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Kona Ocean Adventures

Address: Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-930-9861
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Ranked #1 of 207 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Winner of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence!. Come Experience the...
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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. We now have 3 boats to accommodate various size groups. With over 15 years of experience traveling the Hawaiian Islands, Captain Danny, Captain Laure and their crew will make your adventure a memorable one.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I dived and snorkelled with 3 of my friends on KOA from January 13-16th, and I have never been so spoiled by a dive company! I booked the trip with Lori through their website and she was quick to respond and answered all of my questions. The boats were so easy to find in the harbor with the amazing octopus... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Some friends and I did 6 boat trips with this company on our vacation.Two morning dive trips, 3 manta night dives, and the dolphin snorkel. I really can't overstate how much fun we had and how amazing the crew was. Joi is the ultimate diver. My dive buddy and I had an experience on one of our manta dives that... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was one of the best things I've ever done... at least the second time around. I went initially with a group of family and friends and we only saw one manta ray. The experience was pretty lack luster, but Kona Ocean Adventures was so incredibly accommodating that they offered everyone on the trip that night to come back and... More 

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

Aloha, Thank you sooo very much for choosing us! With the the bad weather we tried really hard to accommodate all those who were cancelled. Our normal manta tour starts at 5pm and by adding the second late manta we were able to fit those who were cancelled . By starting later, we have to get back to the site... More 

Anaheim Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

During this stay in Kona I've gone with KOA on two dolphin snorkels, one manta ray night dive, and have one more dolphin snorkel in a few days. Danny, Laure, Momi, and Bo are super nice people, and really go out of their way for you. I couldn't believe it when my hat flew off my head on the way... More 

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

Aloha Maria, It is guests like you that we continue to love our work! You are such an inspiration to all of us and cannot wait to see you again in future. Mahalo and a hui ho, Laure and Danny :-) More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

An absolutely amazing experience. I had my 8 and 10 year old sons with me and they loved it. We spent close 45 minutes watching up to 7 majestic manta rays swim under us. Thanks Rick, Joi and Matt. You guys were great.

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

Aloha! We are so happy you got to see our majestic mantas! Hope they will see you again soon! The KOA crew More 

Bellevue
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Joi and Captain Andy were amazing instructor and captain/hosts. My adult son and I have wanted to try SCUBA since our visit to the Great Barrier Reef last winter, so we took advantage of our visit to Hawaii and made this a Christmas present. Joi was patient and thorough in her instructions and made very sure we understood everything we... More 

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

Aloha! We are so blessed to have such a fantastic crew! Thank you for choosing Kona Ocean Adventures and hope to see you again soon! The KOA crew More 

Santa Barbara, California, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have traveled all over the world; I would make a specific point to go to Kona and take an adventure tour with Kona Ocean Adventures with Sarah and Rick. Not only is their expertise unparalleled, they are fun and engaging as well! Thanks again for an amazing adventure!

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

We are so glad you had such a great experience with us!! Look forward to seeing you next time! Mahalo Nui Loa! The KOA crew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We did a private tour with Sarah and Rick and they were amazing! Very friendly! They also showed us the best attractions swimming just a few feet away from Dolphins, snorkeling in coral reefs, and whale watching. Definitely recommend Kona Ocean Adventures with Sarah and Rick!

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

Aloha! We are so happy you had fun with our dolphins and crew!! Look forwarding to seeing you again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Rochester, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was a great trip! We saw whales and dolphins and sea turtles. Swimming with the dolphins was such a memorable thing to do. The provided lunch was great as well.

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

Aloha, We are so glad you had fun enjoying our amazing creatures! Hope to see you again soon! The KOA crew More 

Manly, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was a great group to go out with. Super friendly and took good care of everyone. There was a nice snack once we got to the spot and waited for the sun to go down. And they were smart to not be the first in the water so all the other dive boats could attract the rays first. We... 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 fun enjoying our amazing creatures! Hope to see you again soon! The KOA crew More 

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