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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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Fantastic, knowledgable and respectful of ocean life

We have been on a several snorkeling trips over the years in Hawaii ans Mexico. Captain Collin & his first mate, Buda were awsome! They took us out for snorkeling but stopped... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We have been on a several snorkeling trips over the years in Hawaii ans Mexico. Captain Collin & his first mate, Buda were awsome! They took us out for snorkeling but stopped several times along the way to see humpbacks breaching, pilot whales and spinner dolphins. They were very knowledgable about their behaviors and kept respectful distances. They knew how... More 

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Noosaville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We booked a deluxe cruise on recommendation from the hotel concierge. So glad that we went on this one and not the other bigger boats as it was much more personal and fun. The day we went out the swells were quite large but that added to the fun (except for the poor girl who got sea sick!!). We swam... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

HIGHLY recommend the Captain Zodiac snorkeling trip out of Kona, Hawaii !!! Fun, amazing, informative - absolutely fantastic! We not only snorkeled beautiful reefs, but came away with video of full whale breaches, spinner Dolphins spinning, and even whale calves breaching. The crew on board were friendly and very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Four of us went whale watching on Monday, with Shane as our captain. LOVED it!! Shane is awesome - saw quite a few humpback whales, a few dolphins, and even a manta ray. Definitely would do this again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We just finished a tour with Capt. Collin & Jen, awesome time. The boats are great, close to water, very fast & surprisly quit. I prefer smaller groups and this was clearly the way to go over large snorkel boats. It is a great combination of fun boat ride, marine sighting (dolphin, whales etc) & snorkeling . Crew was a... More 

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Huron, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Lots of whales and awesome crew. Captain Shane showed us lots and lots of whales and spinner Dolphins

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We did the Dolphin Snorkle Encounter in February, and we absolutely loved it! Our Captain, Shane, was tons of fun and I've forgotten the name of his crew but they were both so nice, relaxed, and informative. My 9 year old daughter and 13 year old son had the time of their lives zipping fast through the waves, and then... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was my second trip with Captain Zodiac and I wasn't disappointed. It was a great adventure to be able to get up close and personal with the whales. A memory to be treasured for a lifetime! The crew is great and all of the staff very friendly. I would highly recommend this adventure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

From the office to the boat, friendly and helpful staff. The boat and gear was is great condition for snorkeling. They even had the right sizes for my kids. When we were out on the water, it was fun and never felt unsafe. Kids had a blast spotting whales, a shark, eels, fish, and swimming with the dolphins. Having a... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Joined Capt Chris and 1st mate Liz for exhilarating whale watch trip. They took great care of our crew, including 2 kiddos who took a nap while a whale was breaching nearby. Overall excellent trip. I've used Captain Zodiac many times and always impressed.

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