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Address: 75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua Kona Pier, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
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+1 855-465-8875
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Blue Sea Cruises Inc. is a family owned marine excursions company. Our...

Blue Sea Cruises Inc. is a family owned marine excursions company. Our specialty is showing our guests the large marine life that Kona Hawaii has to offer. We offer whale watching, dinner cruises, dolphin watching and Manta Ray snorkeling for guests as well as private and customized trips.

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Night time Manta snorkel - fantastic!

We purchased a trip on the evening manta ray snorkel during September. The ocean was rough, but the crew were great and tried their best to make everyone comfortable... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2015
Nick W
Tamworth, Australia

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79 reviews
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Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This was OK but it was expensive - $125 a person. Food was terrible. Entertainment was OK. If you get ill tough because there are no refunds, no rescheduling, you're out of luck. If you have a family this could be a quick way to lose $1,000. The manta ray made the trip. Hula dancer good - she engaged those... More 

Thank MidwestTraveler2007
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed November 5, 2015

Captain Rick, with Tiff and Josh working the crew for the Manta Ray Night Snorkel, were great hosts. It was a small group, only 9 of us, on a Monday night in early October. Motored out after sunset, while Josh passed out non-alcoholic drinks, Tiff gave a brief overview of the animals and area. The pvc floating rig is a... More 

Thank emerald772
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is not a great dinner cruise. The entertainment was lousy. I felt like I was at an Elementary School Talent Show. Been on Body Glove Cruise's dinner cruise as well, and although the bar is not open it is a far superior experience.

1 Thank Chris G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Great food, excellent service, lots of great music and dancing. Had a blast and would highly recommend you not miss this event. The staff was great too.

Thank Noah B
West Branch, Iowa
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015

The cruise really got you in the island state of mind. Wonderful dinner and staff! Band and Hula dancer was really good! The only thing that would have made it better is if the crowd would have got more involved.

Thank Rick C
Prescott, Arizona
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7 reviews
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Reviewed October 3, 2015

I booked this trip to celebrate part of my husband's birthday and the seas were rough. There was no attempt by the driver to ride the waves smoothly and as a result many people ended up very sick. The Mantas did not show that night which can happen, and they say they will let you come back for free. They... More 

Thank fohughes
Tamworth, Australia
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

We purchased a trip on the evening manta ray snorkel during September. The ocean was rough, but the crew were great and tried their best to make everyone comfortable. Unfortunately the Mantas were visiting another part of the coast that night so we didn't see any. The captain offered to take us out in 4 days time as a "make... More 

Thank Nick W
New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

The sunset dinner cruise had some good scenery of the Kona coastline. On our trip, there weren't many people (16 total), so it was nice and small. Sadly, we didn't get to see much sea life through the boat's glass bottom. I completely understand that's something that can't be controlled, so no disappointment from me on that subject. The food... More 

Thank wjones21
Raleigh, NC
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

We had a very nice evening on the manta ray watching BlueSea Cruise dinner cruise. The meal was yummy-fresh mixed salad, grilled veggies, Beef kabobs, grilled chicken, Hawaiian rice and coconut cake. Saw some amazing manta rays and enjoyed an entertaining return cruise. Service was attentive, band was very enjoyable and hula dancer entertaining and engaging. Boat and facilities were... More 

1 Thank Judy C
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12 reviews
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Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful time on the dinner cruise. Great food and entertainment. They even got my husband to get up and dance!

Thank Amy W

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