Kona, Hawaii Wild Dolphin Retreats | Swimming with Dolphins

Five days of life on the beach and in the ocean, 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
  • Exploring an active volcano
  • Spending as much time in the ocean as you want
  • Living on the beach
  • Getting back to your senses
  • Rejuvenating your body & spirit
  • Immersing in the joy of adventure!

“Our Hawaii trip with Joebaby 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

Hawaii Trip Purpose: The purpose of these trips is to swim, play and make deep connections with the wild dolphins, relax easily into the friendly energy of the aloha spirit, celebrating our love of life and the sea. It’s to live simply, moving with the rhythms of the wind, weather and tides, immersing ourselves in the inspiring and rejuvenating  essence of nature on the beautiful island of Hawaii.

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, under a starry sky, 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.

Joyful Nature Tribe: We share in the daily activities of a community; setting up camp, making meals, hanging out. We’ll take hikes, swims and walks. There is personal time, quiet time, and time to sit around the picnic table and share the adventures and appreciations of each day.

Trip Itinerary: I meet you at the Kona airport at 3 pm on the first day of our trip, or I can pick you up in Kailua-Kona. We make a stop for those who need to rent snorkel gear and then we head to the beach and our base camp for the next four nights. From our base camp, each morning we explore and swim in the coastal bays where the spinner dolphins frequent.

Over the past 19 years, we have absolutely incredible dolphin encounters in these bays, swimming with them for hours at a time, often with many life-changing encounters. 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 & Goddess Pele: 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.)

(Private/Custom Trips: This same trip is available as a private trip for your group or family with a variety of lodging options)

“The whole trip was fantastic! Thank you again for the most stupendous adventure from the bottom of my heart”  – Brandee Tolleson, Homeschooling Mom of 3, California

Cost: The cost for this trip averages $1597-$1447 per person, depending on the number of participants. This includes all group transportation, park fees, campsite fees, all swims, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, scheduled activities and most meals. Not included is your airfare to Hawaii, snorkel gear and a couple of meals out on the town. (snorkel gear can be rented for approx $30).

Group size is limited to 8, your $500 deposit is refundable for up to five days and reserves your space. Please use the PayPal button below to make your deposit, or call me for other arrangements.

Questions: Please feel free to call with any questions about these trips, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you. And if these trip dates don’t work for you, contact me to see about your own custom trip. 1-954-889-7113

“I’m not sure my family has ever been happier than we were on the beach with Joe”  –  Kimberly Gallagher, Port Townsend, WA

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