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Dolphin Discoveries

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Kaleiopapa Street, Keauhou Bay, Boat Launch Ramp, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-322-8000
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Excellent trip. Very friendly staff. The captain and the crew assistant were very kind to us. We... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
mcubells
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Barcelona, Spain
Amazing experience and eco friendly

I try to be ecologically sensitive, but I always feel like I'm getting something less than in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Diana C
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Dolphin Discoveries offers unique ocean experiences that will touch your heart and live in your memory for a lifetime!
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kaleiopapa Street, Keauhou Bay, Boat Launch Ramp, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-322-8000

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent trip. Very friendly staff. The captain and the crew assistant were very kind to us. We did not find dolphins but we did find pilot whales in deep waters. We swam with them for a while. Then we went snorkeling into a famous reef...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I try to be ecologically sensitive, but I always feel like I'm getting something less than in the "good old days." Dolphin discoveries was the best of both worlds... sustainable tourism that delivered a once in a lifetime experience. We took the six person boat...More

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the morning snorkel trip. The meet up is at the boat ramp next to the Sheraton hotel. Dolphin Discoveries had 2 different trips going out around the same time, so when you check in they assign you to your boat for the correct...More

Thank Miramar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Elayne was awesome. We had a fantastic time. The snorkelling was amazing as well as the knowledge of our guide. Would definitely recommend to friends. Thank you, Hugs!!!!

Thank audball67
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a first time experience for us and Captain Nick and Amanda did a great job! Nick was very good explaining about the dolphins and the overall process. The dolphins were moving fairly quickly but Nick was able to get out in front several...More

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Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great adventure in many ways! A great way to view dolphins in their natural habitat, up close and personal! Don't expect them to swim over and play with you but very fun to be in the water with them. Captain Mike was fantastic guide,...More

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Thank Joe L
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my best lifetime experiences ever. We swam with tons and tons of dolphins, from a couple up to around 20 at a time! The dolphins just came coming back circling around us so many times, and we were so close to them we...More

Thank Cheyanne_ChS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had the time of our lives on this adventure! Captain Elayne and Tiana were amazing. We were able to get up close to the dolphins which was a highlight of our entire vacation. Finishing the day with some beautiful snorkeling and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the dolphin swim with our 7 and 8 year old kids. Nick and Amanda were fantastic. A little over zealous but we were safe, had tons of fun, did several swims with dolphins, then loved Captain Cook snorkeling. Loved their respect, knowledge and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My (now) husband and I had done this tour in August, loved it so much, that we decided to do it again with our family members when they were all out here in Hawaii for our wedding :) Erica remembered us, and both Erica and...More

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A_NIELSEN_987
28 July 2017|
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Response from Rob G | Reviewed this property |
definitely! there were a few other companies on the water at the same time as us as we were in the water with the dolphins just as often if not more! not sure how they guarantee a more personalised service with wild animals... More
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A_NIELSEN_987
16 July 2017|
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Response from stik6 | Reviewed this property |
We were very conscious of that and we found that their treatment was outstanding. First off the dolphins are born there...the staff is great and very caring. If the dolphins don't feel like participating they aren't forced... More
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lauramarkoreilly
2 September 2016|
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Response from MicheleMTomM | Reviewed this property |
We don't think they meet cruise ships. If you can plan ahead, make a reservation. But, they depart at a harbor located 20 min. below Kona Kailua. They depart about 8:30 am. But, please check with company.
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