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Kona Submarine Adventure and Royal Kona Resort Luau

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    Likely to Sell-out! The Royal Kona Resort Luau regularly sells out weeks in advance, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!

    Your submarine tour Kona adventure takes you on an unforgettable 50-minute journey aboard an Atlantis 48-passenger submarine, as featured in National Geographic television specials. You'll explore a huge natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants! A new adventure awaits you at depths up to 100 feet (30 meters). Enjoy the view in air-conditioned comfort and safety aboard a Big Island submarine.

    As the majestic island sun begins to set, you'll join in the fun at the Royal Kona Resort for a spectacular evening at the Voyagers of the Pacific Luau and Revue. This exciting traditional Polynesian luau is held in the resort's oceanfront coconut grove and includes a traditional shell lei greeting, torch lighting and Imu Ceremony. There's an open bar while you enjoy Kailua-Kona's premier all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet.

    Following the island-style feast, be entertained by the cast of musicians and dancers as they take you on a fast-paced journey through the South Pacific Islands. Their show includes songs and dances rarely seen in typical luau shows and is highlighted by the Samoan Fire Knife dance. The performance alone will keep you talking for months!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    All guests must make their own way from the King Kamehameha Hotel to the Royal Kona Resort for the Luau.

    All return transportation will return at 8:15 pm after the Luau.

    Parking is available at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. All parking tickets will be validated at check-in for a discounted rate.
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
    • Submarine dive aboard the 48-passenger submarine
    • Audio narration is available in Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean.
    • Open Bar
    • Imu Ceremony
    • All-You-Can-Eat Luau Buffet
    • Lava - Legends and Legacies Revue
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Kona Resort Luau
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Passengers must be capable of ascending and descending a near vertical ladder to board the submarine
    • Actual underwater tour time is 45 minutes. Shuttle boat ride from the pier to the submarine and transfer is 10 minutes each way
    • Children must be 36 inches tall or taller to ride the submarine
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Guests must make their own way from the King Kamehameha hotel to the Royal Kona Resort for the luau. This is about a 15 minute walk or a short taxi away.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Jason was an amazing guide. Very funny, made the whole trip to the bottom of the ocean interesting and he was very knowledgeable about all the fish swimming around us. Would have loved to see a shark but overall the experience was a once in a lifetime and totally worth the trip!
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    We took this as our last item to do on the island it was very fun and interesting. We saw some sharks which was very cool, if I had one complaint it would be there was a full sub...completely full not one extra seat so conditions were kind of cramped and the fact it was 88
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    August 2018, we had a family vacation in Kona. With a 4 year old and 4 adults we thought Atlantis Submarine would be a fun activity and we really enjoyed it. Maui has a very good Atlantis sub tour too, which we've done several times and highly recommend it too. Kona, had very
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    About the operator
    By: Atlantis Submarines Kona
    1,085 reviews
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    Mojave California
    Great way to see the life underwater without getting wet!
    We really enjoyed our visit on Atlantis Submarine Adventure. The crew was very professional and courteous. The
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    My kids had soooo much fun...my teens as well as my younger daughter! The crew was fantastic and super
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    Rohnert Park, California
    Awesome trip
    We were given this as a present and thoroughly enjoyed it. Only about a dozen people so we were all able to sit on
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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    best view of the reef if you dont scuba dive
    Wonderful tour with unique views of the reef off Kona. Down to ~110 feet, including two shipwrecks and a healthy
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    Jeff W
    Rocklin, California
    Terrific underwater exploration
    Want to do more underwater exploration, but you aren’t into scuba diving? Consider taking a submarine undersea
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    Waikiki, Hawaii
    Fun under the sea
    My husband has wanted to do the Kona Atlantis submarine ride for a long time and we finally had the chance. It is
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    Wonderful tour
    This was a great tour. The submarine was the best one I’ve done. The guide was very knowledgeable and there were
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    Kelli M
    lubbock, United States
    Way above expectations
    James, Our guide was very knowledgeable of marine biology. But not boring at all because he had a nice,
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    Sitka, Alaska
    Fun tour!
    Me and my boyfriend took this tour on our vacation to Hawaii. I have always wanted to do one of these and I wasn’t
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    Sundre, Canada
    Entertaining trip
    The crew was very entertaining and we all enjoyed being able to see the wide variety of fish. They explained a bit
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    Bon Secour, Alabama
    We were surprised how amazing this was. We would recommend this to anyone. The views of the marine life and
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    Deep dive, deep kiss
    Excellent and professional. I expected no more than Disneyland but was blown away to be in a REAL SUBMARINE going
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    Halifax, Canada
    Our first submarine Dive
    This was a great experience. Once in a lifetime for many. The crews were excellent and the naturalist was very
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    Tina B
    Santa Ana, California
    Atlantis submarine tour
    Outstanding 105ft under water 2 ship wrecks and fish to see. Was surprised color not colorful but still amazing
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    Batesville, Indiana
    Fun adventure
    Not crowded. Fun to see the fish and reef. We didn’t see any sharks, rays, or turtles. Make sure you park at
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