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Kona Ocean Experience

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Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
About Kona Ocean Experience
Kona Ocean Experience offers quality small group personalized boat excursions to encounter dolphins, watch for whales, and observe manta rays at night. With knowledgeable guides you can have a respectful encounter with dolphins - swim with them, and learn about them in their natural habitat. Snorkel above the colorful reef fish and other sea life in the pristine waters of the Kealakekua Bay marine reserve. See the Captain Cook monument, learn about the Hawaiian history and culture of the area while snacking on a fresh fruit platter. Explore the caves and coves of the beautiful Kona Coast. Experience a unique adventure on a coastal sunset cruise, to see a famous battle site, wild goats and colorful parrots. Enjoy a tasty sushi platter, then slide into the night waters accompanied by a dive guide to observe the giant gentle manta rays as they gracefully flip and feed under the dive lights. Experience these adventures in the uncrowded comfort of a small group and on a Private Charter.
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Morning Deluxe Dolphin Swim & Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

Swim in the area known for dolphins in the wild and snorkel Kealakekua Bay Reserve with a half-day experience on the Kona Coast. Search for spinner dolphins in Keauhou Bay, and slip into the water to see them in their natural environment. Explore the sea caves along the Kona Coast then experience one of Hawaii’s best snorkeling spots; float above brilliant reefs that shelter a thriving population of fish, turtles and rays. Enjoy the personal experience of a small-group tour with an environmental focus so you (and the dolphins) can spend the day hassle-free.
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4 hours
Likely To Sell Out
from $181.34

Private Charter: Wild Dolphin Swim, Whale watch, Kealakekua Bay & Snorkeling

Spend a magical morning snorkeling and swimming near wild dolphins during this exceptional 4-hour Hawaiian wildlife experience aboard a private charter boat. See spinner dolphins in their natural environment before proceeding along the Kona Coast to Kealakekua Bay, one of the best snorkel spots in all of Hawaii. Swim among the area’s colorful reefs, tropical fish, and depending on the season, whales and turtles. A guide, snorkel gear, private boat, snacks, and light refreshments are included.
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4 hours
Likely To Sell Out
from $954.67

Night Mantaz Snorkel

Head out into the ocean for a nighttime swim among phytoplankton and manta rays on this evening boat trip from Keauhou Harbor. Join a professional guide for a memorable experience snorkeling with underwater dive lights and joining the manta rays that come out to feed at night. This tour includes all equipment and the boat ride out to the snorkeling site.
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1 hour
Likely To Sell Out
from $122.67
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The whole experience was great. They were able to accommodate our party despite everything else closing down, we were their last party for who knows how long. We were also able to bring our year and a half old baby along. She stayed in the boat the whole time but she had a good
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Bambi and her crew took us along the coastline to see the cultural sites that played pivotal roles in the history of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, and we saw goats and parrots along the shore while enjoying fresh sushi and snacks. Then we headed over to the manta site where 20+ boats
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The entire adventure was amazing! We saw wild goats, wild parrots and Manta! Ate great Sushi! Never have experienced anything like this! The Manta Ray literally came within an inch from us! Some scraped right up against us! Beautiful!!!!
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We went out to swim with the Manta’s- Absolutely fabulous experience, Bambi and Jass are knowledgeable and know how to have fun. They only do smaller groups so we have a family of 4 and they were really accommodating. We got to see the Parrots fly into the holes in the walls of
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The small group tour was awesome. Swimming with the dolphins really gives you a feel for their intelligent behavior. Then a quick boat ride to Kealakekua Bay (the bay Captain James Cook was killed at) Marine Life Conservation District for a great snorkel trip. Fish and
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