Our goal is to share the Dolphins and You experience, hoping it will open our guests’ minds and spirit to realize that we all live in an abundantly beautiful and mystical world.
Dolphins and You is committed to protecting Hawaii’s unique natural environment and host culture through the promotion of responsible travel and educational programs, relating to sustainable tourism for residents, business and visitors. Dolphins and You is committed to promoting environmental stewardship, cultural sensitivity, community well-being, and quality education within the travel and tourism community. Dolphins and You is certified by the HEA, Hawaii Ecotourism Association as a Certified Sustainable Tour. For more information about the Hawaii Ecotourism Association please visit hawaiiecotourism.org
Where it all started
About twenty-five years ago, I read a book about the connection between man and dolphin and felt there was something I needed to learn from the wild dolphins. Soon after, I had a chance to swim with these dolphins for the first time in my life, and had a spiritual experience that I wanted to share with everybody!
The idea of sharing such an experience, along with the urge to open new possibilities between man and dolphins, gave me the inspiration to start such a tour.
We promise you’re going to have an amazing, unforgettable and wildly exciting experience with Dolphins and You. On our tour you’ll have a special opportunity to see Hawaii in its full, natural, pristine beauty – including its world famous spinner dolphins. We’ve said it since our very first tour: these beautiful dolphins have an energy unlike any other creature. You may feel the dolphins unleash an “unknown” spirit within your heart that you’ve never known before. You better believe it! Learn to embrace the experience and show the dolphins love with no compromise. After all, they are the ultimate free spirits!
The idea of sharing such an experience along with the urge to open up new possibilities between man and dolphins gave me the inspiration to start such a tour.
- Richard | Dolphins and You
Dolphin and You's most valuable asset is its staff. We all love the ocean, and are fun-loving people who want to share the aloha spirit with you.
Aloha: I am Rich Holland, owner and operator of Dolphins and You, the Hawaiian Islands' premier (or number one) dolphin tour. Originally from Pennsylvania, I lived in Japan for twenty years and love all things Japanese, especially the famous food, of course. Ever since I was a young man, I have made it my mission - and my family's - to live a healthy, spiritual lifestyle. I like to wake up to the birds singing and practice yoga and meditation before I begin another great day. A chance, magical encounter with dolphins here fifteen years ago changed my life. So, I bought Dolphins and You in order to welcome and share with island visitors these adorable creatures of wonder and delight. I consider them our “Angels of the Sea”. Come sailing and spend a dolphin day with us on our beautiful new boat. For memories that last a lifetime...
Aloha! My name is Yui. I fell in love with wild dolphins when I visited Ogwasawara Islands, located in the southern part of Okinawa, Japan. I heard that you could swim with dolphins in Hawaii and decided to try the tour out. During this journey, Dolphins and You offered me to join their team. I didn't hesitate to give them a big Mahalo. From that moment on, my life has changed. When I need some peace of mind, I go swim with the dolphins.
Aloha! I am Captain Kaina. I am from Kailua, Oahu. I have spent most of my life on or in the ocean, whether it be swimming, diving, body surfing, boogie boarding, surfing or canoe paddling. I love music - writing and recording music and even played guitar in a few reggae bands. I love working for Dolphins And You, spending time in the ocean and sharing my aloha with all of our guests.
ALLOOOHA! My name is Patrick but everybody calls me Pat. I was born on the west coast of Oahu. I love going free diving to catch tako (octopus) and sometimes go spearfishing with my brothers. Not only am I a professional Hula dancer, but I’m also a part-time model for one of the largest travel agencies in Japan (JTB). See you on the boat!
My name is Ayako. I’m originally from Gifu prefecture, Japan. In search of spiritual healing, I decided to move to Oahu six years ago. Being in Makua on the west side of the island surrounded by Hawaiian Mana (Natural Energy) really relaxes my mind. There's nothing better in this world than being in nature and seeing these magnificent dolphins swim by.
Aloha, my name is Mike! I am from Kalihi, Oahu and grew up here bodysurfing and boxing. I’ve also spent many years working on large ships as both a crew member and captain. Another thing I would like to share is that I was on the most recent movie, "Jurassic World". If you see someone running away from dinosaurs, that could be me!
Aloha! My name is Shanti. I am the eldest son of five siblings. I started as a crew member but now I am one of the captains. Thanks to my parents, I was raised on this beautiful island with much Aloha and places to be explored - especially on our boat, Ariya, on the open sea. Come and join us on an unforgettable dolphin voyage.
Koniichiwa and Aloha!! My name is Tairiku but please call me Tai. I am a military brat born and raised in Japan. I was blessed to learn the language and custom of Japan. I am the bilingual Tour Guide for D&Y. I also speak Spanish, some Italian and thinking about learning my 5th language, Korean. I fell in love with Hawaii's unreal nature.
