Discover Big Island dolphins while you snorkel in the famed Kealakekua Bay! Enjoy epic coral gardens and passive-swimming with the resident dolphin pods.
The Big Island's Kona Coast is one of the best areas on the Big Island to get an up-close view of dolphins in the wild. Your guides will usher you away to secret spots where it is highly likely to find these beautiful creatures. If conditions permit, you will be able to observe the dolphins in the water, but it is very important not to disturb them mid-rest, and your guides will assist you in the proper viewing etiquette without upsetting their natural cycles. Guests may get to swim with the dolphins depending on where they are, and what they are doing during the tour's duration.
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Price & Options
Guests should have some snorkel/swimming experience and be comfortable in the ocean.
Guests must be able to speak, read & understand English well enough to sign a waiver and comprehend safety instructions.
Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Dolphin sightings are not guaranteed.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
All participants who go in the water must wear a flotation device.
You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 12.
You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 24.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you required to wear a life jacket?
No, but they are on board in case of an emergency.
Do I need to be able to swim to participate?
Yes, you will be dropped into the water with dolphins so you do need to be able to swim.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
We recommend booking at least a few days in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
Is there a safe place to store my belongings while on tour?
Yes, there is dry storage on the boat
Can I swim with dolphins on this tour?
Yes, you will get to be in the water as the dolphins swim by you.
What kind of boats will be used?
All the six to twelve passenger RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) that offer high-speed rides as well as comfort and fun!
Will we see whales?
Every year Humpback Whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii, and although not guaranteed, they are often seen between the months of December and April.
What kinds of snacks are served on the boat?
The menu includes an array of tropical fruit, cheeses, and crackers.
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 18:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.