Dolphin Encounter - Kona Sea Sports - Hawaii

One of the most exhilarating excursions a visitor to Kona can experience is a snorkeling encounter with dolphins. These dolphin encounters are designed to place you in the water in the vicinity of a pod of spinner dolphins to observe them in their natural habitat. Travel north along the Kona Coast until you come upon a pod of dolphins. After a period of observation to see the behaviors that the dolphins exhibit, if it looks good for a swim, you will gear up and slip into the water. During the months of December - April, it is not uncommon to observe humpback whales and their calves. The permanent resident mammals along the Kona Coast include pilot whales, false killer whales, pigmy false killer whales, beaked whales, spotted dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. Mellonhead whales, sperm whales and whale sharks are occasionally spotted.
Operates: Daily at 8:00am.
Departure Point: Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Slip I-21.
Duration: 4 - 5 hours.
Equipment: Shogun - Cabo 35 Flybridge, featuring a comfortable bridge and cockpit seating, a large cockpit with fighting chair, air conditioned salon, full galley, marine head, 2 staterooms, autopilot, GPS, fish finder and radar.
Capacity: There is a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 guests per shared charter.


Menu:
Fruit, pastries and a deli lunch.

Beverages:
Water and soft drinks.

Inclusions: Snack, beverages, lunch and snorkel gear.
Exclusions: Rates do not include tips for the crew. While tipping is not required, it is truly appreciated.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
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.
Restrictions: Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within forty-eight hours of the scheduled check in time.
This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker. We have a 14 day cancellation policy for private charters. There is a $100 fee for cancellations made within 3 - 13 days of your tour. We have a 48 hour cancellation policy on shared charters. No charter refund is made in the event that we are unable to locate dolphins or whales. We have about a 95% success rate. Swimming near, with or having a close encounter with dolphins is entirely of the dolphins' choosing. We do not chase, harass, feed, entice with food, or in any other way attempt to alter their normal behavior. Bring a hat, sunscreen, towel and underwater camera. No bananas or glass containers are allowed on board.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 10% 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.




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This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker. We have a 14 day cancellation policy for private charters. There is a $100 fee for cancellations made within 3 - 13 days of your tour. We have a 48 hour cancellation policy on shared charters. No charter refund is made in the event that we are unable to locate dolphins or whales. We have about a 95% success rate. Swimming near, with or having a close encounter with dolphins is entirely of the dolphins' choosing. We do not chase, harass, feed, entice with food, or in any other way attempt to alter their normal behavior. Bring a hat, sunscreen, towel and underwater camera. No bananas or glass containers are allowed on board.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 10% 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.


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