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Wild Dolphin Swims with Roberta Goodman

#42 of 149 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-345-3120
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Wonderful experience with Roberta in pursuit of spinner dolphins. We loved the intimacy of a small... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Robert M
Dunedin, New Zealand
Amazing Experience with an Expert and Her Amazing Crew

Our trip with Roberta and her crew was quite amazing. Our swimming experience was like nothing I've... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
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Friendly Family Pricing! Personally guided by Roberta and the Wild Dolphins Team into the blue Hawaiian waters,you are supported with attention and experience as you encounter the lovely Hawaiian Spinner dolphins. Nothing else you do in Hawaii compares to the natural beauty and joy of connecting with dolphins in the wild! A very personal and respectful encounter with dolphins. Traveling right along the coast, often seeing the coral or sandy bottom. Roberta is sought after by first time snorkelers, those afraid of the ocean, and mermaids waiting to be born! Share this lasting memory and story with your friends back home, perhaps with photos taken by Roberta.
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Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-345-3120

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Wonderful experience with Roberta in pursuit of spinner dolphins. We loved the intimacy of a small boat with only 6 of us, rather than the larger boats overflowing with people scrambling past each other trying to get in the water. Roberta's experience put is where...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Our trip with Roberta and her crew was quite amazing. Our swimming experience was like nothing I've ever done... magical. What I would say (as it seems there are many folks to choose from on the Big Island) is that she has the most experience...More

Thank KiraLira
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We read several reviews of this dolphin swim and were hooked in. Roberta and Jan did a good job of explaining what was going on and leading the excursion. They were down to earth and made our experience memorable. Oh yeah, we swam with wild...More

Thank jillemmert
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My family of 5 took this trip and said the experience was great. Roberta and the crew made them feel comfortable and confident as first timers. They swam with numerous dolphins and the trip included a dolphin who jumped and spun halfway around the boat....More

Thank Gil R
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Roberta, Captain Kitt, and Shelley took us out on a morning run which we will never forget. We spent the entire morning observing spinner dolphins both above and below the surface. No chasing, just love of the dolphins and an awareness of surroundings. Capt Kitt...More

Thank doylekj
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Roberta is not only very authentic, warm hearted but a total joy to be around. Twice I went on a boat she is crew member of and she opened the way for a most memorable experience for all who were lucky enough to be on...More

Thank Stephen H
RobertaHawaii, Owner at Wild Dolphin Swims with Roberta Goodman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely comments! Those kids were such a joy! It was a pleasure to meet you and take you out twice! Looking forward to next time! Aloha!

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary with Roberta and she made our experience amazing! She made us feel comfortable and she is so knowledgeable about all things dolphin! Our kids (6, 8) were snorkeling for the first time and she and Jan held their hands...More

Thank Tanya P
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I had a phenomenal experience with Roberta and dolphins. I swam with dolphins in the ocean with other guides in the world. Roberta will teach you the do and don'ts of dolphin encounter with her immense experience and take you by the hand in the...More

Thank Alice T
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This was such an incredible experience! Roberta is fantastic and knows so much about dolphins, whales and pretty much all things in the ocean in general. All the other dolphin tours were packed with 15 or more people. This tour maxes out at 6 people...More

Thank Kristialana
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My teenage son and I had the most wonderful morning with Roberta and the dolphins. We were visiting from Australia and had never been up close with dolphins before, although we had both done quite a bit of snorkelling. I really appreciated having the opportunity...More

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