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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 183 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 11, 2014 NEW

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

Corona, California
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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

Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did the Captain Cook tour with Captain Laure ad Sara. What a great day. We got there early before the big boat and had plenty of time in the water. We were also keen to swim with dolphins and Laure and Sara went out of their way to make that happen for us, and it was an unforgettable experience.... More

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

To my new kiwi friends, it is reviews like your that help us continue to do what we do best. We can't than you enough for choosing us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Mahalo and A hui ho, The KOA team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Spent a day trip to swim with the dolphins. Tour guide and boat captain were very attentive and knowledgeable, they even provided a big buffet plate of food on the boat during lunch! Highly recommend.

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

Aloha, a wonderful day indeed; OUr entire team hopes to see you again and truly hope we have created long lasting memories for your entire family. Thanks again for sharing your day with us and hope to see you in Kona soon. A hui ho, The KOA team More

San Carlos, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband, a friend and I went on the nighttime manta ray dive with Kona Ocean Adventures and it was truly the highlight of our vacation. My husband and I had never snorkled before so it was a bit of a learning experience for us to do this. The dive instructor was very patient with us and helped us get... More

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

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to write this review- all of us at Kona Ocean Adventures pride ourselves in making sure we provide the best possible customer service and experience to our guests.We respect the ocean and as you know the mantas are protected. We do our part to educate our guests and still make it a fun... More

San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My mom and I were vacationing in Kona this past March. Kona Ocean Adventures helped make our trip even more wonderful. The dolphin tour is amazing. We ended up having such a great time that we will be returning next year and have already booked a tour with Kona Ocean Adventures. Most likely we will be booking multiple tours with... More

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

Mahalo for the review. your input is crucial to our success and we really appreciate your positive review. Danny and I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. KOA team :-) More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Meant to write this a few months ago... We had a great snorkeling day with these guys back in early June. The boat was great - clean and comfortable. The small group made it possible for some impromptu extra activities (cliff jumping) and we even got to swim with the dolphins on the way to the snorkeling spot. Special thanks... 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

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a great day with Kona Ocean Adventures. Our guides, Joi and Josh, could not have been nicer. We saw and swam with dolphins, witnessed an otherwise inaccessible blow hole, and snorkeled in an otherwise inaccessible bay filled with coral and tropical fish. The boat was clean and comfortable. Lunch was surprisingly good. We all really enjoyed the trip,... 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

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I don't know what else to say. This company is simply amazing. We took the dolphin adventure and it was so much fun. The boat is incredibly fast, the crew is incredibly skilled. We got to snorkel in two pods of dolphins (one of them consisted of 80 plus dolphins). We also got to snorkel on an amazing private reef... More

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

Aloha, We couldn't have said it any better...WOW.... the experience is exceptional and definitely worth taking the time while on the Big Island of Hawaii. From all of us at Kona Ocean Adventures, huge mahalo for spending your day with us and most importantly sharing your precious vacation with KOA Warm Aloha from Hawaii. Laure More

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