check-in at 7:30AM Keauhou
Bay boat ramp
return 12:00 pm
This 4 hour adventure is focused on finding
the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins and/or the Spotted Dolphins and
spending quality time with them. You will get to swim with
the dolphins while learning about them and getting great photo
opportunities both above and below the surface. Our local knowledge and expertise in finding the
dolphins comes from nearly 20 years of experience, running dolphin swims, whalewatching, and
snorkeling tours in Kona.
Utmost respect and care is given not to disrupt their rest, nursing and breeding
behaviors. We have 98% success rate of finding the dolphins
and letting them "choose" whether to swim with us
When they do choose to swim with us, it is truly magical and
can be a life changing experience. One example is when the dolphins
are "playing the leaf game" they will often bring the
leaf over to a swimmer as if inviting them to play with them.
Dolphins and whales are intelligent,
magnificent beings and it is an honor when they offer us a glimpse
of their world.
Light lunch, fresh fruit, and drinks
We will provide snorkel gear.
Guests are asked to bring a towel, sunscreen, and cover up.
The Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii
is one of the few places in the world so accessible to watching
dolphins in the wild. Uniquely adapted to their environment, dolphins
are one of the most intelligent marine mammals. It is our hope
that the more people learn about them the more they will love
them and do what they can to protect them.
Although many species of Whales and Dolphins
live here year round, the most playful and curious are the
Nai'a, Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, (stenella longirostris). They
feed offshore during the night and return close to shore each
morning to rest and nurture their young. The pods number from
a dozen or so up to 200 or more.
our experienced guidance it is possible to find the dolphins traveling
to one of their many resting areas where they will spend the day.
This is usually the time when the dolphins are the most playful,
leaping and spinning as they go, and many incredible displays
may be witnessed and photographed. Once the dolphins reach these
rest sites they begin to settle down and spend their day in a
"sleep" state. As
it is important not to disturb their resting, we will help you
to observe and understand the dolphins' behaviors without upsetting
their natural cycles. Later in the day they begin to "wake
up" and start their journey out to the feeding grounds, this
is also a very active time to watch the dolphins.
While observing the dolphins, you will
get to participate in our on-going photo-ID research program,
which will help to establish distribution and population densities.
Swim Check in 7:30AM return
$135. p/p + tax (9.67)= $144.67
$750. private boat / 6
$1250. private boat/ 12 pax
Dolphin Discoveries is very excited to bring you a new 5 hour ocean expedition tour focusing on Kona's best snorkel sites, shoreline exploration and wildlife encounters!
Plent of time and room to relax (with up to only10 guests max), experience and enjoy all Kona's sunshine coast has to offer.
All snorkel gear, instruction and gourmet tropical lunch included in the price.
Guests should bring a towel, sunscreen, camera and a light cover-up.
Check in 7:30 - Depart 8:00AM
Price per person: $155. + tax (11.10)= $166.10
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