Hawaii Kona Dolphin Trip w/ Lori Reyes DeSanti, Chris DeSanti & Dolphin Whisperers

February 13 – 17, 2017 in Kona, Hawaii

Five days of adventure swimming with wild dolphins, visiting sacred sites, snorkeling with sea turtles, exploring beautiful beaches and more on the Big Island of Hawaii.

  • Swimming with wild dolphins
  • Swimming with tropical fish & turtles
  • Snorkeling beautiful coral reefs
  • Visiting sacred sites
  • Hiking lava tube
  • Exploring an active volcano

“Our Hawaii trip with Joe was phenomenal. Swimming with the dolphins was such a deeper experience then I ever expected. I was also reunited with members of my soul family who are dear friends to this day” Gabriella Lizotte, mother of 3, Lacrosse Coach

Spinner Dolphins – Shamans of the Seas: The playful Spinner Dolphins that live in the coastal waters of Hawaii are absolutely amazing. It is a joy to be in their presence. Swimming with them is an ecstatic experience, and you will come away with a wonderful sense of connection with them and the ocean. With great joy and respect, we swim with them in their home, on their terms.

Honu, the Hawaiian Sea Turtle: We also snorkel with the turtles; its a joy to watch them move through the water, they emanate their own quiet grace. We treat the turtles and other sea creatures we meet with the same love, joy and respect we give the dolphins.

Off the Grid: Give yourself a break; unplug from busy routines and ease into Nature’s grace and vitality. Does living in the joy and beauty of nature sound appealing? How about laying on a sandy beach to the sound of the gentle surf? Our innate love of life comes alive in this setting, away from the norms of our everyday world. Through our adventures, laughter and sharing we anchor these vitalizing energies into our bodies and our lives.

Trip Itinerary: We meet in Kailua-Kona in the morning of the 13th. Bring a bag lunch with you. We make a stop for those who need to rent snorkel gear and then we head to the beach to swim and snorkel and have fun in the water. From our base at the hotel we’ll have two mornings where we explore and swim in the coastal bays where the spinner dolphins frequent.

Over the past 20 years, we’ve have absolutely incredible dolphin encounters in these bays, often swimming with them for hours at a time, with frequent life-changing encounters. We will also swim with the dolphins from our chartered boat on two mornings. We’ll spend our week getting to know the dolphins, sea turtles and more, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, feeling new levels of joy and exuberance as we become immersed in the magic of this place.

Kilauea Volcano: One day of the trip we may drive south to the Kilauea Volcano where we pay homage to the Goddess Pele, exploring the black lava, smoking earth, caldera and lava tubes. The energy of fire and creation is very strong here, it’s a wonderful place to plant new seeds and intentions for growth and transformation. We will share a simple ceremony here to give thanks for and celebrate the many new blessings and creations that are coming into our lives and our world!

Ho’oponopono & City of Refuge: We will visit the City of Refuge, an ancient place of forgiveness sacred to the Hawaiians. Here we will explore the Hawaiian practice of Ho’oponopono, using it to bring forgiveness and healing to our lives and our world. Ho’oponopono is a powerful healing process that is easily learned and can be use at any time, anywhere. (For an intro video on Ho’oponopono, click here.)

“The whole trip was fantastic! Thank you again for the most stupendous adventure from the bottom of my heart”  – Brandee Tolleson, Homeschooling Mom, California

Your Adventure Guide:

Founder of Dolphin Whisperers, Joe Noonan is an author, a minister and a shamanic nature guide who has been bringing people to swim with wild dolphins and whales in Hawaii, in Maui and in Bimini, the Bahamas for over twenty years. He holds the space for humans and cetaceans to come together in a fun, respectful and magical way. Working in concert with the elemental energies of nature and the sea, all kinds of exciting adventures unfold. Here’s a video of a fun wild dolphin encounter on another Hawaii trip with Joe. In addition to these group trips, Joe leads private five-day trips for couples and families in Kona, Hawaii, Maui and Bimini, the Bahamas.


Included in the cost of this trip is four night’s lodging (double occupancy), daily swims in the ocean, swimming/snorkeling/freediving instruction, all scheduled boat trips and all local transportation during our trip. Not included is airfare, meals, transportation to/from airport to our hotel, snorkel rental and anything not listed here.

For more info on this specific Hawaii Kona dolphin trip and to register, please contact Lori Reyes DeSanti at www.LoriReyes.com

Arriving/Departure: Your destination is the Kona airport on the Big Island of Hawaii. The airport code for Kona is KOA. You will need to arrange your transportation to and from the airport to our hotel. A cab to our hotel is approximately $45, please continue reading for information on Hawaiian Executive Transportation. Please plan to arrive in Kailua-Kona by February 12th at the latest, so we can begin our trip at 11am on the morning of the 13th. We need to depart our hotel in the morning on the last day of our trip, February 17th, you can plan your own itinerary from noontime onward on the 17th. I use ITA flight search webpage for finding the best ticket to Hawaii. While you cannot buy a ticket through them, their flexible search engine will help you find great deals. Once I know what flights i want, i usually buy them through Orbitz, which i have used for years.

Hawaii Executive Transportation provides door-to-door private car and shared ride services to and from the Kona International Airport. Hawaii Executive Transportation also provides the ultimate in luxurious private car services. Their fleet of vehicles include Mercedes sprinter vans, sedans and sports utility vehicles. Perfect for airport transportation, weddings, corporate events, a night out on the town and much more. Call 800-833-2303 for more information or to book online please visit www.hawaiiexecutivetransportation.com.

From Kona Airport To Kona Airport
1 Passenger $22.00 $22.00
2 Passengers $23.00 $23.00
3 Passengers $25.00 $25.00
4 Passengers $28.00 $28.00
5 Passengers $29.00 $29.00
6 Passengers $33.00 $33.00
7 Passengers $45.00 $45.00


Trip Policies: Please click here to read Dolphin Whisperer’s trip policies

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance, accident and health insurance are optional and are not included. They are always recommended and are your personal choice. If you wish to have travel insurance you will need to arrange it for yourself. Please click here  for more information on optional travel insurance.

Payment: Please contact Lori’s office.

What to bring: The less you bring, the simpler your trip. We encourage you to pack light and keep your luggage to a minimum.

2-3 changes of clothes

Warm sweater/jacket, windbreaker and/or raincoat

1 or 2 bathing suits & beach towel

Toiletries: soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste

Suncreen, hat, sunglasses and rashguard for sun protection

Waterbottle and small bag/backpack

Optional book, earplugs, journal, wetsuit

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