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Hawaii Oceanic - Dolphin Dreaming Wild Dolphin Tour

This Big Island Snorkel Tour is currently unavailable for booking on our site. Please visit our Big Island snorkeling tours page for other available tours.

Swim with dolphins in this dreamy, small-group snorkel experience off the Big Island's Kona Coast. Departing from Keauhou Bay, we'll head along the reef in search of Hawaiian spinner dolphins. Then we’ll do 1-3 “snorkel drops” which allows you to get into the water to snorkel over the island's pristine reefs in the dolphins' natural habitat.

We enter the water at least 50 yards away from the dolphins to ensure that the boat doesn't get too close to them or bother them. When the dolphins are nearby, we simply float in the water and enjoy their presence. While they often approach us with playfulness and curiosity, we avoid chasing them or reaching out to touch the dolphins.

Tour Highlights:

  • Snorkel cruise along the Big Island's Kona Coast
  • Plenty of great photo opportunities

Tour Inclusions:

  • Snorkel gear (snorkel, mask and fins)
  • Hawaiian juices and water
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Special Instructions
Where and When:
Tour time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Check in at 7:30 am at Keauhou Bay Small Boat Harbor. 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St.
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
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Driving Directions:

FROM KAILUA KONA VIA ALII DRIVE
Drive south on Alii Drive, 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 as indicated by map below. Please observe any No Parking Signs.

FROM KAILUA KONA VIA HIGHWAY 11 (KUAKINI)
Drive south on Highway 11, from the intersection of Palani Road and Highway 11, until you reach the eighth stop light at Kamehameha III Road where you will turn right. Continue through two stop lights always heading west towards the ocean on Kamehameha III Rd. until you see a dirt road on your left which will take you to a dirt parking lot. If you pass the lot, you will reach a dead end, so you will need to turn around. Follow the detailed map below to walk to the harbor. Please observe any No Parking Signs.

FROM KOHALA COAST RESORTS
Head south on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, (Highway 19), towards Kailua Kona. At the intersection of Palani Rd. 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 Kam. Rd., always heading west towards the ocean, and turn into the dirt road on your left as indicated by the map below. You will walk to the harbor from here. Please observe any No Parking Signs.
Requirements:
Restrictions:
The minimum age to participate is 3 years. Children 3 and older are welcome on the tour if they can comfortably swim 25 yards in the ocean. Every person on the boat needs a ticket, regardless of age or size because the boat is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard for 12 passengers, and this limit can't be exceeded.
Special Notes:
Operation Days:
Daily
Duration:
3.5 hours
Vendor:
Hawaii Oceanic
Island:
Big Island
Capacity:
12 passenger maximum (4 person minimum for tour to go out)
Equipment:
Hawaii Oceanic's 27-foot Force Marine Boat, Pueo Kai 2 (Ocean Owl), features a full cabin and some shade. The U.S. Coast Guard certified boat was designed for Hawaiian waters and was built in Hawaii. This tour takes only small groups up to 12 people so that your trip is comfortable and personable.
   
   
   
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