Swinming with dolphins

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The most common dolphin (nai’a) to be found in the waters of Hawaii is the spinner dolphin.

The warm waters of Hawaii is also home to another 13 species of dolphins including the spotted, rough toothed and bottlenosed dolphin.

There are are a number of companies who offer dolphin encounters, here are a few for you to consider.

DOLPHINS AND YOU (Since 1989)

Website: www.dolphinsandyou.com

Address: 307 Lewers Street, Suite #401, Honolulu

Telephone: 808 696 4414

Shop hours: Sunday to Monday – 7.30am to 8pm

Public holiday hours may differ

Dolphins and You offer –

  • Swim with wild dolphins tour
  • Private boat charters
  • Nature tours
  • There are 14 tours per week taking 3.5 to 4 hours.
  • Expect to see spinner dolphins, tropical fish and sea turtles.

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Dolphins and You

DOLPHIN EXCURSIONS HAWAII INC

Website: www.dolphinexcursions.com

Address: 85-601 Farrington Highway, Waianae

(Departing from Waianae Harbour)

Telephone: 808 239 5579

Shop hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday – 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm

Dolphin Excursions Hawaii Inc offer –

  • Private charters leaving at 2pm
  • 2 daily charters at 7am and 10.30am
  • You will see spinner dolphins, sometimes bottlenose and spotted dolphins. Humpback whales in Winter. Tropical fish and green sea turtles.

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Dolphin Excursions Hawaii Inc.

SEA LIFE PARK HAWAII

Website: www.sealifeparkhawaii.com

Address: 41-202 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo

Telephone: 808 259 2500

Park hours – Monday to Sunday – 9.30am to 5pm

Public holiday hours may differ

Sea Life Park Hawaii offer –
Dolphin encounters held daily at 9.30am, 11am, 1.45pm and 3.15pm

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Sea Life Park Hawaii

DOLPHIN QUEST OAHU

Website: www.dolphinquest.com

Address: The Kahala Hotel and Resort, 5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu

Telephone: 808 739 8918

Shop hours: Monday to Sunday – 8.30am to 5pm

Public holiday hours may differ

Dolphin Quest Oahu offer –

  • Dolphin encounters
  • Dolphin adventures
  • Kid’s aquatic adventures
  • A premier experience
  • Wee family fins and family
  • Family swim programme
  • Dolphin dip
  • Trainer for a day or a week
  • Rays and friends experience

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Dolphin encounter at Dolphin Quest Oahu

SAIL HAWAII

Website: www.sailhawaii.com

Address: Waianae Small Boat Harbour, Farrington Highway, Waianae

Telephone: 808 306 7273

Sail Hawaii offer –

  • Best of the West cruise – 3.5 + hours
  • Deluxe wildlife charter – 3 + hours
  • Meteor shower/eclipse cruises
  • Special events and fundraisers for the Wild Dolphin Foundation

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Island Spirit – Sail Hawaii

EO WAI’ANAE TOURS

Website: www.eowaianaetours.com

Address: Waianae Boat Harbour, 85-471 Farrington Highway, Waianae

Telephone: 808 699 5910

EO Wai’anae Tours offer –

  • Catamaran adventure tours
  • Sunrise tour – Pickup from Waikiki at 6am and return to Waikiki at 12pm
  • Afternoon tour – Pickup from Waikiki at 9.30/10am and return to Waikiki at 4.15pm

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EO Wai’anae Tours

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