Dolphin Encounter

Quick Details

What’s Included:

  • Snorkel, fins, and mask
  • Lunch

What to Bring:

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

About this Tour

Looking for an up-close dolphin encounter? We’ve got you covered!

On this tour, you’ll experience Hawaii’s Spinner Dolphins swimming and playing in their natural habitat. We’ll observe the dolphins from the boat, and if appropriate, we get you in the water to swim with these magnificent creatures.  After the dolphin encounter, 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 ($179). 

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  • Cancellation Policy

    We require a minimum of 48 hours notice for a full refund. Please contact us to cancel your trip.


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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