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Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure provided by Hang Loose Boat Tours

Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure

Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Japanese, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8571P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Private tour
  • sandwiches, fresh fruit (special diet requirements -please bring your own)
  • Entry/Admission - Hang Loose Boat Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Age restriction: minimum age allowed is 4 years old; maximum age allowed is 65 years old
  • Snorkel, mask, fins, safety jackets and wetsuits will be provided.
  • Book one adult for a voucher. One voucher is good for 10, 15, 24 or up to 48 passengers. (depends on the choosen option)
  • Supplier's cancellation policy is 7 days in advance of the start date of the experience for a full refund. Cancellations made after that will receive no refund.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in advanced pregnancy
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Private tour
  • sandwiches, fresh fruit (special diet requirements -please bring your own)
  • Entry/Admission - Hang Loose Boat Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Age restriction: minimum age allowed is 4 years old; maximum age allowed is 65 years old
  • Snorkel, mask, fins, safety jackets and wetsuits will be provided.
  • Book one adult for a voucher. One voucher is good for 10, 15, 24 or up to 48 passengers. (depends on the choosen option)
  • Supplier's cancellation policy is 7 days in advance of the start date of the experience for a full refund. Cancellations made after that will receive no refund.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in advanced pregnancy
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Honokohau Small Boat Harbor
    Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hang Loose Boat Tours
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

