't entangled & took some Go Pro footage. It ... morewasn't entangled but had whale lice so they called it in & we then left to find the Dolphins. Everyone on board had a magical experience interacting with the spinner Dolphins. The crew was very patient with me because I was nervous about being in the water because of my fear of sharks. I did get in & enjoyed hearing the dolphin sounds. The boat added a lot to the experience because you can straddle the side of it & feel the spray of the water as the boat is going. Worth EVERY PENNY!
Reply
0
0
Amazing snorkel adventure!!
Overall:
Had a blast today ! It was an amazing, fun and safe excursion. We swam with a pod of Dolphins and, saw turtles and whales. Loved the raft host and snacks. The trip was just the right length. Didn't expect to see that many Dolphins and get that close! This is a great crew as well. The better swimmer you are the closer you can get to the Dolphins. They move quickly. It was cool to swim with them and ... morehear them. The Adventure X team is really a good guide group. Mellow Hawaiian music and just the right sized boat - max 19 people so it's just the right size for this kind of excursion.
Reply
0
0
Overall:
Fantastic tour!! We took our 5 year old on the wild dolphin/ sea turtle adventure and my expectations were far exceeded.  We saw dozens of dolphins, they swam very close to the boat. We were able to get into the water with them 3 times and swim with them which was surreal and incredible! The 2nd part of the tour was snorkeling with turtles & fish at a reef and that was also wonderful. The 3 hours ... moreflew by and was worth every penny. 

The captain & crew were so welcoming and knowledgeable. The onboard drinks & snacks were great.
Reply
0
0