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Address: Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-930-9861
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Description: 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. 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 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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Most amazing experience of our trip!

We went on the dolphin adventure and LOVED it! The crew was fantastic. It was magical being in the water while pods and pods of dolphins swam by. My daughters and I loved this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was an awesome tour. Only two other people showed up on the snorkeling trip, so our tour guides, Chad and Sara, were really accommodating and attentive. Both guides were chill and fun. As we headed out to KBay, they saw some dolphins and asked if we wanted to jump in the water and swim with them. It was an... More 

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

Aloha! Sounds like you guys had a great time! We are so blessed to have such an amazing crew and so many majestic creatures to see! Come back and see us again soon. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We went on the dolphin adventure and LOVED it! The crew was fantastic. It was magical being in the water while pods and pods of dolphins swam by. My daughters and I loved this trip. Danny and his crew were a lot of fun to spend the day with. I would go back to the big island just to experience... 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 an amazing adventure!! Please come back and see us! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My family did two excursions with this company in August 2015 both of which were with Joi, who is awesome. Both of the two captains, Travis and Chad, were great. I highly recommend both the dolphin and manta trips.

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

Aloha! We love hearing that you had an awesome experience with our crew and the majestic wildlife. Please come back and see us soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our family of 4- including a 5 and a 7 yr old - truly loved out outing yesterday to K- bay with Rick and Gina. We get in the water with spinner Dolphins, and had an awesome and leisurely time in K bay. Gina was amazing with our 5 year old. Thanks! Definitely the right choice going with KOA!

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

Aloha! We love to hear you had a superb adventure with us! Our crew is so amazing and take such pride and what they do and you saw that first hand! Thanks for playing with us! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

london
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The night manta ray snorkel was absolutely the highlight of our trip! The remnants of a tropical storm were still coming through the island, so there was a lot of rain and thunder in the afternoon and we were worried the trip would be cancelled. We turned up at the marina at 6pm and were greeted by the super enthusiastic... More 

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

Aloha! Thanks for saying we should be Number 1!! People like you will get us there! Thanks for taking the time to share and please come back and play with us and our majestic creatures again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Middleville, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What an amazing experience, completely enhanced by our gregarious, knowledgeable crew Rick and Matt! The idea of swimming with dolphins seemed exciting enough, yet our captains went the extra mile to personalize it more. We were even lucky enough to swim with an enormous manta! We are coming back for more. Thank you to Rick and Matt," The Dolphin Whisperers... More 

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

Aloha! We are so glad you got to enjoy all our amazing creatures with the "dolphin whisperers"! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Belated review from June (apparently you have to wait if you have reviewed previously) but absolutely fab time with Joy at Captain Cook and Matt - the dolphin whisperer! and Rick . Was there with friend rather than usually my daughter. Crew and company are the best. Dan took over my photography and was amazing however cant get go pro... More 

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

Aloha! Thanks for taking the time to share you fabulous adventure! We are so blessed to have such an amazing crew! Please come back and play with us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Lindenhurst, New York
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had such a wonderful time on our Snorkeling trip! Momi made my 9 year old very comfortable since this was her first time snorkeling..water was a bit choppy but we saw so many fish and had a wonderful time. Lunch was great as well! highly recommend this company and wish we had more time to go on the manta... More 

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Aloha! Love to hear you had a wonderful trip with us! Please come see us again and snorkel with the mantas. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Petaluma, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our 7 year old declared this his new, "best day ever!" Our 9 year old wanted to come back tomorrow and do it all over again! Pretty awesome experience swimming with dolphins over and over again. Tripp and Momi were outstanding in making the whole experience a blast! Great stop at the end for some snorkeling and snacks before heading... More 

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

Aloha! We love to hear that your son had his best day ever!! We are so blessed to have Trip and Momi on our team, they take such pride in what they do and it shows. Thanks for sharing and come play with us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA staff More 

Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Both trips are well worth it and great guides on both. The Mantas were the favorite of all of us...myself and my 14 and 19 year old. The dolphins were amazing too! If you get seasick easily take a non drowsy dramamine the night before and the day off...I took mine late so I was a bit queasy on the... More 

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

Aloha! Love to hear you had two great experiences with us! Come back and see us soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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