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Address: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808-322-2788
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Description: 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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Night Manta Ray snorkel on the Hula Kai

We had listened to and read about many people raving about the manta ray night snorkel experience, and let me be very clear, I believe that all of those comments are justified IF... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
PJL1952
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had listened to and read about many people raving about the manta ray night snorkel experience, and let me be very clear, I believe that all of those comments are justified IF – and this is a very big IF – you have no problem and are comfortable with wearing a mask/snorkel. If you have never used a mask/snorkel... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We are not big into snorkeling with the "masses", but still want to control the costs. This 55' hydrofoil has first class comfort and takes you to great private snorkeling locations. Probably about 30 people on the boat, so plenty of one on one if you want it, and your not bumping into one another. Although we just wanted to... More 

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Blacklick, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We went on the night manta ray snorkel with several snorkeling adults and children as well as 5 adult observers (they stayed on the boat while the rest of us snorkled). The kids were between the ages of 10 and 13. So you get to do this at night and if you have any concern about getting in the water... More 

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Kailua-kona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic adventure with our family. From my 79 yr old father to my 12 yr old son. Everyone had a great time. The food was delicious, not too heavy, staff was very attentive and helpful. The ride was delightful, boat is in fantastic shape. Keep up the Great Work Capt Kirk and Crew!!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The staff of Hula Kai were wonderful. Easy to work with and the crew on the boat were fantastic! We had a party of 8, including some teens and they all had a great time. We got to try out paddle boards and enjoyed great food and lots of great snorkeling. I highly recommend it!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

If you want to see manta rays up close, I mean really up close, consider this trip. This activity was very convenient for us, as we were staying at the Sheraton, which is only a 15 minute walk away. When we arrived, we checked in, were provided shortie wet suits, then brought on board. Our boat ride was extremely short... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We LOVED the Hula Kai and crew. Boat was clean, not too crowded, and the food was good. Snorkel sites were great! The crew was exceptional...meaning friendly, informative, and attentive. Hey even though it wasn't a 'whale watching' cruise, we got to see far more than expected thanks to the captain! We would go with them everytime!

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

From whale watching to snorkeling, this was a perfect excursion. The crew was excellent, the food and equipment top notch, and the scenery was amazing. Not only would I recommend this trip I hope to go on it again.

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Temecula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We had a great time on the Hula Kai. The boat and the crew were great! Took us to 2 really nice snorkel sites. Capitan and crew were very animate on protecting and preserving the wild life which is great. Lunch and breakfast were great all home made food. It is a smaller boat than some of the others which... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Outstanding crew, captain, and service. This is a great snorkel experience. The team is very professional, and they make it a lot of fun. I had a new set of my own fins. After I was about 10 minutes in the water, one slipped off and sank to the bottom, at about 25 feet depth. I lost sight of it... More 

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