Morning Dolphin Swim and Turtle Excursion

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Join us for our Morning Swim with Wild Dolphin Adventure, see **resident spinner dolphins, and get geared up to swim with these magnificent animals.


Have you ever experienced looking a wild spinner dolphin in the eye or watched a mother and baby play in the ocean blue? This trip has been described as “beautiful”, “breathtaking”, “unique”, and “once in a lifetime”. To see a wild dolphin in its natural environment shouldn’t be missed

Enjoy them from the boat or jump in the water to see them swimming in their natural environment. We’ve been able to see 300 dolphins in a pod! Our captain teaches our guests ways we can respectfully interact with these amazing creatures without disturbing their behavior, after all, we are swimming in their home. We limit our time with dolphins, so to allow them to rest in the late morning hour when they start to go into “sleep” mode.

After the dolphin encounter, we take you snorkeling on a beautiful reef known for the colorful coral, variety of fish, and turtles. *Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness a turtle getting cleaned at a turtle cleaning station (yes, like a turtle car wash). We serve fabulous food and drinks from start to end. Includes filtered water, coke, diet coke, aloha juice, ginger ale,  local, organic, and gluten-free banana bread from UNDER THE BODHI TREE along with their delicious hummus and avocado wrap, cookies, and fresh cut pineapple. Snorkel gear, including flotation devices, are also included. 

Tour Info

  • Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM (Check in 30 minutes prior to departure)
  • What to Bring: Towel, hat, and “reef friendly sunscreen” which can be purchased on the boat. Come dressed to get in the water. We do provide snorkel gear, however, you are welcome to bring your own. Lifejackets and flotation noodles are available for children and adults. We do not provide wetsuits and prescription goggles, however, you are welcome to rent them from Snorkel Bobs in the Mauna Lani shops. (We do not think you need a wetsuit because our waters are quite warm, but always want to give an option to rent for those that would prefer).


“Considering the cost and amount of time and interaction with other activities in Kona, this was absolutely great. I went on a dolphin tour and had an incredible time. There were multiple opportunities to swim with dolphins, snorkel in coral reef, and see beautiful sights. The crew was absolutely great, explained everything well and went above and beyond making sure the group had a good experience. Could not rate this more highly…” ANDREW H TRIP ADVISOR 2014

*Weather Permitting

**We have a 95% success rate of finding the resident spinner dolphins. Whale sightings are guaranteed January-March or come again for free in the same season. No refunds.