If you want to swim with dolphins and you are planning a visit to Hawaii, you will surely love the experience that you can have. The two main options available Big Island and Oahu, usually combining snorkelling with swimming with dolphins. You will need to go on a cruise that is offered by one of the reputable companies and you should be aware of the fact that anything else is unacceptable in Hawaii as dolphins are protected by law. You cannot harass the wild dolphins or touch them.
Oahu – Dolphin Excursions
Dolphin Excursions is the most reputable option available when wanting to swim with dolphins in Oahu, with the main spots covering Oahu’s west coast. Boat tours offer will include swimming with dolphins and snorkelling. During the winter months you can even enjoy some whale watching.
A trip in the region gives you the possibility of viewing humpback whales and spinner dolphins in a completely natural environment. Boats take you to special areas where you can snorkel right alongside the dolphins. A tour usually takes 3 hours.
Kailua-Kona – SunLight On Water
This particular company has been offering dolphin swimming adventures for around 15 years now. One tour will last 4 hours and you will be taken to Kona in order to find some spinner dolphins. Tourists will be guided and will be offered fins, masks and all that they need in order to swim right along the mammals. The only problem is that the tour is quite long so you will feel a little tired after it. With this in mind, make sure that you take some time to relax and do consider manta ray snorkelling at night, which is another great tour offered by SunLight on Water.
Kailua-Kona – Dolphin Journeys
If you are on the Big Island, you want to also consider Dolphin Journeys. Most of the dolphin swimming excursions available will start right in the morning and the experience will last around 4 hours. In the event that the weather permits it, you can easily enjoy hours of swimming with the wonderful spinner dolphins. There is also an afternoon tour that is available from Dolphin Journeys but it is aimed towards whale watchers, between the months of January and April.