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Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You’ll check in at 8:30am and gear up. You’ll get a briefing on ocean etiquette and safety along with the how to interact with the dolphins, once in the water with them. You’ll leave the dock at 9:00am to seek out the dolphin pod. You’ll travel up or down the beautiful picturesque Kona coast, while seeking out the dolphins. Once you’re with the dolphin pod, you’ll get in the water from the extra large custom built swim platform for easy on, easy off access to the dolphins. Dolphins are curious by nature and will immediately swim around you to check you out and show off their talents and they don’t disappoint. This is truly a unique encounter you can’t get anywhere else. This isn’t anything like being with them in water park where you just get a photo op, you’ll actually be swimming with them in their natural habitat. Once that adrenaline rush is over you’ll be back on the boat heading back to the dock where you’ll be stopping at points of interest along the way to take pictures of the rugged Kona coast and learn about Hawaiian culture and historical facts while enjoying snacks and fresh pineapple. This is a bucket list adventure for the entire family and will be a memory of a lifetime.
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Your host

Learn more about Perry

Perry

I am a Captain of vessels up to 30 tons with a Master rating and am a qualified 1st mate of ocean going vessels of up to 100 tons. In college I majored in electrical engineering with dual minors in economics and marine biology. My area of focus of marine biology is in pelagic marine life and dolphins and sharks. I teach conservation and our impact to the marine life, on every tour, in a fun and interactive way. My tours allow me to teach people from all over the world and give them a better understanding of the importance of the oceans and why we need to keep them clean.

What's included

Food
You’ll be provided small snacks including fresh pineapple.
Drinks
You’ll be provided with water, juice, coffee, or tea, whichever of these you prefer.
Equipment
You’ll be provided with all the snorkel gear needed including mask, snorkel, fins, neoprene vest(if desired) floatation…

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Where you'll be

Along the way you’ll see both the beauty and ruggedness of the Big Island coastline. You’ll be swimming in both open ocean and over beautiful coral reefs, depending on the location of the dolphins. You’ll see a lava tube you’ll definitely want to photograph and show friends and family back home. You’ll swim in the warm clear blue waters off of the Kona coast that has an abundance of tropical fish and green sea turtles.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Reef friendly sunscreen

More tips

I have motion sickness pills on board and there will be a safety swimmer with you at all times in the water. My boat has a bathroom.
Perry
Dolphin swim
21 reviews
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21 reviews
From $174/person