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Address: Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-930-9861
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Winner of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate...

Winner of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence!. Come Experience the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii like never before. Private charters are our specialty! With a group tour, Swim with the spinner dolphins, snorkel with the manta rays at night, whale watch (seasonal),scuba dive or with a private charter, customize your water experience with Kona Ocean Adventures. No crowds, no rush, just a safe and exceptional trip for all. Family vacation, a spiritual journey, honeymoon, or simply looking to experience a once in a lifetime adventure, you have come to right place. We now have 3 boats to accommodate various size groups. With over 17 years of experience working the Hawaiian Islands, Captain Danny, Captain Laure and their crew will make your adventure a memorable one.

We speak English, French, Japanese and Spanish (simply request a guide for that language if needed on your adventure)

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It All Started with A Sea Turtle

We did a private charter at 2:30 in the afternoon. We saw so much wildlife on this charter. Before we even left the bay, we saw a giant sea turtle. Once we got out of the bay, we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Matt D
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Midland, Texas

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Midland, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did a private charter at 2:30 in the afternoon. We saw so much wildlife on this charter. Before we even left the bay, we saw a giant sea turtle. Once we got out of the bay, we saw several giant manta rays. As soon as the guides, Sara and Trip, saw them we were able to jump out and... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so glad you had such a great charter. We are so lucky to have Trip and Sara! Please come play with us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Marina del Rey, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I found this company through the Four Seasons concierge. I was so pleased to see that they generally do not do tours with more than 6 - 8 people aboard. The staff was very friendly and super chill. This company also picks up and drops off to the Four Seasons, which was a huge plus for us... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We look forward to seeing you again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Glenview, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

KOA did a wonderful job of respecting these amazing creatures and taking care of their customers to ease any nerves about swimming with them. If you are at all nervous about seeing these animals, go and do it. It was one of the best experiences of my life, no exaggeration needed. No skill level needed, there was even someone on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an experience of a lifetime; it was exhilarating and by far the coolest thing I've ever done! The online videos don't do it justice. Three manta-rays continually came right up to us, gently running their bodies against the board and getting about an inch from our bodies. They did flips and tricks, and definitely gave us an incredible... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you so much for the rave review!! We are so lucky to have the best crew on the planet! We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip was to Cooks Monument. We had a small group of people with a great crew. We were the first to arrive in the bay and had it to ourselves. We had a snorkel guide who showed us around the reef. She new where the turtles and exotic fish hang out. We saw whales and dolphins on the return... More 

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We hope that you will come play with us again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I went on the dolphin snorkel and it was AMAZING. I had no idea how close we would get and how flexible the crew was with meeting our needs / wants. Only six people total in the group also made for a nice, relaxing experience!

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so happy to hear you had an AMAZING experience! We look forward to seeing you next time! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Sammamish, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

our family of 12, ages 4 to 64, had a marvelous time with KOA, swimming with dolphins and snorkeling on a reef at Kailua-Kona, the Big Island of Hawaii all of our needs and wants were anticipated and covered, including corrective lens masks for even the youngest snorkeler we highly recommend Kona Ocean Adventures

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so glad you had a "great family outing"! Thank you for choosing KOA and we hope to see you all again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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138 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's just say that after going on a snorkel trip with the family on Wednesday, we booked another for Friday! Fun knowledgable guides, great equipment, nice little lunch (great salsa). We'll book a day with Sara and Momi anytime!! They rock!

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! You are right, Momi and Sara rock! We are so lucky to have them! Please come play with us again. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

mexico city
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with them for snorkeling with dolphins, Mantas and coral reef. We went out with the different crews, all of them were extremely professional, helpful, courteous, friendly and most of all, a lot of fun. Great service, always nice food and beverage, in conclusion, wonderful experience. Extremely highly recommended.

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! There is not a better compliment than "Amazing service"! We hope you will come play with us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

saw ton of mantas. hard to tell whether snorkeling or diving is better - snorkeling they get super close at surface, diving took a bit longer for them to get close but when they did they kept running into us! great tour really understanding professional staff. Captain Momi leant us her GoPro when we didn't have a camera. Highly recommended

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Danny and Laure S, Owner at Kona Ocean Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha! Thanks for the compliment, " They're great"! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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