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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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MANTA DIVING=BEST EXPERIENCE OF OUR LIVES

We did a refresher dive with Joy and Travis a couple of days before our manta dive which was a nice way to get reoriented before doing a night dive. Joy and Travis were both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Caroline G
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did a refresher dive with Joy and Travis a couple of days before our manta dive which was a nice way to get reoriented before doing a night dive. Joy and Travis were both wonderful and we were happy that they joined us on the manta dive again. For the manta dive we descended at night and then stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! What an exhilarating time! I had the luxury to be up close and personal with a slew of manta rays as they approached us in throngs. The crew provided a top notch experience and guided us every step of the way. Snorkeling with Captain Momi, our team was well taken care of and got to experience a one of... More 

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

Aloha! Love your tittle "Unforgettable Experience!" We hope you come back and play with us again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a trip to swim and snorkel with dolphins and it was nothing short of amazing! The crew was the perfect mix of professional and fun loving. We could tell from the beginning that we were in good hands. There were only 7 passengers on the boat total which made it possible for them to learn all of our... 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 with us! We hope you and your son will come out with us again for another "Adventure you will remember forever!" Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chartered one of their boats to take our family of 11 to snorkel at Captain Cook and, if possible, to stop to swim with dolphins on the way there. I was told that it would be possible to do both. We got there late (it's hard to get 11 people including 6 kids out of the house) but we... More 

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

Aloha Susan, Thank you for the feedback, we always look at ways we can improve our services. We at Kona Ocean Adventures, try to create magical moments for all our guests. Swimming with the dolphins is simply amazing and we certainly did not want to cut anyone's experience short when an entire family is having an amazing time. Although you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"Captain" Travis, and "first mate" Momi tuck us on a great daylight snorkel adventure to watch dolphins, turtles and some great tropical fish. Thank your for the ride and the generous lunch! Jürg & Vincenzo from Switzerland August 19, 2016

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

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to share your "awesome" trip with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I keep thinking its the service that makes the activities you do so enjoyable - and this trip to K Bay would be an example. Tanner and Sara where really relaxed and helpful, the boat was very comfortable and the snorkelling was awesome. There where lots of different fish, very magical. Thanks to both of them for a lovely day.

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

Aloha! We are so happy you had such a lovely trip with Tanner and Sara! Please come back and see us again soon. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Night manta ray snorkel was unbelievable! Momi and Sara made it an amazing experience for us. They were super knowledgeable, the boat was perfect, and we had a great time. The manta night snorkel in big island is definitely one of the most amazing things to do in the world - and Kona Ocean Adventures is the one to do... More 

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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 unforgettable experience! You are correct in saying that Sara and Momi make it amazing! Thanks for choosing KOA and we hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Englewood Cliffs, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

KOA gets 10 stars!!! On Monday morning, my 6-year old daughter and I went out with Captain Moni and Gina. It was just the most beautiful day. Gina and Moni were both exceptionally professional, organized, impressive, sweet, funny, informational. We swam with TONS of dolphins (even some spotted) and swam up to a private beach area. My 6-year old felt... More 

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

Aloha! There is nothing better than to hear..."Most Amazing Experience of my life"! We are so glad you came out with us again and hope to see you next time you are on the island! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Travis, owner Danny and first mate Zack took us on a great night-time snorkel adventure with the manta rays. They clearly knew their way around, took the time to educate us about the mantas - we saw Blaine and Amanda, clearly identifiable by their belly markings, and seemed to have a genuine love and appreciation of the ocean and... More 

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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 a great night with the mantas! Hope to see you all again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time with these enthusiastic ladies during our dive with Manta Rays last night! They provided all the comforts (warm shower and hot chocolate) along with witty humor and fun facts about the dive. We got to see the beautiful gentile giants up close and personal! A magnificent adventure ☺️

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

Aloha! You are right, they are three enthusiastic ladies that we are so lucky to have on our team! Thank you for sharing your amazing experience with us! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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