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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay
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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay

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There are few places in all of Hawaii more historic than Kealakekua Bay, as it's the spot where Captain Cook was killed in a skirmish with native Hawaiians, and the Hawaiian monarch, King Kamehameha III was born just a few miles away. The history aside, it's also one of the best places to snorkel on the Big Island of Hawaii, and you'll have the chance to experience the beauty on this snorkeling tour from Kona. Search for dolphins on the way to the bay while admiring the volcanic coast, and after scouring the red for coral and fish, climb aboard for a lunch that's served by the friendly crew.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
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Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii

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Have a unique Big Island experience snorkeling with manta rays on this tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll take a short cruise out to the manta site, where you’ll watch the beautiful Hawaiian sunset before dipping into the water to watch the manta rays up close. All necessary equipment will be provided for your excursion, as well as light refreshments and snacks to enjoy on board. Your tour will conclude at its original departure point. If you don't see manta rays on this excursion, book again for another night--no charge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona

Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona

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Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this snorkeling cruise and dolphin watch. Cruise through the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife. After a safety briefing and some basic instruction from the lifeguard-trained crew, jump in the water for a snorkel. While you're enjoying the crystal clear snorkeling the crew will be grilling a delicious BBQ burger lunch. Then relax with a cocktail from the premium cash bar and enjoy the timeless beauty of the Kona coastline on the return trip. Bring a towel. Everything else is included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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COMBO: Wild Dolphin / Whale Watch & Reef Snorkel Adventure on Speed Boat!

COMBO: Wild Dolphin / Whale Watch & Reef Snorkel Adventure on Speed Boat!

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Explore the waters off the Big Island on this exciting combo tour. Get your adrenaline pumping as you cruise out and along the coastline on a speedboat. Look for caves, cliffs, whales, dolphins and other marine life along the way. Afterwards, jump into the clear waters and explore the underwater world as you snorkel around. Snacks, drinks and snorkel equipment are all included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Morning Reef Snorkel

Morning Reef Snorkel

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Enjoy two Hawaiian underwater adventures for the price of one with this 4-hour combination dolphin-swimming encounter and snorkeling trip. Start by exploring the 600+ species of marine life like sea turtles, coral and tropical fish that call the reefs of Kealakekua Bay home. Then meet up with a local pod of wild spinner dolphins for an optional swimming session. A trip choice without the dolphin swimming portion is also available.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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Sail up the scenic Kona coastline, getting views of ancient lava flows and verdant cliffs, and stopping at the Captain Cook Monument, on this afternoon sail in Kealakekua Bay. Slip into the water using the provided snorkeling gear to see vibrant schools of fish, living coral, and even pods of spinner dolphins. Learn about the area's underwater flora, fauna, and ecosystem through guided commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Reef Snorkel - Navy SEAL Boat, 14 Guest Max!

Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Reef Snorkel - Navy SEAL Boat, 14 Guest Max!

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Escape the crowds with a private snorkeling excursion around Kealakekua Bay. Cruise out on a fast Navy Seal Zodiac speedboat with just you and your group of up to 14 people. Look for sea caves, cliffs and Captain Cook’s Monument along the way. Then dive in for a snorkeling adventure above the reefs. Snorkeling equipment, snacks and drinks are all provided.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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Take a Kealakekua Bay snorkeling cruise, and depart from the waters of Keauhou Bay to scour the Kona coastline for dolphins, turtles or, even, whales in the winter months. Upon arrival in Kealakekua Bay, peer overboard at the crystal clear waters that teem with colorful reef fish. After receiving expert instruction and snorkeling equipment onboard, you'll jump in the water to experience some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona, HI
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Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona, HI

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Have the opportunity to admire wild manta rays in their natural habitat on this evening cruise. Set sail after dark, when the manta rays come out to feed on plankton, and use a custom-made lightboard that attracts the rays. Float through the warm waters for up to 40 minutes, use your snorkel to watch as the rays swim and feed, and learn more about the majestic creatures from your guide.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour
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Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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Casually cruise the Kona coastline and snorkel with tropical marine life, as you splash in the waters of Kealakekua Bay on this deluxe Kona snorkeling cruise. Snorkeling equipment is provided on board, and professional instruction makes this Big Island snorkeling cruise a fun-filled family adventure. On the cruise between shore and the snorkeling site, keep your eyes peeled for spinner dolphins, turtles or even manta rays, and enjoy views of volcanic formations along the Kona coast.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
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Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii

