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Kona Ocean Adventures

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Address: Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-930-9861
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Winner of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate...

Winner of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016 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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Awesome experience. Crew was extremely competent, but enjoyed the evening with us not just for us. Recommended it to a few others who booked for later in same week. Do not miss... read more

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Ahwatukee
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome experience. Crew was extremely competent, but enjoyed the evening with us not just for us. Recommended it to a few others who booked for later in same week. Do not miss theses besutiful creatures inches from your face. Kona offers a huge advantage of offering a smaller group which enables them to be more mobile. Beautiful evening with an... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These guys are simply straight focus on making sure you have a great time. They took us wherever we wanted and when we wanted. They are on your schedule and not the other way around. Awesom day out boating. Dolphins, snorkeling, meaningful conversations... We hope to come back one day... Thanks Trip and Allison for a great day...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kona Ocean Adventures was highly recommended to us for the manta ray experience. It did not disappoint. In fact, it was a 'life affirming' experience. Brian and Aaron gave us an unbelievable experience that began with a very informative and entertaining explanation of what we would hope to see and how to behave if we are lucky enough to get... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so delighted you had such a fantastic experience with Brian and Aaron! Please come see us next time you are in town! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Fresno, CA
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an incredible experience for the entire family! Alicyn is amazing and looked after my 2 younger kids, definitely have to say thanks! Momi had the hot chocolate ready for us when we returned to the boat! Definitely would recommend using Kona Ocean Adventures and our 2 awesome guides! We all loved it!

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We LOVE your title "A Mantatastic experience!" and we are so lucky to have Alicyn and Momi! Please come play with us again!! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot say enough about the wonderful afternoon we spent with Momi and Gina of Kona Ocean Adventures! I have never written a review for ANYTHING prior to this but I felt I would be remiss not to tell others about this wonderful opportunity when visiting the Big Island. Momi and Gina took us out for the afternoon and our... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we truly hope you come and play with us again!! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was absolutely incredible!!! I was a bit nervous about getting in the ocean with unfamiliar sea creatures and at night, but the staff put us completely at ease! She got in the water with us and was so friendly and fun! Not to mention, the manta rays!!!!! OH my goodness, it was truly incredible!!!!

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are delighted you had an amazing experience! Thanks for taking the time to share! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ONE thing my daughter wanted to do on our trip to Hawaii was swim with dolphins. I didn't even know if this was possible?! We checked out a few different companies and ultimately decided on Kona Ocean Adventures. First of all, Laurie was so friendly and helpful over the phone and willing to accommodate whatever we needed (private charter,... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so happy you had such a great time with Alicyn and Trip, they love what they do and it shows! Please come see us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Springville, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took are four children with us to swim with dolphins and snorkel at Captain Cooks! It was amazing! Tripp and Sarah were the best! They treated are children so kindly and made it so much fun. My youngest loved Sarah so much that she sat with her instead of me:) The lunch was delicious! We swam with dolphins, saw... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are delighted you had such a great day! We are so lucky to have Trip and Sara! We hope to see you all again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great crew, we had a blast in this unique night dive - a wild manta ray encounter - don't miss this on your Kona trip!

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so glad you had a blast with us! Please come play with us again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend booking with Kona Ocean Adventures. Small groups, great boats, good food and good company with Captain Danny and Alicyn. I booked another trip with a competitor, it did not come near the quality or friendliness of KOA. I will book all future trips through Kona Ocean Adventures.

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you so much for choosing KOA and we hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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