Water activity

Hilo: Dolphin Adventure and Tropical Reef Snorkel Boat Tour

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Hilo Ocean Adventures

Hilo: Dolphin Adventure and Tropical Reef Snorkel Boat Tour

Activity provider: Hilo Ocean Adventures

From US$ 149.66 per person

Discover the wonders of Hilo’s coastline and explore abundant coral reef on this snorkel adventure. Soak up breathtaking scenic views, see dolphins swimming in their natural habitat, and snorkel in pristine waters in search of colorful coral reef.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Discover the wonders of Hawaii's shoreline, bursting with colorful marine life
  • Soak up breathtaking views of Hilo's coast and volcanic mountains
  • Enjoy the opportunity to see hundreds of dolphins playing in the wake of the boat
  • Snorkel in idyllic coves and reefs in search of sea turtles, octopus, tropical fish, and more
Full description

Make the most of your time in Hilo and discover Hawaii’s abundant coastline, bursting with diverse sea life including sea turtles, octopus, manta rays, eels, tropical reef fish, and much more. Meet your crew and board the vessel in Wailoa Boat Harbor, then venture onto the open waters where scenic views and coral reef await. Enjoy a guided adventure along the coastline and explore coves where pods of dolphins hideaway and often play in the wake of the boat. Stop off in one of these idyllic coves and snorkel in search of colorful marine life as you swim through untouched reef structures and sand patches.

Continue your tour to your second snorkeling location and learn about the exotic sea creatures that lurk within the reef's ecosystem and along Hilo's coastlines including tropical reef fish, eels, and manta rays.

Take in the breathtaking views of the ocean as you ride along the Hamakua Coast. Discover a hidden world under the surface of the water as you snorkel, raft, and lookout for dolphins. Throughout the trip, listen to your captain and crew share information about Hawaii’s sea life and underwater world.

  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Other water transport
  • Local snacks
  • Water
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the boat ramp at the Wailoa Small Boat Harbor 181 Manono St, Hilo.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Rain gear

    Know before you go

    • A release of liability must be signed by all participants before taking this tour
    • Dolphins are wild animals and dolphin sightings are not guaranteed
    • You must be able to swim unassisted in the open ocean in order to participate in this activity
    • No refunds will be issued if the guest confirms they can swim in the ocean and then cannot when they arrive
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 4 reviews

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    No guarantees you will see dolphins we didn’t get to see anything but still a decent experience

    August 4, 2022

    It was a great time! The captain & guide we mellow & knowledgeable about the island & the wildlife. The tour isn’t rushed & the conversation is great. Would definitely recommend.

    May 17, 2022

    Awesome trip! Kimo and Julia were great guides. More than we bargained for! Highly recommended!!

    March 3, 2022

    Product ID: 323938