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Address: Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-930-9861
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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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Way way beyond expectations!

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Too many dolphins to count! Momi and Alycyn were our amazing guides! Two thumbs up, way up If you visit the Big Island of Hawaii, this... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cumberland, Rhode Island

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Sedona, Arizona
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw lots of dolphins! Went to the Captain Cook landing site. It was pretty there and interesting to think of the past. Went some very cool rock formations. They did have some towels but not really enough for everyone even though it was a small group. The crew were really nice. Good adventure to go on. Our hotel told... More 

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

Aloha diorandmore, Thank you so much for choosing us for your ocean adventures while in Hawaii. We are ecstatic that you were able to not only swim with wild dolphins but also visit the captain cook marine sanctuary at Kealakekua Bay on the same adventure. As you mentioned we keep our groups small which allows for a more personal and... More 

Cumberland, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Too many dolphins to count! Momi and Alycyn were our amazing guides! Two thumbs up, way up If you visit the Big Island of Hawaii, this dolphin Swim is a must do.

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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 are so lucky to have Momi and Alicyn on our team! We look forward to seeing you next time! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

San Antonio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just like they said...mindblowing!!! Crew was awesome. This was a first for four of us. We all had a blast and would highly recommend.

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

Aloha! We are so glad you had an amazing trip with us! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Laurie and Joy were so great! They don't pack the boat with too many people. We were comfortable on the boat and they made sure we felt comfortable getting into the water. We saw a beautiful sunset and several manta rays stayed near us the entire time. Such a surreal experience!

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

Aloha! We are so excited you had such an excellent adventure with Laura and Joi, we are lucky to have them! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Corona Del Mar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trip and Joy provided the best tour of our trip!!! Swam with 100's of dolphins in the morning. They even provided an amazing lunch at a reef, a couple cold beers, and a cheesecake for my boyfriend's birthday!!! They were amazing guides, highly entertaining, and very informative about the island and sea life!!! The trips highlight!

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

Aloha! We are so happy we could make your birthday and adventure amazing! We are so lucky to have Trip and Joi on our team! Please come back an play with us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely awesome experience watching the big beautiful creatures in their environment. Each manta with its own personality, which was easily identifiable in each manta.

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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 absolutely awesome experience! We hope you will join us again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Freehold, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience! Koi was knowledgeable and made sure we were all enjoying our trip. I can't say enough about seeing the MANTA RAYS. As soon as we got into the water there were four of the rays,so close you thought they might touch you. Highly recommend this tour. Fun and casual. mohalo

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

Aloha! We are so pleased you had an awesome trip with us!! Come back and experience one of our other adventures! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went out for an evening snorkel trip with Laurie and Joi and it was INCREDIBLE! We were inches from the manta's as they did graceful flips through the water. They provided wet suits, which were really helpful. The water wasn't particularly cold, but with no sun and little moving around, it could get cold quickly. Joi also gave us... More 

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

Aloha! We love to hear you had an amazing experience! We couldn't do this without Laure and Joi! Please come see us next time you are in town! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From email Communications beforehand, to the check-in process on arrival, to the boat ride to our area, and most importantly the Rays, this place rocks! We had a wonderful time and were treated like family. Can't say enough about this experience.

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

Aloha! We are so happy you had a wonderful time with KOA ! You are a part of our family now and hope you will come visit soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a little trouble finding exactly where to meet for the tour but once we saw the boat and met the crew (Joy, Momi, Derek and one other I cant remember) we started to get excited. The boat ride out was like a small sunset cruise (just without the alcohol). Joy took my girlfriend and I for the dive... 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 an amazing night diving with Joi, she is a gem! Please come play with us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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