Family Dolphin Swim Ko Olina Oahu

Family Dolphin Swim Ko Olina Oahu

That’s completely up to the dolphins. Encounters are designed to be at the dolphins pace, on their terms, and at their activity level. For the wild dolphins of our coastline, if they’re not into it, we won’t do it.

After  25+ years of interactions with the resident pods, we’ve seen many generations and recognize families. We know how to read them, and know they will only interact if they are comfortable. Or more aptly, the better we mimic and follow their lead, the better the encounter.

We limit our encounters to pre-defined areas. That’s sort of like a security blanket for the dolphins. If they move outside of the envelope, we know the encounters are over – we won’t keep at that them. They’ve come to trust us over the years, and we respect them.