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Captain Zodiac Raft Expeditions

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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Suite 16, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-329-3199
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Captain Zodiac has entertained guests for over 42 years on our exciting...

Captain Zodiac has entertained guests for over 42 years on our exciting 24-foot Zodiac rafts. You will see the rugged coastline up close as you explore a sea cave and see exposed lava tubes, blowholes and archways.

You will snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Kealakekua Bay Marine preserve viewing over 150 varieties of fish. You must keep a sharp eye out for pods of dolphins, whales and other marine mammals that come close to our rafts.

The Zodiac ride is fast, fun and educational! You will hear about the Hawaiian history of the area, learn about marine life behaviors and learn the island’s geology.

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USD 115.00*
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Zodiac Raft and Snorkel Adventure
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Amazing in every way!

We had a family group of 12, ranging from 6 to 47 years old. Everyone was smiling and having a blast the whole trip. This was an excursion from our cruise, and was my favorite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a family group of 12, ranging from 6 to 47 years old. Everyone was smiling and having a blast the whole trip. This was an excursion from our cruise, and was my favorite outing of our trip! We saw many whales, beautiful waters and fish while snorkeling, and the tour along the coastline with informative narrative were all... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed the experience! Captain Rick and Kim were great hosts. The amount of whales and dolphins you see is amazing. Whale worth your time!!!!!!!!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so I live here part of the year. I take this trip OFTEn because it is FUN, safe and exciting. And it gets to the best snorkeling in this island. Today we saw some dolphins but whales like one that breached right in front of the boat. Captain and support crew rick and Lindsey were super and helpful to... More 

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Thank AzCarolTucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a snorkeling afternoon through our cruise line and it was amazing! Our guides put everyone at ease as we took off at high speed. The snorkeling was fantastic.

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Thank Jennifer P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time snorkelling with captain zodiac!! Our two guides were super friendly and kept us entertained the whole day!!! They had great knowledge about the area and very respectful of the marine life in the area. Would definitely recommend :)

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the whale watching tour with my family including my 2 grandsons ages 9 & 11... what a wonderful experience for all! Loved the raft & the speed you can go to get to see the whales up close! We saw a whale breach which was magical and a momma keeping her baby away from a bottlenose dolphin who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on two whale-watching trips with Captain Zodiac. The storefront is easy to find in the harbor, and there is plenty of parking. Make your reservations on line to save a little money. Of course you are at the mercy of the whales, but there does seem to be a tiny bit of skill involved in finding them. Captain Rick... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Rick and first mate Leann were a really joyful & fun crew on our snorkeling adventure. On the way to the cite & back we saw a pods of dolphin!

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Thank Matthew M
Corona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was hands down the best whale watching tour I've been on! I loved being on this small boat with an even smaller group of people. This made our tour very personalized. We saw a bunch of humpbacks and even had some spotted dolphins playing with our boat! (and doing some crazy acrobatic back flips!!) Drea and Davante (sp?) were... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this shore excursion as part a Hawaiian Islands cruise. It was a wonderful experience. The ride is fast and bumpy just as advertised but quite fun. Our crew, Zack and Shannon, were excellent and we strongly recommend them. They were upbeat, relaxed but still very safe, and gave us a lot of great info about marine life and... More 

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