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Kona Ocean Adventures

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Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-930-9861
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Winner of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018 Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence!. Come Experience the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii like never before. Private charters are our specialty! With a group tour, Swim with the spinner dolphins, snorkel with the manta rays at night, whale watch (seasonal),scuba dive or with a private charter, customize your water experience with Kona Ocean Adventures. No crowds, no rush, just a safe and exceptional trip for all. Family vacation, a spiritual journey, honeymoon, or simply looking to experience a once in a lifetime adventure, you have come to right place. We now have 3 boats to accommodate various size groups. With over 17 years of experience working the Hawaiian Islands, Captain Danny, Captain Laure and their crew will make your adventure a memorable one. We speak English, French, Japanese and Spanish (simply request a guide for that language if needed on your adventure)
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  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“captain danny” (71 reviews)
“homemade salsa” (25 reviews)
“manta rays” (245 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-930-9861
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"captain danny"
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"homemade salsa"
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"manta rays"
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"the big island"
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"dolphin adventure"
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"small group"
in 55 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 61 reviews
"hot chocolate"
in 58 reviews
"kona ocean"
in 14 reviews
"private charter"
in 30 reviews
"hot shower"
in 24 reviews
"fish"
in 81 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 46 reviews
"snorkel guide"
in 25 reviews
"these guys"
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"highlight of our trip"
in 35 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had Mantas at the boat before we entered the water. Multiple Mantas at a time rolling 10 in from your mask. Awesome.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had an incredible excursion with Trip and Taylor. We met a few other guides as well (sorry forgot names) and they all were awesome. We searched for dolphin, finally found some and obseved them up close a few times which was thrilling. Had a...More

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha! We are so excited you had a incredible excursion with us! Please come see us again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a private charter with a family of 7. This trip was amazing! They went out of their way to make our experience memorable and awesome! Every detail of this tour was top notch!

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha! We are so happy you had an amazing trip with us! Come see us when you are back on the Island. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I dive a lot and regularly go out on charter boats. I’m leaving a 5-star review because the service aboard this vessel was as good as any other, and it was more fun than most due to the small, intimate group. There were only 5...More

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha! Thank you so much for the kind words, we hope to see you next time you are in town! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Best adventure we took while on the Big Island!! Trip, Leon and Chad were wonderful and made everyone feel comfortable. Great experience, we had 5-6 rays swimming all around us. They are so graceful and acrobatic. Loved Kona Ocean Adventures as we only had about...More

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha! We love to hear we were the best adventure on the Big Island! Please come play with us again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a incredible activity. We saw at least 7 rays. Espacially, a big one of 16 feet wide. Impressive.

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha! Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

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Reviewed 1 week ago

All I can say is WOW! We did three trips (swimming with dolphins, night swim with manta rays, and Captain Cook). All the trips and the service was great every time. The swimming with the dolphins was amazing, Captain Momi and the brilliant guide Gina...More

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha! We are thrilled you had a fabulous time with us! We are so lucky to have Gina on our team! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone has to experience snorkeling with manta ray at night. This is just insane. The crew was so lovely and nice with us. They answered our questions and informed us about the manta ray. The manta ray are huge and come so close to you...More

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha! We are glad you had a great trip with us and hope to see you soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not hesitate ! The dolphins with OA is the best experience ever ! Swim so close with them will make you different for ever

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha! We are thrilled you had a great experience with us, please come back and see us soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

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debbieannjohnson
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Danny and Laure S | Property representative |
Aloha yes we have a large and strong ladder at the back of the boat. The ladder actually goes into the water which helps a great deal when climbing in and out. Mahalo
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nicenspicee8
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Danny and Laure S | Property representative |
Our company is Kona Ocean Adventures and we depart from the honokohau Marina. We are not My kona Adventure.
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mrsduenas
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Kelly J | Reviewed this property |
Boat ride was only 20 minutes or so. We had choppy ride coming back in bit I imagine it varies.
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