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Kona Ocean Adventures

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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...more
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Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family went on the manta ray dive with Kona Ocean Adventures and the crew were very nice and very helpful. They had a lot of good information on what we would be seeing and how to get the best views of the rays. It...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a private family tour with Momi and Aaron--there were 8 of us in total, on the boat along with the crew of two. It was a fantastic experience, one we will never forget! We had brought our own snorkel equipment, (otherwise it would...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a whale watching trip and a dolphin swim (that turned into a snorkel outing as we found the dolphins pretty quick and still had the rest of the morning) with Kona Ocean Adventures. Small groups, worked out to be just our family both...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Danny and Laure S, Manager at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha! We are not surprised you had a magical trip with Leif and Aaron, we couldn't do it without them! Thank for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you all again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great experience diving with the mantas! The crew were great and environment was very safe! I would return again in a heartbeat!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha! We are so glad to hear you had a great diving experience with us! We hope you come see us again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only did we see amazing Mantas, the staff was as excited as we were to experience the sightings. They couldn’t have been more accommodating.

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Danny and Laure S, Manager at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha! We are so happy to hear you had an "over the top" experience! We hope to see you all again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very easy review. Solo add on with a family of 3 daughters. Youngest was 7. Crew Momi and Aaron were above and beyond excellent. They are super attentive, knowledgeable, great with the kids, and all around bad asses. We avoided the big crowds and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha! We are thrilled you had a great trip with Momi and Aaron, we couldn't do it without them! Look forward to seeing you all again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time. I highly recommend these guys. We say whales, dolphins, ears, and a lot more. They were great with the kids and new all the best spots.

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha! Thank you so much for choosing KOA and we hope to see you again very soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After an incredible night Manta Ray snorkel with the crew of Captain Momi and Aaron, we booked them again for a family snorkel and dolphin swim. They were truly amazing. They were full of local knowledge, knew the best snorkel spots, found loads of dolphins...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Danny and Laure S, Manager at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha! We are thrilled you had 2 incredible trips with us! We are so blessed to have Momi and Aaron! We look forward to seeing you all again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family recently had a wonderful morning with Capt. Dave and Kenny who took us out for a morning of swimming with the dolphins and snorkeling off Kona. They knew just where to take us and we were able to swim with literally 100+ dolphins...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was definitely not my first time with KOA and it won’t be my last! Gina is awesome!! She is super knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease in the water. I got super lucky and got her again for the Manta Ray night snorkel....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha! Thank you for being such a loyal customer! We couldn't do it without Gina! We look forward to seeing you next time! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

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Brooke A
January 2, 2019|
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Response from Bronwyn E | Reviewed this property |
I have done this trip twice and took excellent footage with my Go Pro on both occasions. We were in the water about 40 minutes. The first time was in the winter, in deeper water, with a fairly strong swell which made... More
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AnnM89
September 8, 2018|
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Response from Danny and Laure S | Property representative |
Aloha typically the whales start to show up in December. I would recommend booking a snorkel tour to Kealakekua bay and on the way we will look for all sorts of animals. Thanksgiving tends to be really busy so book today... More
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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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