Join one of the world’s most loved and acclaimed animal communicator’s, Pea Horsley, on this ‘bucket-list’ dream retreat to swim with wild Dolphins in Hawaii, watch Humpback Whales and snorkel with Manta Rays.

The Kona coast is home to hundreds of resident pods of Spinner Dolphins, migrating Humpback Whales and over 150 Manta Rays. This retreat focuses on ethical, respectful and meaningful connections.

  • Open your heart with the joy of dolphin play and love.
  • Connect with One-consciousness through deep communication with whales.
  • Transport to other dimensions with the mystical Manta rays.
  • Immerse yourself in the healing vibrations of the ocean.
  • Accelerate your own personal transformation and empower your soul’s potential through the guidance and energies of ocean friends.

You will leave with a heart bursting with love, feeling more alive, with a rejuvenated purpose and feeling a deep soul transformation.

This is a small group retreat: 12 people max.

A week in Hawai'i provides you with a safe and stunning sanctuary to rest, heal, grow and consider your life's purpose. Hawai'i literally wraps its energy around you and holds your hand whilst sharing with you her secrets of the sea and earth. There is something quite special about the group of people who travel with Pea, all there for their own reasons but without knowing it there to help others in the group, should you wish to do so. There remains to this day a connection to Hawai'i, through the experiences I received whilst there, that form part of my being and have enhanced my life for the greater good. The whales, turtles and dolphins all bring their own stories, joy, love and healing - if your heart is calling out for Hawai'i - just do it.

- Claire

The warm and shallow waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands are a favourite destination for kohola, or humpback whales. Two-thirds of the North Pacific humpback whale population migrate 3,000 miles from the Gulf of Alaska to visit Hawaiian waters every year from November to May. We will be in the peak of their return to Hawai’i to breed, give birth and nurse their calves. Connecting with a humpback whale in person is an unforgettable experience.

The spinner dolphins, or nai’a, are known for their impressive spinning leaps out of the water and very playful nature. They embody unconditional love and remind us that what we create with our will becomes our physical reality. Dolphins are experts at increasing our inner joy and childlike play. There is some belief that Native Hawaiians deemed dolphins to be an oceanic tribe with equal rights as humans.

The manta rays, known as hahalua, which means two breaths – ha meaning breath and lua meaning two – are harmless, graceful creatures who have an entrancing effect and are held in high regard by Native Hawaiians.

At A Glance

  • 4 morning snorkel swims with dolphins
  • Whale watching every boat trip for inspiring messages
  • 1 night snorkel with manta rays
  • Communication with cetaceans
  • Ocean vibrational healing
  • High vibrations of Hawai’i
  • Powerful and advanced cetacean energies
  • Spiritual expansion with a group of likeminded people
  • Understand the cetaceans messages for humanity

It isn't easy to put into words an experience that was so life-changing as the cetacean retreat with Pea Horsley. Our contact with the dolphins and whales exceeded all my expectations and the bonus was the contact we had with other sea creatures, like turtles, mantas, pilot whales, wonderful fish and more.

I guess anyone can book a trip to Hawai'i and get on a boat to swim with dolphins, but there is a big difference in being in a group of likeminded people, with the same kind of love and respect for the beings we were communicating with.

We all ended up learning from the dolphins the importance of a pod mind, and Pea is brilliant in supporting that in a group; in holding the space for us all to have our very own experience and also as a human-pod. In the end it wasn't just about the dolphins and whales, it was about us all diving deep, growing and transforming. Loved, loved, loved it all!

- Sandra

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Day 1 – Arrive Big Island into Kona (Sat 2 March)

Land at the Big Island of Hawai’i into Kona International airport (KOA) and transfer to the Royal Kona Hotel in the village of Kailua-Kona. This oceanside Hawaiian hotel is the best location to see the dolphins and whales every day as they swim in the waters alongside this resort. Settle and relax, enjoying a muscle soothing bath or shower and cleanse away the airmiles. Depending upon your arrival time and energy level, you’re invited to meet up for supper or a drink before a restful night’s sleep. If you’d rather do your own thing that’s ok too, there’s plenty of time to get acquainted with fellow retreaters the following day. Today is about you landing, grounding and beginning your experience of Hawai’i frequencies and aloha.

The Cetacean Retreat with Pea Horsley was brilliant. I recommend anyone who feels the cosmos nudging them to get closer to the whales, turtles, dolphins, manta rays, mermaids & mermen, fish, bees, angels and conscious energies to listen to their hearts and go if they can. The hotel we used was wonderful, and if it was at all possible, I would go again. The time spent on the boat and the way we attempted to be among the creatures who came to greet us or were curious about us was ethical and respectful, which is paramount as far as I am concerned.

