Dolphin Swim - Sunlight On Water
Your journey will start with a Hawaiian ceremony to greet the day, then it's off to the adventure of a lifetime-- a morning swim with the dolphins. They love to ride the bow wake of the boat. 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 is a safe and rewarding experience for the entire family. All you need is your sense of wonder and 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 G-18.
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 and beverages and all snorkel gear, instruction and flotation devices, if needed.
Exclusions: A video of your tour may be available for purchase.
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.
What to Bring: 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 four years old are not permitted on this activity. Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within seventy-two hours of the scheduled check in time. There is the possibility of motion sickness on this activity. There is a possibility that you and/or belongings may get wet.
This tour has a 72 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 72 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. 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. There is a world class videographer on board most days to capture your experience on the boat and in the ocean. We are not wheelchair accessible.
Child 12 and under
Ridealong With A Swimmer Adult or Child
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- # 36-50 Feet
- # Zodiac Raft / Speedboat
- # 16-30 People
- # Kona Area
- # Snorkeling
- # Swim With Wild Dolphins
- # 2-4 Hours
- # 4-6 Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # Snack Only
- # Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Moderate
- # Morning
- # Sea
- # No Translation Available
- # Kona Area
- # Honokohau Harbor
There have been 2 reviews written about the Dolphin Swim with Sunlight On Water.
Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5
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.
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!