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Kona Ocean Adventures

Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-930-9861
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Ranked #2 of 180 activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Winner of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence!. Come Experience the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii like never... more » Owner description: Winner of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence!. Come Experience the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii like never before. Swim with the spinner dolphins, snorkel with the manta rays at night, whale watch (seasonal),scuba dive or customize your water experience on a private charter with Kona Ocean Adventures.No crowds, no rush, just a safe and exceptional trip for all. Family vacation, a spiritual journey, honeymoon, or simply looking to experience a once in a lifetime adventure, you have come to right place. With over 15 years of experience traveling the Hawaiian Islands, Captain Danny, Captain Laure and their crew will make your adventure a memorable one. « less
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our family of nine (ages 50 to 12) did 2 trips with Kona Adventures. Both were amazing. Matt and Josh were great guides for the Manta Ray tour. They were professional, informative, and fun. We saw many manta rays doing barrel rolls right underneath of us. Andy and Sarah were great guides for the dolphin swim. We were swimming right... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What a great experience to swim in the ocean with wild dolphins! I booked with Kona because I liked the idea of a small group (6) experience. Captain Andy and Sarah made our trip fun, intimate and insightful. An added bonus to the trip was when Captain Andy took us to swim with pilot whales (not often spotted) as the... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our trip was hosted by Momi and Ryan. They were very friendly and took time to explain what would happen and that we must not touch the Manta Rays even though they would come very close to us. And they did!!! It was all I could do to resist the temptation of touching them, but knowing that my touch could... More

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Dublin, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My family of 4 opted for a more personal snorkel experience, and that's exactly what we got! From booking trips with Laure, to riding with Captain Josh, and snorkeling with with Joi and Lindsey, we could tell that this is a small company that wanted to make sure we get the most out of our vacation time while on the... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'm late entering our feedback but definitely wanted to give a big thanks to Kona Ocean Adventures for a memorable experience. Our family of four had signed up for scuba diving and the two adults ended up with sinus infections, making it a no go. The gang was able to get us fixed up on a dolphin snorkel instead, and... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Amazing Manta experience with Josh, Matt and especially Joi the dislocated city girl! These people were fantastic, informative and a lot of fun to dive with. Me and my son did scuba and my wife and daughter did snorkeling. They took care of everything and made everyone feel safe and comfortable. Nice touch the hot chocolate at the end. If... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went with Tanner and Shane. They broke away from all of the other snorkeling boats out there, and we found a pod of 17 dolphins that we swam with for almost a half hour. It was a magical experience.

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha, it was our pleasure spending the day with you and family. "we only have fun if you are having fun! " It was a great day and we look forward to seeing you next year. The Entire KOA team More

Campbell River, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The boat ride was great, the skipper handled the boat smoothly... we were told at the beginning of the trip towards the Manta Rays that if we saw anything else (fins, for example) we should let our crew know, so we could all go check it out. We did happen to see some dolphin fins on the way out, turned... More

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Lavalaure, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha, wow! Thank you soooo very much for the awesome review. we really appreciate it an do strive to provide the best service possible while paying attention to your specific needs. Mahalo and A hui ho, The entire Kona Ocean Adventures Team More

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My sister and I and our two teenage nieces went on the Captain Cook monument snorkeling excursion a few weeks ago. It was the highlight of our vacation. Josh and Joy went out of their way to ensure we would snorkel with dolphins. Then we went to the Captain Cook monument, which has a beautiful reef with many beautiful types... More

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Lavalaure, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

From all of us at Kona Ocean Adventures, we want to thank you for the wonderful review. Thanks to you we can keep doing what we love. Come see us again soon, Laure & Danny More

Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just got back from our snorkeling trip with Shane and Tanner! The best snorkeling trip I've ever been on! And I've snorkeled in Thailand, Galapagos, Costa Rica and Maui. What made this trip the best was that we were on a small boat with one other couple so it was easier than being on any of those big boats with... More

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Lavalaure, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Dear guest, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. A Hui Ho, Laure & Danny More

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