- Margie

Day 2 – Meet, Greet and Snorkel (Sun 3 March)

The retreat formally starts today at 1pm. We meet for an introduction, a cetacean honouring meditation and overview of the week ahead. This gathering will be followed by a snorkelling orientation. Afterwards there will be time to explore Kona and enjoy a leisurely supper in front of a stunning Hawaiian sunset.

Day 3 – Dolphins and Whales (Mon 4 Aug)

We’ll rendezvous with our dolphin and whale guides and then transfer to the harbour for the start of our adventure. Today you’ll meet new dolphin friends and experience whales who wish to connect with you. Various sea life may cross your path and an open heart and curious mind are all you need to have a magical experience.

Hawaii is a special place to me, unlike any other and not just because of its beauty. The energy I felt and the experiences I had will stay with me forever. The feeling of love and the wisdom of the cetaceans really opened my eyes as well as helping to develop my communication with them. I was also surrounded by a wonderful pod of humans experiencing their own journey but supporting each other in the process.

It was a journey of healing, self-development, awareness and animal communication with many WOW moments. Hawaii called to my soul and I listened, which I'm so glad I did.

- Emma

Day 4 – Dolphins and Whales (Tues 5 March)

Today will be intuitively heart-led by what the dolphins and whales wish us to experience. Perhaps there will be more focus on receiving messages from the whale wisdom keepers. Listen to the ocean as you feel gently rocked into a merging with this natural wonder that surrounds and supports all life. Return after a day of adventure for dinner followed by an evening talk.

A wonderful experience with some very special and kind people, where I learnt so much about universal energy and animal communication.
It helped me understand and believe in animal communication and start on a new journey in life. Swimming with wild dolphins and other cetaceans was the most serene experience.

- Rachel

Day 5 – Manta Rays (Wed 6 March)

Today is our dedicated manta ray day and an experience like no other. In the morning you can rest or choose to be active, perhaps with a helicopter tour over volcanoes or an 8.30am yoga class (extras not included in retreat). After lunch there will be a talk and in the evening a manta ray night snorkel.

Day 6 – Dolphins and Whales (Thurs 7 March)

More fun in the ocean swimming with dolphins. When snorkelling keep looking around because you may find yourself surrounded by dolphins, they may sonar you or invite you to play the leaf game. As you gaze out to the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean also watch for breaching humpbacks, visiting bottlenose dolphins or passing pilot whales. Enjoy the warm blue water, ocean breezes and being as one with nature.

Hawaii was such an incredible adventure! The ocean is completely magical as are all the beautiful creatures in there too 🐋🐳🐬🐠🐟
Pea made certain that we were so well taken care of at ALL times, physically, emotionally, spiritually ❤️ I highly recommend it as it will stay in my heart for always. Thank you Pea! I found my courage to get me there and I'm SOOOO glad I had this wonderful experience.🙏🏻

- Elaine

Day 7 – Dolphins and Whales (Fri 8 March)

This is our final experience on the water to say goodbye to our new dolphin and whale friends. We may be blessed with a breaching humpback whale acknowledgment or a dolphin pod honouring. We’ll share our gratitude with a sacred ceremony out at sea, sharing our love and respect for all the ocean life and Kai (the ocean) herself.

Your last evening in Hawai’i is yours to choose how you spend it; whether sharing experiences with new friends over supper or enjoying some solo time for silence and contemplation. There will be so many wonderful encounters to reflect on and this could be a good time to journal how you feel and how you will incorporate everything you’ve learned into your life back home.

Day 8 – Closing Ceremony (Sat 9 March)

This morning we will bring our retreat week to a close with a special sharing gathering. It will be hard to say goodbye to the new friends we’ve made but this is where this journey ends with big smiles and hugs. When you return home you’ll have many incredible stories to share and there will always be a little bit of Hawai’i that remains in your heart. The retreat will finish at 1pm.

Please note: This schedule is subject to flow and fluidity at any time due to weather and other factors beyond our control.

Important: There is no formal teaching on this retreat. Please make sure you attend an animal communication workshop or complete an online course beforehand in order to understand the necessary basics. You can also read Pea’s new book, Animal Communication Made Easy.

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What This Retreat Includes

7 Nights Accommodation

  • Royal Kona Resort Hotel with fresh water lagoon, sun loungers, swimming pool, restaurant and Don’s Mai Tai bar. Check in time 4pm, check out 11.00am (bags can be left at reception).

