Hawaii Wild Dolphin Wellness Retreat

JAnuary 16-20, 2020

Join us for a once in a lifetime four-night, five-day wild dolphin retreat on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. Our group will wake up each morning to a delicious breakfast at the resort before heading out to a thrilling boat ride where you will soak up the sights and the warm sun of the Kona Coast. Our group will learn about the residential spinner, bottlenose, and spotted dolphins, their behaviors and social/family systems. We will meet up with the residential spinner dolphins and other species if we’re lucky! Then we will then put on our snorkel gear and get into the water, take our time, breathe, and be amazed with these gentle giants. We will be with the dolphins as long as they want to hang out with us and this is where the magic happens! We also may be lucky enough to see some whales!  Through the months of December-March we will a get the chance to see the majestic Humpback whales who come to Hawaii to give birth. After our trips out in the morning we will have lunch and  and relax by the water sharing reflections of our experiences.

Thursday January 16th:
6:00 a.m. Meet at airport and off to Hawaii from LAX flight time

8:00 a.m.-12p.m. Flight to Kona (recommending breakfast at home, bring snacks and pack a sandwich or buy lunch at airport)
12:30-2 p.m. Pick up our luggage and go to rent our fancy minivan
2:30-4 p.m. Arrive at hotel and check in (We may not be able to get into our rooms until 4 p.m., so we can leave our luggage with front desk and explore a bit)
4-5p.m. Check into rooms and settle in 
5-7 p.m. Welcome dinner and meeting with our Dolphin Guide– Roberta! (at Don the Beachcomber-hotel restaurant)
7-8 p.m. Reflections by the ocean  
10 p.m. Back to room and bed early as we have an early rise
 
Friday January 17th:

6:45-7:15 a.m. Breakfast 
7:15-7:45 a.m. Prepare for dolphin trip, meet in lobby 
7:45 a.m. Travel to harbor
8 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet with Roberta and board boat for Dolphin Adventure
1-2:30 p.m. Individual lunch, shower and relax
2:30-3:30 p.m. Reflections overlooking the ocean
3:30-4:45 p.m. Get ready for Luau! Meet in lobby at 4:45 p.m.
5-8 p.m. Luau and dinner together
8-9p.m. Put together our offerings with our intentions in them for tomorrow’s ceremony

Saturday January 18th:
6:45-7:15 a.m. Breakfast
7:15-7:45 a.m. Prepare for dolphin trip, meet in lobby 
7:45 a.m. Travel to harbor
8 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet with Roberta and aboard boat for Dolphin Adventure
12-1p.m. Lunch on Boat or around the harbor
1-2 p.m. Back to hotel
2-6:30p.m. Free Time
6:30-9 p.m. Dinner
 
Sunday January 19th:
6:45-7:15 a.m. Breakfast
7:15-7:45 a.m. Prepare for dolphin trip, meet in lobby 
7:45 a.m. Travel to harbor
8 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet with Roberta and aboard boat for Dolphin Adventure
12-1 p.m. Back to the hotel, shower and get ready for lunch
1-2 p.m. Individual lunch
2-3 p.m. Reflections over looking the ocean
3-6 p.m. Free time to explore Kona, relax by the pool and get ready for dinner together
6-8 p.m. Dinner in town together 

Monday January 20th:
Can sleep in a little longer today!
8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast 
8:30 a.m.-10:30. Relax by the pool, last minute shopping in Kona and pack things up for the airport
10:30-11:45a.m. Bring luggage down, lunch at hotel together and time to reflect our favorite memories from our trip!
11:45am-1p.m. Drop off our fancy minivan, head to the airport and check in. (Purchase snacks/ dinner in town, at the airport or on the plane as the airline does offer some meals and snacks)
1:15pm-9:45pm Board our flight back home to LAX

Price:$3500 with flights $2500 without flights

​Price Includes:

Round-trip Airfare from LAX to KOA

Four nights and five days at the Royal Kona Resort

Shuttle Service

Four Breakfasts

Two Dinners (Including a wonderful Luau experience!)

Meeting with our Dolphin Guide to go over snorkel gear and prep for dolphin adventure

Three days of Wild Dolphin Adventures

Daily Reflections