Aloha Kona Tours
Boat Tours • Night Tours • Private Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Nicole L
Pacifica, CA4 contributions
Jun 2021
This was a great tour! The crew was so friendly and helpful, they were very attentive to the needs of our children as well. The boat is so comfortable! We loved touring around on it and we were lucky enough to see dolphins! The captain was very respectful and kept his distance, but we got a few great sightings including some cow calf pairs with tiny baby dolphins! They took us to a few beautiful places to snorkel. My son who is 8 was brave and went snorkeling in water deeper than his head for the first time using a noodle the crew lent him. We had a great time on this boat and highly recommend! It is especially great for groups if you can charter the whole boat for yourself! You can spend the same amount of money to go on a big boat that takes tons of tourists, but if you want a truly personalized experience, try Kona Aloha Tours.
Written September 30, 2021
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Chantal M
1 contribution
Oct 2021
We are celebrating for our 25th anniversary in the heart of Kailua-Kona, Big Island. Captain and his crew are so kind and hospitable. Enjoyed the sight seeing, snorkeling and talk stories for the morning charter. For us, the most impressed and memorable event for this trip was that we are able to connect with beautiful nature and awe God created. We will be back for the Sunset Cruise next time! Thanks again to Captain and Aloha Kona Tours staff!
Written October 30, 2021
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Leialoha
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Family
Koichiro is absolutely adorable & amazing! He’s so friendly & accommodating! We felt like celebrities on his BEAUTIFUL boat for the day! Great for everyone! Adults, kids, couples! Highly recommend this company! We are definitely coming back soon!!
Written October 3, 2021
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Lisa T
Kailua-Kona, HI1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
An amazing experience!!!
Talk about exceeding expectations!!
My friends and I had SUCH a great time!! The captain really catered to our needs to what we wanted to do, where we wanted to go and was so attentive to making sure the adults and kids were having a great time!
I 100% definitely recommend Aloha Kona Tours!!
Written October 3, 2021
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Alex J
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Me and my family had great time out in the water with this company.
My son still talks about the boat and dolphins that we saw from the boat.

Can't wait to visit the Island in the winter for the humpback whale season.
Thank you very much for great hospitality.
Written October 14, 2021
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Culpepper
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Family
It’s great experience! My sons were a little nervous at first, but the crew was very friendly and helpful so my sons really enjoyed. We really had a great time! Highly recommend!!
Written October 6, 2021
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JohnJKelly
New York City, NY42 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
A great tour. Our guide Bill was polite and knowledgeable. He knew the history and all the good places to go
I would highly recommend this organization .
Written May 9, 2017
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Rivers J
6 contributions
Oct 2022
We’re not exaggerating when we say this is our family’s best-ever tour — and one of the most fun days we’ve ever had. We were a bit hesitant to book the charter, as there weren’t many reviews online compared with other operators. The reviews were uniformly good, but it still gave us pause. We learned on the tour that Captain Ko focused exclusively on the Japanese market until COVID interrupted his operations, and that he only started offering tours to English speakers within recent months. Thus, the relatively few reviews on English-speaking sites. Let’s just say we’re glad we listened to the reviewer who said, “Just book it.”

Let me tell you about our perfect day on the water. Captain Ko and his crewmate Kamma (not sure of the spelling) greeted us at the harbor with the boat tied up and ready to go. We were asked what we wanted to see that day. We said, “Wildlife and a private beach, please.” Captain Ko and Kamma exceeded our expectations in every way. We saw spinner dolphins right out of the harbor. We stopped at a manta ray snorkel spot, and although we didn’t see rays, we saw plenty of gorgeous fish. Even better, we were the only ones there — quite a difference from the Captain Cook area. After we moved on from there, we stopped near another boat to snorkel with 3- to 5-foot reef sharks — a rare treat.

We eventually made our way to a private white-sand beach. Although it wasn’t completely private, it was still gorgeous and very secluded. As we snorkeled to the shore, we came across two sea turtles munching on the sea grass. We then lounged on the beach for a while, swam back to the boat, and loaded up on snacks.

On the way home, Captain Ko’s eagle eyes spotted two humpback whales. It’s early in the season for humpbacks, so this was an unexpected treat. We were already nearing four hours on the water, but the captain graciously extended our tour for an additional half hour so we could enjoy the whale watching. We saw dolphins again upon entering the harbor.

Captain Ko and Kamma were wonderful hosts. They were friendly, easy-going, informative, and enthusiastic. Kamma even acted as our personal photographer at times. The boat itself was super-comfortable. There were several seating and lounging areas, a speaker system that played our tunes via Bluetooth, and cup holders galore. Our hosts provided snorkel gear, snacks, and drinks, so we weren’t wanting for anything.

Overall, it’s hard to put into words what a beautiful day we had — although I suppose we just did, ha. Captain Ko and Komma are a phenomenal team. They go above and beyond to make your day as perfect as they can. We can’t recommend this tour highly enough.
Written October 30, 2022
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Sue E
Newland, NC2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We had a once in a lifetime experience snorkeling with the manta rays and Aloha Kona Tours! Captain Koichiro was amazing. He has a beautiful luxury boat. Julia was our snorkel guide. She is a marine biologist and very knowledgeable. She shared lots of facts about the manta rays and other sea life. We saw tons of manta rays. They circled around us and did belly rolls. It was spectacular! Julia made sure we were in the right spot for the best viewing. Captain Koichiro served us fruit on our trip to the site and had hot cocoa waiting when we finished our snorkel! He was very respectful, knowledgeable, and a wonderful captain! He also took the time to take a photo of our family in front of the sunset which was so thoughtful. We loved our experience with Captain Koichiro and Julia!! They are the BEST!!
Written October 20, 2022
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lauraz737
Tucson, AZ48 contributions
We enjoyed a morning trip with Captain Ko and Ron. They both went above and beyond to ensure we had the best snorkel conditions, dolphin sightings, and gave us some great history along the way. The boat is very well maintained and for 6 adults was a very comfortable ride. We will certainly book again with them in next time and highly recommend.
Written July 25, 2022
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