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Sea Quest Hawaii

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Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
About Sea Quest Hawaii
Snorkel the most pristine reefs in Hawaii! Explore sea caves and lava tubes along the rugged Kona Coast and observe dolphins and whales in their natural habitat as your US Coast Guard licensed captain shares with you the rich history, legends, and lore of the Big Island of Hawaii. For over 30 years we have specialized in snorkel tours designed especially for small groups creating an intimate and unique snorkeling adventure in one of the most beautiful and diverse places on Earth.
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Sharon W wrote a review Jun 21
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We have done tons of snorkeling tours around the globe & this was by far the best one yet!!! Skyler & Jill were incredible. We were lucky enough to see sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, a sea turtle & thousands of stunning fish & coral. The snorkeling, sea caves, lava tubes & even the lunch were five star.
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Date of experience: June 2021
txstransplantnomore wrote a review Jun 21
Texas204 contributions107 helpful votes
This is a “ must do” if you enjoy snorkeling and boating! This 5 hour trip includes a bouncy zodiac boat, which you can choose to sit up front and get a wild ride, or slip back a bit and not be jostled as much ( the seats are shaded and padded) the views are to die for, with the captain giving short history lessons along the way, pulling in close to see seas caves and lava tubes, and explaining about the formation of this west side of the Big Island. There are 3 stops for snorkeling, each of which are excellent. We had crystal clear water with deep visibility. While the corals of Hawaii are suffering bleaching and stress, just like the rest of the worlds reefs, the fish are plentiful and beautiful to observe. Captain Bradley and his assistant Katrina (?) were delightful and competent… with plenty of jokes interspersed between the safety instructions they regularly emphasized. We’ve done this trip multiple times and would not miss it for anything. Took our teen grandson for his introduction to snorkeling and he said it was the highlight of his week so far. Thank you SeaQuest for consistent high quality service and experiences!
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Michelle S wrote a review Jun 20
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I was extremely nervous about doing this adventure since I had never been snorkeling before but I psyched myself up, chalking it up to a once in a lifetime experience...SeaQuest did not disappoint! Seeing the Manta Rays was truly surreal and I'm so grateful to have gone with such a great crew. The company was extremely professional and even gave us the option to rent a GoPro for footage (at additional cost). Equally as amazing as the rays were the crew members: Jason and John. I was super nervous and John literally did not leave my side through my panic of jumping into a black ocean and troublehsooting through a faulty snorkel. He was so patient and kind and wanted to make sure I had the best experience possible. If you sign up for this tour, I highly recommend requesting both John and Jason!
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Date of experience: June 2021
Dayna wrote a review Jun 20
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This experience was so fun! Our captain and crew member were very knowledgeable about the area and provided lots of information as we traveled to the different spots. The 3 snorkeling spots were amazing. They weren’t too crowded and there was a ton of reef life to see.
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Date of experience: June 2021
Ashmeet wrote a review Jun 20
Miami, Florida5 contributions1 helpful vote
It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and the highlight of our Big Island tour. I didn’t have any snorkeling experience so I was quite nervous but the whole crew starting from owner Liam, boat captain Brenden and divers Jasmine and Zach were absolutely great. They took special care of us and made us feel comfortable and safe. Special thanks to Zach for being so patient and helpful! I highly highly recommend this company 10/10.
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