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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 173 activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Winner of the 2012 and 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence!. Come Experience the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii like never before.... more » Owner description: Winner of the 2012 and 2013 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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Washington, DC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Had a great night last evening with the crew and the manta rays. The trip was educational (pre dive), it was fun, and we had a great time. Joy, Andy, Matt, and Josh were our crew. We had as many crew members as divers/snorkelers on the boat. I'm a diver, but my wife and son snorkel. It was great as... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had the time of out life swimming with dolphins. Andy and Lindsey hosted a party of 6 for the dolphin swim. Both of them very perfect hosts on the boat and in the water. My wife and I enjoyed jumping out to swim with the spinner and bottlenose dolphins for hours. This was probably one of the main highlight... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Mahalo Kona Ocean Adventures!!! What exceptional Adventure!! Not to mention the CREW!! What warm aloha they have given us!! There isnt enough words to describe my ocean experience * * Everyone who visits the Big Island need to book a trip!! Keep up the good work gang!!!

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Thank you Captain Pononui and snorkel guide Sarah for a day I will never forget! It was a life long dream to swim in the open ocean with wild dolphins and the experience surpassed all expectations. Captain Pono is an excellent guide and took his time to ensure the boat was in a prime position before we jumped out to... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Thanks Captain Pononui & Sarah for one of my family's best adventures on Big Island! Sharing the experience of being on the Big Island from the water was the highlight of there trip. To swim in the open ocean with a large pod of Spinner Dolphins & see 2 separate whale sightings, have them hooked on returning for more. The... More

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Kailua Kona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you want to have an enjoyable boat ride that is not crowded, slide in to observe dolphins and manta rays as they swim by, hover over shallow reefs with colorful tropical fish, eat home-made goodies under the shade cover, all while being taken care of by a friendly and knowledgeable snorkel guide and captain, Kona Ocean Adventures is the... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had a mixed age group of divers and snorkelers on board, The crew, Shane, Pono and Joi were awesome, especially when dealing with the younger and somewhat apprehensive divers. The crew took care of all our needs and were very knowledgeable. If you are going to Kona check out these guys/gals. You will have a great experience and see... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Wow what a highlight this trip was for us! I have lived on the islands a long time and have been on many boat trips. We loved this particular one more than any other we 'd been on! Very experienced and professional crew! I want to highly recommend this very fun and adventurous trip to anyone. My 7 year old... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The boat and crew of KOA makes a day on the Kona Coast a magical and comfortable experience. Plenty of shade, cushioned seats, quality gear for snorkeling, and wonderful food (I can't call it snacks - it's like a whole meal!) make this operator one of the best bets for families or just people who don't want the rugged bouncing... More

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Glencoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

73 y/o I, and my children and grandchildren swam with the Manta Rays on 4/2/14. What an exciting adventure:one we will never forget. Also saw baby hump back whales, with their Moms, just as the sun was setting. Followed them for a few minutes before the swim. We were seven in total, and well guided by Shane and Pononui. A... More

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

Aloha, Thank you for this wonderful testament of how easy the night manta ray snorkel trip can be. We always encourage all ages to join our tours. Our crew is trained to handle young and older adults alike and truly enjoy what they do. We at Kona Ocean Adventures get satisfaction from our guests experiencing the live night theater put... More

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