Private Charter: Wild Dolphin Swim, Whale Watch, Kealakekua Bay & Snorkeling

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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 morning four-hour, small-group private excursion takes you to sea in a Willard Navy Seals boat. We generally start with experiencing the energy and curiosity of wild spinner dolphins in their natural environment. Following the swim in waters where dolphins can often be found, we 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, the reserve is only accessible by boat (or a very long hike). After exploring the colorful reef, relax onboard with 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 sea creatures such as whales (humpbacks when in season), manta rays, and sea turtles. There is also an option to build your own tour.


  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Family friendly
  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins

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This morning 4-hour, small-group wild dolphin swim adventure departs Keahou Harbor at 8am in safe Willard Navy Seals boats. On this trip, see the dolphins energy and curiosity towards humans. Afterward, 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, look for other natural sea creatures such as whales and sea turtles.

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

8 a.m. The 1st Aid/CPR trained crew will provide detailed safety instructions, before heading south from Keauhou Harbor in search of Hawaii's famous spinner dolphins

Swim with Dolphins:
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. After finding a pod of wild dolphins, you'll be able to slowly approach them. If they feel bothered, they can be gone in a flash! Dolphins are very curious and may swim over to look at you. They are particularly drawn towards children.

Explore the Coast
10 a.m. 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. You might be able to enter a grotto, waves and weather permitting.

Kealakekua Bay
10:45 a.m. Enjoy snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay, one of the best snorkel spots in all of Hawaii with calm and clear water and fish everywhere.

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

Depart Kealakekua Bay
11:35 a.m. Head back to Keauhou Harbor

Arrive at Harbor
12 p.m. Tour ends


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

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

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.



Shoe sizes (for fins)

Clothing sizes (for wetsuits)

Can you swim unassisted? Yes or No

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

Contact phone number while in Kona (in case of last-minute cancellation due to unsafe conditions)

Children must be accompanied by an adult

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 17-Jun-2016

    Best snorkel trip ever! Dolphins, fish, coral, all mixed with a reverent appreciation for the land and people of Hawaii.