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Captain Zodiac Raft Expeditions

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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Suite 16, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
+1 808-329-3199
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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 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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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Suite 16, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
+1 808-329-3199
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Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Captain Dave and Devante were amazing guides as we traveled to Kealakekua Bay to snorkel. Saw Dolphins and a few humpback whales and loved the speed and maneuverable of the Zodiac--so much fun!!! I HIGHLY recommend this as a local who LOVES the water. This...More

Thank AzCarolTucson
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The snorkeling was amazing, and we got to swim with dolphins! We saw a humpback whale on the way, along with other great sights. The crew was knowledgeable and entertaining. I would highly recommend for families. Captain Colin and Lana were top notch, and very...More

1  Thank Regina C
Reviewed December 28, 2015

I give this outfit props for up front warning us that they had to cancel the first dive trip of the day for poor visiblility - they certainly can't foretell the chop/surge on any given winter day but the sun was out and it seemed...More

Thank Oreogingy
Reviewed December 28, 2015

The variety of marine life in the shallow reef of Kealakekua Bay is a perfect snorkeling spot, and the fun, high-speed boats of Captain Zodiac is a fun way to get there! The crew members are friendly & knowledgeable about the area, the geography and...More

Thank nbrownlaw
Reviewed December 24, 2015

Where do l start ? Unfortunately today l met my first rude person in Hawaii after being there for 6 days. After asking a few questions l found out he was the boss, but thankfully none of his staff followed his lead. After l recovered...More

1  Thank Anne A
Reviewed December 21, 2015

We booked this online before we left Australia as a friend had been and highly recommended it. Our captain and first mate were fabulous and a wealth of knowledge about the local area - they made the trip fun and comfortable for us (a group...More

Thank SFO31
Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is not an average snorkel trip! Very fun because it is a smaller boat. Takes 20 people which is a little crowded but it works. Crew was very friendly and accommodating. Seating is strictly on the side of the boat so if you have...More

Thank funfromflorida
Reviewed December 18, 2015

Booked it through NCL, more pricey but couldn't do it another way. We were first on board the raft with Devante and Captain Zac who were both helpful, informative and made you feel relaxed. We sat at the front and it was fast, action packed...More

Thank NicJay70
Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We saw hundreds of dolphins on this tour. The snorkeling was nice as were the captain and helper. The ride on the zodiac was bit uncomfortable when the boat is at max speed but fun anyway.

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We booked this as an excursion thru our cruise line. It was s little pricier to do it that way, but it guaranteed that we were on the first tender to port. You can book for less money directly through Captain Xodiac, but then you...More

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Response from Caryl R | Reviewed this property |
We were on an NCL cruise so I do not know. They picked us up at the dock. The excursion was excellent though. My daughter did it a second time a week later.