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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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Did a charter trip and it was worth EVERY PENNY

I can't say enough good things about our trip out with Captain Tripp and First Mate Sara. First, we went to swim with the dolphins and it was AMAZING. I had been pretty... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't say enough good things about our trip out with Captain Tripp and First Mate Sara. First, we went to swim with the dolphins and it was AMAZING. I had been pretty stressed about this adventure just because I have a child who can swim, but isn't a powerful swimmer. And it IS the big, deep ocean, not our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very professional, knowledgeable and fun! Calmed my fear and allowed us to use our skills without pestering us. Great experience! You will miss out on a once and a lifetime experience if you choose an alternate company! Not commercialized and only catered to small groups! First rate all the way! Thanks! We will recommend your company to all our friends.... More 

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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 a great experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sara and Momi are phenomenal! They are excellent guides and made sure we all were able everything the ocean had to offer today. We started off swimming with spinner and spotted dolphins. Then took a short ride to a reef swarming with fish. On the way we got to see a sail fish. Momi showed us a cave with white... 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 an amazing adventure with us and you are right, Sara and Momi are phenomenal! Please join us for another adventure soon. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Sebring, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the night manta dive and it was majestic. Our dive master Joy was awesome. She calmed all fears and was very knowledgeable. She even helped us through a problem we had. Would recommend this company and trip as a must do on the big Island.

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

Aloha! Thank you for your kind words! Joi is a gem, we are so lucky to have her! Hope to see you again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't be happier with the care and attention this outfitter gave us! My wife can't swim, but due to the care and attention my wife had a great time! Snorkeled in the Pacific Ocean. Manta's galore. Everything promised was delivered. Would recommend Kona Ocean Adventures to anyone. Trip of a lifetime!

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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 trip of a lifetime! Please come see us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Cobleskill, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coolest thing I have ever done in my life.. tour guide was super chill and friendly.. would recommend it to everyone!

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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 time! We look forward to seeing you again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our adventure! Everyone was very friendly! So glad we had the chance to go whale Watching.

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

Aloha! Glad that you enjoyed the whale watching, we would love to see you again for one of our many other adventures. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took this trip in January. Swimming with the dolphins was really a magical experience. Trip and Sarah our guides were really amazing! made the trip awesome.

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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 are so lucky to have Trip and Sara on our team! Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great dive with divemaster Joi and boat captain Brian. I'm a DM myself and I hate diving off of commercial "cattle boats." This was nothing like that. We had just five divers on the boat. The boat ride to the site near the Sheraton was fast, smooth and dry. I've done the manta dive with other operators... More 

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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 excellent manta dive and hope you will come dive with us again. Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great divemaster and fun trip. I'm a divemaster myself and appreciated the professionalism and knowledge the team demonstrated. I went with my family (2 snorkelers and 1 other diver) and normally feel the need to watch out for them with gear checks, safety concerns, etc., but the divemaster and snorkel leader were both on their games. The divemaster was knowledgeable... 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 give us a review and we are so glad you had a great trip! We hope you will join us again! Mahalo nui loa, The entire KOA crew More 

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