Our renowned Dolphin Journeys ocean excursions will delight you. It is the best way to experience sea life up close in Hawaii. We also offer unique land tours that will enhance your experiences when touring some of the most amazing locations on earth. Due to limited availability, we suggest you reserve today by booking online or contacting us
You check in for your trip 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 maybe closed for air conditioning or because our dogs Chester and Bess are visiting.
Snorkel with wild dolphins on their invitation!
6 guests max for a highly personal experience (group programs also available)
Lunch, snacks, + snorkel gear included
8:30 am – 1:00 pm daily
Swim where the Dolphins play and enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian waters. A four-hour adventure that will touch your heart forever. We will see if the dolphins want to play (they usually do) or teach us their ways. The dolphins are wild and free, therefore their participation can not be guaranteed. The answer to our call is a gift that will feed your soul for eternity. The Dolphin TLC takes just 6 guests; you can privately charter the Dolphin TLC or share the trip with others. We also have boats that take 7-22 people, for large families, small corporate groups or friends traveling together.
Whale Watch (seasonal)
Experience Humpback Whales
Snacks & beverages included
6 guests max for highly personal experience
1:30 pm – 4:30ish pm
Embark on a thrilling wildlife watching adventure… A journey to discover the Humpback whales and dolphins along the Kona Coast. During the winter months (January- mid April), Kona is home to the Humpback whales. The whales are snowbirds of the ocean, spending their winters in Hawaii mating, giving birth, and enjoying our calm warm water. This is an “on” the boat watching trip, 1:30-4:30ish pm. You’ll enjoy learning more about these magnificent gentle giants of the sea. Snacks and refreshments included. Available Jan. – mid April, or when the whales head north to Alaska. The Dolphin TLC takes just 6 guests, so this is a very intimate excursion. Private Charter/Parties welcome. Join the afternoon whale watch on the Dolphin TLC! Reserve your spot today!
Manta Ray & Reef Snorkel – Afternoon Trip
Mid-Afternoon 2.5 Hour Snorkel Tour – with Manta Rays
Enjoy the beautiful Kona Reef
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages included
Swim Guide & Snorkel gear included
Begins at 1:30 pm – 4 pm
Join us on a spectacular afternoon excursion to snorkel the Reef and Swim with the Manta Rays! You’ll snorkel in the afternoon with the magnificent Manta Rays. We watch these “angels of the sea” dance. It is spectacular!
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Madame Pele! (Goddess of Fire) Tour
Plan for 12 hours for the Volcano Tour since we will go into the night, as lava viewing is best at night. We offer two styles of trips to the Volcano.1. Metaphysical Style The first option would pick you up in Kona and drive you to the Volcano with narrative interpretation of points of interest along the way, as well as a guided tour of the volcano, with a metaphysical focus.
Departs @ 8:30 am
Stop at scenic overlook just past Ocean View for lava ‘look see.’
Stop in Na’alehu – Choose sandwiches(This is a small town where we will buy lunch for a picnic at a black sand beach a few miles down the road. Or we can choose to eat at a little local café.)
Stop at Punalu’u Beach Park. This is a black sand beach famous for basking Green Sea Turtles.
Arrive at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
See movie at visitors’ center
Sulfur banks and steam vents
Visit Volcano Museum and monitoring station, observe Halema’uma’u Crater and make offering
Lava tube for meditation/visions/creations
Drive to the shore line through Volcano Park about 30 miles to the lava viewing (if the flow is visible), or tour ancient petroglyphs, if no lava flowing.
Return to Kona late in the evening
2. Local Style. The second option is to meet in Volcano Village at 9:00am. Meet your guide, Stan. He will take you to get lunch for your picnic in the park, then guide you through an under-the-fences, ‘local style’ park tour!
Get a historical briefing at the visitor’s center.
See sulfur banks and steam vents
Observe Halema’uma’u Crater caldera from the Jaggar Museum and observatory
View other craters and Thurston Lava Tube.
Depending upon conditions, Stan will drive to the shoreline about 30 miles to the lava viewing, if the flow is visible. If not, you’ll go to see the petroglyphs. Or drive around to ‘other side’ of the lava flows if present, and walk to the active flow, when possible. Or take a trip to the bluffs over wide recent lava fields.
Tour finishes at about 5:00 pm in Volcano Village or Pahoa area.
Hike Pololu Valley
Drive to the northern tip of the island and go to the birth place of King Kamehameha
See the lush jungle in the clutches, smell the richness of the earth and feel the beauty
Lunch along the coast and perhaps the Dolphin pod “D” will swim by or whales will frolic for your lunch time joy.
Hike into the valley down to the beautiful black sand beach (usually too rough to swim)
Hike back and drive across the Kohala Mountains to Waimea for an early dinner and then on home.