Join us for a Manta Ray Night Snorkel, Wild Dolphin Watch, Captain Cook Snorkel, or Whale Watching Tour

Come explore the ocean with us on one of our several unique adventures. Snorkel the world famous Kealakekua Bay and snorkel with the Majestic Manta Rays.  No matter which tour you take, we are here to make your Big Island visit magical.

Join us for a Manta Ray Night Snorkel, Wild Dolphin Watch, Captain Cook Snorkel, or Whale Watching Tour

Come explore the ocean with us on one of our several unique adventures. Snorkel the world famous Kealakekua Bay and snorkel with the Majestic Manta Rays.  No matter which tour you take, we are here to make your Big Island visit magical.

Why choose us?

At Dolphin Discoveries we provide variety of ocean adventures to suit everyone.  We provide ocean tours that entertain and educate our guests about Hawaii’s marine life and history.  Let our naturalist crew guide you through fair seas, blue skies and spectacular views of the Big Island from one of our four fully outfitted rigid hull inflatable vessels on our quest to find marine life.  Along your journey you may see dolphins, whales, manta rays, and sea turtles. Every day is different, we travel to the most frequented locations for sea life.  Let us share it with you and your family!

Dolphin Discoveries is a leader in ethical dolphin treatment and dolphin education; we always put the interest and welfare of the dolphins in the forefront of everything we do.  Our charters focus on observing dolphins, manta rays, and whales, while providing high-quality snorkeling experiences at Kealakekua Bay, home of the Captain Cook Monument and Honaunau Bay (Two Step). 

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  • star rating  The crew working at Dolphin Discoveries are amazing! They were fun, kind, and super knowledgable. They were able to locate dolphins and get us all in the water in time... read more

    V4066GOcarried
    March 31, 2021

    star rating  This trip was absolutely phenomenal! Our captain was amazing/knowledgeable/friendly and took us to the most beautiful areas to snorkel and experience all the wildlife. So much fun! Would 10/10 recommend!!... read more

    I3862QVsarahr
    March 30, 2021

    star rating  I was super nervous taking my 8 year old. The company went out of their way to make it a great experience. Despite a couple hiccups, we had a... read more

    S5698FPmaryw
    March 29, 2021
  • star rating  We had an amazing experience. Our crew was wonderful. They were knowledgeable about the area and the marine life. They were very respectful of the dolphins which we greatly appreciated.... read more

    SJulianelle
    March 29, 2021

    star rating  This was our second tour with dolphin discoveries and not disappointed. Do not miss out on the manta rays. This is a must do activity while in Hawaii and Captain... read more

    Kellygator
    March 27, 2021

    star rating  This is a must do. Captain Shelley and Cat were fabulous. We had a perfect day on the water looking for whales. Captain Shelley is very knowledgeable and fun to... read more

    Kellygator
    March 27, 2021

Kona Snorkeling & Adventure Tours

Dolphin Discoveries offers unique ocean experiences that will touch your heart and live in your memory for a lifetime

Manta Ray Snorkel Hawaii

Manta Discovery Adventure

$104 Adult/$94 child

The manta ray night snorkel may be the most exciting adventure you and your family will ever experience. If you only have time for one snorkel trip while visiting Hawai’i this is the one to choose. This adventure is considered the most exciting, most memorable and best value of any of the island’s numerous snorkel trips.

Dolphin Discovery Adventure

Dolphin Discovery Adventure

$149 ADULT/$139 CHILD

This dolphin watch and snorkel combo is like no other. Enjoy viewing Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins while our naturalist guides teach you about their life cycle, habitats and behaviors.  Afterwards, we will take you to snorkel the pristine reef at Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook Monument.

Kona Snorkel Adventure

Premium Kona Snorkel Adventure

$130 ADULT/$120 CHILD

Snorkel two of Kona’s best spots on one trip! On this 4-hour adventure, not only will we take you to Kealakekua Bay, but we will also take you to snorkel Honaunau Bay! What could be better than seeing Kona’s two most sought after snorkel locations? During your adventure, your guide will provide you with cultural information relevant to the Island of Hawai’i and its history!

Captain Cook’s Afternoon Snorkel Adventure

Captain Cook’s Afternoon
Snorkel Adventure

$104 Adult/$94 child

Coming in on a cruise ship or have morning plans but still want to snorkel?  Our Afternoon Snorkel to Captain Cook’s monument is for you!  On our 3-hour tour, we will take you to the pristine Kealakekua Bay where you will see a large variety of tropical fish and get an up close view of sea caves and lava tubes along the way.  We will have you back in time for dinner!

Manta Discovery Adventure

Private Charter

Private Charter up to 12 guests – $2000.00

Join us on our exclusive and private “Holo Holo” excursion.  This excursion is built exclusively for those who want a unique experience that is customizable and goes above and beyond a standard pleasure cruise.

Captain Cook’s Afternoon Snorkel Adventure

Whale Discovery Adventure

$104 Adult/$94 child

Only offered December – April. Board one of our sleek, powerful, twin engine, rigid hull inflatable vessels to search for and observe the seasonal migration of the Humpback Whales along with some of their year-round cousins – Pilot Whales, Beaked Whales, Melon-headed Whales, and others that are regularly found along the Kona coastline. Your adventure focuses on finding these magnificent mammals and spending quality time with them.