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Address: Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-930-9861
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Winner of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate...

Winner of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016 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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Swimming with the dolphins was AWESOME!

Kona Ocean Adventures guides, Tripp and Momi explained the best way to watch the dolphins, by making little noise and swimming along side of them, without touching them. They were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kona Ocean Adventures guides, Tripp and Momi explained the best way to watch the dolphins, by making little noise and swimming along side of them, without touching them. They were curious about us (small group of only 8 people) and came up right beside us. They jumped and twirled for us to enjoy. The snorkel gear provided by the boat... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so happy you had an AWESOME adventure with the dolphins and Trip and Momi! We are so lucky to have both the dolphins and especially Trip and Momi! Please come play with us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 7 - 2 parents, 2 grandparents, and 3 kids (ages 7, 10, and 13) had the great fortune of going on an evening Manta Ray tour with Kona Ocean Adventures this June. Our captain Laura was wonderful and informative and Chase helped propel us to a prime Manta Ray spotting location. When Laura learned of our family's... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so happy you had an incredible adventure with us! ..and you are right it is a magical experience! Please come back and see us soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was AMAZING!! Laura and Gina were very nice and helpful. We saw a lot of rays!! We were able to see other boats but definitely this was the BEST one!! VERY RECOMMENDED!!

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so glad you had a breathtaking adventure with KOA! We hope to see you again soon!! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Frackville, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tanner and Momi were outstanding guides on Saturday morning Dolphin Adventure. When we arrived in the morning they gave us a warm welcome. We proceeded to sign our waivers and all we had to do was board. (Note: follow the directions they give you on the confirmation email. GPS will give you the wrong location). We boarded the boat with... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We love to hear you had an "Unbelievable Experience"! You are correct in saying Tanner and Momi are outstanding, they love what they do and it shows!! Thanks for taking the time to share and we hope to see you next time!! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we boarded Danny and Momi were personable, knowledgeable and fun! They were great at finding dolphins, octopi, reef sharks and rays in the same morning trip. The crew genuinely enjoyed helping us maximize the experience with getting us in and out of the water at the perfect times, Momi putting us in the right spots to see... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! Thanks for sharing that we were the "Highlight" of your trip! Danny's salsa brings people back year after year, not to mention the dedicated crew that shares all the treasures this ocean has to offer! Momi has a knack for finding all the right spots! We look forward to seeing you next time! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The manta ray snorkeling experience was truly unbelievable. During our time in the water, we saw so many rays with some swimming only a few feet away at times. The staff were very knowledgeable and were willing to help our group see the the most rays during our outing. It really is an unbelievable experience and highly recommended.

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so happy that you had an "Unforgettable experience" with us! We sincerely hope you will come play with us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moms and Tripp made sure our morning tour to see dolphins and rays, was a total splash! We were a group of 6 with kids all ages. They made sure everyone got the needed attention. Momi is an expert swimmer so she went ahead looking for stuff to show us. She even came back with an Octopus. The boat was... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We hope to see you next time! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

San Diego, California
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114 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Kona Ocean Adventures (KOA) after researching on Trip Advisor. All the reviews were spot on. Laurie in the office was very helpful with choosing an adventure. We choose the dolphin snorkel adventure and it did not disappoint. Shortly before 8am we met our Captain and crew, Tanner and Gina. Words can't say enough about them and how helpful... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you so much for this rave review! You are correct, Tanner and Gina love what they do and it shows! Next time you are in town, come play with us on another adventure! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank to Danny and Gina for an unforgettable experience snorkeling with the Kona mantas. This was one of the greatest experiences we've ever had and will definitely do it again with Kona Ocean Adventures the next time we're in Kona.

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so glad you had an outstanding night with Danny and Gina! Please come play with us again next time you are here! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Manta Ray snorkel was incredible!! We went out with Momi, Laura, and Gina and they were so much fun, nice and chill. They were informative too. We saw so many massive Mantas. This is a must do when in Kona!

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank for taking the time to share your experience! We look forward to seeing you next time! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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