Tours

  • 4 Dolphin snorkel and Whale watching boat trips.
  • 1 Manta ray night snorkel.
  • Our boat, Na Pali Kai, is well equipped with safety equipment such as oxygen, first aid, life vests, fire extinguishers, VHF radio, and E-PIRB.
  • All captains are licensed by United States Coast Guard.

Travel

  • Private bus transfer from Kailua-Kona village to the harbour and return

Clothing

  • Dolphin & Whale tours: Snorkel, mask and fins
  • Manta Ray tour: Snorkel, mask, fins and wet suit

Meals

  • Dolphin and Whale tours: Light sandwich lunch, water and soft drinks
  • Manta Ray tour: Biscuits/crisps snack and soft drinks
  • Note: You can take your own food on to the Dolphin and Whale tours if you prefer

Electricity

  • You will be able to charge your phone/ipad at the Royal Kona hotel. Bring an appropriate adaptor.

Taxes

  • Dolphin and Whale tours are included.
  • Manta Ray tour is included.
  • Royal Kona Resort hotel room is included.

What’s Not Included

  • Your return international flight from your hometown to Kailua-Kona International (KOA airport code)
  • Transfer from Kona Airport to Royal Kona Resort Hotel and return to airport (Airport Shuttle Service)
  • Meals: All meals except those included on the Dolphin and Whale tours
  • Wet suit for Dolphin and Whale tours – can be rented from JDL ($10 + tax per day) or bring your own
  • Any attractions or activities not specifically listed
  • Personal or medical cover abroad
  • Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to enter America. Find out if you need a Visa/eTA here.
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel insurance or trip cancellation insurance prior to departure. Highly recommended.
  • Hospitalisation and evacuation from remote areas, and additional expenses arising from the delay or extension of a trip due to weather, political disputes, sickness, failure of transportation, or other causes beyond our control
  • Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, incidentals, personal phone calls, laundry, bell-boys, and tips for your room maid (we recommend $1 – 2 US per day per person)
  • Tips: Whale & Dolphin tour (approx. $20 per person)
  • Spa treatments and spa tips – the hotel has an onsite beauty spa and massage
  • Snacks, toiletries and other incidentals
  • Wifi – it is complimentary in the hotel bar/lobby area but payable in your room (approx. $40 per week)
  • Any additional expenses if you come in early or leave later, miss a flight or find your flight delayed
  • US Tax where not included. This tax is added to most consumer products, restaurant, and bar bills

It was a really full sensory week enjoyed with like minded people, all experienced in the wonderful energy of Hawai'i, and I found my inner mermaid.

- Angie

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Trip Leader

Join Pea Horsley for this 8 day / 7 night retreat of a lifetime. Pea is a celebrated animal communicator and author of Heart to Heart, Life Loss Love and Animal Communication Made Easy. Also a TEDx speaker, Pea leads heart-awake individuals on animal-focused retreats around the world. One of her greatest pleasures is witnessing how people’s lives transform through in-person, deep connections with wild animals in their natural habitat. A retreat with Pea is heart-opening, empowering, down to earth and fun.

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Investment

  • £3,450 –  New Participant twin occupancy (first retreat with Pea)
  • £3,975 –  New Participant single occupancy (first retreat with Pea)
  • £3,250 –  Repeat Retreater twin occupancy (have taken part in one of Pea’s retreats before)
  • £3,750 –  Repeat Retreater single occupancy (have taken part in one of Pea’s retreats before

Your bedroom at the Royal Kona Resort is a shared standard room (two sharing) and if you are travelling alone, we will introduce you to your roommate when you arrive. We need to address the delicate issue of snoring. If you snore, you need to bring with you an anti-snoring device that can be found on the internet. Most people cannot sleep in a room with a roommate that snores. Thank you for your understanding.  You can also opt for a private room at sole occupancy cost.

Small group retreat: 12 people max.

Twin Share Policy:

  • You will be matched with the same gender.
  • Male and female friends are able to opt for a twin share.
  • Please let us know if you are a couple or family members who wish to share together.

* Single Supplement Policy

  • You will need to pay the single occupancy balance when there is no other person of the same gender to twin share with you.

Kailua-Kona Resident:

If you already reside in Kailua-Kona the investment fee can be adjusted to account for this on a case by case basis.

Important Terms & Policies

By participating in the Hawaii Cetacean Communication Retreat you agree to the following important terms & policies:

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Location

Hawaii is a Pacific state located in the Pacific Ocean 2,100 miles southwest of the mainland United States. It is the only state not located on the continent of North America and the only state made up entirely of islands. The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian archipelago, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles. Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination. We will be based in Kailua-Kona, a town on the west coast of Hawai’i Island (the Big Island).

