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About Kamanu Charters
Kamanu Charters has two boats our real sailing boat Kamanu catamaran offers snorkel sails and dolphin swims and manta night trips and sunset sails.Our state of the art raft Kamanu Elua has forward padded bench seating and is a fast exciting trip,we offer dolphin swims and go to captain cook after dolphin swim and night manta trips.Whale watches are offered on both boats from Dec to April.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

John and Randy gave us the best snorkelling swim we ever had. They’re very friendly, careful and knowledgeable. We’re not just had a fun trip, also learns some local tribe stories and history. They also teach you how to snorkeling swim without hurting the corals...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was great. Worth the money. Paul, Nick and Randy were excellent crew and made for a great night. We had our 8 year old son with us. He is still just learning to swim and hasn’t really snorkelled before. The crew was very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had one of the best snorkeling trips ever with Joe and Bradley. Joe put us on the dolphins right away. Super close views at two different stops. Amazing experience to see and hear these beautiful creatures up close. Then spent time snorkeling at Cook Inlet....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience with Bradley The staff was so informative and helpful, Bradley took extra special care of everyone to board my family included, we would recommend this company due to the helpful staff Aloha Ray

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

John did a great job guiding us to the whales and gently navigating around them for us to see them as close as possible. I really recommend the experience, the place and the captain!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trevor walked us through suiting up and was very patient and kind with the less experienced among the group. During the trip out to the experience site Megan made my girlfriend and I feel like locals just hanging out on the boat with her and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went out with Kamanu on a dolphin/snorkel trip. Both the snorkel and dolphin parts were completely disappointing. Snorkeling: The bay they go to (Pawai Bay) is noticeably inferior to Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cook Monument). We are avid snorkelers and we found Pawai Bay to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank luv2snorkel61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The catamaran cruise to Sheraton location was wonderful. Even saw the sunset. We arrived to our location to find 8+ ships crowding the area with divers and snorklers. The water experience was disappointing and I'm saying this nicely. 11 people crowded around a lite board,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank KLMayer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to Hawaii numerous times and have gone on other snorkel cruises. Our trip with Captain Mark and his first mate, Nick was by far the best one ever! It wasn't just another cookie cutter trip. Mark listened to his passengers and when...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ben S
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

The time share booked this trip, so I blame them for booking me on a trip that was completely inappropriate for me. I was excited about the trip until I saw the "boat". This was the fast boat, so it felt more like a raft....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Only the ocean
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We provide them for our night snorkels