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Swim with the Dolphins in Hawaii

Swim with the Dolphins in Hawaii

Swim with the dolphins in Hawaii in their natural environment! Swimming with the dolphins is one of the best Kona activities and is a beautiful experience you will always remember.  Learn about community, love and communication when swimming with the dolphins.  Enjoy swimming with these wonderful creatures in the warm, calm and clear blue waters of the Big Island of Hawaii. People are often changed after they swim with the dolphins in Hawaii because it is such an incredible experience.  Hawaii Discount offers a Big Island Hawaii swim with the dolphins adventure with Hawaii’s most experienced dolphin expert and guide.  You will make many wonderful memories swimming with the dolphins. 

 Dolphins love to swim with people. You should not miss an opportunity to swim with the dolphins in Hawaii.  Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are the most common dolphin to swim with.  There are about seven hundred to one thousand Spinner Dolphins that call the Big Island Hawaii water’s home.  The water along Kona is clean and provides a great home for dolphins.  They are found feeding in the offshore waters at night.  They move into the waters near shore and protected bays during the day where they rest and play.  They like shallow, sandy bottom bays to play, teach their young and sleep. While at rest dolphins will show little interest in humans.  The pod will take long deep dives together and surface for only short periods of time. When in play mode, dolphins will show an increase in their sounds and aerial behavior.  They will break into small groups and swim faster.  These traits indicate favorable conditions for dolphins to encounter humans. 

Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are the smallest dolphin in Hawaii – about the size of an adult human.  These creatures are very predictable in the areas along the coastline where they are regularly encountered.  Your guides are experienced professionals who can educate you on Hawaii’s marine life.  Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are not the only dolphins in Hawaiian waters.  Spotted Dolphins, Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins and Pilot Whales are also found here.  You may see turtles, manta rays, tropical fish and other marine life in addition to the dolphins.

The Big Island Wild Dolphin Swim begins in the morning – a most beautiful time of day in the islands.  As we head up the Kona coastline to search for the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins you will see breathtaking scenery.  View white sand beaches and beautiful turquoise water.  Feel the warm gentle sea breeze.  The location of dolphins can vary from day to day – they may be found at Makalawena, Kiholo Bay, or Hoona Bay.  The location may differ but the magic and mystique of these amazing creatures remains the same.

Once a pod has been located we stop and you can enter the water and snorkel with as many as three hundred dolphins.  Our Dolphin Adventures are fun, easy and safe.  Swim with the dolphins in their turf on their terms.  It will be their choice of if, how, when, and how long they will share an encounter with you.  Some tips to remember when swimming with these gentle yet wild creatures.   Let the dolphins approach you.  Swim gently – do not chase or pursue the dolphins.  Swim with them but respect their personal space.  Stay near the boat. Keep splashing to a minimum.  It is best to swim with your hands by your side. Respect the dolphins and be considerate.  Do not touch or feed the dolphins.  Be alert.  Dolphins may swim under you or from behind you but do not dive down with the dolphins.  Avoid sudden actions or noise that may startle the dolphins.

To ensure the best dolphin experience the tours are limited to a small number of passengers.  All ages are welcome but children must pay the adult price. 

Be sure to bring sunscreen and a towel when you swim with the dolphins.  We recommend that you wear your swimsuit under your outer wear or sarong.  If you will be going on the tour in the winter months we suggest a lycra top or spring suit but it is not essential.  A mask, snorkel, fins, water and snacks are provided.

Swimming with dolphins in Hawaii can be a spiritual experience.  Dolphins are creative, playful and unconditionally loving.  These magical creatures will awake your soul with their use of sights, sounds, movement and high frequency vibrations.   Take advantage of this amazing experience when you visit Big Island Hawaii.  Contact Hawaii Discount today to reserve your spot in this activity.  Hawaii Discount is your one stop location for all of the best things to do in Hawaii.  Hawaii Discount has fun and unique activities for Big Island Hawaii. Book your activities before you arrive in Hawaii so that you can spend your vacation enjoying the best things to do in Hawaii.

Neptune Charlies - Big Island Swimming with Wild Dolphins Tour
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Duration: 4 hours


Go swimming with dolphins in their natural environment! Come aboard the Neptune Charlies for a fun dolphin encounter off the Big Island's Kona Coast.

Ocean Encounters - Dolphins and Reef Tour
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Duration: 4 hours


Enjoy a cruise along the Big Island's Kona Coast. Once dolphins are spotted, put on a mask and snorkel, jump in and watch them up close.