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Kona Swimming with Wild Dolphins

Location: Kona, Big Island

A four-hour dolphin adventure that will touch your heart forever. We will see if the dolphins want to play (they usually do) or teach us their ways. We set out from Honokohau Harbor on our Charter Boat in search for wild dolphins.

The educational component on our trips is rich in information. Dolphin Journeys is a Specialty Company with 20 years of swimming with Hawaiian Dolphins. Our Staff are College Graduates and have been educated in Marine Mammal & Manta Ray data and the personal connection between our marine species & humans.

If you are feeling uneasy, new to snorkeling or unsure about the ocean, our ‘Pod leader’ is in the water with you to help you. Our 'Pod Leader' is an assistance swimmer to ensure that your experience is a positive one and we can get you as close to the dolphins as possible. We will assist your child, assure them, and help them to see the dolphins. Our swim support staff are certified CPR, First Aid and part of Coast Guard Drug Testing program

The Dolphin Charter Boat

The Dolphin TLC Charter Boat is a 26′ SkipJack Cabin Cruisertakes and just 6 guests; you can privately charter the Dolphin TLC or share the trip with others. We also have boats that take 7-22 people, for large families, small corporate groups or friends traveling together.

The Dolphin TLC Boat features:

  • Hot water shower on deck
  • Seating for 6 guests
  • Restroom with flush toilet
  • Cushioned outside seating
  • Shade on the back deck
  • Easy ladder access to get on and off the boat

A cabin to keep items safe and dry, and a Head with sink. She rides easily through the water with 6000 lbs in her keel for stabilization. Swim step on back deck – no transom to crawl over. Heavy duty ladder with 4 steps below the surface of the water for ease to get on the boat from the water.

Complimentary Lunch

We include a complimentary lunch for every tour guest. You can choose from a sandwich, wrap or salad. Fresh Fruit will be served on the time.

Special chips with no artificial anything, no sugar. They are taro or sweet potatoes that are locally grown and manufactured. The have 3 ingredients, taro/sweet potato + coconut oil + salt.

Gluten free, sugar free and vegan diets are easily accommodated.

Selection of Hawaiian juices, sodas, green tea (with & without sugar) and plenty of water to drink.


  • Neoprene vests to keep sun off your back, keep your body warm and offer a bit of floatation.
  • Wet Suits for the kids to keep them warm and comfortable.
  • High quality masks & fins in variety of styles to fit each person’s unique face and foot shape.
  • Warm Dry Towels and Sunscreen


The dolphins are wild and free, therefore their participation can not be guaranteed. However, the answer to our call is a gift that will feed your soul for eternity.


4 hours


Honokohau Harbor - 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation. During the holiday season, customers will receive a full refund with 72 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone number or email address found in the confirmation email received after booking to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.