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Captain Zodiac Raft Cruises

Address: Kealakekua Bay, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-329-3199
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$84*
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97%
Ranked #18 of 208 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had a blast with Colin and Kelly on our tour! We saw tons of whales and 11 breaches!!! We saw moms and calves. They went under our boat. We did a snorkel tour with Captain Zodiac last visit to the Big Island, so we knew they were great! Great staff and we booked online before our trip.

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Kent, minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Our group decided we wanted go snorkeling while in port with our cruise ship. We all agreed this was our favorite part of the whole cruise! Captain Andy and first mate Tatum were terrific! The boat ride was a blast!! We were there in late November so a little too early to see any whales, but saw a few dolphins... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a wonderful time on the Captain Zodiac Raft Tour. Collin, our guide, spent a lot of time helping me get comfortable with snorkeling since I was nervous about it. He helped me learn to breathe with a snorkel and to relax. We had fun watching the whales, snorkeling, and speeding along the coastline, seeing the sea caves and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My mother has a timeshare in Kona and has gone on a few snorkeling trips with different companies, and she recommended Captain Zodiac. Since moms are usually right, I went with her recommendation, and I'm glad I did! The pontoon boat was a blast and the staff knew where to look for dolphins and other sights along the way. The... More 

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Winkler, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Captain Mitch & first mate Budda were great! I was a little scared as the raft goes quite fast and they were quick to respond to that and Budda sat with me to ensure that I felt safe. We saw a few whales and a lot of dolphins! They took us snorkelling in a beautiful place and served fresh fruit,... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We visited Hawaii this week and had a great time with Shane and Buddha on the snorkel cruise ( mid morning from 10 am to 3 pm). The boat ride was awesome and the 2 person crew were great. We went to 2 snorkel places, saw some whales and dolphins and interesting lava formations along the coast during our return.... More 

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Padstow, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is the 4th time my wife and I have been on Captain Zodiac. - each time is a great experience. Captain and staff, are friendly and knowledgeable and go above and beyond to ensure your experience is enjoyable. This trip - (2015) we got to check out some whales on the way down to the bay, snorking is sensational.... More 

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Winkler, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Capt. Mitch and first mate, Budda were a blast. The sites were beautiful, saw tons of dolphins and a couple whales. The snorkeling was breath taking.

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We did this tour as a shore excursion from the Pride of America in Kona. It was a lovely day to start out and we had a smooth ride to the snorkel area. That area was quite nice and full of great sea life. (My daughter repeated the tour the next week and the dolphins were there that day as... More 

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you like thrills and fun in the sun I highly recommend this company. The captains are knowledgeable about the local area and history. The boats are fast. Light lunch is served at the Kealakekua Bay snorkeling spot. Dolphins are a common sight on the way south. Captain Chris is the coolest.

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