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Paige M
Ogden, UT4 contributions
I booked a private boat for my birthday and it was well worth it! Jacob and Ryan were great and made the whole experience so awesome! They were very patient with our large group that included older and younger people. I started feeling sea sick at one point and Jacob was very sweet and let me drive the boat for a bit to help distract me. Such a fun excursion! Highly recommend!
Written 21 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jason
35 contributions
Feb 2020
17 of my family members were onboard the boat as Captain Jacob and Nathan were our guides. There was rough water to the north so we headed south towards Kealakakua Bay with hopes of swimming with dolphins. We ran into some humpback whales which came up near the boat. Saw 2 spinner dolphins that had been chased away by a bottlenose dolphin. Guess they don't get a long very well but hoped to find a spinner pod to swim with later. We arrived at Kealakakua Bay and snorkeled for about an hour. Costco sandwiches, chips, water/POG and fresh fruit awaited us once we reboarded the boat. Motoring back to the harbor we ran into a spinner pod and jumped into the water with them. They swam to the bottom (approximately 75 feet deep) and just hung out for us to watch. It was really neat to see them play with each other. On our way back they stopped the boat several times and pointed out some historical places and old lava tubes. When we arrived at the harbor they told us about the beach right by the parking lot and we were able to see turtles, as they said are almost always there. Very professional tour and highly recommended.
Written 5 March 2020
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Anthony P
Lafayette 3 contributions
Nov 2021
Crew, service, food, and really everything was fantastic. We booked a Captain Cook tour in advance, changed our groups size, and then switched to a private boat in the end. The office handled everything perfectly and even helped us find the boat when we got lost at the harbor.
Written 18 January 2022
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Jason B
Anaheim, CA10 contributions
Nov 2020
Great day on the water with Captain Jacob and Ryan. They had their hands full with a large group some of which had limited ocean swimming experience. Everyone felt safe and we were able to see some pretty amazing sea life including spinner dolphin, an octopus and safely from the boat a shark.
Written 24 November 2020
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JDHHDJ
San Diego, CA4 contributions
We used Hang Loose for the nighttime manta ray and also a private charter. Both were excellent. Adam is an amazing boat hand with boundless positive energy. Jacob and Simon were great captains. Highly recommend this company. They are generous with the time (in our experience they let the time extend to take advantage of fun things that popped up) and friendly and knowledgeable.
Written 10 July 2021
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Juliana S
Miami Gardens, FL11 contributions
This was one of the most epic experiences with this company. Not only were we able to spot whales but we were also able to swim with a bunch of wild dolphins in the open sea. The guides are excellent and very professional, I highly recommend them!!
Written 28 December 2020
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Aghaegbulam Uga
El Paso, TX2 contributions
Dec 2021
Very good crew. Captain was very friendly, entertaining and professional. His crew were very helpful and friendly. We had two trip, the Boat Adventure and the Night Mana Ray watch. Both were very interesting. My kids enjoyed every bit of it. They made every single minute a lot of fun.
Written 26 December 2021
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lisako B
6 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Thank you Capitan Jacob and guide Ryan aka Spinner for the perfect day on the water today. We saw a manta, lots of fish, sharks and even Eagle Rays! A wonderful boat, great crew- good snacks! Get some friends and enjoy the trip!
Written 23 September 2020
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Katy W
Sherwood, OR2 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
We were traveling with a family of twelve (all ages). Simon and Jacob made the private charter exciting for everyone. We were lucky enough to see wild dolphins, whales, Captain Cook's Cove for snorkeling, etc, which was mixed with great knowledge of the wildlife and history of the island. We were pleasantly surprised with the sandwiches, fresh fruit, chips, and other snacks on board. The whole family loved it and we would book again if/when we come back to Kona!
Written 9 December 2018
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Stacie G
10 contributions
We traveled to Hawaii as a family of 17 with ages ranging from 6-85. We booked with Hang Loose for their competitive pricing and stellar reviews. We were not disappointed! Jacob and Captian Charlie we’re friendly and knowledgeable and made sure everyone was having a great time. We were able to get out and swim with wild dolphins twice, getting close enough that we could reach out and touch them. We also saw a humpback whale and were lucky enough to spot some manta rays. I’ve snorkeled in two other locations but this was by far the best snorkel trip I’ve ever had. Everyone had an amazing experience. It was well worth the money. I highly recommend booking this tour.
Written 5 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Hang Loose Boat Tours
Passenger17751851421
Passenger17751851421
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Simply Amazing!
We went on the night Manta Ray tour and was blown away! The crew was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. And, t
Kalexander_12
Kalexander_12
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Great Manta Ray Experience
This was a great experience to see Manta Rays up close. The boat was sturdy. Maybe fits up to 24 guests. The staff
872shannonv
872shannonv
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Amazing trip!
We had an incredible time! Aiden and Dave were wonderful and gave us a lot of history on the island. The reef was
CCofOhio13
CCofOhio13
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Awesome adventure!
Great day of snorkeling at a beautiful place. The crew was friendly and attentive. Plenty of snacks, drinks, etc.
Celine Q
Celine Q
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Perfect
There is not much to say, it was great. I'm in Hawaii for a month and this day is definitely one of my favourites!
872shannonv
872shannonv
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One of the best experiences I've ever done!
This was a truly incredible experience. We got to see 4-5 manta rays that were all 8-12ft wingspan and they swim so
maggiebayfield
maggiebayfield
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Manta rays
The manta rays are awesome. Seemed a bit artificial floating around a board but the views of the rays were incredib
E9221PNpauls
E9221PNpauls
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Amazing
My husband and I went with our two adult children. A great experience for the whole family! Lifetime of memories!
Go538643
Go538643
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Amazing experience!
Incredible! ‘So thankful we were able to do this during our Hawaii vacation! Captain Jacob and his crew did an amaz
dinglup
dinglup
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Amazing and exciting tour!
Super amazing tour! Soooo many giant Manta Rays just fly next to us! Also saw dolphins! Super lucky! The captain an
NannyGranny050609
NannyGranny050609
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A Night To Remember!!
This was an amazing experience. The crew made sure everyone was relaxed and that the experience would be fun. It ca
961warc
961warc
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Unforgettable and spectacular experience!
Captain Jordan and crew did a superb job finding the Manta Rays. They were more than willing to bring us south a
Heidi H
Heidi H
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Great day on the water!
Trip there and back was beautiful on the water. Tips from crew on what to see. Snorkeling was great with lots of
Mike M
Mike M
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Disappointing Ray trip
We saw rays but the experience was disappointing. The parking lot and walking area were poorly lit, with steps tha
Z8290ABjerryb
Z8290ABjerryb
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Nothing prepares you for the thrill of a ray doing a flip 3 inches from your face
I read reviews, did research, asked others and yet nothing quite prepared me for the thrill the first time one of t
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