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Dolphin Dreaming - Dolphin Swim

Dolphin Dreaming - Dolphin Swim

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Go swimming with dolphins on a tour that ensures the charismatic mammals are treated with the utmost respect. While in harbor, your guides brief your small group on how to interact with the dolphins in their natural habitat before allowing you into the water to meet and play with them. Afterward, snorkel a pristine reef with exotic fish, turtles, and rays. Includes all equipment, as well as snacks, beverages, and photographs.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.11
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Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii

Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii

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View dolphins in their natural environment with guides who respect these intelligent creatures’ boundaries. After feeding in deeper waters at night, spinner dolphins come close to the Kona shore where they often interact with boats, playing in their wake. Slip into the water and swim alongside these playful mammals, then enjoy a snorkeling excursion in Kealakekua Bay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.57
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Snorkel by Wild Dolphins, Guarantee! Boat Adventure

Snorkel by Wild Dolphins, Guarantee! Boat Adventure

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Limited to minimum of 6 & maximum of 14 people, this guided snorkeling adventure by speedboat provides a more intimate experience of Hawaii’s marine life and coral reefs than is possible on a larger group tour. The schedule is customizable, but swimming near wild dolphins. All snorkeling gear, snacks, and drinks are provided.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Whale Watching On The Big Island

Whale Watching On The Big Island

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Hawaii’s Big Island is home to migrating pods of humpback whales, which often breach as they build up energy for their northward migration. This narrated tour brings you to some of the best viewing grounds via 24-person catamaran. You’re able to hear the whales singing through the provided hydrophones. The tour provider guarantees whale sightings or the next trip is free.
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    Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island

    Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island

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    Get up close with humpback whales near the Big Island of Hawaii on this guided, whale watching excursion. During Hawaii's whale season, the ocean is full of activity from humpback whales migrating from the Pacific Northwest to breed and nurse their young. Hear the whales with a hydrophone and learn about their behavior patterns from the certified naturalist guide. Snacks and light refreshments are provided.
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    • 2 hours 30 minutes
    • Free Cancellation
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    $105.95
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    Wild Dolphin and Reef Snorkel

    Wild Dolphin and Reef Snorkel

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    From the moment you see their silvery backs appear in the cobalt waters, to the moment you're swimming right alongside and hearing their high pitched clicks, there's an enchanting rush of tropical adrenaline that accompanies swimming with dolphins. Here off the Kona coast of the Big Island, Hawaiian Spinner dolphins are year round residents that ply the volcanic shore, and this tour offers local, professional captains who know where to look to find them. In addition to watching and swimming with dolphins, you'll also snorkel with tropical fish in some of Hawaii's clearest water, before returning back to shore in Kona with an experience you'll never forget.
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    • 3 hours 30 minutes
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    $89.00
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    Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel

    Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel

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    Enjoy two Hawaiian underwater adventures for the price of one with this 4-hour combination dolphin-swimming encounter and snorkeling trip. Start by exploring the 600+ species of marine life like sea turtles, coral and tropical fish that call the reefs of Kealakekua Bay home. Then meet up with a local pod of wild spinner dolphins for an optional swimming session. A trip choice without the dolphin swimming portion is also available.
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    • 4 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour

    Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour

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    Experience big skies and incredible nighttime views on this Mauna Kea stargazing trip with a small group. Join no more than 28 guests for a pre-trip picnic at a historic Hawaiian ranch, proceeded by a ride in a 4x4 luxury van to the summit of the Big Island's tallest peak. After admiring a sunset view, continue down to 9,000 feet (2,743 meters) for a stargazing session, complete with a telescope, hot chocolate, and dessert. The trip also includes a guide and a hooded parka to keep you warm.
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    • 8 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    $235.60
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    Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

    Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

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    Sample a cross-section of outdoor sights on the Big Island during this shore excursion exploring Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, orchids and more. Discover the postcard-perfect Rainbow Falls before visiting the amazing volcanic steam vents and unique geology around Kilauea Volcano. Before your day is done, check out a botanical garden filled with rare orchids, snack on macadamia nut treats at a local farm, and visit a gorgeous black sand beach. A guide, park entrance fees, snacks, and round-trip port transport are included.
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    • 6 hours
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    $153.34
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    Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

    Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

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    See three of the Big Island's most famous waterfalls in a single day on this guided tour. Travel along the Hamakua Coast to Akaka Falls, Hi’ilawe Falls, and Rainbow Falls. You also sample seasonal fruit and macadamia nuts at a fruit farm in Hilo, swim at a private waterfall, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
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    • 10 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    Zodiac Raft Whale Watching Adventure

    Zodiac Raft Whale Watching Adventure

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    Winter is the most exciting time to be out on the water in Hawaii, as it’s the time of year when thousands of migrating humpback whales visit the islands. On this exciting Big Island whale watching tour, experience the thrill of traveling aboard a high-speed raft, and then seeing a whale swimming just in front of the boat. Though the boat will obey the federal laws and not approach within 100 feet (30 meters), it isn’t uncommon for the whale to decide to swim up under the boat!
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    • 3 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Adventure Aboard Luxury Catamaran

    Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Adventure Aboard Luxury Catamaran

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    Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this snorkeling cruise and dolphin watch. Cruise through the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife. After a safety briefing and some basic instruction from the lifeguard-trained crew, jump in the water for a snorkel. Also, enjoy dolphin watching and a Hawaiian-style barbecue lunch. Then relax with a cocktail from the premium cash bar and enjoy the timeless beauty of the Kona coastline on the return trip. Bring a towel. Everything else is included.
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    • 4 hours 30 minutes
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    $149.19
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    Luxury Dolphin Sail and Kona Snorkel

