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Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours

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74-381 Suite E Kealakehe HWY, Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
+1 808-313-1116
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Manta night dive and dolphin swim excursions.

Sam and Captain John provided a fun, informational, comfortable, and memorable experience. We... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
wellsm03
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Lincoln, California
Magical Manta ray snorkel

Reception was friendly, informative and professional. We did the 11:05 swim and it turned out to be... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Luce T
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We are a Hawaiian Owned and operated family business. We take pride in sharing our precious resources with all of our visitors providing accurate cultural information on all of our tours. All of our tours are private, custom, and unforgettable. Come out with us and see the difference 6 passengers max. All ages welcome. Experience true aloha with real local experts !
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74-381 Suite E Kealakehe HWY, Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sam and Captain John provided a fun, informational, comfortable, and memorable experience. We enjoyed our night-time manta dive so much that we booked a dolphin excursion with them for the next day. The crew was very committed to ensuring our best experience and navigated to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Reception was friendly, informative and professional. We did the 11:05 swim and it turned out to be a fabulous time to go as we felt that it was just like a private tour! Staff were all nice, helpful, knowledgeable. Highly recommend this smaller tour company.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If there is one thing to do in Kona, it’s this! We saw so many manta rays on our trip, and you can’t even believe how big and beautiful they are until you see their feeding ballet underwater. The staff on our boat was awesome;...More

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Jon D, Owner at Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Awesome! Thank you for the awesome review!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent experience!! Certainly worth it...got a groupon discount. Great captain and crew. Thank you!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sent my granddaughter to swim with the dolphins. She absolutely loved it. So many dolphins even little ones. She says that some even seemed to be playing a game with her. The staff (especially Sam) were great. Very attentive. Only 4 other people on this...More

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Jon D, Owner at Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for choosing us!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When they said the Mantas would be within an inch of your face they were right- not sure how these big beautiful sea creatures do it but they gracefully swim right up to you, but are nimble enough not to touch you. Do this trip...More

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Thank you for the awesome review!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved the Night Snorkel tour. The Manta Rays were unbelievable. I couldn't believe how close they came to us, brushing past our hands and bodies as they looped under us to reach the plankton. There were so many to see. And we even spotted...More

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Jon D, Owner at Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I really appreciate you for taking the time to write this review. Thank you for choosing us and this awesome review!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sent my granddaughter to do this. She couldn’t stop talking about it. The people were great (Mike, Mike and Mark). Able to book the same night (and a Groupon!). The Mantas all had names (but why all female names?) and this night the guide told...More

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Thank you very much!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Night time Mantra Ray was awesome and not too be missed ! There were nine huge mantas coming right up to us. The tour was very well run and all of the staff were great. One of our favorite and most memorable activities in the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great company, highly recommended! Pricing was very reasonable and they even matched Groupon offer. They were thorough with instructions to prepare you for the trip, they even offer snacks and medicines just in case. If you don’t have a go pro they have one to...More

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Bonnie H
14 February 2018|
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Response from Jon D | Property representative |
Road side parking is available and also based upon the time of your tour at earlier times in the evening it's busier than later. If you are having trouble drive to our truck where we check in and ask for some help.
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Lizzylikestravel
6 March 2017|
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Response from Jon D | Property representative |
Right now we are starting our 1st departure at 7pm we have been having good shows from then on typically doing 3 trips per night. Mantas are completely wild and therefore they are doing whatever they want to, however I... More
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