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Sea Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling Tours

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Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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About Sea Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling Tours
Sea Paradise departs Keauhou Bay for for each tour. Join us for Morning or Afternoon Sailing & Snorkeling Tours to the Marine Sanctuary in Kealakekua Bay (Home to the World Famous Captain Cook Monument). As your snorkel adventure begins, be sure to bring an underwater camera to capture all the vibrantly colorful schools of sea life amid the landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. Also offered by Sea Paradise is a Guaranteed Manta Ray night snorkel. Capture the graceful beauty of these majestic manta rays as you snorkel up close with them. The Travel Channel say "snorkeling with manta rays is one of the top ten things to do in your lifetime."
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SarahBates wrote a review Aug 15
Corvallis, Oregon3 contributions
We found the location okay, some folks had a little trouble. The gear provided was very good. We did the 9pm and the wetsuits helped to keep us warm enough. The crew was great, explained the whole process. There were so many mantas, well over a dozen. It was amazing to see them so close. While in the water, the crew kept talking and explaining things. It was good to hear about bristleworms as those were a little freaky for my child at first. Expect a lot of movement/jarring while holding on. This was a lifetime experience!
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Response from SeaParadiseInc, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling Tours
Responded 2 days ago
Aloha Sarah, Thank you so much for joining our tour. We are very glad that you enjoyed the trip. We do also appreciate the commendations towards our crew, Indeed they are the best of the best. It seems like our dear Mantas welcome dearly our guests. Definitely we would love to see you back here in the island and maybe next time a day tour would be fun for the family. Mahalo!
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Patrick H wrote a review Aug 15
Denver, Colorado5 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff and the boat are real highlights to this trip. The crew genuinely enjoy what they are doing and they really enhance the experience for everyone. The boat is also super comfortable and modern. The snorkeling stops will vary with conditions, I'm sure, but on our morning trip, conditions were perfect to allow the boat in close to both reefs. The boat also works great for snorkeling with easy in/out of the water, wonderful clean bathrooms, and AWESOME showers on the back. The crew was out in the water with us to help us enjoy and ensure everyone's safety. Drinks, snacks, and lunch were also really good and appropriate for a trip of this nature.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from SeaParadiseInc, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling Tours
Responded 2 days ago
Aloha Patrick, Thank you for taking some time to leave us a wonderful review and sharing your experience. We are very glad that you really did enjoy the tour. From our boat to the food that we do serve and the appreciation towards our crew. Our crew indeed really do take care of our dear valued guests, making them happy and safe is the priority. We hope to see you again on you next sea adventure. Mahalo!
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Mark wrote a review Aug 14
Greensboro, North Carolina4 contributions
We went twice as the first time was a rare occurrence as we didn't get to see the Manta rays. The second time was AWESOME! They were true to their guarantee and rebooked us for free later in the week. Staff on board was great on both trips. Just a note of clarification- You use a mask and snorkel you go into the water and hold onto a floating device and stay in a Superman position for 45 minutes or so. Some other guests struggled to do this for 45 minutes and the great staff helped them get back to the boat. Also be aware that you may want to take something for seasickness beforehand if you are prone to getting sick.
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Response from SeaParadiseInc, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling Tours
Responded 2 days ago
Aloha, Thank you so much for joining our Manta Tour. We apology for the inconvenience at your first Manta but we do appreciate the understanding and we are very glad that you see Manta on your following day. Definitely we do manta guarantee, it’s just not a money back guarantee but definitely we can rebook the guests base on both parties availability and flexibility. We hope to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
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Lori A wrote a review Aug 12
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Second time on this cruise. Beautiful snorkeling and lovely ship. Very experienced and knowledgeable crew especially about Hawaiian history.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from SeaParadiseInc, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling Tours
Responded 2 days ago
Aloha Loria, Mahalo Nui Loa for leaving us a great review. We highly appreciate you for being our frequent guest. We are honored for choosing and spending your memorable experience with us everytime you're in the island. We from Sea Paradise we will continue to spread the Aloha Spirit. We hope to see you on your next sea adventure. A Hui Hou!
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Jenny C wrote a review Aug 8
Rescue, California23 contributions15 helpful votes
The Hoku Nui is a beautiful boat which we had experienced a few days earlier on a snorkel excursion. We chose to do the Manta experience on the same boat and were given a nice discount. Captain Mike and the crew were great and emphasized safety above all else. They were very attentive to the snorkelers who needed a little extra help. They were also very careful to explain how to experience the mantas without hurting or scaring them. Within a few minutes of getting in the water, we saw one large manta make 3 passes by the floats doing a barrel roll each time within inches of our faces! We waited a long while to see more, but the crew was able to maneuver the floats to an area with more activity and we saw more mantas there. In addition to the mantas, we saw schools of other fish very close up. Some advice if you are prone to motion sickness, use a motion sick patch or other medication. One person in our party didn't fare well because of the motion. If you're trying to imagine how this adventure works, take a look at the picture I've posted to see how everyone hangs onto the float and rests their feet on a noodle. The lights on the float attract the plankton which attract the mantas and you just keep your head in the water and observe these amazing creatures. Thank you Sea Paradise for an unforgettable experience!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from SeaParadiseInc, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling Tours
Responded 6 days ago
Aloha Jenny, We truly appreciate you for taking your time in sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our crew are highly trained and certified making sure that our guest's safety is our top priority. Indeed, Manta Ray experience is one of the bucketlist here in the Big Island that you shouldn't missed. Beautifully the gentle giants. We can't wait to see you on your next sea adventure. Mahalo Nui Loa!
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