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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Suite 16, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-329-3199
07:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Captain Zodiac has entertained guests for over 42 years on our exciting...

Captain Zodiac has entertained guests for over 42 years on our exciting 24-foot Zodiac rafts. You will see the rugged coastline up close as you explore a sea cave and see exposed lava tubes, blowholes and archways.

You will snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Kealakekua Bay Marine preserve viewing over 150 varieties of fish. You must keep a sharp eye out for pods of dolphins, whales and other marine mammals that come close to our rafts.

The Zodiac ride is fast, fun and educational! You will hear about the Hawaiian history of the area, learn about marine life behaviors and learn the island’s geology.

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We did this shore excursion as part a Hawaiian Islands cruise. It was a wonderful experience. The ride is fast and bumpy just as advertised but quite fun. Our crew, Zack and... read more

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did this shore excursion as part a Hawaiian Islands cruise. It was a wonderful experience. The ride is fast and bumpy just as advertised but quite fun. Our crew, Zack and Shannon, were excellent and we strongly recommend them. They were upbeat, relaxed but still very safe, and gave us a lot of great info about marine life and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the best time, our guide was a wealth of knowledge and catered for all our needs. A must to do in Kona

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rick and Katie did a fantastic job showing us whales, dolphins, and the coastline of this beautiful part of Hawaii. We have used this companies services many times and never been disappointed. Thanks for the fun time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour with Jack and Lindsey. Great tour. Had a great ride down, seeing dolphins and whales going and coming. Jack was super interesting with lots of geological history of the island as well as cultural history. Well informed. Lindsey was very nice and accommodated every request. The snorkeling in front of the Captain Cook Monument were amazing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Collin and his first mate were excellent. On the way to go snorkeling we spotted a whale. Collin had us there in no time. While we waited for it to surface again he filled the time with information about Kona dating back centuries. After seeing several whales we moved up the coast to snorkel near the monument of Capt Cook.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined Captain Dave and his assistant Davonte for a snorkeling adventure provided by our cruise shrip, The Uncruise. It was a fun time spotting Spinner dolphins, spotted Dolphins, and Bottlenose Dolphins, as well as a Humpback Whale. Once we reached the dive grounds we saw a myriad of colorful fish on our dive. Dave was great giving us history]... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Colin and Katy (from New Zealand) were both extremely knowledgable and professional. The captain worked hard to ensure we saw plenty of whales, he was also very respectful, ensuring we stayed a good distance away. The tour is excellent value for money and you get a true personal experience, unlike with so many other tour groups I didn't feel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rick and Kimberly were our crew for the morning snorkel adventure. On the way to and back from the snorkel site they provided detailed information about Kona and the surroundings. We also got into the middle of a huge pod of spinner and speckled dolphins that came right up to the zodiac boat. They also brought the boat near the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went out with Captain Roger and Devante ( hope that is spelt right ) for an amazing day. We booked it thru Carnival cruise lines and it was the best thing we ever did. The snorkeling and information about what we were seeing and the history behind it was better then what you could ever read in a book... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on our snorkel tour. The day we initially booked had to be canceled due to dangerous surf. They were incredibly accommodating, they were willing to push back their regularly scheduled time on a Thursday for us to make it at 1pm. You stop in two places to snorkel. We saw lots of turtles in one... More 

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