    Luxury Dolphin Sail and Kona Snorkel

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    Take the ultimate snorkeling and sailing trip along the Kona Coast during this 4-hour luxury yacht trip with a small group. Explore the stunning beaches and bays of the Big Island aboard a high-end boat, stopping at top snorkel sites and spotting marine life like dolphins, turtles, and whales. Unlimited refreshments, plus snorkel gear and a tasty picnic- or bento-style lunch are also included.
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    • 4 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    $422.89
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    Wild Dolphins and Reef Snorkel Kealakekua Bay

    Wild Dolphins and Reef Snorkel Kealakekua Bay

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    Snorkel in Kealakekua Bay and visit the sea caves during an aqua adventure from Kailua-Kona. Board a boat in Honokohau Harbor to meet your local captain and crew. With a group of 16 people or fewer, travel to a marine life conservation area in Kealakekua Bay, stopping at local landmarks and listening to interesting commentary from your captain on the way. If conditions allow, enter the sea caves, unusual rock formations only accessible by water. Dive in wearing the provided snorkel equipment and look for pods of friendly spinner dolphins, sea turtles, and native tropical fish. Lunch, refreshments, and use of all snorkeling equipment are included.
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    • 3 hours 30 minutes
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    $139.00
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    Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour

    Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour

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    Explore the world’s most active volcano on a private eco tour around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These 3- and 6-hour, education-based explorations focus on the native flora and fauna, the geology and the amazing Hawaiian culture that still thrives on the volcano today. Experience the highlights of Kilauea’s summit area, including a sunset eruption viewing or hike to both the hidden and highlight areas of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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    • 6 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    Endangered Native Habitats

    Endangered Native Habitats

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    Discover Hawaii’s remarkable wildlife on a full-day, small-group birdwatching tour into the Big Island’s Mauna Kea Forest Reserve. Travel on foot and by four-wheel drive as you explore dry forest and rainforest habitats that shelter the endangered palila honeycreeper, the Hawaii amakihi and the Hawaii ‘elepaio. Listen for the calls of endemic songbirds as you traverse an otherworldly lava trail, then follow a local, bird-loving guide along forest paths into the distinctive, high-elevation mamane-naio ecosystem.
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    • 12 hours
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    Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

    Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

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    Pack in some of Hawaii’s most mesmerizing sights during this Big Island twilight volcano tour. Sample Kona-grown coffee from a local coffee farm, keep an eye out for sea turtles at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, and taste Hawaiian sweet bread at Punalu’u Bakery. Then, explore Volcanoes National Park before ending your experience by stargazing in a secluded location—perfect for taking in views of the night sky.
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    • 11 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    Guaranteed Whale Watch in Kona

    Guaranteed Whale Watch in Kona

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    Go on a whale watching adventure on this cruise in Kailua-Kona. Board a 48-foot (15-meter) Delta boat in Honokohau Harbor, and set sail on the water to try and spot whales in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales, pilot whales, and false killer whales, which all might make an appearance during your cruise.  
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    • 2 hours 30 minutes
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    $80.00
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    Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

    Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

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    Splash into the crystal-clear waters of Kealakekua Bay on this Big Island snorkeling adventure! Dart in and out of sea caves and explore the gorgeous Kona coastline in an agile Zodiac raft. Snorkel among colorful tropical fish, and keep an eye out for other marine life like whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Along the way, learn about the island’s geologic history and local legends from your expert guide, and see the spot where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii.
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    • 4 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    Snorkel Kona-Top 2 Snorkel Spots-Captain Cook Monument & Place of Refuge

    Snorkel Kona-Top 2 Snorkel Spots-Captain Cook Monument & Place of Refuge

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    It’s common to spot green sea turtles and spinner dolphins while snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay. This snorkel tour departs Keauhou Bay in the morning to avoid the crowds. Explore the coral gardens with a guide who points out the Captain Cook Monument and Place of Refuge. A tropical lunch, snacks, and beverages are served.
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    • 4 hours
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    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour from Hilo

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour from Hilo

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    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is famous for its ever-flowing lava and the planet’s most massive active volcano. This tour journeys to top natural landmarks in and around the park. Visit Rainbow Falls, Richardson black sand beach, Historic Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Gardens, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, and the active volcano of Kilauea. You also get the opportunity to walk through a lava tube.
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    • 6 hours
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    Evening Volcano Explorer from Hilo

    Evening Volcano Explorer from Hilo

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    Explore the fascinating world of active volcanism, biological diversity and past and present Hawaiian culture at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visit Kalapana, a village destroyed by advancing lava, and the black sand beach on the island. Learn about everything from active volcanic craters and steam vents to the historic Jagger Museum. Enjoy dinner at Volcano Winery, featuring a private tour with wine tasting, then watch for current activity at Kilauea Volcano, the most active of the five volcanoes in Hawaii. Hotel pickup and drop-off provide for a seamless experience.
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    • 6 hours
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    Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

    Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

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    Set sail down the Kona coastline aboard a trimaran, arriving in the Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve for an afternoon of snorkeling. Splash into the turquoise waters near the Captain Cook Monument, and search for pods of spinner dolphins that frequent the bay. All equipment is provided along with light snacks and reef-safe sunscreen to make the trip convenient.
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    • 3 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

    Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

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    On this tour from Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, experience some of the Big Island’s best sights in a small group capped at 10 people. In addition to stopping at Punalu’u Beach Park to walk down a black-sand beach, you have the chance to sip Kona coffee on the plantation right where it’s grown, as well as hike through a lava tube that was formed by Kilauea volcano. What’s more, receive an iPad to use on the tour. Use it for photos, videos, and info, as well as playing games or watching movies while traveling between the sites.
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    • 12 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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