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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 204 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Winner of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence!. Come Experience the...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We did both the dolphin and the night manta snorkel which was the highlight of our trip. If you have the opportunity, you should definitely do this. A huge thanks to Ryan and Lindsay for really making the dolphins a great experience. Lindsay took some terrific photos for us on our camera. We were fortunate to swim with several large... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Hotel concierge recommended, I wasn't sure as I did no research prior. Went out with Capt. Andy and mermaid/super cool dive chick, Joi. Perfect red sunset, left right on time and headed out. Jammed some tunes and arrived at the site. My wife snorkeled and I went scuba. My gear was assembled and I was weighted just right. Good pre... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the manta night dive a lot with captain Andy and Joi. We only saw three mantas tonight but the experience was still wonderful. I think it's a great idea to play music on the boat, and the hot chocolate after diving is really helpful to get warm again. My dad was first time night dive and Joi did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We did the night manta snorkel with these guys. I am convinced this is the best company to go with. They were so awesome. We stayed in the water a little longer than a few other groups which meant when they all got out, all the mantas came to us. Truly life changing experience thanks so this incredible team. Can't... More 

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

We are so pleased that you had such a great time!! Thanks for taking the time to share with us! We look forward to seeing you again! Mahalo, From the entire KOA team! More 

Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We did the dolphin snorkel with captain Danny and Sara. The whole experience was beyond incredible. We were immediately greeted with shell leis and check-in was quick and easy. We were a little early and the boat wasn't quite ready to head out so we were directed to a fantastic coffee shop near the harbor to get a quick breakfast.... More 

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

Aloha, We are so glad you had such a great time with Kona Ocean Adventures! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the dolphins! Mahalo, The entire KOA crew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I've done a lot of cool stuff since I've been on the island, but the Manta Dive was probably the best! Joy is a great guide & captain Rick was professional and fun! We saw so many Mantas!

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

Aloha and thank you for the wonderful review. We truly appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon The KOA team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My husband and I did scuba diving, manta ray night dives and dolphin swims with Kona Ocean Adventure and they were amazing!! Really professional and excellent people! I recommend all the activities especially the manta night dive!

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

Aloha, we are sooo glad you decide to experience not only the dolphin tour but the manta and scuba with us! Our team prides themselves in taking excellent care of our guests and you are testament of it. Thanks again for choosing to spend your vacation with us. A Hui Ho, The entire team @ KOA More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

The highlight of our trip to the Big Island was our time with Captain Dan and snorkel guide Lindsay from Kona Ocean Adventures. Our group of four was up there in years but it didn't take long for Dan and Lindsay to have us swimming with the Dolphins and snorkeling the reef at Captain Cook's. This included one of our... More 

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

Aloha, Thank you for putting your trust in us! Everyone at Kona ocean adventures really enjoys going the extra miles specially with first time snorkelers. It is the best experience and we are so please you got to enjoy it with us. Keeping our group small allows us to give you a more more personalize experience and attend to those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We've been in Kailua-Kona for a week and KOA's manta ray snorkel was the perfect way to end our last evening on the island. This was our fourth ocean excursion this week and by far it was the most memorable. My husband was not keen on going but out of love for me he finally agreed to do it. He... More 

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

Aloha, snorkeling or diving with he manta rays is simply a magical experience for all ages. We want to take this opportunity for choosing us and do hope to see you again soon. Mahalo and a hui ho The KOA team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We have been on the Big Island all week doing various activities trying to get a 'Wow'' out of my 73 year old engineer father-in-law. Last night's manta ray dive did the trick. Captain Rick and snorkel master Matt did an excellent job of familiarizing everyone with the boat and what to expect in the water. There was no rush... More 

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

Dear new friend, Thanks for great review; we really appreciate it and yes, the manta numbers have been of the chart! Wow.... Hope to see you again soon The KOA team More 

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