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TEX has been published in airline magazines, Sunset Magazine, Bon Apetit’ and many other publications, and the restaurant has been featured in numerous venues. So, come in and check out the covered open air patio and enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean with all the sights and sounds of Hawaii!

Watch the world famous malasadas being hand made in the bakery from the viewing window.

Located just off of Hwy. 19 at mile marker 43 – Pakalana St.  Makai side (Ocean side) This little place serves many things but is known mostly for its malasadas.

Is it worth the drive from Waikoloa Beach Resort to have malasadas?  Oh yeah! Bavarian Cream is our absolute favorite.

These malasadas are the best on the island.  This is a great stop when going to Akaka Falls, Hawaii Tropical Botanic Gardens or Hilo.

A highly recommended spot to enjoy while staying at our hawaiigolfcondo!

 

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Watch the malasadas being made at the viewing window

 

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Bruce and the grandkids enjoying a special treat!

Don’t forget to get a couple to go.

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Sansei Seafood & Sushi Bar

Located in the Queens MarketPlace is one of the area’s most popular venues. Definitely not a quiet & romantic venue. This place is  frequently noisy & busy & has more of a diner atmosphere.

The food is amazing!  Lots of great choices, including beef. Bold & unique flavors. Generous portions.

We usually split an appetizer & always order the Kona Coffee Mud Pie!

There is a Happy Hour of 50% off on Sunday & Monday until 6PM, Other days 25%. Make a reservation on Open Table & go early to get in line. Yes, there is always a line for Happy Hour.

Worth the wait.

Here are some samples of their delicious entrees and our favorite Mud Pie:

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dolphin journeys

 

The Dolphin Journeys Difference

We are the Original Company to take people to meet and encounter the dolphins as their primary activity. Started in 1996, Capt. Nancy & her crew have been leading people to the joy and amazing experiences of open water encounters with dolphins, manta rays and whale watching. We strive to offer the most safe, educational and deeply rich experience. We understand your precious vacation dollars deserve to be spent on the very best.

Benefits we provide that are not usually found with other operators:

  • Safety Swimmer in the water for every 6 people
  • Neoprene Vests
  • Wet Suits
  • High Quality Masks & Fins
  • Educational component on our trips is second to none

Your Guide

About Your Guide: Captain Nancy Sweatt. A dynamo of many talents, Nancy blends her scientific background as a geologist and oceanographer with years of metaphysical study. Her experience of human cadence gives her a unique understanding of people. Known for her laughter and easy manner, you will be intrigued with her company as she guides you on your journey to renewal and healing.

Formal Training:
B.A. degree in Geology & Oceanography, 1974-78
(studied in the classroom and attended field study in the Bahamas)
NAUI Certified Diver in 1976
PADI Advance Diver in Australia 1982
PADI DiveMaster in 2000
Licensed U.S.G.C. Captain, 2002

Hawaiian Dolphins: Hawaii is a special place to swim with dolphins in the wild. The most common dolphin to swim with is the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin.  There are about 700 t0€“ 1000 Spinner Dolphins that call the Big Island water’€™s home.  Dolphins love to swim with people.  Additional dolphins in Hawaiian waters: Spotted Dolphins, who like to swim with us, Pilot Whales, who may swim with us, and small pods of Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins. Rare and very special to see are:Dense Beaked Whales, False Killer Whales, Pygmy Killer Whales, and extremely rare, but I have swam with the Sperm Whale.  In the winter the Humpback Whales are in the warm sub tropical waters of Hawaii to give birth to their young.

Dolphin Journeys focuses on the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Pacific Spotted Dolphins and in the winterseason, Humpback Whales.  Most cetaceans are gregarious and love to share their joy.  They have been interacting with humans around the Big Island for about 20 some years.  The Island of Hawaii (Big Island) has a perfect oceanographic floor for the dolphins.  They like shallow, sandy bottom bays to play, teach their young and sleep in by day.  The Kona Coast with the very narrow continental shelf provides the unique co-habitation of human coastal life and marine mammals living and working in the same environment. The water along Kona is clean as an ocean can be and provides a beautiful home for the dolphins.  Humans have had a small impact on the water of West Hawaii.  The primary industry is fishing and that has been the only threat to the dolphins.

Excursions – Book Online

Our renowned Dolphin Journeys ocean excursions will delight you. It is the best way to experience sea life up close in Hawaii. We also offer unique land tours that will enhance your experiences when touring some of the most amazing locations on earth. Due to limited availability, we suggest you reserve today by booking online or contacting us.

Our Excursions

 

 

Package Specials

 

You check in for your trip at the Dolphin Journeys Shop.  The Shop is located at Honokohau Harbor in the Gentry’s Marina shopping area.
Take the Queen K Hwy, Highway 19. From the North you will travel 4.6 miles south of the airport. From the South, it is the 3rd stop light after Palani.
Turn into the Harbor, then take your first right hand turn.
Take the 2nd left – just 100 yards from your right-hand turn.
You will see a strip of buildings with blue roofs. Turn into the parking lot. Dolphin Journeys is on the right hand side next to the Coast Guard.
Come on in. The door maybe closed for air conditioning or because our dogs Chester and Bess are visiting.

 

 

Information for this post was taken from Dolphin Journeys Website.  When on the Big Island, this is a must do event. Su’s daughters recently experienced the Dolphin Journey excursion and said it was awesome!