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Address: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-322-2788
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If you’re looking for a unique snorkel adventure with great service amidst...

If you’re looking for a unique snorkel adventure with great service amidst luxurious comfort – Hula Kai is for you! Discover underwater caves and arches. See whales, dolphins, Mantas, and amazing historical sites. Swim with exotic tropical fish around remote reefs and ancient underwater lava flows. The options are endless! All snorkel gear is provided, and our experienced guides are there to help you. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and a hearty barbecue lunch during cruise.

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Manta Ray Night Snorkel from Kona
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Awesome Manta Ray Experience!

This was my 2nd night snorkel with the Hula Kai Manta crew and they did not disappoint. I was checked in, outfitted in a shorty wet suit, educated and prepared for the Manta dive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my 2nd night snorkel with the Hula Kai Manta crew and they did not disappoint. I was checked in, outfitted in a shorty wet suit, educated and prepared for the Manta dive in a very smooth transition from land to sea. The fixed lights on their floating Manta ladder send such strong columns of light downward, they attract... More 

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Liberty, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sheraton Kona concierge suggested the Hula Kai snorkel trip if we were interested in an adult trip instead of a family oriented trip. The trip was from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm on a beautiful boat with comfortable chairs, huge, clean, restrooms, and covered areas so we were not in the direct sun. All equipment was furnished, they even... More 

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Los Osos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All ages and abilities are catered to. The friendliest crew ever. Sailing down the coast, the views from the ocean are spectacular. Swimming, snorkeling, or just floating in the magnificent Kealakekua Bay was memorable. We had a non swimmer with us and she was given an inner tube, support and a viewing thing to look at the fish on the... More 

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Discovery Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best 5 hours we spent on the Island. The snorkeling and food were awesome as were the crew of the Hula Kai!!!!!

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Thank CowgirlUp49
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have wanted to do this trip since I was 13 years old! I can't believe it took thirty years! I booked this company because of their awesome reviews on both Yelp and Trip Advisor. Kaimi, in the office, was incredibly wonderful to work with over the phone and even more awesome in person. All the guys and Captain Dante... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More than I expected, well worth the money!! I loved that the Spinner dolphins were with us at Captin Cook & that later we saw spoted dolphins too!!

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip on the Hula Kai. The captain introduced himself to everybody as we waited to board the boat and he talked to the passengers throughout the day about the Big Island and especially Captain Cook, his experiences. The Hula Kai is a very comfortable boat. The breakfast and lunch was excellent, really good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out on the latest of many trips and each has bern great in its own way. The boat is super, the crews are great, and the captains always manage to find the spots with the best conditions and visibility that day. This time we saw a manta ray on the south side of Kealakekua Bay, a first for... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome! The boat, food and crew were excellent not to mention the snorkeling, water and marine life. If you are on the Big Island you have to take a ride on the Hula Kai. I never really write reviews but I thought this trip was worth it for those who are looking for a snorkeling trip.

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time.. Dante is a fantastic Captain...very informative. We recommend either the Fair Winds or Hula Kai trip anytime you are in Kona Hawaii.

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