Dolphin Swim - Sunlight On Water- and Activities

Dolphin Swim - Sunlight On Water

Tour Highlights:
  • Take a morning swim with wild dolphins off the coast of Kona.
  • (one of the first boats to pioneer this exciting activity).
  • Start the day with a Hawaiian ceremony to honor the dolphins & ask for their permission to swim with them.
  • Learn the proper protocol to enter the water with the dolphins.
  • 37' USCG certified vessel custom built for snorkeling
  • Restroom, padded seating, 2 ladders for entry, fresh water shower.
  • Departs from Honokohau Harbor
  • 4 hours
  • Capacity of 25 passengers.
  • Fresh fruit, muffins, coffee.
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Your experience will start with a Hawaiian ceremony to greet the day, then begin your adventure of a morning swim with the dolphins! They love to ride the bow wake of the boat. Seeing them from the boat is one thing but getting to swim with them is almost an indescribable event. After receiving instructions on the proper protocols for entering into the dolphins' world and receiving some insider tips on how to get the most out of your dolphin swim, the moment comes when quietly and gently you ease into the water with these incredible beings and join the dolphin pod. It's a safe and rewarding experience for the entire family. Guests should know how to swim and have a willing spirit. During the winter, there's a good chance you'll see humpback whales on the way to be with the dolphins. Other interesting sea life has been known to pay a visit as well, such as spotted dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, whale sharks, pilot whales, manta rays, eagle rays and sea turtles.
Operates: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 8am to 12pm
Departure Point: Honokohau Harbor, Slip G18 at 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua Kona 96740
Duration: 4 hours.
Equipment: Uhane Nui O Naia (Great Spirit of the Dolphin) - 37 foot USCG certified vessel, custom built for snorkeling and featuring a restroom, shower, a very stable, smooth ride and quiet engines, comfortable padded seating and 2 ladders for easy access.
Capacity: 25 passengers.
Fresh fruit, muffins and dry snacks.
Hot coffee, sodas and water.

Inclusions: Snacks, beverages, all snorkel gear, instruction and flotation devices, if needed. There is a world class videographer on board most days to capture your experience on the boat and in the ocean. 10 to 15 Photos of your trip are included also.
Exclusions: A video of your tour may be available for purchase. Towel, sunscreen, bag to hold personal items.
Restrictions: Guest must be 4 years or older to participate. Please make us aware of any health issues you may have, especially asthma, respiratory difficulties or heart issues. If you use an inhaler, you must bring it with you and let the captain and crew know where it is before going into the ocean. Bring a towel, hat and sun protection. Any valuables brought on are at your own risk. Cancellation Policy: This tour has a 48hr (up to 4), 72 hour (5 to 10), and 7 days (over 10). This means that once you're within 48hrs, 72hrs, or 7 days respectively, of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.
Pride of America Cruise Ship: Sunlight on Water Dolphin Swims do not pick up at the Cruise Ship Dock. You can arrange for a taxi to pick you up at the cruise dock and take you to the departure point. This Big Island Dolphin Swim can be arranged for the Wednesday of your cruise ship schedule when you are in Kona. Please book well in advance for this tour.

There have been 3 reviews written about the Dolphin Swim with Sunlight On Water.

Average Product Rating: 4.3 / 5

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Chris Honish
Lori suggested this tour for my wife and I. We were out on June 25,2013 for a gorgeous morning in Kailua bay with a lot of active dolphins. The boat and crew were great. Outstanding service, and just an incredible experience of being in the water with a lot of spinner dolphins. I was expecting to have a chance to be in the water as they swam past, then having to catch up and be dropped in the water again. Instead we were in the water with dolphins in the area with only a few boat position adjustments. The dolphins were incredible with slow passes to look us over and groups playing nearby as if we weren't even there. I have been on several snorkel cruises prior to this, and this was so much more incredible than just snorkeling over a reef to see fish! The crew was taking photos that are then posted to Facebook for the passengers. I.E. - Stunning photos of the people and the dolphins without some sales pitch to purchase a photo package. This could not have been better from start to finish.

Anna Borst
We had a wonderful time on our swimming with the Dolphins tour. The staff was fantastic especially with my 11 year old daughter who was so thrilled to be so close to the Dolphins. We even saw a rare pig me sperm whale. And they had lots of snacks too. Would definitely book with them again, best tour company out there, highlight of our big island trip!

colleen cutayne
Started out fine but my husband got sick and instead of heading back they went on a wild goose chase for a whale. There were too many people on the boat so by the time everyone got in the dolphins had swam away. I enjoyed being on the boat and seeing them swim and jump from the boat but the actual swimming with them was frenetic for us and the dolphins. I swam with them off the shore by the Royal Kona and that was free and relaxed and seemed more natural without a bunch of other people chasing them down. The staff were nice but I didn't feel any empathy towards my husband.

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