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Kona Ocean Adventures

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Address: Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-930-9861
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Winner of the 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of...

Winner of the 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence!. Come Experience the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii like never before. Private charters are our specialty! With a group tour, Swim with the spinner dolphins, snorkel with the manta rays at night, whale watch (seasonal),scuba dive or with a private charter, customize your water experience 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. We now have 3 boats to accommodate various size groups. With over 17 years of experience working the Hawaiian Islands, Captain Danny, Captain Laure and their crew will make your adventure a memorable one.

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Snorkling with Manta Ray

What an experience snorkling with Manta rays in the night. One thing you really have to do during your stay around Kona. Great staff, small groups on the boat (just be aware that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Basel, Switzerland

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Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an experience snorkling with Manta rays in the night. One thing you really have to do during your stay around Kona. Great staff, small groups on the boat (just be aware that at the spotting place there are a lot more people than at your boat - unfortunately). As it was a windy night we did not see many... More 

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1 Thank mali_1986
Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience! We do hope you come play with us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Matt and Rick were the best! So accommodating and personal! They made the day one of the most amazing days of my life!!

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

Aloha! We are so happy that you had an amazing day with Matt and Rick! We are so lucky to have them on our team! Hope to see you again!! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tours usually have 6 people but no one else had booked so it ended up being just us! Our favourite part was snorkelling with the dolphins on the way to K-Bay. We would definitely go on the Dolphin Adventure with Kone Ocean Adventures next time we are in Hawaii. The provided lunch was excellent with a lot of variety of... More 

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

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to recommend us! We are so glad you had such a great time and look forward to having you out with us again soon. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the night snorkel with manta rays on January 14th. The swells were unusually high that night, but the ride out to the snorkel area in front of the Sheraton was beautiful - sunset views of the Kona coast. Gina (our wonderful expert snorkel guide) was worried that we might not see any or enough manta rays, so... More 

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

Aloha! "Belly to belly with manta rays" is a perfect description! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us! Hope to see you all again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kona ocean adventure crew provided excellent service. We booked a tour for 7, 2 were kids 3 and 6 yrs old. When we reached the Manta ray spot, we realized the ocean at night with swells was not a good place for a 3 year old with snorkeling equipment The 6 year old tried but got very cold even w... More 

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

Aloha! Thank you so much sharing! We do hope you come back and see us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Nashville, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out in early January with for a morning dolphin adventure and it was easily one of the highlights of our entire Hawaii trip. I never really thought I would get to see dolphins except maybe blurry and far away until I first jumped in the water and they were both everywhere and just feet away. We swam with... More 

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

Aloha! Great to hear you had such a fantastic adventure with us and you are right Trip and Momi are a great team! Hope you come see us next time you are here. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Flowery Branch, Georgia
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter - 31, son -28 and I was visiting the Island of Hawaii while on a trip to Maui. We booked with Kona Ocean Adventures Danny and Matt were the crew during the day and Travis, Matt, and Danny were the crew for the trip we took that evening. The trips were absolutely fabulous. My children are very big... More 

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

Aloha! We are so glad you had so much fun! Your quote "fabulous! fabulous fabulous!" is awesome! We do hope you come out with us again and remember you will always get 10% off for being a loyal customer. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was easily the highlight of our week-long trip to Hawaii. We chose to do the Manta Ray Snorkel adventure, and it was absolutely incredible. We saw 10 manta, including "Lefty," one of the most "famous" manta in the area. The staff (shoutout to Momi and Travis) was the reason that this experience was so awesome. They were so nice,... More 

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

Aloha! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! You are correct, Momi and Travis always make the trip extra special! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

St. Kitts and Nevis
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went out for the dolphin tour with Kona Ocean Adventures with Captain Rick. He was awesome as well as his first mate. We told him we had not seen whales and he took us to a spot he thought we mind find some and sure enough we did. He put the microphone in the water and got to listen... More 

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

Aloha! We are so glad you had such a great time! Hope to see you again soon for another trifecta! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Columbus, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been using this company for the last year and a half. They are the best! Great service, very knowledgeable and ultra accommodating. Every time! They do the best job in the islands! There food is great too! My family and I have done everything they offer and never had a bad experience. We have divers in our family... More 

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

Aloha! Thanks for being such loyal customers! We couldn't do it without you! Come back and play with us again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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