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Dolphin Dreaming - Dolphin Swim provided by Hawaii Oceanic

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Dolphin Dreaming - Dolphin Swim

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Experience the bliss of swimming with dolphins—plus snorkeling at a nearby reef—on a personalized boat excursion. Skip the crowds and chaos of larger dolphin-viewing cruises and book this small-group trip that offers guidance on how to interact respectfully with the dolphins. Plus, a guide takes photos of your dolphin experience so you can focus on the moment without worrying about taking photos. 
  • Swim with wild dolphins on a small-group tour 
  • Learn about the dolphin habitat and lifecycle from your guide
  • Take home photos at no added cost
  • Spot tropical fish, sea turtles, and rays while snorkeling at a reef
Important Information
Departure Point
78-7106 Kamehameha III Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from harbor
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Swimming experience required
  • Ride along is an option
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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Lizbeth S wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
This trip was truly amazing. Imagine swimming with a pod of 200 dolphins! And the best part is your the fisrt group to see the dolphins in the morning. In addition we had 3 or 4 whale sightings( one with a calf) while enroute to locating the pod. Aali our captain and Micah our
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Date of experience: February 2020
Trail471810 wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived to Kona the night before and were up before sunrise to catch the boat. So we saw our first sunrise on Hawaii from the boat getting our fins on for swimming with dolphins. These folks turned an already special trip into an epic adventure. We swam with a large pod of
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J1603IEvictoriat wrote a review Feb 2020
Roseville, California2 contributions
It really was a dream!! The day was perfect the boat ride was awesome. We saw a couple of humpback whales on our way out. Captain Frank helped us to feel comfortable and safe. I wish we could do this every day of our trip. Would highly recommend to anyone!!!! We saw so many
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Date of experience: February 2020
Alexis wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
We had such an amazing time! Our guides Ali'i and Caleb were fantastic and very knowledgable about the island and the surrounding area. We could hear on the radio that other boats were having trouble finding a pod of dolphins that morning, however Ali'i and Caleb seemed to be
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Date of experience: December 2019
Aloha47Reno wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Our guides Ali'i and Micah made our trip fun and informational! We learned about the dolphins and we had incredible up close and personal encounters with them. Their enthusiasm was infectious. We highly recommend!
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator

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By: Hawaii Oceanic
Good experience, but a few important negative issues
PROS: - The captain and guide were pleasant and informative - Got a great view of the mantas and the tour lasted th
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We were on a small boat with 11 people in total. Small no frills operation. But, the most amazing experience due in
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Amazing Experience!
My best friend and I had a *fantastic* trip; the mantas were incredibly active and we saw tons of activity! Only re
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I randomly selected Hawaii Oceanic based on a recommendation from the Love Big Island website, and I was very pleas
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Night Snorkel with mantas!!!!
First of, let me say the crew we had for the night was awesome! Micah and Chad were very nice. While this was not
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Sunset Manta Magic Tour
If you like getting in the water and viewing the underwater marine life, you have to try this!! It's about 1.5 hour
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Wonderful family experience
We choose to book a private tour which was well worth it. We were able to pick what we wanted to experience and th
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Manta Rays were good but this outfit was not very professional!
We booked this tour in January and when we are arrived checked out their meeting place. Their office door had a sig
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SO cool!
Took the teens to go see some manta rays. Super friendly crew and Micah was fantastic with information and helpful
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Amazing and surreal
My bf and I did this tour. It was surreal and complimentary photos! Aaron was super friendly, knowledgeable and ene
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Da best!
OMG! Was the best thng I mightve ever done! Ive lived here for 5 or 6 years or so, and alwalys get to see dolphins
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Better than expected Manta viewing!
Took my family on the Manta Magic trip with Hawaii Oceanic Feb 17 2020. Try to arrive a bit early. We had a bit of
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manta magic
these guys were awesome , especially mica. she knew exactly what she was doing as was very reassuring. barely 30 s
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The reviews are right! & Reality Check
First of all, everything you’re reading here is right, this trip was absolutely amazing for us and I scored lots of
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Evening Manta Ray snorkel with Manta Magic (tours marketed w/ Hawaii Oceanic)
The best part of this trip was the sunset- we watched from the PIER as we waited for the tour crew & boat to arrive
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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