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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Suite 16, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-329-3199
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Captain Zodiac has entertained guests for over 42 years on our exciting...

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 clear waters of Kealakekua Bay Marine preserve viewing over 150 varieties of fish. You must keep a sharp eye out for pods of dolphins, whales and other marine mammals that come close to our rafts.

The Zodiac ride is fast, fun and educational! You will hear about the Hawaiian history of the area, learn about marine life behaviors and learn the island’s geology.

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$115.00*
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Zodiac Raft and Snorkel Adventure
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$89.00*
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Zodiac Raft Whale Watching Adventure

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Captain Zodiac Raft Tour

We had a great time with Captain Zack and first mate Katie. The raft went so fast over the waves, dolphins swam next to us, we snorkeled, learned about the island history and had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time with Captain Zack and first mate Katie. The raft went so fast over the waves, dolphins swam next to us, we snorkeled, learned about the island history and had a great time. One tip, we paid for this excursion on Norwegian cruise and paid $30 extra a person because of it so book this on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gracious, fun, knowledgeable experienced crew. Interesting spots with lots of local history. Best boat you could ride. Same as navy seals. Awesome

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we went near the Capt Cook memorial and had a great time snorkeling around the bay. spinner dolphins, crabs, sea urchins, octopus, various fish and small reef shark were seen.

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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an exciting adventure! Captain Colin and his assistant, Kimberly, gave us some safety tips including how to "hang on" during the fast paced, bumpy ride, then off we went. Thanks to Captain Colin, we saw dolphins and whales from close enough to get a good look at them but not so close that we invaded their space. I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific tour with Captain Zack. We swam with dozens of dolphins in their natural environment! It was amazing! My friend had never snorkelled before and she was quickly confident in the ocean. We even had the bonus of jumping in with a group of five amazing manta rays! Great morning at a great price. Thank you!

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Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I joined the 3 1/2 hour tour that was called Snorkel and Dolphin. Our captain was Chris and our lifeguard on board the zodiac was Dante. They were amazing! As we pulled away from the dock for our 8:00 a.m. adventure, we immediately were surrounded by spinner dolphins. Chris stopped the zodiac so that we could admire... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Captain Preston and first mate Kim were fantastic! The snorkeling was excellent, as were the animal sightings in the harbor and the fascinating tour of the Big Island's coast. Preston knew a lot of local history and shared his knowledge liberally. The zodiac's ride - carrying 16 passengers - is very exciting, because it feels faster than it is.... More 

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Preston, DeVante and newbie Travis were exceptional!! The boat ride was so much fun, and the snorkeling was simply amazing! My daughter got incredible videos!! Preston gave us a great historic overview of the island and along with DeVante and Travis, they all ensured we had a great time!!! Highly recommend!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip is really cool. The crew are all awesome people who love what they do and love to show everyone a good time. Shannon and Zach were our crew this trip. The boat ride is a little uncomfortable but that's to be expected as you side saddle on a rubber pontoon the whole way out and back in. The... More 

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Troy, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

. Captain Zodiak (Captain Zodiac Raft, Snorkel & Dolphin Adventure) snorkeling was also excellent. The captain of our boat, Colin, was informative and cautious. We learned from him that sun block is killing the reef, but there is a reef-safe sun block we can get in the future. We also learned that if a dolphin is bumping against the boat,... More 

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