1. 40' "Uhane Nui O Naia" Boat in North Kona, Hawaii
  2. 40' "Uhane Nui O Naia" Boat in North Kona, Hawaii
  3. 40' "Uhane Nui O Naia" Boat in North Kona, Hawaii

40' "Uhane Nui O Naia" Boat in North Kona, Hawaii

Enjoy North Kona, Hawaii by Boat! Rent a 40' Trawler for up to 25 people. Prices include water/sodas/juice, light snacks and photos of your trip. Rates as low as $80 per person. Other Rates available below: Rates: • Adult: $120.00 • Children (12 and under): $80.00 • Ride along with a swimmer: $65.00 What You Can Expect: Come experience a morning swim with us and the Dolphins on the beautiful Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii! The Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are year round residents so you can expect to see them whenever you are in Hawaii. Our exceptional staff, offer you the opportunity to have an experience that you will easily remember for the rest of your life swimming with Dolphins that are wild and free in their natural habitat. There is nothing that compares to the feeling of being in the ocean with the Dolphins! You can see Dolphins on tv, can visit them in captivity, and you can even see them from a boat – but swimming with them in their natural ocean habitat is a unique and magical experience that can touch you in ways you might not be able to imagine. We’ve been conducting Dolphin Swims longer and more successfully than any other Hawaiian Dolphin Swim eco-tour operator for almost 20 years! We have a 99% success rate in finding the Dolphins each day! Equally important is the context within which we offer our tours. Our philosophy is one of total respect for the Dolphins, all marine life and the ocean. What To Expect Onboard: Our boat, the "Uhane Nui O Nai'a" is pretty special. The name means "Great Spirit of the Dolphin" and she was built specifically for snorkeling with a long list of features below: Features: ● 40′ USCG certified vessel ● Custom built for snorkeling ● Restroom & WARM shower ● 25 passenger maximum ● Very stable, smooth ride ● Quiet engines ● Comfortable padded seating ● Two great ladders for easy access in & out of the water ● PA System / multiple speaker system ● Hydrophone for listening to Whale song in season ● Canopy offers shaded area What To Bring: ● Sunscreen ● Sunglasses ● Light jacket or sweatshirt ● Camera

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
25 guests
Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs


We are your guides for a truly extraordinary and unique Hawaiian experience. Together, their great love and respect for the Dolphins, Whales and all who call the Ocean their home, is reflected in the sharing of their extensive knowledge and etiquette for swimming with free Dolphins. Weh met in 1998 when she first came to Hawaii to be with the Dolphins. In 2002, surrounded by their Ohana (family, friends and loved ones), they were married at sunset by Michael’s hanai Father, Kahuna Lanakila Brandt. Their deep personal, some might say magical, connection to the Dolphins was reflected when the Dolphins arrived just as the ceremony began, spinning and leaping out of the water during the entire ceremony! It’s this uncanny and special connection with the Dolphins that accounts for their 98% success rate of finding Dolphins on each Dolphin Swim. Both of us are USCG licensed captains. “China” Mike has been surfing, diving and has captained boats on the Kona Coast for over 25 years and is one of the most experienced captains on the Big Island. He operated the first charter boat offering Dolphin Swims in Hawaii. While in his teens, he became a well known champion surfer in Hawaii and Southern California. He is a complete water-man, and his extensive knowledge of the coastline is unsurpassed. He is as comfortable in the water as most people are on land. In 1999, Melainah returned to the Big Island for a two month sabbatical from Atlanta – she never left! She is a facilitator who teaches and hosts seminars on attaining self empowerment and remembering who we truly are. She offers Dolphin Retreats, retreats on Hawaiian Spirituality and retreats about the Ancient Land of Lemuria. Together, we are Kona’s unquestioned leaders when talking about experience with Dolphins. They are known internationally and have been featured on several television documentaries discussing the Human/Dolphin connection. If you are seeking an experience that is out of the ordinary and that will connect you to the Aloha and Spirit of Hawaii there is simply no better tour operator than us with whom to experience these magnificent creatures. We invite you to book your trip today and experience one of the most memorable days of your life.

Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Watersports Equipment
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Cuddy Cabin
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Single Engine
  • Twin Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 12 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

1 - 4  Passengers Notification of cancellation must be received by telephone at least 48 hours prior to departure time to receive a full refund. Any cancellation given with less than 48 Hours remaining before departure time will not be offered a refund. 5 - 10 Passengers Notification of cancellation much be received by telephone at least 72 HOURS prior to departure time to receive a full refund. No refund will be offered with less than 72 Hours remaining before departure time. 10 + Passengers Cancellations must be made 7 days prior to departure date to receive a full refund. No refund will be offered with less than 7 days remaining before departure date. Private Charters: Cancellations must be made at least 2 Weeks prior to departure date to receive a full refund. No refund will be offered with less than 14 days remaining before departure date.

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