Aloha! My name is Tommy. I was born and raised on the west side of the island of Oahu, known to the locals as the Leeward side! I'm the Transportation Director here at Dolphins and You, with over thirty years of bus driving experience, my team of excellent drivers and I will always do our best to transport all of our guests to and from Waikiki in a safe and timely manner. When I'm not driving buses, I enjoy paddle boarding at one of my favorite beaches on the Leeward side with the Hawaiian spinner dolphins that lots of guests see when visiting Oahu!
Aloha my name is Bernard Nunies. I've been with Dolphins and You for the past three years. With over 35 years of Transportation and Tourism experience, I'm always happy to share the magic of Hawaii with first-time and repeat visitors to our beautiful island. I look forward to driving you safely to the West side of the island as you spend a wonderful day getting up close and personal with the Dolphins.
Aloha, my name is Justin. I live on the west side of the island of Oahu, and enjoy free diving, photography, and working with our horses on the ranch. I grew up with a deep love for the ocean and animals of all kinds. Getting to see them in their natural, wild habitats is an amazing experience that we look forward to sharing with you.
Aloha, my name is Hiromi. I handle paperwork in the office. One thing I enjoy is seeing our guests coming in and out with a great new dolphin smile. When I hear stories from the guests, who have had an amazing time, it gives me more energy to do my best at work - and swim with the dolphins when I can. I also enjoy spending time in nature with my beloved husband and two beautiful children.
Hi! My name is Mai. I am from Kyoto, Japan. I am a tour guide at Dolphins & You. I love to swim with dolphins because I believe that they give me energy and power. I also teach, do yoga using dolphin poses and meditate in Hawaii. When you meet me, I’d like to share my aloha vibes with you!
Aloha, my name is Morri. I am a professional photographer at Dolphins & You. Taking and sharing many pictures of the beautiful ocean and dolphins is what makes me happiest. I’m studying Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii. I have extensive knowledge of Hawaiian sea life and would like to share it with you.
Aloha! My name is Allie and I am a photographer at Dolphins & You. In college, I studied Business Management and Marine Science and spent time studying at University of Hawaii. Free diving with the Hawaiian spinner dolphins is an amazing experience and I love to share that experience with guests from around the world, while capturing these unique moments through photography.
Aloha. My name is Kaiona. I am from West Oahu. I graduated from Anuenue High School and can speak fluent Hawaiian. I have been dancing hula since I was a child and like to play ukulele and sing many different songs. Besides being one of the crews on the boat, I am also a part-time model!
Aloha, my name is Nathaniel, I was born in California and raised in Kauai, My passions are photography and the ocean, I freedive almost everyday. Come out with us and I'll show you what fun the ocean has to offer! Bring your smile, because I always have one on :)
I am “Toshi.” I was born in Hyogo, but raised in Shiga, Japan. I have also lived in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands for 16 years before I moved to Hawaii. I work as a sales and office administrator for Dolphins & You. The ocean and mountains here in Hawaii are where I really like to hang out on my days off. If you’d like to know more about the beauty and the nature of Oahu, I’d be glad to spill the beans!
Hello, I am Saki and work here as a tour guide. I am from Tokyo, Japan. I feel super lucky to have this job because I can share laughter, joy, and love with our customers. Let’s enjoy the beauty of nature in this wonderful island together!
Hi! My name is Jeremy, I know I don't look it but I'm born and raised in Japan and speak Japanese! I love going on all sorts of adventures in the ocean. From cliff diving, to surfing, to swimming with the Dolphins. You can find me in the water on any day of the week weather it's for work or not.
Aloha, My name is Mieko. I live in Hawaii for many years. There is rich nature here and make me refresh every day. I work in an office. I’m happy because I can share time with wonderful staffs and guests. Dolphins have the magical power that we don’t know. By all means, I want you to feel something from them.
Hi, I am Mayumi. I am from Hyogo, Japan. I studied marine biology in college in Japan for two years and four years in Hawaii. I love marine life especially DOLPHINS :) I like to swim, dive and snorkel during my free time. I have also been playing taiko (Japanese drum) for more than my half of life.
Aloha! Welcome to the Magical Hawaii. I am Susumu but you can also call me Luciano. I was born in Brazil and lived in Japan for 23 years. My father was Japanese and my mother German-Poland. I can speak Japanese, English, Portuguese, Spanish and some skills in others languages, too. I love to spend my free time with my family wherever we do or go. You can see me riding my bike in Waikiki or somewhere in the island. Working with dolphins is one of the most wonderful things that happened in my life. I am waiting for you! Aloha!