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Kona Ocean Adventures

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Address: Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+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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Best experience in Hawaii!

This was hands down our favorite part of our ten day stay in Hawaii. We did the dolphin snorkel and it was incredible. We saw dolphins (about 15-20) within the first five... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2016
jpbornholdt
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St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

This was hands down our favorite part of our ten day stay in Hawaii. We did the dolphin snorkel and it was incredible. We saw dolphins (about 15-20) within the first five minutes of being on the boat, barely out of the harbor, and got to swim with them for at least thirty minutes before having to leave that spot.... More 

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

Aloha! Thanks for the great review! We are so lucky to have the best crew on the planet! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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Reviewed June 12, 2016

It was an amazing experience seeing many Dolphins so close I could have touched them. The Capt and crew member were very enthusiastic knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend this adventure to anybody visiting Kona. Was the best experience of my life.

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

Aloha! We love to hear this was one of the best experiences of your life! Please come see us again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

San Diego
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 7, 2016

We went on the Manta Night Excursion and it was amazing. To be that close to these beautiful creatures and see how graceful they are was something we won't forget. We enjoyed the nice boat ride to and from the viewing spot too, The crew, Travis, Joi and Gina, were great. Thanks you guys!

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

Aloha! Thank you for choosing KOA and we are so happy you had such an amazing experience! You are correct, our crew is the best there is! Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Sunnyvale, California
1 review
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

These people are lovely! I went back to Kona to swim with dolphins again and of course I did it with Kona Ocean Adventure again! We booked Manta Ray tour too. Both are amazing. Both are a must_experience to do! Danny is awesome! He was the reason I booked this tour for the second time! Thanks Chase for being a... More 

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

Aloha! So glad you had the best experience ever! You are right Danny is awesome! We hope to see you next time you are in Kona! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Taking the tour with KOA to go swim with dolphins was the best experience I have ever had! The guides Travis and Gina totally rocked and made sure our tour was the best experience possible. I have traveled a lot and done many cool things in my life, but this one topped them all, it's a must folks! We will... 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 "the best adventure ever" with us! You are right, Travis and Gina rock! We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This made our trip. Simply Amazing!!! Everyone should do this and use this company because the crew is epic (Laura the Captain, Momi our snokereling guide and Joi the diver's guide). My boyfriend and I are not certified divers and were worried we'd be missing out since we were only snorkelers. We were also a little nervous about the ocean... More 

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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 experience! We are so lucky to have an amazing crew that can show you the Manta ballet! We hope to see you again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Louisville
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

My family loves to dive and snorkel and I am scared of the water and can barely swim, but I didn't want to sit out this once in a lifetime opportunity to see manta rays. After researching different companies, I decided on KOA after talking with Alexis ( very friendly and kind) and being reassured that I could do this.... More 

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

Aloha! Nothing make us as happy as hearing "KOA exemplifies the aloha spirit!" Thanks for choosing us and we hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We booked the snorkel dolphin swim tour and it was excellent! A little more expensive than others but excellent crew and snorkel gear and only 12 of us on the boat!

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

Aloha! So happy you had an amazing adventure with us! Hope we see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2016

My boyfriend & I went on the 6pm night dive to see Mantas with Kona Ocean Adventures. The boat had three staff members (captain, dive master, & snorkel guide). 9 guests were on the boat (7 snorkelers & 2 divers, us!). The ride out to the site was pleasant and the sunset was beautiful. Upon arrival at the site we... More 

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

Aloha! Thank you for the kind words, we are so lucky to have Joi on our team! Hope to see you diving with us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed May 30, 2016

Joi & Travis were great. They made us all feel very comfortable and informed. There were only 6 of us on the boat, which was nice. The ride out to the snorkeling area was bumpy because the water was choppy but it was still comfortable. We arrived to the snorkeling area just as the sun was setting. Joi gave us... More 

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

Aloha! You are right, it is a must-see experience! We are so happy that you chose us and got to know Travis and Joi. We are so lucky to have such an awesome team! We hope to see you again! Mahalo nui loa, The KOA crew More 

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