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Wild Dolphins on Snorkel Boat Adventure

Kailua kona, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Chase

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 10 people, private groups for up to 14
Outdoor setting
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Snorkel by about 20 to 300 Wild Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins! We do this activity off a ( Zodiac Navy Seal Speed Boat sitting on the RIB )For the adventurous adrenalin riders ONLY ( this boat ride / ocean can be rough, bumpy & choppy on rare occasions) this is not a slow cruise boat, please don't come us if you feel you'll have a negative experience, feel free to cancel with us after booking. 14 guest MAX on the boat! There is not much space, this is not a luxury cruise boat.

We leave the harbor, searching up and down the coast looking for pods of dolphins. Once we spot dolphins, we snorkel with them and watch the dolphins swim & play.! Afterward, we enjoy brunch on the boat. Whale watching is seasonal (December - March). Whales are not guaranteed. Pilot Whales we have all year round but only seen a few times a month.

The time duration of this tour is not exact ( 2- 4 hours ), the tour can be shorter or longer than 3 hours due to how far the Dolphins are from the harbor, how long you snorkel, weather, ocean conditions

Our experience does not include chasing, harassing, swimming after, feeding or having direct contact with dolphins for example such as dropping guest directly on the pod of dolphins. We are in complanate with federals law. ( we have no control if dolphin swim by us )
Snorkel by about 20 to 300 Wild Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins! We do this activity off a ( Zodiac Navy Seal Speed Boat sitting on the RIB )For the adventurous adrenalin riders ONLY ( this boat ride / ocean can be rough, bumpy & choppy on rare occasions) this is not a slow cruise boat, please don't come us if you feel you'll have a negative experience, feel free to cancel with us after booking. 14 guest MAX on the boat! There is not much space, this i…
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What's included

  • Food
    Fresh Pineapple, Chips & Cookies
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Fins, Mask, Snorkel, Life Jackets & Noodles

Meet your host, Chase

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Snorkel with Wild Dolphins..! Snorkel with about 20 to 300 Wild Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins! We do this activity off a boat, we allow small groups up to 14 guests only, If you would like a more private tour please contact me! This is a true bucket list experience!

Aloha! We are a family owned business run by husband, wife and son! We were voted "The Best Snorkel Adventure on the Big Island of Hawaii" in 2019 by Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine. I'm a USCG licensed Captain, have hosted 70,000+ people on my boat for 10 years and you will love it! This Experience will also be lead by our Co-Hosts Me, Chad, Landen, Jewleitt & Ryan !

*We are also hosting a Snorkel & Sea Cave Adventure at Captain Cook Monument. Please check it out here: abnb.me/fqSwJ8
Snorkel with Wild Dolphins..! Snorkel with about 20 to 300 Wild Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins! We do this activity off a boat, we allow small groups up to 14 guests only, If you would like a more private tour please contact me! This is a true bucket list experience!

Aloha! We are a family owned business run by husband, wife and son! We were voted "The Best Snorkel Adventure on the Big Island of Hawaii" in 2019 by Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine. I'm a USCG licensed Captain, have hosted 70,0…
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Wed, Jun 23
$130 per person
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Thu, Jun 24
$130 per person
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Sun, Jun 27
$130 per person
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Where you'll be

We will be head up and down the kona coast line in search of wild dolphins to have encounters with IN THE WATER!

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 772 reviews.

Jana
June 2021
Had a great time with Chase and Chad. They are an awesome combo of laid back and professional at the same time, as well as being respectful of the dolphins, which is really important to me. We saw a ton of dolphins in and out of the water despite it being a choppy day and I even caught some on video! Wonderful way to spend the first day of my 40s. (Side note: I had a really poor and upsetting customer service experience with Air BNB experiences last week connected with another tour company on the island and everything was handled poorly and unprofessionally and so I was nervous about this trip working out ahead of time.) I’m so grateful this trip worked out better than I expected. Thanks so much guys! I’ll recommend your company in the future to friends and my Air BNB host. Mahalo!
Had a great time with Chase and Chad. They are an awesome combo of laid back and professional at the same time, as well as being respectful of the dolphins, which is really importa…
Carolina
June 2021
Richard’s place is amazing. If you need a place to escape, this is the place. Great host with an view you will remember for a lifetime. Take a couple hours out of your vacation to experience this and enjoy the unique experience this island has to offer.
Richard’s place is amazing. If you need a place to escape, this is the place. Great host with an view you will remember for a lifetime. Take a couple hours out of your vacation to…
Ruby
June 2021
Thank you two so much! I wanted to surprise my partner with a dolphin trip, and he was so stoked to have dolphins swimming all around him at one point! Very stoked I chose Chase’s dolphin tour. Super friendly and funny captains, would absolutely come here again and bring my family next time!
Thank you two so much! I wanted to surprise my partner with a dolphin trip, and he was so stoked to have dolphins swimming all around him at one point! Very stoked I chose Chase’s…
Margi
June 2021
The skipper and deckhand were thoughtful and knowledgeable. They were appropriately concerned for everyone, following all the safety rules and making sure everyone understood the procedures. There were a few quests that decided they wanted to watch from the boat, and they did not pressure them in anyway. It was a great day!
The skipper and deckhand were thoughtful and knowledgeable. They were appropriately concerned for everyone, following all the safety rules and making sure everyone understood the…
Cheryl
June 2021
So much fun! Not a large group at all, we were able to get so close to the dolphins in the water. Such a great experience.
Shalee
June 2021
Chase was very upfront with weather conditions (lots of wind that was going to impact our ability to see dolphins). He offered a full refund or a “chance” to see a smaller pod right outside of the harbor. Everyone elected for the “chance” and we are so glad we did. We were able to see a smaller pod of dolphins, they were a bit skittish so they didn’t swim inside/between our group. But we all had the opportunity to get close to them thanks to our two captains placing us in the best places. They then took us to a reef spot so that we could snorkel there. Overall, our trip was excellent even with the smaller pod and weather conditions!
Chase was very upfront with weather conditions (lots of wind that was going to impact our ability to see dolphins). He offered a full refund or a “chance” to see a smaller pod righ…

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    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swim Wear ONLY

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