Home

Swim with wild dolphins in Kailua-Kona,
the Big Island of Hawaii. Dolphin encounters, whale watching, snorkel tours, Hawaiian eco-tours, healing retreats, and more!

What Makes Dolphin Journeys Different

Dolphin Song »

“Connect with Dolphins and Feel Your Heart Sing”

Volcano Tour – Madam Pele »
Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkHike Pololu Valley »
dolphin journeys cover2

D Playful Pod Logo2

family on swim step smal logol2

The Dolphin TLC is a 26′ SkipJack Cabin Cruiser that features-

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

DolphinTLC at dock 2

Tracy 5 - Logo 2

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. 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.

Mardy&DLPHN logo 2

With Dolphin Journeys you will enjoy –

  • 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.

whale2 Rick D logo2 2

Got Whales? We do. In season of course.

whale1 Rick D logo2 2

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.

Watkins Dolphin Logo 2

The Dolphin Journeys Difference

We are the Original Company to take people to meet and encounter the dolphins as their primary activity. Started in 1996, Capt. Nancy & her crew have been leading people to the joy and amazing experiences of open water encounters with dolphins, manta rays and whale watching. We strive to offer the most safe, educational and deeply rich experience. We understand your precious vacation dollars deserve to be spent on the very best.

Benefits we provide that are not usually found with other operators:

  • Safety Swimmer in the water for every 6 people
  • Neoprene Vests
  • Wet Suits
  • High Quality Masks & Fins
  • Educational component on our trips is second to none

Specialty items on board for your comfort:

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.

Hot fresh water shower on the deck to rinse off the salt – “It Feels Oh So Good”! Shampoo & Cream Rinse available to get the tangles out of your hair at the end of the day.

Drinking water is served in special blue bottles, so the PVC from the plastic does not melt into your water from sitting in the sun.

Full lunch is served:

Includes fresh fruit – 99% time Pineapple.

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.

You can choose from a sandwich, wrap or salad.

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

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

Comfort items for sea sickness:

  • Ginger chews capsules
  • Sea Bands
  • Homeopathic relief essential oil

Extra towels & sun screen:

When the day is done and you have had your last swim, we have a dry plush towel to offer you if your towel is damp. If you forget your sunscreen – no worries we have premium sun screen to help keep you safe from the warm Hawaiian sunshine.

We Offer Special Trips to guests who may want an unusual trip…. Let us know your heart’s desire and we will do our best to make it happen. These are Private Charter trips.

Manta by DJ 7-27-13 2

Check in for your trip is done at the Dolphin Journeys Shop. The Shop is located at Honokohau Harbor in the Gentry’s Marina shopping area.

Take the Queen K Hwy, Highway 19. From the North you will travel 4.6 miles south of the airport. From the South, it is the 3rd stop light after Palani.

Turn into the Harbor, then take your first right hand turn.

Take the 2nd left – just 100 yards from your right-hand turn.

You will see a strip of buildings with blue roofs. Turn into the parking lot.

Dolphin Journeys is on the right hand side next to the Coast Guard.

Come on in. The door may be closed for air conditioning or because our dogs Chester and Bess are visiting.