Your Accommodation – The Royal Kona Resort Hotel

Your Hawaiian-owned hotel has a coastal view of the passing dolphins and spectacular sunsets. Its within walking distance of our boat guides for effortless transfers, perfectly located for restaurants, shops and historical sites like the Hulihe‘e Palace, and some say it has the best Mai Tai in the village!

This hotel also boasts it’s own lagoon where you can practice snorkelling. It may not be a remote hotel setting but it has the facilities and location that makes this retreat easy and accessible for all. Rooms can be requested as private or twin share. Your accommodation is included in the retreat price.

In Hawai’i we greet friends, loved ones or strangers with Aloha, which means with love. Aloha is the key word to the universal spirit of real hospitality, which makes Hawai’i renowned as the world’s centre of understanding and fellowship. Try meeting or leaving people with Aloha. You’ll be surprised by their reaction. I believe it and it is my creed. Aloha to you.

- Duke Kahanamoku

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Suitability

This is an open ocean experience which requires basic swimming skills and a reasonable fitness. More novice swimmers can take advantage of floatation aids and/or buoyancy jackets. If in doubt do take floatation support on the first few times while you get used to the experience. Those with back issues or other concerns that impair getting in or out of the water and swimming/snorkelling in open water may not find this a suitable retreat.

Participant’s can attend without snorkelling skills but it’s advised to practice snorkelling prior to attending. This will help you feel more relaxed in the ocean and better able to enjoy being with the dolphins. We also provide a snorkelling orientation session on Sunday afternoon.

It is not expected that you go into the ocean at every ‘drop’. It is perfectly acceptable to stay on board and enjoy a different kind of experience. We also suggest you’re aware of your energy level and when you may feel tired and need a rest.

The snorkel with manta rays takes place at night when they are feeding. The ocean will be black and will feel quite different to your day time experience, however there are also lights illuminating the plankton. You’ll benefit from feeling more confident snorkelling for this experience. From the boat you are asked to swim out about 10-15ft to a float board with rubber rings which you hold while floating flat on the top of the water (to avoid fins damaging the rays). It’s a passive experience, holding on, keeping horizontal, while your head is in the water looking down to the manta rays. If you wish to return to the boat early just inform the boat crew and they will safely escort you.

It is vital that everyone follows every instruction given by the Captain and crew when on board and in the water. They are there to take care of your safety and will be knowledgeable about many factors of which you are unaware.

If you are in any doubt about your suitability for this retreat please make contact.

FAQ’s

This oceanside Hawaiian hotel is the best location to see the dolphins and whales every day as they swim past in the waters out the front of this resort.

The 12-acre resort also offers a fresh water enclosed lagoon where you can safely practice your snorkelling, a swimming pool with sun loungers over looking the ocean and is based near to the dive shop that takes us to the boats each dolphin-swim day. It’s also near restaurants, shops and historical sites like Hulihe‘e Palace.

There is no need to rent a car when staying here. All you need to do is take a taxi or shuttlebus taxi from the airport.

We’re getting the best of both worlds. There are resident spinner dolphins pods plus at the time we’re going we’re right in the middle of the humpback migration which is very good for large humpback numbers and increases our chances of breath-taking encounters.

No, your international flight into Kona (KOA) and transfers to and from the hotel will be arranged separately by you. Please refer to the Included tab for full details. You can take a taxi or shuttlebus taxi from the airport.

You are responsible for arranging appropriate travel insurance should your flights cancel or change. You will be responsible for any ongoing expenses in order to catch up with the retreat. Missed tours and days will not be compensated and are at your own expense. If you have any issues with your international flights, please make us aware at pea@animalthoughts.com

You receive a light sandwich lunch and soft drinks on the dolphin and whale trips. All other meals are at your own expense. Many people make use of the in-room fridge and self cater their breakfast with something like fruit and yoghurt.

There is complimentary wifi in the hotel lobby/bar area. It’s a paid service in your room (approx. $40 per week).

We’ll provide you with a suggested pre-retreat packing list to help you once you make your second payment.

When you confirm your spot on the retreat, there will be an option to enter the details of the person you wish to room share. If however you missed that, you can email your name and the person’s name you are looking to share with to pea@animalthoughts.com and we will look into this for you.

You are responsible for arranging appropriate health insurance for this trip. It is also your responsibility to ensure that you obtain medical advice pertaining to your own personal situation, physical fitness and/or pre-existing medical condition(s).

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