There’s something spellbinding about squinting into the Pacifi c and spying a POD OF WILD DOLPHINS spinning like shiny toy tops out of PHO TO: ISL AND OF HA W AII VISIT ORS BUREA U (IHVB ) / KIRK LEE AEDER GO OCEAN KAYAKING PHO TO: GETTT Y IMA GES / SHIN OK AMO TO SCHMOOZE WITH THE DOLPHINS 32 101 things to do |
mammals may appear out of the blue and put on a show for you. And when they do, there’s an almost irresistible urge to get in the water with them.
A number of Hawai‘i Island TOUR BOAT COMPANIES understand that urge, and provide the opportunity to do so. Most follow regulatory guidelines developed to safeguard dolphins, as well as humans.
DOLPHIN DISCOVERIES (dolphindiscoveries.com) pioneered Hawai‘i Island dolphin swims more than 15 years ago, developing the guidelines currently in use by most companies that off er dolphin tours. The company specializes in small group tours, and their guides are trained marine-mammal naturalists.
Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on HAWAII NAUTICAL’S (hawaiinautical.com)Wildlife Guaranteed Catamaran Snorkel Lunch (guaranty is of re-rides only, no refunds). DOLPHIN DISCOVERIES 808-322-8000 HAWAII NAUTICAL 808-234-7245