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Captain Zodiac Raft Cruises

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Address: Kealakekua Bay, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-329-3199
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Best tour in Kona!

We loved riding the rafts where you are literally sitting 18 inches above the water and get the whole ocean, snorkeling, sea cave, dolphin and whale watching experience. Captain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We loved riding the rafts where you are literally sitting 18 inches above the water and get the whole ocean, snorkeling, sea cave, dolphin and whale watching experience. Captain Colin and Jen were awesome! The told great stories about the history of Captain Cook, the area, lava flows, etc. We also did the Mantra Ray swim and that was a... More 

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Brighton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Today, we went on a great Zodiac boat trip for 6+ hours. Capt Shane and hostess, Jennifer attended to our needs in a few ways... They made sure we got to see some Whales and Dolphins.... took us to a fantastic Snorkeling location....showed us the various volcanic caves and land bridges caused by the lava flow (all from the water... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This was a great excursion with Captain Collin and Brandt (aka Buddha). We signed up for a snorkel and dolphin "adventure" and got so much more. We had some amazing whale sightings, incredible snorkel location and equally awesome dolphin sightings. Both Collin and Buddha were entertaining, knowledgable and had a huge respect for the wildlife/environment.....and our entire family appreciated their... More 

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Sydney
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Attended the 'Beat the crowds tour' on March 16th and had such a great experience! Capt Chuck and his mate Divante were hilarious and very knowledgable! We saw so many dolphins and the snorkelling was awesome! The food supplied exceptional and we even saw a Manta Ray on our way crusiing back. The guys were so accommodating and everyone loved... More 

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had such an amazing day on the raft. Did the "beat the crowds" tour with 2 very funny "captains" chuck and duante. I loved this tour because it was easy going,very friendly, the boys provided lots of food and beverages throughout the day, all equipment provided including boards and noodles. Could not recommend this tour enough.

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Dexter, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We signed up for the "beat the crowd" 5 hour tour for snorkeling with any whale watching "if there's n opportunity", in fact we saw a baby and Mom and escort whales in a bay. They came within 20 feet of our boat. AMAZING!! Then we went to the snorkeling site which had people but it wasn't over crowded. We... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We wanted to see some of the underwater life around Hawaii while we were vacationing there. We selected Captain Zodiac Raft Cruises on Kona. We were a little apprehensive imagining an inflatable boat crowded with people but we were pleasantly surprised. It was not overcrowded and the ride was comfortable. We saw so many whales up close and were able... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We loved our experience. Shane and Liz were super knowledgeable and the snorkeling was some of the best we have experienced. Highly recommend this attraction!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I had a good experience aboard the Zodiak. Good vibes with Jack and Jen. However the company operate @5 rafts so expect plenty of company at the dive site.The site had plenty of fish even in the PM. Exciting whalewatching and tour of the coast. They really made it fun. Too bad the fins and masks are stored in a... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We booked a whale watch excursion off the west coast of the Big Island with Captain Zodiac today. WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE! Our Captain was Maria and she was awesome. Maria was very knowledgeable and took us to the right spots to see 3 species of Dolphins and many, many whales. We saw a " heat run" of about 10... More 

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