Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kailua-Kona

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#4 of 271 in Outdoors in Island of Hawaii
Look for giant humpbacks and playful dolphins on a guided tour from Kailua-Kona. As your skillful captain navigates the vessel to areas frequented by whales and spinner dolphins, your naturalist guide will teach you about their biology and migrating habits. A luxury catamaran promises a smooth ride, but a Zodiac raft allows you to come even closer to these majestic creatures. Combo tours offer an interesting blend of water activities, including snorkeling, kayaking, or visiting Kealakekua Bay Reserve. These tours can last from 2 to 5 hours.
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Where to stay in Kailua-Kona

If you wish to indulge yourself while on the Kona coastline of the "Big Island," book your stay at one of Kailua-Kona's fully furnished beachside villas, offering spa services, free Wi-Fi, and secure parking. You can also try one of the coastline's luxury resorts, featuring tennis courts, fitness centers, and on-site activities like hula lessons and diving classes. Smaller hotels a short drive from the city may not offer beach access, but they provide plenty of privacy at a fraction of the cost of the area's big resorts.
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