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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 and 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of...
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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Manta ray night snorkel

One of the best experiences ever! This is a must do in Kona. Momi was amazing, she was our guide in the water. She was persistent of getting the right location to ensure we had an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

One of the best experiences ever! This is a must do in Kona. Momi was amazing, she was our guide in the water. She was persistent of getting the right location to ensure we had an experience of a lifetime. The mantas did their ballet and would be inches away from you. Joi was very informative, gave us a quick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The snorkeling adventure and dolphin dive was absolutely amazing! Our captain Tripp makes the whole crew feel very comfortable and makes sure everyone is having a blast! This was especially important to me, I'm a nervous nelly. Momi was our guide in the water and was phenomenal! She is full of facts on the entire tour, fun and does everything... More 

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

Aloha! It was so much fun to share our amazing ocean with you yesterday! We are so blessed to have a crew that has so much passion for our guests and it's majestic creatures! Glad you felt safe and hope to see you again soon! Happy Honeymoon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The KOA crew of RJ and Matt on the Hooked Up Boat treated us to an amazing morning of Marlin fishing and snorkeling in Kealakekua bay. When we booked the trip, our focus was the snorkeling. Fishing was just something to do while we traveled to Kealakekua bay. RJ and Matt were professional, informative, educational, fun and entertaining. Both know... More 

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

Aloha! You are right! Our crew knows how to show our guests a great time! Hope to see you on our boat soon. Mahalo nui loa, The KOA crew More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Matt and Rick were great guides, filling us in on the local history during the boat ride along the coast. Loved that Matt went out of his way to find an octopus to pet and show us the beautiful marine life by Captain Cook's monument. We had a blast. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

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

Aloha! Thanks for sharing! We do have an amazing crew and are so lucky to have so many majestic creatures to snorkel with. Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Marlton, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

First of all, I recommend this outfit due to the small size - there were 6 total tourists on our trip plus our great guides, Captain Rick, and Sara. We took the Captain Cook morning expedition. On the way to K-bay we did 3 drops in the water to snorkel with the spinner dolphins. This was amazing! Sara and Rick... More 

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

Aloha, So happy to hear you had an awesome adventure! We are so blessed to have such an amazing crew! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband and I went snorkeling with Tripp and Matt from Kona Ocean Adventures while we were on the Big Island for our honeymoon. They were absolutely awesome! Fun, knowledgeable, and very attentive. They went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable, and we really enjoyed spending the day with them. They took us to some beautiful snorkeling spots,... More 

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

Aloha! Thanks for sharing your great experience with us! We do have an amazing crew! We wouldn't be here without them! Please come see us again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My partner and I still can't stop talking about our swim with the dolphins. Our crew, Laure and Matt, went out of their way to make sure we felt safe and comfortable. Their knowledge of the surroundings put us at ease. The small group size (another very fun couple joined us) only added to the high quality of this once... 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 adventure! Thanks for taking the time to share! Hope to see you again. Mahlo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I booked a "snorkel with dolphins" tour w/ Kona Ocean Adventures since they were the service most highly recommended by our hotel (the Fairmont Orchid). Without question, they were absolutely fantastic and here's why: * They keep the groups small -- our group was just us + 2 other people, and it felt like we were out... More 

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

Aloha, Thank you for sharing your great adventure with us! You are right, we have the best crew on the planet who pride themselves in making everyone feel at ease. Please come back and play with the dolphins anytime! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Seneca, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our trip started off bad. Boat & crew were late & my phone call went to voice mail. 15 minutes later a return call said the boat was on the way. We departed about a half hour late. Although the website & my confirmation stated that wetsuits would be provided, none were available. The trip ended at noon and we... More 

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

Aloha, Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience aboard our vessel. As a small "ohana" our company provides the best possible customer service from the minute you contact us. We take our time with each guest to answer every question and provide as much information about our tours as possible. With that said, we only have 1 person... More 

Pleasanton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Joi and Rick were great. We had a fabulous time snorkeling with the Dolphins and then at the coral reef. They both had great stories about local history and historical and geological information about specific spots. This was a very enjoyable morning. Highly recommend this company. Beverage and Lunch was included.

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

Aloha! So glad you enjoyed the crew and all the majestic creatures! We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks for taking the time to share! Mahalo nui loa, The KOA crew More 

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