Experience the fascinating marine life of the Big Island with a wild dolphin excursion! Snorkel gear and professional instructions are included.
Big Island Dolphin Tour
Looking to immerse yourself in the marine wildlife of the Big Island? Book our exhilarating Kona dolphin tour! During this tour, we cruise until we find a pod of dolphins and then your captain, careful not to disturb them. You’ll then suit up into mask and fins and gently slip over the side. Having been briefed on proper protocol, you gently float in the vicinity of the dolphin pod, hoping they will approach.
Then it happens: the pod moves closer and you see them gliding along beneath you. You see a “keiki,” or baby dolphin, keeping close to its mother. You hear the “clicks” of their sonar and it seems like they are looking right at you!
A dolphin encounter is the experience of a lifetime. Hawaii’s spinner dolphins are a close-knit family unit. Pods of dolphins frequent the Kona Coast waters, taking time to rest during the day before their nocturnal feeding schedule.
Captain Zodiac follows NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) recommendations for safe encounters with marine mammals and we also follow the MMPA (Marine Mammal Protection Act).
Please note that due to the bouncy nature of our ride we do not allow any persons with back or neck problems or ladies that are pregnant on the tour.