One of the things people associate with Hawaii is Dolphins. So you have to make it a point to see some while you’re here on your Hawaii vacation! But how to choose from so many options? Well let us tell you some things to consider before you book your Dolphin excursion to make sure you have the best time possible!
1. Availability of Tours
When you’re considering a dolphin tour for your family, or you and your sweetheart, it’s a good idea to find a tour that is available on the days you want to book an excursion. Not everyone wants to go on a Saturday – you may want to avoid the crowds and book on a Tuesday morning. So make sure that your Dolphin tour company can accommodate your vacation schedule. A great company will have an online booking system so that you can plan in advance and not wait until all the spots are full!
2. Trained Staff
Besides just being out on the water for a day of fun with the Dolphins, you want to make sure that the staff you’re traveling with is knowledgable and trained with safety precautions. Making sure that they have proper lifevests and emergency training is important, especially if you’re traveling with small children or people who don’t know how to swim. It’s good too, when you’re staff has some local knowledge about the area you’re visiting and can give you some cool insights into Hawaii history and local traditions!
3. Amenities on Boat
Watching the Dolphins is always the highlight of any excursion but does your tour company offer anything else besides a look at the Dolphins? Do they provide food? How about any entertainment or special customs that will make your time memorable? Make sure to ask these questions before you book with any company to get the best experience for your money!
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4. Photo Memories
Of course, everyone is a photographer now with social media and Instagram, but how can you be sure that you’re gonna get the best photos on your Dolphin tour and not drop your phone in the water? Ask the Dolphin excursion company if they provide photos and have any for you to buy. And how about those underwater shots of you and your family snorkeling? You’ll definitely want some of those, too!
And last but not least, make sure your Dolphin excursion is just that – a chance to see some of these magnificent creatures! Ask if your tour offers a guarantee so that you don’t pay to just float around the bay to see a few fish.
Now that you have a checklist of what to look for when you shop for a Dolphin excursion, you’ll feel prepared knowing that you’re getting the best deal for your family. And we know of one tour that offers ALL of these and more…the Dolphins and You dolphin tour! We are certified by the board of Hawaii’s Ecotourism Association and have plenty of happy customers that are sharing their memories all over the internet. So what are you waiting for? Book your tour today!