Morning Ocean Rafting Kealakekua Bay Snorkel & Dolphin Swim (from Keauhou Bay), Big Island tours & activities, fun things to do in Big Island |

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Morning Ocean Rafting Kealakekua Bay Snorkel & Dolphin Swim (from Keauhou Bay)


Swim and snorkel among wild Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins on a semi-private (six passengers) ocean rafting expedition to the Kealakekua Bay Marine Sanctuary.

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The calm and refreshing waters of Kealakekua Bay are home to a number of Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin pods, and now you can witness these agile marine mammals in their natural environment. With a maximum of six passengers, you will be sure to get one-on-one attention from your captain and crew as they instruct you on "passive swimming" and snorkeling around the dolphins. Even if you are not interested in swimming, you can come on-board as a 'Ride-A-Long" and see this amazing creatures, jump, spin and swim around the boat. It will be a morning to remember!
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 08:00 Check-in at Keahou Bay Boat Ramp
  • 08:00 Safety Briefing (15 mins)
  • Depart Keauhou Bay
    Leave the harbor in search of Hawaii's famous spinner dolphins.
  • Dolphin Swim
  • Snorkel at Kealakekua Bay
    Enjoy snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Kealakekua Bay!
  • Explore the Coast
    The Captain will point out interesting facts about the unique coastline of Hawaii. Ocean conditions permitting, you might be able to enter a sea cave!
  • 12:00 Check-out
    • Guests with exhaustion are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests with neck, back or joint problems 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 4 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Comfortable clothing
    • Clothing that can get wet
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Flip-flops
    • Towel
    • Wear swimsuit under clothing
    • Sunscreen
Requirement(s) - Others
    • You may not touch, harass or physically interact with the dolphins at anytime.
    • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Additional Note(s)
    • Although dolphins are almost always seen, there due to the unpredictable conditions of nature and the wild, you may not be able to enter the water with the dolphins. No refunds will be given should you not be able to swim with dolphins.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Complimentary parking available.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 6.
Activity provider
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What kind of boat will be used?
  • Kona Ocean Experience utilizes a Willard Marine Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) that will easily cut through the water with ease to get you quickly to your snorkeling destination.
What is the snack menu?
  • Snack Menu: Fresh Island Fruit, Hawaiian Style Potato Chips, Tropical Juice and Water.
What if I want to go on the boat ride, but not snorkel?
  • Not a problem! Simply book the "Ride-A-Long" option and you will be more than welcome on the boat.
What languages can the tour be conducted in?
  • Japanese, Korean, Spanish, German, French and Russian-speaking guides are available upon request.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(1 review)

Pick-up Not available
Duration 4 hour(s)
Availability Daily


by: Rebecca Thom
Absolutely amazing experience! Swam with so many dolphins; loved every moment. We were the only ones booked on to the boat so we literally had our own private tour! Our guide was lovely and gave us gr...more

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