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Kona Ocean Adventures

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Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-930-9861
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Snorkeling with dolphins

This is an experience I've always dreamed about and Ocean Adventures did not disappoint. At first... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Riphie
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Portland, Oregon
Positive and some room to improve

First the positive: Staff was friendly and responsive. On board the boat, they were helpful and... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
522fainar
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Menlo Park, California
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Winner of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and now 2017 Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence!. Come Experience the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii like never before. Private charters are our specialty! With a group tour, Swim with the spinner dolphins, snorkel with the manta rays at night, whale watch (seasonal),scuba dive or with a private charter, customize your water experience with Kona Ocean Adventures. No crowds, no rush, just a safe and exceptional trip for all. Family vacation, a spiritual journey, honeymoon, or simply looking to experience a once in a lifetime adventure, you have come to right place. We now have 3 boats to accommodate various size groups. With over 17 years of experience working the Hawaiian Islands, Captain Danny, Captain Laure and their crew will make your adventure a memorable one. We speak English, French, Japanese and Spanish (simply request a guide for that language if needed on your adventure)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-930-9861

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an experience I've always dreamed about and Ocean Adventures did not disappoint. At first the dolphins weren't around so we had some amazing snorkeling time. I think the boat only takes a maximum of 10 people but there were six of us that...More

Thank Riphie
Reviewed 6 days ago

First the positive: Staff was friendly and responsive. On board the boat, they were helpful and safety conscious. Room for improvement: The week we were in Hawaii was very windy and the ocean was choppy. On the day of our trip I called and was...More

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Lavalaure, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha, Thank you so much for the feedback on your experience with Kona Ocean Adventures. How wonderful it is to see 2 Manta Rays feeding right under you in their natural habitat! This is one of the safest and most fun adventure along the Kona...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw dolphins and had the best snorkeling experience at captain cook monument! Sara and Brian were amazing. They had a cute little set up for lunch as well. My one year old daughter loved both of them and was so comfortable in their company that...More

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha! Thank you so much for the kind words! We couldn't do it without Brian and Sara! Please come play with us again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most awesome dive on Monday evening and we were looking forward to the night Manta dive and snorkeling experience. Unfortunately the weather soured on us and the Mantra experience was cancelled. We were disappointed but thankful for the the attention to safety...More

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha! Thank you so much for you kind words! We couldn't do this without our fabulous staff! Please come play with us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience! There really aren't any words... our guide Aaron was wonderful and so knowledgeable. This is something I highly recommend!!

Thank Corey M
Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha! We are so happy that you had an amazing experience, we couldn't do this with out Aaron! Hope to see you next time! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must put the Manta Ray night dive / snorkel on your things to do in Big Island.. It has been one of my favorite experiences. Manta Rays are just amazing, beautiful creatures. Must go through Kona Ocean adventures ask for Sara and Aaron they were...More

Thank Heather M
Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha! Thank you for choosing KOA and we love to hear it was one of your favorite experiences! We couldn't do it without Sara and Aaron! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sarah and Captain Brian were great, very attentive. Dolphins were skittish and not really wanting to be seen or snorkeled with, but were beautiful from afar. The snorkeling place was beautiful!

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha! We are thrilled you had a great time with Sara and Brian, we hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Brian and our snorkeling instructor were awesome! Our young kids (4 and 10 ages) do lots of unexpected things - and these guys were great - rolling with it! Lunch was the perfect end to our swim with dolphins. The serving bowls punctuated the...More

Thank Kristin P
Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha! We are thrilled you had a fantastic experience and hope to see you all again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the dolphin adventure as well as the manta ray night swim. Both trips were extraordinary. It is an incredible experience to swim in the ocean with a pod of aid dolphins! And the night swim with mantas was truly magical. They are ethereal,...More

Thank MaryDia2013
Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha! We are thrilled to be a part of one of your best ever family trips! Please come play with us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly AMAZING experience and a must if you're visiting the Big Island, Alison (who was superb) picked us up from our hotel right before sunset and drove us to the harbour. We changed into wetsuits (not that you need them as the ocean is...More

Thank Mitchaldinho
Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha! We are thrilled you had an amazing experience with us! We couldn't do it without our fabulous crew! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew

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mrsduenas
19 June 2017|
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Response from Kelly J | Reviewed this property |
Boat ride was only 20 minutes or so. We had choppy ride coming back in bit I imagine it varies.
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grandmarymec
19 May 2017|
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Response from Danny and Laure S | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for the email. We always have a guide in the water on all our tours and being that your daughter is 10 years old, we will pay extra attention to her. This is a very easy activity for all ages.
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Angela H
12 November 2016|
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Response from Danny and Laure S | Property representative |
Aloha Angela, Thank you for the email, unfortunately we do not do lava tours. Our company is based in Kona and the lava flows on the Hilo side which is on the other side of the island. You can try Lavaocean... More
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