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Feel the joy of watching Wild Dolphins


Half–day experiences watching dolphins along the Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawai‘i.


Join Dolphin Essence with a small group of six passengers for one of the best Dolphin experiences* on the Big Island, Hawaii, with 300+ wild spinner dolphins playing in their ocean home along the Kona coast. Spotted and bottle nose dolphins may join in the interaction too.

Watching Dolphins with Dolphin Essence will be the highlight of your holiday.

We often see manta rays and sea turtles along with colorful reef fish during our morning adventure, so open your vista to the beauty all around you.

Join us for a life changing and enhancing transformative dolphin watch that will initiate you in the ways of becoming a “dolphin whisperer” with John Float, a knowledgable and dedicated captain well versed in 25 years of offering dolphin watches on the Big Island from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Drinks and snacks, are included aboard a comfortable 24ft. Zodiac.

TIME: 8:15am–noon


Please note: These dolphins are wild, and for this reason we cannot absolutely guarantee that we will see them, although we are 99% successful.

All will have a wonderful time!

Honokohau Harbor:

74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Follow Kealakehe Parkway:

*Aloha friends, Sorry to report that as of November 2021 swimming in the ocean with spinner dolphins, which we have been doing for the last thirty years, was made illegal in Hawaiian waters. We are now allowed to watch them from the boat 50 yds away. Of course, they are still stunning to watch, and we are so grateful to have had such a magical run with them all these years. I’m sure they miss having us as swim buddies as well.