Why choose us?
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!
View 100’s of different varieties of tropical fish, dolphins, whales, manta rays and sea turtles along Kona’s Gold Coast.
Why choose us?
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 fam
It is unfortunate that we cannot control the whales and it is disappointing when we don't see them. 100% agree. However, it sounds like the Captain showed you a... read more
Dolphin Discoveries is a bit of budget outfit...check in on a public picnic table, some of the equipment while functional is a bit worn but Sydney, our captain was knowledgeable... read more
We had a private charter with Captain Erica, she was awesome and took a great interest in the six of us. She immediately learned all of our names and took... read more
Wow! Limited number of people on the boat- we were lucky enough to be the only ones! Heather was great ! She had great stories and history of the area.... read more
This was my wife's second attempt to swim with the dolphins. The first one was in another country and we saw no dolphins. Our captain Heather and her... read more
Erica was the coxswain of our Zodiac and was excellent on all matters nautical and safety. The best thing of course was that she found, with a little bit of... read more
Amazing day out with Erica and Tiana, they were a great crew!
11 May 2019
Had an amazing morning out with Captain Sidney and her all-woman crew.
2 Apr 2019
Our tour guide jimmy was excellent and our lady captain.
28 May 2019
First trip to Hawaii with my husband! AND first time snorkeling
1 Jan 2019
Amazing experience! Literally swimming with wild spinner dolphins up close.
26 Apr 2019
We saw 10 mantas from 5-15’ away away and one only inches from us.
That made the trip worthwhile!
Reviewed by WhereToNextFamily
Dec 29, 2019
There were several choices for my family of four, but glad I chose this one. The captain and the assistant were great.
Reviewed by GoPlaces611466
Dec 28, 2019
The Pied Piper of Dolphins!
Holly bologna batman they everywhere, just everywhere. That about says it all. These folks are true experts.