Join us for a wild dolphin swim, reef snorkel, manta snorkel or whale watching tour

Come explore the ocean with us on one of our unique adventures.  We are here to make your Big Island visit magical.

Join us for a wild dolphin swim, reef snorkel, manta snorkel or whale watching tour

Come explore the ocean with us on one of our unique adventures.  We are here to make your Big Island visit magical.

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

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OUR 5TH YEAR IN A ROW FOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE WITH TRIP ADVISOR!

  •   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

    Dreamer61260776397
    12/21/2019

      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

    david f
    1/28/2020

      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

    mitoaks
    12/08/2019
  •   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

    pamelah890
    1/04/2020

      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

    larryr54
    2/10/2020

      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

    royb247
    12/12/2019

Kona Snorkeling & Adventure Tours

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

Dolphin Discovery Adventure

Dolphin Discovery Adventure

$139 ADULT/$129 CHILD

Swim with Wild Dolphins. We are Kona’s first and original “Swim with Dolphins” Adventure the whole family will enjoy and talk about for years to come. Including getting some great photo opportunities both above and below the surface.

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Kona Snorkel Adventure

Premium Kona Snorkel Adventure

$125 adult/$115 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!

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Captain Cook’s Morning Snorkel Adventure

Captain Cook’s Morning
Snorkel Adventure

$99 Adult/$89 child

Snorkel the beautiful and most popular spot in all of Hawai’i. Our Captain Cook morning snorkel at Kealakekua Bay is perfect for those who may want to sleep in a little.  Join us on this 3-hour snorkel adventure and see what Kealakekua Bay is all about!  As we make our way, you’ll get an up close look at the sea caves and lava tubes along the Kona Coast.  

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Captain Cook’s Afternoon Snorkel Adventure

Captain Cook’s Afternoon
Snorkel Adventure

$99 Adult/$89 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!

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Manta Ray Snorkel Hawaii

Manta Discovery Adventure

$99 Adult/$89 child

This nighttime snorkel adventure 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.

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Whale Discovery Adventure

Whale Discovery Adventure

$89 Adult/$79 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.

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Manta Discovery Adventure

Private Charter

$149.00/PP (Min of 4 passengers)

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.

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