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Dolphin Discoveries
Activity location: Big Island
Last updated: 2021/05/02
We are Kona’s Original Dolphin Swim! Dolphin Discoveries pioneered dolphin swim tours in the early 1990s and we have worked on writing guidelines which set the standards for a sustainable dolphin swim tours throughout the Hawaiian Islands and the rest of the Pacific. The ocean is our life and our home. Let us share it with you and your family!

Kona is known as “The Gold Coast” not for gold and treasure but for the enormous schools of Golden Tang that can be seen swimming amongst the coral reefs everywhere on the Big Island’s windward side, but are best seen while snorkeling with us!

Enjoy fair winds, blue skies and spectacular views of the Big Island from one of our four fully outfitted twin-engine, rigid hull inflatable vessels on our quest to find dolphins. Slip beneath the waves to see underwater beauty and marine life at some of Kona, Hawaii’s best snorkel spots!

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Discover the beauty of the majestic manta ray, considered to be one of the most memorable experiences to be had on the Big Island. Watch as these gentle giants glide through the water feeding on plankton which are attracted by underwater lights.


    1.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. Perfect for families, this 3 hour snorkel cruise takes you to the pristine waters of Kealakekua Bay, home to a colorful array of tropical marine life and affords you more time in the water to get comfortable and enjoy this incredible snorkel spot.


    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. Set out on a 4 hour, 2 stop snorkel cruise visiting Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau Bay, also known as Captain Cooks monument and the Place of Refuge. Enjoy pristine snorkeling conditions before watching for dolphins and whales on the cruise back.


    Sun, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat
    4.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Set out on a search for wild spinner dolphins! Kona’s first and original “Swim with Dolphins” Adventure! Spot and swim with wild dolphins on this 4 hr adventure with one of Kona’s most experienced dolphin tour company, Dolphin Discoveries!


    Sun, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat
    4.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Enjoy a two and a half hour speed boat adventure on a quick, maneuverable raft to see the Humpback whales as they come to Hawaii every winter to give birth. Join our naturalist team as they look for whales and listen to their beautiful song.


    3 hour(s) (afternoon)

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