Information about encountering and interacting with dolphins on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Pond Swimming With Dolphins
Dolphin Quest Hawaii
Offers opportunities to swim or interact with dolphins
in the DolphinQuest pond on the grounds of the
Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort. Several different
types of encounters are available, ranging from
10-minute shallow-water encounter to a 5-day
"Trainer for a Week" program. Their most popular
programs include 30 to 45 minutes of
swimming with the dolphins, either in shallow water,
deep water, or both.
Located on the northwest coast of Hawaii Island.
Open Water Swimming With Dolphins
Offers boat excursions to open water areas where dolphins are known
to gather, and (if the dolphins are willing) opportunities to
swim with the dolphins.
Dolphin Journeys also offers opportunities to snorkel
with manta rays, whalewatching cruises in season,
and all-day hikking excursions to the Pololu Valley
and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Offers four hour boat excursions that includes opportunities
to swim in the open water with dolphins, if the dolphins
are willing. Tours depart from the Keauhou Bay Boat Ramp.
They also ovver snorkeling excursions and, in season,
Dolphin Spirit Hawaii
Address: PO Box 171, Captain Cook, HI 96704
One Love One Spirit Dolphin Swim Adventures
Offers opportunities to swim in the open water with dolphins,
if the dolphins are willing. Their basic tour is four
hours but they also offer a six hour tour
that includes snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay.
Other Activities on the Big Island
Island of Hawaii Travel Guide
About Hawaii County
State of Hawaii Travel Guide