Morning Deluxe Dolphin Swim & Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This dolphin swim excursion takes you to sea in a super safe Willard Navy Seals boats to swim in areas known for wild spinner dolphins, to experience their energy and curiosity in interactions with humans. Following the dolphin swim, you will travel south to explore the sea caves along the Kona Coast, and go snorkeling in the calm waters of Kealakekua Bay Reserve, often called the best snorkeling spot in Hawaii, and only accessible by boat (or a very long hike). After exploring the colorful reef, you can relax aboard to enjoy snacks and green tea, while learning about the historic and cultural background of this region. On your way back to Keauhou Bay, you may see other natural sea creatures such as whales (Humpbacks, in season), manta rays and sea turtles.
On the rare occasion you don't see any Dolphin, you can join with us again for free on the next available scheduled tour (pending space availability).


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly

Know More about this tour

This excursion is offered as a morning 4-hour adventure and as condensed express 2.5-hour afternoon adventure, as well as ride-along options without snorkeling. Go out in the super safe Willard Navy Seals boats to swim in the area known for wild spinner dolphins. Experience their energy and curiosity towards humans. Following, you will enjoy a quiet and relaxing snorkel in the Kealakekua reserve, often called the best snorkeling spot in all Hawaii, and only accessible by boat (or a very long hike). In season, we will also look for other natural sea creatures such as whales and sea turtles.

Because this local operator limits their customers to six per boat, they have plenty of room, plenty of individual attention, and plenty of time to ensure that they can get to everything and still have time to relax. These tours have something for the entire family, and guaranteed to leave you longing to come back!


8 am 100% 1st Aid/CPR Trained Crew with Certified Safety Professionals will provide detailed safety instructions. (afternoon tour briefing 12:15 pm)

8:15 am Depart Keauhou Harbor, headed north in search of Hawaii's famous spinner dolphins. (afternoon tour departs 12:30 pm)

Swim with Dolphins:

8:30 am - 10 am Once we find a pod of friendly dolphins, we take a very cautious and respectful approach. If they feel bothered, they can be gone in a flash! Dolphins are very curious and may swim over to look at us. They are particularly drawn towards children.

Explore the Coast
10 am Head south along the Kona Coast to explore sea caves en route to Kealakekua Bay. The Captain or guide will point out interesting facts about the unique coastline of Hawaii. Waves permitting, you might be able to enter a grotto...

Kealakekua Bay
10:45 am Enjoy snorkeling in what is usually considered the BEST snorkel spot in all of Hawaii. Calm everywhere...crystal clear water.

Snack Time
11:15 am Re-board boat, enjoy fresh fruit platter and snacks while learning some Hawaiian history and culture.

Depart Kealakekua Bay
11:35 am Head back north to Keauhou Harbor

Arrive at Harbor
12 pm Tour ends (afternoon tour ends 3:00 pm)


Use of Snorkelling equipment

Light refreshments/beverages


All taxes, fees and handling charges


Hotel pickup and drop-off


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Upon booking, please provide the following information in the special requirements field for each passenger. This information is required in order to confirm any bookings

All traveler names and ages

Shoe sizes (for fins), clothing sizes (for wetsuits)

Can you swim unassisted? Yes or No

Hotel Accommodations (hotel pick-up is not included, for informational purposes only)

In Destination contact # (in case of last-minute cancellation due to unsafe conditions)

A maximum of 12 people per booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Oct-2019

    There are many choices for swimming with the dolphins, but we definitely picked the right tour. We were on a small boat with 6 passengers plus Bambi, the driver and tour leader. Bambi found the dolphins quickly and taught us specifically how to interact with them. We jumped in the water a few times to join the dolphins. Swimming with a pod of dolphins is an unforgettable experience. The smaller boat is the way to go. Also, Bambi had many legendary Hawaiian stories to share with us. Her love of the land and the ocean was very much appreciated

  • 08-Jul-2019

    We loved this intimate and educational tour. Our captain was knowledgeable about the habitat, culture and history of the land and sea. We really appreciated the smaller group and her dedication to a healthy sustainable environment for the animals.

  • 16-Feb-2017

    The kids had an amazing time and Randy and Sharon were also wonderful. Seeing the dolphins and fish was great.

  • 22-May-2016

    We did find dolphins and swam with them in about 20 foot of water. I got great go pro footage with some dolphins 6 feet away. The snorkel near Captains cook was the best I've seen and we travel a lot. This trip is not for kids though. Deep water and a lot of boats around. The reef although beautiful had a lot of sharp objects and the surf could push a kid into it.

  • 01-May-2016

    The word is out and just too crowded.