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DOLPHIN SWIM - MANTA RAYS - WHALE WATCH - KEALAKEKUA BAY - REEF SNORKEL - PRIVATE CHARTERS - SEMI-PRIVATE CHARTERS - Aloha from our Ohana (family) to yours! Come join us on a private or semi-private charter here on the Kona Coast. We are an Eco-minded, GREEN-LISTED company that is locally owned and operated. We specialize in making our boat yours!
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Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel

Watch manta rays perform their nightly plankton feeding routines during a sunset boat trip along the Kona Coast. You can immerse yourself in the experience by snorkeling with the rays or enjoy the display from onboard the boat while taking photos of the sunset over the ocean. Either way, a small-group tour ensures each participant get a chance to see the rays up-close.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $116.75

Dolphin Dreaming - Dolphin Swim

Experience the bliss of swimming with dolphins—plus snorkeling at a nearby reef—on a personalized boat excursion. Skip the crowds and chaos of larger dolphin-viewing cruises and book this small-group trip that offers guidance on how to interact respectfully with the dolphins. Plus, a guide takes photos of your dolphin experience so you can focus on the moment without worrying about taking photos. 
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $150.11
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YXEReviewer wrote a review Mar 2020
Saskatoon, Canada3 contributions3 helpful votes
PROS: - The captain and guide were pleasant and informative - Got a great view of the mantas and the tour lasted the full hour - Overall great experience, despite the cons listed below CONS: - We had no idea where we were supposed to stand to meet Hawaii Oceanic when we arrived. The other companies all had signs for where to gather, but none for Hawaii Oceanic, so we got worried that we had showed up in the wrong spot. - Our guide showed up late, further increasing our anxiety that we were in the wrong spot. The time to star was 730 PM, and they didn’t show up until 745 PM - When booking online, they ask if you want to pay for parking. Having never done this before and no idea what the parking situation would be like down there, and assuming the parking might be bad if they give the option to pay for parking, we decided to pay the 8 USD for the parking. Turns out parking is totally free and not an issue, and we were never given nor never needed a pass to park there. When we contacted them on repeated attempts to ask if we could get a refund on the parking fee, we were never issued one. In fact, this is the whole reason I even decided to write this partially negative review. Had we been paid back this strange and nonsensical parking fee, I would have kept my mouth shut about all of this other stuff. - They ask for your height, weight, and what size of wetsuit you’ll be when you book online. I am usually between a medium and a large, but usually medium for American sizes so I chose medium. Turns out the medium didn’t fit me, and unlike the other companies that have you put on your wetsuit on the shore, they didn’t have us try on our wetsuits until we were well into out into the water on the boat. The medium was way too small, so I asked if they had a large, and they replied that they only bring the wetsuit size that you’ve preselected and no extra ones. This was a bit surprising considering that not everyone knows the fit of these things, and also was curious as to why they ask your height and weight if they aren’t going to look at it all in conjunction with what size you’ve selected for yourself. The weight part makes sense if they are trying to make sure the boat isn’t overweight, but why ask both height and weight together if it isn’t going to be somehow factored into what sizes of wetsuits they’ll have available on the boat? So in the end, I was forced to go without a wetsuit into the cold water for the one hour tour, and by the end of it I was absolutely freezing and shivering. No apology or anything from them on this. Would I do a manta dive again? Yes. Would I choose this company? Maybe not.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Wanderlustutah wrote a review Mar 2020
Utah100 contributions49 helpful votes
We were on a small boat with 11 people in total. Small no frills operation. But, the most amazing experience due in part to the size of the crew and tour group. We saw other groups with 20-30 people all crammed together in the water. Our water guide (Aaron) pulled/swam our group to the area where the mantis were swimming. We saw numerous mantas with multiple barrel rolls right in front of our faces. Literally inches away. We could see straight down the manta throats, every spot and speckle on the body, and even the little fishes attached to them. Choose Hawaii Oceanic, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Alex V wrote a review Mar 2020
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My best friend and I had a *fantastic* trip; the mantas were incredibly active and we saw tons of activity! Only reason I'm docking a point is we never got the photos from our trip. I'd 100% recommend this if you're on Big Island, though! The tour operators were very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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kbw828 wrote a review Mar 2020
Portland, Oregon2 contributions
I randomly selected Hawaii Oceanic based on a recommendation from the Love Big Island website, and I was very pleased. We went on the moonlight manta snorkel on March 1. Yes, the parking lot was in a weird spot, but the directions on our booking were very specific. We arrived early and watched the sunset from the pier in the small boat harbor. It wasn't immediately clear, which boat we were looking for, as there were many going out, but it was well marked when it did arrive. It only takes a couple minutes to get to the snorkel site and on our way out, our guide did a great job briefing us on what would happen and what to expect. We had to hold onto a rope attached to a surfboard with a light on it and not move or kick at all. I didn't love the roughness of the water, but it was manageable for 45 minutes. Our guide was there to answer questions and give commentary the whole time. It turned out to be a great night and the manta rays were awesome, we had 3 swimming around us the whole time and at one point up to 6 of them.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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MrsHood wrote a review Mar 2020
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First of, let me say the crew we had for the night was awesome! Micah and Chad were very nice. While this was not the first time out on the water in a boat for my husband and I, they explained everything for all the beginners which was great. Micah was so sweet and informative and boy can she swim! She pulled us around on the float to get the perfect spot, and she always talked through the whole snorkel telling us the names of the mantas if she could see their spots! I would highly recommend this experience it’s once in a lifetime! This company was great and I would highly recommend as well, it’s a little smaller then the once’s you’ll see at the bay but it felt more intimate and we liked that.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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