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Dolphin Encounter

Quick Details

What’s Included:

  • Snorkel Equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Water, Fresh Fruit, Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Shared knowledge of Kailua Kona’s Marine life and coastal landmarks.

What to Bring:

  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Reef-safe sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal necessities
  • Sense of adventure

About this Tour

On this tour, you’ll experience Hawaii’s Spinner Dolphins swimming, flipping, and playing in their year round home, the Kona Coast. We will observe the dolphins from the boat and snorkel at a nearby reef after. The Spinner Dolphins are highly respected and protected in Hawaii. It is our goal to communicate to our guests the importance of respecting the marine life, reef, and ocean environment. Observing the dolphins in their natural habitat must be done with reverence and the dolphins best interest as a priority.

Fresh Fruit and snacks are available throughout the duration of the tour. After the dolphin encounter, with time permitting, you have the option to take a relaxing cruise along the coastline or go snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay—your choice!

Whale watches available December-May.

Want to do it all? Book a combo tour to combine your Dolphin Encounter with the Manta Ray Night Snorkel ($199). 

10/10 Would Snorkel Again!

We had an awesome full day adventure. The dolphins were amazing and the snorkeling at Captain Cook was excellent. Both captains were very knowledgeable and clearly love Hawaii and the ocean.

– TripAdvisor

Johnny took us by the dolphins and was very conscientious about treating the dolphins correctly (not getting too close with the boat, how to swim when they are close, etc) - much better than many of the other tour groups in the area! Would highly recommend!

– TripAdvisor
Great Experience!

We had an amazing experience with the mantas, dolphins, and snorkeling the reef. Throughout, it was obvious that Johnny knew what he was doing and we were well cared for. I highly recommend booking with Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours.

– TripAdvisor

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