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Address: Honokohau Marina, Slip C1, (Just Right of Bite Me Fish Market Bar & Grill), Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-331-2184
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For Lowest Prices, Live Availability & Instant Confirmations - click website next to our phone number above or call. We can't wait to show you the underwater world of Hawaii! From wild Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin encounters to diving with the world famous Kona Manta Rays, each EcoAdventure has been designed to bring you an unforgettable experience! Did you know that if you have NEVER tried scuba diving before, you can join us for a 2 tank introductory dive? We take intro's, certified divers, snorkelers and ride-alongs on most adventures! Customized private charters are also available. Join us today for an experience of a lifetime!
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The crew(Jim, Chris, Alexa, and Flipper) was fantastic. They all new exactly what they were doing. Alexa was our board leader and she new right where to guide our board to where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The crew(Jim, Chris, Alexa, and Flipper) was fantastic. They all new exactly what they were doing. Alexa was our board leader and she new right where to guide our board to where the Mantas were. They went out of there way to make us feel comfortable. We even saw Flipper out in town the following day and when we asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

A can't miss! Alexa, Chris, Jim, and Flipper were great! The Mantas were cooperative too. Along with surfing and the Waipio valley, this is a must for your visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My wife, mother-in-law, and I went manta ray diving with Neptune Charlies. I was nervous because none of us are strong swimmers and we never snorkeled and never swam in open water. The crew was fun, knowledgeable, and helpful. They made us feel comfortable and answered all our questions. My wife got boat sick on my way there and crew... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked a dolphin swim and had one of the most amazing days of our lives!! The crew David and Eric went above and beyond to make sure we had a fantastic experience. We not only swam with dolphins, but searched for other marine life, which they found!!! A pod of Pilot whales along with an Oceanic white tip shark.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My wife wanted to cross off snorkeling with manta rays from her Bucket List, and so we booked a night manta ray snorkel with Neptune Charlies. She had only been snorkeling once before and is not a swimmer, so had some challenges from the get-go. She had talked to the staff on the phone before we went to make sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

First off, it should be noted that we created this account specifically to give Neptune Charlie's a good review. The night time manta dive we went on was easily the highlight of our vacation. We went out on Friday the 15th with Captain Andy, Dive instructor Flipper, and snorkel instructors Lane and Seth. All of the staff were incredibly nice,... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband booked a diving tour for himself and snorkel with dolphin for me coz m not a certified diver.these guys were v good for divers as there were 5 divers and just me for snorkel so dy didn't bother to tell me dat .it wud have been much better if dy had told me dat there is no more... More 

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NeptuneCharlies, Manager at Neptune Charlies Ocean Safaris, responded to this review

Aloha Groses, We appreciate you taking the time to post your review. Our intention on having adults and children join on our scuba diving charters as snorkelers is so the whole family can enjoy the day together. Scuba divers get to share their passion of diving, while hopefully spreading some of that curiosity with their family members. We noticed on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went on the Manta Ray Night Dive with a party of 5 (not cheap) in 2012, didn't see any. Now two of us are back and they were unable to accommodate us due to a full boat and a boat maintenance day (ie no paying customers going out). Good service, but don't trust their guarantee. Luckily, we were able to... More 

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NeptuneCharlies, Manager at Neptune Charlies Ocean Safaris, responded to this review

Aloha ymore24, First, we would like to apologize about any miscommunication that we may of had. The manta is possibly the most popular activity on the island and does sell out fast. We are very proud of our "no manta guarantee". We are one of just a few companies that do offer to take our guests out for free again... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I must have hit Kona at the right time. I dove three tanks with Neptune Charlie's this trip and was not disappointed. My first dive was the manta dive, which I have done several times before. This time we went to the north site, which I had not dove before. There were three mantas that night, and very few divers,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was scuba diving in Kona, and someone suggested the night Manta Dive. Several boats do this. I went out with Neptune Charlie. We met at the harbor at 5:30, checked in, and motored out to the dive site, about 20 minutes out. Four divers with Flipper as Dive Master, and snorkelers with two guides. We waited until the sun... More 

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