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from kawaihae harbor 1.5hour kona whale watching tour
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From Kawaihae Harbor: 1.5-Hour Kona Whale Watching Tour

Duration: 1.5 hours
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Cruise the Kona coast on a 1.5-hour whale watching excursion. See whales guaranteed or come back again for free. Available daily when in-season from…

big island 3 hour waikoloa snorkeling sailing adventure
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Big Island: 3 Hour Waikoloa Snorkeling & Sailing Adventure

Duration: 3 hours
Small group
4 Reviews
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The iconic Spirit of Aloha catamaran provides the ultimate in sailing comfort and snorkeling fun. Choose from morning or afternoon snorkel sail…

big island luxury catamaran trip along the kona coast
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Big Island: Luxury Catamaran Trip along the Kona Coast

Duration: 3 hours
Small group

Indulge on an intimate sailing adventure aboard a luxurious and spacious yacht. This tour has a maximum of 6 guests, all with private quarters on the…

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Best snorkel tour so far, even with a toddler!

I've been on 4 snorkel tours (2 in Key West, 2 in HI) and this is by far my favorite. The spot is amazing and beyond....but the boat, organization, and the crew set this trip above the rest. I took 4 kids with only myself ages 3, 6, 10, and 13 and thought I'd spend most the time in the boat with the littles, but the snorkel gear and floatation devices they had were of high quality and all my kids snorkeled the whole time and loved it. I was so happy to be able to snorkel with my littles and here their excitement flute through their snorkels...without any leaking or scares. We had one crew member in the water helping, two in the boat making sure we get in and equipped correctly, and an amazing captain, who made us aware of the spinner dolphins swimming around us. We also had one crew member on a paddle board surveying our whole group. I felt safe with them and my precious kiddos. I am so thankful for such an amazing experience to have shared with them.

Excellent Opportunity to get close to majestic Manta Rays for anyone

The boat and crew made for a memorable evening of snorkeling with majestic Manta Rays along the Kona Coast. The cruise from the harbor to the Manta Rays was smooth. When we got to the bay, the crew set up the light boards and helped those who needed assistance getting into the water and over to the light boards. Within a few minutes, several medium sized Manta Rays began approaching, then began feeding on the plankton attracted by the lights. The Manta Rays would gracefully swim upside down, close to the boards so close, you can see their eyes and into their gills as they feed. I had a great time.

Big Island: Night Manta Ray Adventure Reviewed by Michael, 04/28/2019

The coolest opportunity to get up close with amazing creatures!

We got to see a flock of 13 manta rays on our dive, by far one of the coolest experiences I’ve had to date. The tour operators were so much fun, extremely knowledgeable, made us feel safe and had quite a bit of humor to quell any nerves. The boat ride over to the site and back was set to a fun playlist and it was a nice touch to have some beverages available. Would do this again in a heartbeat!

Big Island: Night Manta Ray Adventure Reviewed by Erica, 10/03/2019

Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner was AMAZING!

Maile, the local Hawaiian on board, opened with a traditional Hawaiian prayer. Throughout the cruise, she provided many insights into the history of the Hawaiian Islands, the reign of King Kamehameha, and the story of Captain Cook. Along with some wonderful instrumentals, great food, and exceptional staff, you can't get better than this! My party had a wonderful time.

Big Island: Captain Cook Historical Dinner Cruise Reviewed by Anonymous, 07/03/2018

Incredible evening, fantastic guide who made sure we had a great time

Nature made us wait but it was so worth waiting for our guide kept us out of the water until he knew the rays had arrived which meant we didn't get too cold. The crew were very attentive, informative & entertaining. Definitely a trip I would recommend. Thank you

Big Island: Night Manta Ray Adventure Reviewed by Helen, 10/12/2018