Mar 182013
 

We recently traveled to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii where we were lucky enough to swim with, dive with and view a plethora of marine life.  Kona’s waters are magical, even healing, for those who enjoy the ocean and its inhabitants (especially if you like the big stuff).

One of the highlights of the trip was swimming with Kona’s wild (not captive, that’s another (sad) story for another time) spinner dolphins.  For me, it was an intense experience which was deeply restorative.  Captain Nancy Sweatt of Dolphin Journeys was our guide for this excursion.  Captain Nancy runs an excellent operation.  As an ocean conservationist, she is deeply respectful of the dolphins and their natural habitat (more on this soon).

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The video footage below was shot by me and Mr. Reeftraveler.

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  2 Responses to “Swimming with Kona’s Wild Dolphins”

  1. Hi Meredith & Steve,
    I have just been musing over past trips and photos. It was so much fun with you all in March 2013.
    Would you be willing to put some of the photos on our website? It is currently being redone. We would make a section for you with a link to your website and credits for your pictures. You have some of the best Manta Pictures! Dolphins are great too!

    Hope to see you back in Kona soon.
    Dolphin Journeys is doing well. We have a shop in the Harbor now. Personally, I met a wonderful gentleman a month after your trip and we are now married.

    Trust you are both well!
    Aloha, Capt. Nancy

    • Aloha Captain Nancy,

      It’s wonderful to hear from you! We had some amazing experiences with you and your crew in Kona. Hope to have more in the future.

      Congratulations on your marriage! Wishing you many happy years together.

      We continue to recommend Dolphin Journeys trips to our friends and readers. They really are the most ecologically sound way to interact with wild dolphins in THEIR environment and on THEIR terms. It’s a magical experience. The manta dives are equally magical.

      I will send you a message regarding the photos. We are happy to help.

      Mahalo and kindest wishes,
      Meredith & Steve

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