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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 184 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We signed up for the Swim with the Dolphins. They combined us with two others who were going to Captain Cook to snorkel. The four of us had the best time! The boat is hard bottomed with rock music and a head. The seating was comfortable! Capt. Andy and Sarah found the Dolphins right away and we dropped in to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Such an amazing tour, definitely one of the highlights of our trip! The guides were all really nice and you could tell that they really loved getting to go out with the mantas every night. They knew a lot of the mantas by name and really explained everything well to make you feel comfortable. We got to see lots of... More

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

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to give us this awesome review. Our entire crew is extremely knowledgeable about the manta rays and can name manta rays at a glance. We are very dedicated to providing an exeptional adventure for all and want to thank you for choosing us. From the entire KOA team to your Ohana, Mahalo Nui... More

Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Well first to start I have done this already a few years ago, but it was still pretty amazing. I expected a bigger boat with a restroom because I always have to use the restroom, but it was a relatively small boat with a small group. I survived. The directions to their meeting site is extremely straight forward, it's true,... More

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

Dear Groot V, Thank you sooo much for choosing us for your manta ray snorkel adventure. Getting dolphins on the way to the manta site in definitely a bonus since we usually only see them in the morning while we do our dolphin snorkel adventure. We have had a record numbers of manta and that night I believe we counted... More

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have been on dozens of snorkel boat trips (and I always get boat sick, doesn't stop me!), this was my favorite excursion ever. It was an experience of a lifetime. My husband and I had a great time with Captain Andy and first mate Lindsay, on the snorkel K-Bay adventure. They were the best tour guides you could ask... More

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

Yeah! we love it when our guests have a blast while on our boat; it is certainly our objective and we are so happy when reviews like yours get posted. Thanks again for choosing us and hope to see you on your next vacation to Hawaii. Mahalo Nui Loa, the Kona Ocean Adventures Team More

Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was in a wedding party in June 2014 and we did two trips with Kona Ocean Adventures. Our group was about 10-12 people both days. We went out the first night and did the night diving with the manta rays and then came back the next morning to swim with dolphins/snorkel. We had a FANTASTIC time! Not only was... More

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

Aloha, we specialize in small private groups and having your friends and family on board and the boat all to yourselves is just amazing. Creating memories which will last a lifetime and we want to thank you for including us. Mahalo Nui Loa, The entire KOA team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My family and I took two different trips with Kona Ocean Adventures, the dolphin swim and manta ray snorkel. Both trips were wonderful. The staff was excellent in every way. Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and environmentally responsible! The manta ray snorkel was magical and life changing. Captain Andy and Momi did an amazing job (and the music selection was great!). Captain... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Joy and Josh were fun. Very professional yet laid back. Snorkeling was fine dolphins were an extra special bonus. Snacks were yummy and plentiful. The best thing about this company is the small groups there were only three paying customers which I really liked. More like going with friends than a company.

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

Big Mahalo for this 5 star review. Our crew loves when reviews like yours get posted. We put our hearts into what we love and really enjoy seeing guests happy and having the time of their life. Thank you again for choosing Kona Ocean Adventures More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Myself and two friends went on the dolphin snorkel with Captain Josh and snorkel instructor Lindsay who both did a fantastic job of making sure we had a fantastic experience. We snorkeled with huge pods of spinner dolphins, the water is so clear you can see the bottom so you feel comfortable being in the ocean. Lindsay used her go... More

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

Aloha, Thank you soooo much for the wonderful review. we take great pride in making sure our guests have the best possible time while on board Kona Ocean Adventures. Were really appreciate the feedback and look forward to having your family on board again soon. Mahalo Nui Loa, Laure, Danny, Andy, Lindsay, Sara, Matt, Joi , Josh, Shane, Lori and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My teenagers and husband talked me into this adventure. I went with reluctance, not looking forward to jumping in the water at night. However, I AM SO GLAD I DID THIS! It was NOT scary, there were plenty of people, lights, and boats out there. (which for this adventure is a good thing to attract the rays), and they prepared... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

KOA did an excellent job....My wife was a bit nervous but after the briefing felt comfortable. The crew was very knowledgeable and very attentive. One of the few operators that use wet suits for the snorkeling. The only critique was limited snacks and drinks .....met at 5:30 finished about 9:00 we were a bit hungry afterwards. They had chips ,... More

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

Aloha, Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. Our instructors are really experienced when it comes to newbies or those who do not dive very often. We take extra care when needed yet allow the more experience divers to enjoy the freedom they request. That said, On the night manta we try not to serve too much food other... More

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