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Dolphin Essence

Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-896-7391
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Best experience in the water.

John is truly a dolphine whisperer. Before we went put on our trip, he sang a Hawaiian chant or... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
via mobile
Unique bucket list experience

This was a very well-organized, environmentally-conscious operation. We were instructed not to swim... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Michelle P
San Antonio, Texas
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Wild dolphin swims and humpback whale watching
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Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-896-7391

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

John is truly a dolphine whisperer. Before we went put on our trip, he sang a Hawaiian chant or song it was so beautiful. It felt as though we were surrounded by dolphins the entire time we were out at sea. You can just tell...More

Thank tmsalley
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a very well-organized, environmentally-conscious operation. We were instructed not to swim toward, kick in the water or attempt to touch the dolphins. They also made sure that we applied sunscreen before boarding the boats to minimize the wash off that can damage the...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 7 August 2016

It was spectacular to swim with dolphins & watch their joy & grace from the boat too. Also wonderful to see John's love & respect for them.

Thank Patty S
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We had the boat just for us, so we've got a lot of time to find quiet places with the Dolphins. We've seen lots of those beautiful creatures. John knows how it works. Thanks a lot for a great day!!! 🐬🐬🐬

Thank ruppert100
Reviewed 22 July 2016

John brings a kind spirit to the experience and takes it seriously. I appreciate his respect for the dolphins. He has a seasoned intuition and the perfect sized boat to maneuver into the right positions. I was fortunate to have swam above a circling pod...More

Thank Artesian_Traveler
Reviewed 12 February 2016

John is an authentic being whose professionalism, knowledge, experience and wisdom of the water and it's creatures is evident in how he conducts his outings/excursions. Our trip to sea with John was a highlight of our Big Island adventures. The dolphin encounters were magnificent, I...More

Thank Lo L
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I’ve been out with John four times over the last few years. I’ve never been disappointed on any of those adventures. Dropping into the water and being surrounded by dolphins and hearing them is truly an amazing experience. I don’t know how John keeps an...More

Thank HappyGirl1995
Reviewed 11 July 2015

All home in Oz now, met up and reviewed our experience. We just experienced such a magic day and all loved John and his energy, knowledge so very much. Thanks for the amazing adventure and connections to our dolphin/whale families! Just a highlight of experience...More

1  Thank Jeannette0204
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We had a HUGE blast going out with John on his boat! Our family met him in the appointed place and before we knew it we were off on our adventure. We were surrounded by dolphins right from the start! We found two different pods,...More

1  Thank C H
Reviewed 13 March 2015

I was thrilled that John Float of Dolphin Essence had room on his boat to take me snorkeling with the wild spinner dolphins this week. I first chose his swim when I was here four years ago because he advertised no more than 6 passengers...More

1  Thank Seansmom1993
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