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Ocean Safaris Kayak Adventures

78-1728 Kaleiopapa Rd, Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
808 326-4699
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Ranked #51 of 205 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Paddling Kona’s clear, pristine waters since 1994, Ocean Safari’s Kayak Adventures have introduced countless visitors and Kama’aina (Island Locals) to the fast growing sport of kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and paddle-surfing. We focus on small groups of adventurers, making safety and fun top priority. Every Kayak tour is different and may include dolphin and whale watching, snorkeling, sea cave exploration and maybe even cliff jumping. You may see tidal pools filled with eels, sea turtles and colorful tropical fish while wild parrots can at times be seen flying overhead. Join us for a night snorkel with manta rays!All our guided adventures are led by experienced watermen/women who are Hawaii Lifeguard Certified and we are fully insured. Ocean Safari’s Kayak Adventures assist with water safety at Kona’s annual Ironman Triathlon as well as other water events.

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Centreville, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Our trip was amazing! This tour is a must do! Very clear waters with stunning sea life and a fun not too long or challenging kayak trip out to it. We even got to go into the sea cave some and they provided water and a nice snack. It was a wonderful experience and one of my favorite snorkeling experiences.... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were met with a handshake from our guide Angus. He was very friendly and knowledgeable, and really made our experience great. He walked us through everything we needed to know. When we got to our snorkeling location, he helped us all with our snorkels, and even swam down to the bottom to snap a shot of an eel for... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a great time! The swells were pretty big so we were limited by that as well as a bit of inexperience on our parts. Our guides Angus and Andrew more than made up for it. They showed us a great time and we got to see a large pod of dolphins almost close enough to touch. We would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stopped by at the launch site the day before and talked with Sam. She was very friendly and answered all of our questions regarding the tour. We booked it online for the next day. We arrived and Sam introduced us to our guides for the day Tori and Andrew. Tori told funny jokes and was very good at her... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A friend and I each had our own kayak and each had our own guide although Tori was the lead guide. My friend and I were both seasoned kayakers. We paddled out of the bay and headed into open ocean. Our destination was a distance and then would head into a bay that had caves and snorkeling. Unfortunately we hit... More

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Groveland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you want some exercise, have a gnarly adventure and just enjoy the beautiful waters outside of Keauhou Bay, then you NEED to do this tour. Tori & Ashley are amazing tour guides, free spirits, adorable and adventurous!!!! Amazing Cliff jumps, we saw a dolphin pod swim around us, this tour was the greatest experience I've had in the 10... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great tour guides!!! Ashley and Tory made my son's and my experience very, very rewarding. Ashley even went out of her way and rescued my underwater video camera after my son dropped it during a cliff dive. Thanks Ashley!!! A lot of fun was had by everyone on the tour and they even provide you with healthy snacks for lunch.... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My husband and I went out to Kona for our one year anniversary/honeymoon. We did a lot of fun things throughout our week stay but sea kayaking was the best part! A couple staying at the B&B we were at said they did the night manta ray tour and said it was amazing. We had one day left before we... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Positives + Friendly Guides + Lowest Price we found + Gradual progression for beginners + Amazing experience with the manta rays (A Must On the Big Island, with one company or another) Negatives - Very pushy for tips afterwords - Other tour using "Blue light" seemed to have more time with the Mantas - Very hard to find from website... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Overall, really great experience, and yes we were centimeters away from the manta rays!! our tour guides were pretty good, however in comparison to all the other activities we did, they were a little more pushy about tips. the water space was pretty crowded however as there were numerous boats with a lot of people on it. our groups was... More

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