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  1. United States
  2. Hawaii
  3. Big Island, Hawaii
  4. Kailua-Kona

Big Island: Kealakekua Bay Morning Dolphin Swim and Snorkel

Product ID: 91359
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Experience the beauty of the Kona Coast and swim with wild dolphins and other sea creatures on a half-day snorkeling tour of Kealakekua Bay. Look for sea turtles and manta rays on the way back to Keauhou Bay.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Swim with dolphins in their natural habitat.
  • Discover the pristine beauty of the Kealakekua Bay marine reserve
  • Learn the historical and cultural background of the Kona Coast
  • Snorkel with the amazing marine life of Big Island
Full description
Climb aboard a sturdy Rigid Inflatable Boat as used by the Willard Navy Seals, and interact wild spinner dolphins in their natural environment on a morning cruise around Kealakekua Bay.

Follow the dolphins as they swim off the Kona Coast, and marvel at the sea caves of the rugged rocks. Jump into the inviting waters of the Pacific Ocean to snorkel with the marine life of the nature reserve, often named the best snorkeling spot in Hawaii. Explore a colorful reef, only accessible by boat or after a very long hike!

Then, relax on board and enjoy a tasty fruit platter along with other snacks and green tea. Hear about the history and cultural background of the region before making your way back to Keauhou Bay. Look for other sea creatures, such as manta rays, sea turtles, and humpback whales in season along the way.  
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Flotation aids
  • Fins
  • Light snacks (typically chips and tropical fruit platter, bottled water, tea, and a selection of juices on request)
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
• Dolphins are wild animals and there are days when they may choose not to swim close to people, although this is rare. Refunds are not provided in such cases and the experience overall is considered completed
• Early returns to the harbor due to seasickness or other illness may not easily be accommodated, nor will any refunds be provided in such cases
• As this is an open ocean adventure with frequent stops, it's recommended that everyone take some form of sea-sickness protection. For some people, eating fresh or pickled ginger works as well as many motion sickness prevention medications. These methods don't work once you feel sick, so it's recommended to take the sea-sickness treatment the night before you go on your tour
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Kona Ocean Experience

Product ID: 91359