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Hula Kai

78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-322-2788
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$83*
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Ranked #14 of 203 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: If you’re looking for a unique snorkel adventure with great service...
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Owner description: 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our family went with the Hula Kai to see the the manta rays off the coast near the Sheraton Kona, this was the experience of a lifetime, snorkelling in the open ocean with manta rays performing acrobatics so close to you. Highly recommended, the team with Hula Kai went out of their way to ensure everyone on the boat had... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We took this trip the Friday after Thangsgiving 2014. Every aspect of the trip was exceptional. The crew was so helpful, professional, knowledgeable and dedicated to making this a great experience. Captain Kirk took time to show us bottlenose dolphins and located the first humpback whales of the season. The boat was a comfortable ride - chair type seats with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Such a great time. This was one of the highlights of our entire trip. We waited till our last full day for this one. Capt Kirk was the best. he was helpful and very encouraging to our 15 yr old son. He even taught him to do a back flip off the boat. Tyson showed us the underwater propulsion devices... More 

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Plano, Texas
2 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the only snorkel company on the island that I would recommend. We use them annually and won't consider anyone else. Very professional, excellent service both on land and the water. Best experience ever.

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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great way to view the Rays...don't have to know how to swim or snorkel... they watch you very closely... and you are holding onto a buoy the entire time. The lights do attract the Rays... and they were up close and personal... It is a 10 minute boat ride out and back and the spot is off shore from the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This was our second cruise on the Hula Kai. Both times have been exceptional and one of the top activities from the trip. The captains and crew have exceeded expectations. Both Captains have gone the extra distance to cater to the entire diverse mix of clients.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Had a blast on this boat. Dante was a terrific capt. Even entertained our guest that stayed on the boat and helped her to see the manta's from the ship. Those of us snorkeling had a night of our life. It was incredible. Can't believe how big and how close to these gentle giants we got. Everyone must experience this... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We did the night snorkel with the manta rays in front of the Sheraton in late Oct 2014. One of the coolest things we have ever done on vacation!!! Very short boat ride out and back. Once we were in the water, the manta rays were immediately there. You hold onto a floating lighted contraption with a swim noodle under... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

One of the top three coolest things I have ever done!! Less than 5 minutes in the water and there they were!!! Captain, guides and photographer were all awesome AND the boat ride is like 5 minutes compared to over an hour at other locations....GO DO THIS when you go to the big island! It is to awesome of an... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What a beautiful boat! We had so much fun on the snorkel tour--we saw so many kinds of fish and corals, it was just great! The food was wonderful too--a breakfast and a lunch in between stops for snorkeling. They usually go to two different places, but on the day we went, the second spot was not under the best... More 

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