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Captain Zodiac Raft Expeditions

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Captain Zodiac has entertained guests for over 42 years on our exciting 24-foot Zodiac rafts. You will see the rugged coastline up close as you explore a sea cave and see exposed lava tubes, blowholes and archways. You will snorkel in the crystal...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Suite 16, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
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+1 808-329-3199
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All reviews spinner dolphins kealakekua bay fish pride of america cruise shore excursion snorkeling site whale watching lava formations the big island great excursion cookies a lot of fun pineapple sea life bottle nose dolphins an adventure see whales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The best Hawaiian snorkeling we have experienced. Great day on the water seeing whales and dolphins. Crystal clear waters with huge variefy of fish. Would highly recommend. Both guides were awesome!

Thank nffox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Rick and mate Chris took us out to swim with the dolphins. Do this, it's a fantastic experience. Great snorkeling, a bit of history and beautiful sites. Highly recommend. Our group ranged in age from 24 to 61. Everyone loved it.

Thank ead22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hats off and thanks to both JC and Zoltan for a great trip on the Zodiac Raft Expedition last week in Kona on the island on Hawaii.The bay where Captain Cook landed was a beautiful dive spot and both JC and Zoltan provided great historical...More

Thank Keydet1971
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time, we saw dolphins and gorgeous fish. Captain Rick and Erin (aka E-Money) where fantastic people to hang with. Rick was extremely knowledgeable about the history and tales of the island. E-Money was so accommodating! Highly recommended!!

Thank jessicazakarya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour. Great snorkeling. Also had a lot of fun on the zodiac. Kept the kids engaged.

Thank douggage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Tour with lalu and Captain was very nice with so much expierience the nice Reefe the whales and Dolphins.

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great excursion this is! We went out on an early afternoon Zodiac dolphin and snorkelling adventure and were thrilled with how much fun we had!! The zodiac was a bumpy and exhilarating ride, and we saw more dolphins than we could possibly count!...More

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to the volcanic activity on Hilo that tour was cancelled and we stayed at Maui for an extra night on our cruise, so we opted to go on Captain Zodiac's Raft Expeditions and it turned out to be a super choice. Our boat was...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

I have been on many excursions in my life and this one was by far the best one EVER!!!!!! Capt Rick was amazing! The snorkeling was the best I've ever seen! We got to see dolphin, whales, a shark, and some turtles and got to...More

Thank Lindsey K
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This was an excellent experience This was our second booking with them. I would definitely book with them again. Thank you Captain Zodiac!

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debbieannjohnson
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Keydet1971 | Reviewed this property |
While somewhat challenging they provide a ladder and a rope to help pull you up into the raft.Also JC and Zoltan were observant and helpful as to any extra assistance anyone needed .They would help with physical assistance... More
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debbieannjohnson
August 15, 2018|
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Response from captainzodiac | Property representative |
We have a small 3 step ladder to get back on the Zodiac
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Midvale
June 14, 2015|
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Response from tamilia81 |
Definitely morning. Winds are much calmer at that time. You’ll stay much drier while on the zodiak!
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