Wild Dolphin Swim

Swim with these majestic and intelligent mammals

Dolphin Swim

Visitors and locals are always asking us, “Do you know where to swim with dolphins in the wild?” Our answer is always the same. Captain Tim knows where to find dolphins swimming in their wild and natural habitat. They are majestic and intelligent mammals.

Join Wahine Charters as we cruise the beautiful Kona coastline as we look for Hawaii’s friendly Spinner Dolphins. It’s not uncommon to encounter Spotted Dolphins and Bottlenose Dolphins all on the same trip! We practice responsible Dolphin interactions and will only enter the water if the Dolphins are willing. Our captian (who has a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Marine Science) will also share some guidelines to minimize our impact.

“He did a great job positioning us to get right by the Dolphins and a manta ray during the day.”
The Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are usually found close to the shore during the day. Pods of Spinner Dolphin range in size from just a few dolphins, to hundreds of dolphins. You will be able to watch them interact in their natural environment. Some days the Dolphins are very curious and may swim right up next to you. Other days they seem to have other things on their minds. Spinner Dolphins mate year round and you are likely to see mothers and their calves. After our time with the Dolphins, we like to find a beautiful reef and spend some time snorkeling amongst the fish and coral.
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We provide all snorkel gear, beverages, fresh island fruit, and snacks. Our boat, the “Wicked Wahine” is a US Coast Guard certified vessel. There is shade and a head (bathroom). We have comfortable seating for 14 guest, which is the most we will take out at a time for a more one on one experience.

Tour time: Approximately 3 hours

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Departing from Honokohau Harbor:
Morning Tour, Daily: 9 am – 12 pm.
Afternoon Tour, Daily: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Includes beverages, snacks, and snorkel gear.
Bring a towel & sunscreen.

Tour cost:
Adult = $129 + tax (Regularly $135.00)
Children (Age 3-8) = $109 + tax (Children under 3 are free.)
Save $10 in December, 2016!

Dolphin swim requires a 48-hour cancellation notice.
We require at least 6 guests to confirm this tour. If you are a group of 5 or less, we will notify you if we are unable to confirm your booked tour.