In my short time on the Big Island, I went out on the water with Sea Hawaii Rafting three times - 2 day snorkel trips and one evening manta swim!
LOVE this crew. Most of all, they made me feel safe. But also, they made me feel like they DON'T get to do this every day - that they were just as enthusiastic to be there as I was! They accommodate in every way, including making sure your experience is tailored for you, that you are in no rush and that your comfort and safety are top priorities.
The wildlife and sights are great. In addition to seeing a huge humpback whale, tons of dolphins and 6 awe-inspiring mantas, Kris does a great job during the day trips of showing you some of the islands important geological sites like lava tubes! He is knowledgable of Hawaiian culture, history, wildlife and geology. AND - of my two day trips, he actually stopped at different spots so I got way more than I bargained for in terms of local information.
I am the type to go on a lot of excursions and SHR felt unique to me. Kris is an individual captain - an entrepreneur who takes great pride in his boat and his work. It's not a corporate operation. Instead, it felt genuine and, like another reviewer said, felt like I was out with friends for the day!
Plus -seeing the mantas as night is TRULY unique. It's a must do!
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