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Get up close with Hawaii’s graceful manta rays during this nighttime snorkel experience along the Kona coast with a small group. Watch these gentle giants as they swoop and dive for plankton just below the surface during their evening feeding. An on-board manta ray specialist, along with a certified swim guide, ensure an informative and safe experience.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, find Hawaiian green sea turtles basking on the coast. Since the tour only requires a moderate amount of walking, it's an educational adventure for travelers of all ages, with snacks and refreshments included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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Set sail down the Kona coastline aboard a trimaran, arriving in the Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve for an afternoon of snorkeling. Splash into the turquoise waters near the Captain Cook Monument, and search for pods of spinner dolphins that frequent the bay. All equipment is provided along with light snacks and reef-safe sunscreen to make the trip convenient.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group

Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group

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Summon your courage and plunge into the waters off Kailua-Kona to swim with manta rays. During this 2-hour tour during sunset or after dark, slip on the provided wet suit and snorkel gear and follow your expert instructor into the water. Watch as the enormous vegetarian animals, some with wingspans of 20 feet (6 meters), swim in graceful loops around you, taking in clouds of plankton for their evening meal. All gear and light snacks and refreshments are provided. Choose between sunset and evening snorkel tours; manta ray sightings are guaranteed or you can do a second outing for free.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kealakekua Snorkel and Sail Adventure
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Kealakekua Snorkel and Sail Adventure

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Sail along the Kona coast aboard a spacious catamaran during this half-day tour to Kealakekua Bay, and take advantage of multiple amenities like the shaded cabin and sunny splash nets. Start with a continental breakfast, then build your own sandwich after a snorkeling session (equipment and instruction included). Beer, wine, and liquor are available to purchase.
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  • 4 hours
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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This half-day boat cruise takes you to the two best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay: The reef beneath Captain Cook's monument and the underwater lava formations of Red Hill. In addition to breakfast and lunch, your guides provide all necessary equipment, basic snorkeling tips, and identification charts to help you spot fish and dolphins in their natural habitat. Don’t forget your camera—the route showcases sweeping views of the Kona coastline.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Waikoloa Catamaran Morning Snorkel & Lunch

Waikoloa Catamaran Morning Snorkel & Lunch

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Step aboard a 54 foot catamaran for a dolphin and turtle cruise from A-Bay that includes snorkeling gear and assistance from on board snorkel guides. Since the catamaran has ample deck space and shaded areas to relax, it’s a comfortable, uncrowded way to cruise the coast, and you’ll have the chance to spot humpback whales during the whale watching months of December through April.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Kona, Big Island

Manta Ray Night Snorkel Kona, Big Island

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After dark is an excellent time to see manta rays in the waters around the Island of Hawaii. Make the most of your opportunity by joining this small-group boat tour. Enjoy watching the manta rays feeding at night and snorkeling close to them.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves - (Small Group)

Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves - (Small Group)

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Make the most of your time in port on this Kona shore excursion timed to your cruise's arrival and departure. Get picked up from the port and head out on a sailing adventure to the Captain Cook Monument and Kealkeaua Bay where you can snorkel, swim, and explore caves and lava tubes. Expect to see spinner dolphins, sea turtles, colorful fish, and ancient reefs. Lunch, snacks, and use of snorkeling gear are all included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

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Splash into the crystal-clear waters of Kealakekua Bay on this Big Island snorkeling adventure! Dart in and out of sea caves and explore the gorgeous Kona coastline in an agile Zodiac raft. Snorkel among colorful tropical fish, and keep an eye out for other marine life like whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Along the way, learn about the island’s geologic history and local legends from your expert guide, and see the spot where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Snorkel Tour to Captain Cook Monument Kailua-Kona, Big Island

