Wild Dolphin Assisted Therapy

Discover how this one-of-a-kind experiential therapy could change your life forever.

Joy Is In Reach

Addiction is a liar. It whispers in your ear that one more drink, one more hit, one more time is what you need to feel happy. But in the end, all you feel is numb.

When addiction steals your joy, wild dolphin assisted therapy is your opportunity to steal it back. 

Climb aboard one of our boats. Feel the sun on your skin. Slip into the clear blue waters. And surrender… because this moment could change everything.


What Is Wild Dolphin Assisted Therapy?

Wild Dolphin Assisted Therapy is an experiential therapy—and our program is the only one of its kind. It’s an opportunity to embrace a new experience, have some fun, and explore your thoughts, feelings, and healing journey in the process.

You’ll board a boat, go out into the ocean, and encounter wild dolphins on their terms. The moment a wild dolphin looks you in the eye, playfully rubs against you, and jumps for joy will be a moment you never forget… a moment that can carry you through the rest of your rehab experience and beyond.

Embrace Surrender

Boat | Hawaii

Conquer fear and anxiety as you surrender to the experience—and your recovery.

Reclaim Your Joy

Group of spinner dolphins

Remember what it’s like to have FUN and feel deep joy without drugs or alcohol.

Know Your Worth

Snorkeling with dolphins

Be changed forever by the moment a wild dolphin chooses to encounter you.

Feel Alive Again

Women in the ocean

Overcome feelings of numbness and know that you have a life worth living.

Discover Peace

Clients on the boat

Embrace the beauty of the world around you and feel at peace with your place in it.

Find Hope

Eliza Wille | surrounded by wild dolphins

Get the strength you need to continue on your journey to healing and sobriety.

Meet Your Guide

Our Wild Dolphin Assisted Therapist is Eliza Wille, MS. Eliza holds a Master’s Degree in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Hawaii at Manoa. 

During her undergraduate work, Eliza worked at a renowned dolphin research facility through the University of Hawaii Psychology Department. For nearly ten years, she was involved in cognition and learning research with captive dolphins while also participating in field research on non-captive marine mammals whenever possible.

Here at Hawaii Island Recovery, she’ll help you discover the transformative power of a wild dolphin encounter as you embark on a journey of healing and recovery.


How to Enjoy Wild Dolphin Assisted Therapy

One day soon, you could be swimming with wild dolphins and experiencing healing in Hawaii. The journey to that moment starts now. Pick up the phone and call today.

Step 1:

Call Now

Our friendly admissions team will take your call and support you every step of the way.

Step 2:

Come to Hawaii

Receive your individualized treatment plan for recovery here on the beautiful island of Hawaii.

Step 3:

Swim with Dolphins!

Encounter dolphins in the wild and see how it transforms your rehab experience… and life.

When Nothing Else Worked… This Did 

Bria had been in and out of treatment over 30 times. Then she found Hawaiian Island Recovery.


“The dolphin encounter made my spirit awaken. This island is magical. My spirit is awake now. I go through my day noticing colors, sunsets… simple stuff I never noticed before.”


Why Dolphin Assisted Therapy Works

Wild Dolphin Assisted Therapy is especially effective because it perfectly complements our well-rounded, comprehensive approach to treatment here at Hawaii Island Recovery. Your individualized treatment plan will pair this experiential therapy with evidence-based treatments and holistic health services to increase your chances of a full and lasting recovery.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Evidence-based treatment

Benefit from a number of treatment therapies, each scientifically proven to effectively treat a wide variety of disorders.

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Holistic Health Services

Holistic Health Services

Treat your addiction holistically to heal your body, mind, and spirit.

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Are you ready to swim with dolphins, heal from addiction, and finally live life to the fullest?