Dolphins!!! - Snorkeling at Two Steps, Big Island
by Cyndie Pelto
Everyone we talked to told us to go snorkeling at Two Steps. So our first night in Kona, we rented our snorkel gear and headed down there. We swam with a few turtles and caught a beautiful sunset.
The next day, we decided to go back for more. After snorkeling for about an hour, we took a break and were sunning ourselves on the lava rocks. My hubby spoke up and said look at that thing jumping out of the water! Within minutes, everyone was pointing at the huge school of dolphins that had entered the bay.
We ran to the water with our snorkel gear and swam as fast as we could, also remembering the camera! Cannot even begin to describe what we saw. I'll try. Over 40 dolphins, in smaller groups, all swimming and breaching, in the cove.
It was something I will never forget. Several actually swam right up behind me and then alongside me. Amazing amazing amazing!!!
Fantastic Fun Snorkeling With Dolphins at Two Steps, Big Island
by Chris & Alli Camenzuli
(Yellowknife, NT, Canada)
We must have been lucky the first time we experienced Two Steps because we shared the bay with a group of Spinner Dolphins.
As we arrived at the "beach" you could see them jumping in the middle of the bay. It probably goes without saying that it didn't take long for us to get into the water.
The closest I came to the dolphins was seeing them float just above the Aloha sign about 25 feet down in perfectly clear water.
Alli, my partner in crime, really lucked out and was fortunate enough to have the dolphins come right up to her and jump.
Lucky duck, eh!!
We also swam with lots of sea turtles and a plethora of small colorful fish.
Would highly suggest wearing a pair of water shoes with good rubber sole as we found lots of sea urchins.
Try explaining to your Inuit co-workers in Yellowknife, Canada how you need more time off right after your vacation to recover from the spines you picked up in your foot, too funny!
Safe 'n Happy Snorkeling!