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Dolphin Swim and Snorkel - Kamanu Charters

Starting at: $101.90

Weather permitting, you will head north looking for dolphins and get in the water for a once in a lifetime encounter. This is nothing like seeing them in captivity. You will be able to see them up close and personal in their own surroundings. Then, enjoy snacks and beverages.
Operates: Daily at 9:00am. Check in at 8:30am at the Kamanu Charters office, right behind the fuel pump.
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Departure Point: Honokohau Marina, Slip 26, 2.5 miles North of Kailua town.
Duration: 3.5 hours.
Equipment: 36 foot custom Kurt Hughes sailing catamaran.
Capacity: 24 guests.
Menu
Snacks and complimentary drinks.
Beverages
Juice and sodas. Beer and wine available for $3.00 each.

Inclusions: Snacks, drinks and all equipment is provided, including flotation devices for beginners, and prescription masks.
Exclusions: Beer and wine available for purchase at $3.00 each.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Serves Alcohol: There is alcohol included or available for purchase with this activity.
What to Bring: It is recommended that you bring a camera with you. We suggest bringing your camera in a ziplock bag in case you need to protect it from the elements. We recommend that everyone in your group brings sunglasses. We recommend that everyone in your group brings swimwear, sun protection, towel and a small bag to keep your things organized.
Restrictions: Children whose age is less than five years old are not permitted on this activity. There is the possibility of motion sickness on this activity.
Departure times are subject to change.
This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour 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: Kamanu Charter Tours 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 the short distance to the departure point. This Big Island snorkel tour can be arranged for the Wednesday of your cruise ship schedule when you are in Kona. Please book well in advance for this tour.

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Dolphin Swim and Snorkel - Kamanu Charters

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Departure times are subject to change.
This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour 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: Kamanu Charter Tours 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 the short distance to the departure point. This Big Island snorkel tour can be arranged for the Wednesday of your cruise ship schedule when you are in Kona. Please book well in advance for this tour.


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There have been 6 reviews written about the Dolphin Swim and Snorkel with Kamanu Charters Inc..

Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5

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David Spruzen
The boat trip we booked was not possible due to an engine problem. We switched to another trip with the same company but (effectively) covered the same options. It was a really good trip. The dolphin sightings were amazing and we had some good snorkelling also. Our hosts were friendly and fun. I would definitely go back to them. My daughter had a wonderful birthday trip



Aymeric MOREAU
John was an exceptional guide, for a hillbilly (private joke with John), passionate and really paying attention to details to make sure the guests are happy at any minute during the tour. to john: is there a Costco at the visitor center of the volcano? (private joke again with John)



Rebecca Fullington
First of all: it was awesome. We went from the Marina to a bay that I have been looking at all vacation, that I didn't know that Dolphins congregated. And so many Dolphins! Unfortunately I got sea sick, but the staff was very understanding. (I was the only one that did. I have very serve Motion sickness. And didn't take any thing for it. So silly me!) after that we went to another bay and went reef snorkeling. It was so pretty! I had recovered by that point and was able to enjoy myself throughly. Then snacks because that much swimming made us hungry! My only tip (with thankfully we did) have this be your only activity of the day, if your not used to swimming in the ocean. Both of us who went were wiped out for the rest of the day. (In a great kind of way, but still)



Julianne Briggs
We had a great time on our dolphin swim and snorkel with Kamanu Charters! Captain Chandler and Landon got us right up to the dolphins. I didn't personally go in the water, but my kids and other family did and had a wonderful experience swimming with them. We then went to a lovely snorkeling spot. The boat is small so the crew can be responsive to everyone's needs. I would highly recommend!


Anne Alftine
The swim w the dolphin tour was less than perfect. We had 2 new guides being trained by the owner of the boat the owner was knowledgeable and fine but the two new guides we're egotistical blaming the people on the tour that they weren't ready when we missed the dolphins. More like he drove the boat too close and they moved on. We did get to see them but it wasn't the experience I was hoping for. The other guide got easily frustrated with simple requests from the participants for masks and fins. After dolphins we went to an amazing spot for snorkeling. The boat was comfortable catamaran but it motored to the locations and didn't sail as the Tom's Barefoot guide said they would. All in all an ok time b/c we were in Hawaii and hard to complain w that!The swim w the dolphin tour was less than perfect. We had 2 new guides being trained by the owner of the boat the owner was knowledgeable and fine but the two new guides we're egotistical blaming the people on the tour that they weren't ready when we missed the dolphins. More like he drove the boat too close and they moved on. We did get to see them but it wasn't the experience I was hoping for. The other guide got easily frustrated with simple requests from the participants for masks and fins. After dolphins we went to an amazing spot for snorkeling. The boat was comfortable catamaran but it motored to the locations and didn't sail as the Tom's Barefoot guide said they would. All in all an ok time b/c we were in Hawaii and hard to complain w that!



Audra Knieper
Marsee from Tom Barefoot helped us schedule some things to do while on our vacation. This was a wonderful thing for my family of 7. Thank you all!!



Sarah Airhart
This was an amazing experience! The charter found the perfect spot with multiple dolphin pods! We got to swim right next to the dolphins! It was unbelievable!! The dolphins even gave us a show after we got back in the boat!
The crew was amazing! They knew all about the big island and had a bunch of suggestions for beaches and snorkeling we got to enjoy the rest of our trip!
I would highly recommend this charter and the dolphin experience!!



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