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Captain Cook’s (Kealakekua Bay) Afternoon Snorkel provided by Dolphin Discoveries

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Captain Cook’s (Kealakekua Bay) Afternoon Snorkel

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Departure Point
78 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Sightseeing along coast of sea caves & lava tubes
  • Historical narration of Captain Cook's fate at Kealakekua Bay
  • Snacks,beverages and bottled water
  • Flotation Aids
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Please bring a towel, reef friendly sunscreen and cover up.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged under 6
  • not recommended for adults over 75
  • Must be comfortable swimming in the ocean.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Electronic Waiver required to be signed prior to tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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MJL1976 wrote a review Feb 2020
De Pere, Wisconsin6 contributions
Captain Heather did a great job of getting us out for our first snorkeling trip. As well as giving us great tips and advice on where to look for sea-life, she is a great steward of the environment as well, making sure that we knew the importance of what not to touch all the way
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Captain Cook’s (Kealakekua Bay) Afternoon Snorkel
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Aloha MJL! Your review is music to our ears and such great confirmation that we are doing our best, so mahalo for your very kind words! Also, a huge mahalo to you guys for choosing Dolphin Discoveries for your first snorkeling adventure! We're glad that you had a great time and are looking forward to your next visit! Check us out on Facebook, give us a "like," and if you took any photos, please tag us! You can find and/or tag us @DolphinDiscoveriesHI ! See you next time! A hui hou!
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Akos K wrote a review Jan 2020
Budapest, Hungary51 contributions27 helpful votes
We did the Afternoon Snorkel with Cpt John and his crew Janie. They made everything possible for us to enjoy the tour and the snorkel. Booking was easy and the phone operators are also very friendly and helpful. The reef at Captain Cook's is fantastic. It is worth visiting. The
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Captain Cook’s (Kealakekua Bay) Afternoon Snorkel
Responded 3 Jan 2020
Aloha Akos! Mahalo for your review of our Captain Cook’s Afternoon Snorkel Adventure, we’re glad to hear you had a great time! As for the other brick and mortar tour companies, while they may be at a cheaper price point and have a restroom in their office, they also hold over 50 people on board. We hold 12 max. We’d love to have our own little shop, but what you see is what you get at the moment. Mahalo for your feedback! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!
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C. Hern wrote a review Nov 2019
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It was the best first snorkeling tour. Tour guide Erica was knowledgeable and kind and kept a close eye on us the whole time . We had a small group of 5 on a fun small boat. I couldn’t have asked for a better trip.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Captain Cook’s (Kealakekua Bay) Afternoon Snorkel
Responded 9 Nov 2019
Hau’oli la hanau (happy birthday) Ladyfire! Mahalo for choosing Dolphin Discoveries to celebrate your birthday vacation with you! And Mahalo nui loa for taking the time to write about it! I hope you were able to snap some fun pictures while on board and in the water, we would love to see and share them! Hop on over to our Facebook or Instagram @DolphinDiscoveriesHi, and tag your pictures! We hope the rest of your birthday vacation was magical! Aloha!
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David Francisco wrote a review Jun 2019
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3 of my children ages 18, 16 and 10 went on the afternoon snorkel to captain cook's monument. Captain Keith was great and my kids and I had a great time. We even swam with some Spinner dolphins who showed up in the Bay. It was the highlight of our trip!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from konadolphins, Public Relations Manager at Captain Cook’s (Kealakekua Bay) Afternoon Snorkel
Responded 27 Jun 2019
Mahalo David for taking the time to give a major shout out to Captain Keith! So stoked to hear you got some bonus dolphin action in on your trip! Please come back and see us! We'll be looking forward to hosting you and your o'hana next time! Aloha!
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Pierre Butheau wrote a review Jun 2019
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We were 5 including two teenagers and took the afternoon tour. Captain Erika was professional, nice, funny and knowledgable. We were only 6 passengers total with another gentlemen and the size of our groups and the boat made this experience even more enjoyable and intimate. Way
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from konadolphins, Public Relations Manager at Captain Cook’s (Kealakekua Bay) Afternoon Snorkel
Responded 22 Jun 2019
Mahalo nui for your review! Not only do we love to hear about you and your family's amazing time with us, but we are so grateful to know that we were able to help create memories (hopefully) for a lifetime! The afternoon snorkel is one of our favorite trips to run! There is something more laid back and peaceful about it, so we're glad you got to experience that with us! Our island is very special to us, so thank you for allowing us to share that with you and your o'hana! Aloha & a hui hou (until next time)!
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By: Dolphin Discoveries
464patriciae
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A very disappointing tour.
We arrived well in advance of the departure time. There was very little parking so my husband parked a distance awa
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WVaBob
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Swim with Dolphins and snorkel at Captain Cook Monument
We went out early morning with two other couples and Captain Keith in a small, well-powered Zodiac. On this partic
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705aj
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Incredible Day!
It took a while to find the whales but until we did the boat ride was awesome. The views of the Island were beautif
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Q9381OHjohnr
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Morning dolphin swim
This was our second time with this company for this swim and it was still a great time. Amazing to be able to swim
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Glenda B
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Awesome Snorkel to see the Dolphins
My husband and I made our first attempt at this excursion on day 4 of our vacation after taking a $25 taxi ride fro
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Peter H
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Great intimate outing with friendly crew - and more than we had asked for!
This was a small size, more intimate outing. There were 8 of us plus Jennifer (crew) and Captain John. Dolphin Disc
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KateRHolland
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Surreal and amazing swim with dolphins
Our crew diligently searched for dolphins close to our departure location but the day of our excursion, we had to t
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NirajZ1
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Would not recommend for children <12. Awful owner.
We took this excursion at $145/person for our 2 children and us (8 and 9, good swimmers). Let me begin by saying w
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922catos
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Swimming with the Fishes
This was a family trip with my spouse, daughter, and mother-in-law. The point of departure was easy to find and too
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HanspeterK65
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Dolphins and Whales
After a quick search, we found dolphins, but snorkeling with them was more of a disappointment as they were only vi
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bf767
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Great Dolphin Day In Hawaii
Shelly checked is in right on schedule at 7:30. Then she turned us over to Mike and we were off. He found an amazin
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MindyMidwest
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Fun tour
A fun ride on a bouncy Zodiac. The crew was friendly, helpful, and informative. No whales showed up; not their faul
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pconriquez
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Snorkel, boat adventure
The most amazing trip ever and so much more than I expected! Captain Alan was out of this world! We were the only o
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Allison D
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Bucket List Day with Friends
Good friends had 'swimming with dolphins' on their Bucket List. We come to Kona every year, but had not been on a
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Carobearvan
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Manta Ray Snorkling
Great experience! We had one big Manta named Amanda doing summersaults underneath us. Greg was awesome, had a blast
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  • Dolphin Discoveries
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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