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!

  •   Captain Heather did a great job of getting us out for our first snorkeling trip. As well as giving us great tips and advice on where to look for sea-life,... read more

    MJL1976
    2/12/2020

      This was such a fun trip! Swimming with the dolphins was amazing. Mike and Liz were excellent hosts and made the trip enjoyable!

    roadtripmama11
    1/14/2020

      We had the chance to use Dolphin Discoveries in November 2020. We went with our 3 d’auteurs: 8, 12, 15. This was one of the best experiences we did as... read more

    sboisset
    11/23/2020
  •   Have always wanted to swim with dolphins. We had 3 excellent encounters with the dolphins fun on the boat then snorkeling. Great team.

    theresamS3731LA
    12/01/2019

      Our swim was such an amazing experience with Spinner Dolphins. The day was perfect the water warm. Would do again!!

    Djefarm
    2/21/2020

      We went on the dolphin discovery tour with Kona Captain (Keith) of Dolphin Discovery company yesterday Dec 18th 2020. The boat was a retured navy seals u boat with 3... read more

    ADevaraj
    12/19/2020

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

$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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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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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

$174.99/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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