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Dreaming of swimming with real dolphins? Well now is your chance! Swim with wild dolphins in the warm clear waters of Kona, Hawaii. The Dolphin Dreaming tour gets you snorkeling with wild dolphins. We limit this tour to 12 passengers maximum!
The most common dolphin in Hawaiian waters is the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin. They get their name from how they launch themselves out of the water into the air doing amazing spins and flips. Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are the size of an average person, females are about 5ft in length and weigh about $150.00. Male Spinner dolphins weigh about 170 lbs. Dolphins are highly evolved species capable of complex social structures, they are very intelligent and social mammals and develop intricate social bonds with each other. Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are smaller in size than many other Dolphin species and are the most likely to be seen close to Hawaii's coast lines in the mornings. Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins can be found pods of 20 to mega pods of 300 Dolphins! these Dolphins feed during the night and return to shore to rest in pods. Even though they are resting dolphins still are swimming and extremely social and interactive. They are very curious and it is a thrill to be near them in the water. Swimming with live dolphins is quite an enlightening experience.
On this cruise we will tour the gorgeous Kona Coast looking for pods of wild dolphins. Everyone on the boat will receive some instruction on how to swim with the Dolphins. When we find the pod, you will enter the water accompanied by your swim guide, to swim, snorkel and observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Your guide will also take complimentary photos of you with the Dolphin.
Hawaii Oceanic is an eco-minded company, and the Dolphin's well being is always our first priority. We are in their home and always treat them with the utmost respect.
What to Know
12 passengers max
Minimum age is 3 years old
Must have a minimum of 4 guests on tour.
Maximum weight per person 275lbs.
Special 36hr cancellation policy. no cancellations within 36hours of your tour.
Included: All Snorkeling Gear, snacks & water, educational narrative about about marine life, digital photo album and swim guide. Red Cross Certified ocean Lifeguard on board.
Address: 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740
(Keauhou Bay Small Boat Harbor Boat Ramp)
Please Bring: Towel, swimwear, Reef-safe sun screen, warm and dry clothes, hat, sun glasses (we advise croakies and a string on hat to keep from losing hat or glasses). Waterproof Cameras are welcome.
Directions From Kailua-Kona via Alii Drive:
Drive south on Alii Drive, the ocean will be on your right, until you come to the intersection of Kamehameha III Road. Turn right at this light and park in the dirt parking lot which will be on your left. You will walk to the harbor boat ramp on the other side of the bay from here.
Please observe any "No Parking Signs."
From the Kohala Coast resorts to the North:
Head south on Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Highway 19) towards Kailua-Kona.
At the intersection of Palani Road and Highway 19, the continuation of this highway becomes Highway 11, Kuakini Highway.
From this intersection, you will go through seven stop-lights.
The eighth light will be Kamehameha III Road where you will turn right.
Proceed through two stop-lights on Kamehameha III Road, always heading west towards the ocean, and turn into the dirt road on your left. You will walk to the harbor boat ramp on the other side of the bay from here.
Please observe any "No Parking Signs."
||3.5 - 4 hrs
(All times approximate and subject to change)
||Snorkeling Gear, Snacks & Beverages, Red cross certified ocean Lifeguard, Digital Photo Album.
||Towel, swimwear, Reef-safe sun screen, warm and dry clothes, hat/sunglasses. Cameras are welcome.
||Keauhou Bay Small Boat Harbor, Boat Ramp
• 12 passengers max
• Minimum Age: 3yrs+
• Maximum weight per person: 275lbs