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Looking for a fun and memorable experience? Come enjoy our guided Zodiac Dolphin Adventure and Tropical Reef Snorkel along the pristine Hilo coast! Our tour departs from the Wailoa Boat harbor in Hilo and ventures beyond the breakwall to explore and snorkel the scenic coastline on our 20 foot inflatable zodiac. Enjoy the iconic lush coastlines that Hilo has to offer, and explore untouched coves where pods of dolphins hide away and often play in our wake. Stop off in one of these idyllic coves to snorkel over spectacular and untouched reef structures and sand patches, and immerse yourself in East Hawaii's diverse sea life. Our coastline is renowned for the abundant sea turtle population, and our brackish water bays and lagoons are home to a wealth of sea life including octopus, eagle and manta rays, eels, corals, and tropical reef fish! Your captain and snorkel guide will teach you all about the abundance of sea life below, and will ensure you have a fun and memorable experience.
Wailoa Boat Harbor, 181 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Returns to original departure point
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- All snorkel equipment - Mask, snorkel, fins
- Flotation noodle
- Professionally trained snorkel guide
- USCG Licensed Boat Captain
- Bottled water
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travellers
- Not recommended for travellers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A minimum of 3people per booking is required
- A maximum of 6 people per booking
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rough waters made for poor snorkeling, but seeing a whale breach and hearing their chatter in the water made it all worthwhile. Captain Kimo and crew have great enthusiasm and experience. This tour is great for people of all skill levels.
It was a last minute booking and since everything us barely opening, they accommodated us wonderfully. Kemo and Kaitlyn were great! Very friendly and made sure we got to see turtles, fish and coral! No dolphins but they sure tried to find us some though!! Going back to…
Date of experience: July 2020
Captain Kimo and Dylan were fantastic. Super knowledgeable and super supportive. We had everything we needed and were completely safe at all times. They took exceptional care of my 77 year old mother. We saw turtles and tons of fish and gorgeous coral. We were within an arms…
Date of experience: November 2019
Response from OnAir42878976822, Owner at Boat Snorkel –Dolphin and Tropical Reef Rafting Adventure
Responded Nov. 11, 2019
Aloha Jennifer, Thank you for your 5 star review, we are thrilled you had such a wonderful excursion. Our Dolphin Adventure and tropical reef tour, is one of our most popular tours. The spinner dolphins are very curious with snorkelers. and being the only dive/snorkel boat on the east side of the Big Island, we have the opportunity to offer our guests uncrowded and unique experiences not found in other parts of Hawaii. We invite you to join us again on another of our exciting tours. FYI whale watching is right around the corner.
So I think the company needs to change their description for this tour. We did not go to Blonde Reef, but instead went to Puhi Bay. We also were not on a 20 foot inflatable boat, but a much larger vessel. Other than the poor description, our guide Jordan and our captain Kimo…
Response from Mark S, Owner at Boat Snorkel –Dolphin and Tropical Reef Rafting Adventure
Responded Apr. 13, 2018
Nicolas, thanks for the review and kind words. Our inflatable boat is in for some repairs so you were upgraded to our 28 foot dive boat. Blondes reef runs under the break water to Puhi bay which is why it was named for the reef. Glad you had fun. Look forward to taking you on your next adventure!
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By: Hilo Ocean Adventures
Whales whales whales 🐳
Uncle Kimo is da best! Saw choke whales! The team was friendly, accommodating, and generally fun to be around. I…
Excellent boat dive
After getting open water certified. Wanted to try the boat dive. kimo made it happen even though the corona virus r…
Probably do good tours but not honest with refunds
I am writing this review as I have had a bad experience with this company. We booked two snorkelling tours way back…
Instructor was awesome
This was the highlight of our trip. What really made it was our instructor. He was professional but also very per…
Great place for paddleboard rentals and scuba excursion. Super friendly staff and great management. i would definit…
Amazing experience with Captain Kimo
This has been by far the best fishing charter that I have experienced. Our first trip had to be unfortunately cance…
Great Crew and excellent diving
My husband and I went diving with Phillip and boat Captain Kimo last week. The swells were pretty big driving out …
Much much better than we expected. Agata was very helpful, informative, safety conscious and great fun to be with.
The dive instructor, dive master and boat captian were awesome, they were very friendly and professional, Couldn't …
Excellent Dive Experience at Sea Turtle Cove
Did a two tank shore dive at Leleiwi Beach Park which was a fantastic experience. First time ever to do a dive unde…
Great dive, great DM & Capt!
We went out on a great 2-tank dive early February. Clear skies, only small swells, and our DM Phillip and Capt. Ki…
My husband and myself were the only ones on the tour. There was a rainbow and he took our picture under it. He wa…
Exceeded our expectations
We made the reservation prior to our trip without realizing that the weather on the day of the event would be rainy…
Fantastic experience with skilled and knowledgeable guides.
We had a fantastic introduction to scuba diving with Hilo Ocean Adventures. Our instructor Jeff requested that we …
Awesome Snorkel Zodiac Trip!
Kimo was amazing. Booked for New Years Day and had a blast. Kimo provided great info about the area, history and se…
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