Snorkel Tour to Captain Cook Monument Kailua-Kona, Big Island

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Explore the waters off the coast of Hawaii during a small-group snorkeling excursion from Kailua-Kona. Board an inflatable boat and enjoy easy transportation to Captain Cook's Monument at Kealakekua Bay for a couple hours of snorkeling time. Plus, view the sea caves and lava tubes along the scenic Kona coast and catch sight of dolphins and humpback whales, depending on the season.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kona

Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kona

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Swim alongside manta rays and under the moonlight on this night snorkel tour in Kona. A boat with an eco-friendly engine takes you out to the snorkeling location, where you can descend into the water on a step ladder or choose to stay dry on on board. Extra amenities such as a warm shower, snacks, and beverages make this tour as comfortable as it is memorable.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed
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Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed

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Embark on an evening adventure and swim near Hawaii’s manta rays. Start the tour with a sunset sail on a comfortable trimaran to ‘Manta Ray Village’. After a safety briefing, put on your snorkel gear and spend an hour in the water using a state-of-the-art, lit up flotation device to stay on the water’s surface and observe the manta rays bellow as they feed on plankton. Finally climb aboard the boat and warm up with hot chocolate and snacks as you return to shore.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Manta Ray Snorkeling by Night in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Manta Ray Snorkeling by Night in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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Enjoy the rare opportunity to see wild manta rays in their natural environment along Hawaii's Kona Coast. With this small-group cruise, set sail at night when the manta rays are most active and use a lighted floatation device to attract plankton—the rays' food of choice. With an experienced guide to ensure a safe experience for all parties, head into the water to float and snorkel as you admire the rays in action.
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  • 1 hour
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What people are saying about Snorkeling in Big Island of Hawaii

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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay
"It was a lot of fun and liked the information about the island. The crew was professional and friendly."..."
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Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
"Awesome trip of a lifetime. Too bad there’s no picture of us watching the manta rays. Maybe the tours can add that on their tickets. We will come back again in the near future. Mahalo"..."
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Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona
"I loved swimming with the dolphins. At some point I lost my watch in the middle of the ocean. Cosmo somehow found it and gave it back to me! Staff was super friendly and it was so much fun!"..."
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COMBO: Wild Dolphin / Whale Watch & Reef Snorkel Adventure on Speed Boat!
"Great trip! Amazing snorkelling and awesome staff. They were so helpful and made it lots of fun. Thank you!"..."
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Morning Reef Snorkel
"Our family of five had a marvelous time! Kind and helpful guides who knew just where to take us and captured some great go pro video of turtles we saw that they shared with us. A highlight of the trip."..."
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
"Great experience. Friendly and helpful staff. Educational and entertaining. I would definitely book with them again."..."
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Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Reef Snorkel - Navy SEAL Boat, 14 Guest Max!
"First time snorkeling for my kids and they loved it. They showed my kids what to do and stayed with them the whole time. The young girl was super amazing and made the whole experience memorable. Great teacher"..."
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour
"It was great that all 3 of our granddaughters could go and enjoy this adventure. (Ages 9, 5 and 3) All loved seeing the fish and the ride. This is a tour we will do again on our next trip to the Big Island!"..."
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Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona, HI
"This tour was magical. The group consisted of 7 people. We enjoyed the small group. The guide gave us information about the Manta Rays the entire time. There were so many manta rays!!! This is a must do!"..."
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Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour
"Amazing trip. Great snorkeling, friendly attentive crew. Surprisingly good vegetarian breakfast and lunch. Highly recommended."..."
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Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
"There were a lot of Manta Rays and they came up very close! Our guide Erik was very nice and knowledgeable and fun!"..."
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
"This trip provided us with a glimpse of what the Big Island has to offer. We were able to visit sights that may have been overlooked. The tour guide Robert was knowledgeable and made the trip memorable. We were able to make memories that will be forever treasured. I highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
"The crew wa awesome! Rose was super helpful and informative. I brought my whole family. Snacks were amazing! I the crew was in the water w us making sure everyone was safe. Rose dove down to retrieve my snorkel from the bottom and called as we left a bag of dive gear on the boat. Highly recommend."..."
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Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group
"The entire crew was great- funny yet helpful and obviously dedicated to making sure every single person on the excursion had an amazing experience! There aren’t words for how amazing this was- best money we ever spent on an excursion!"..."
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Kealakekua Snorkel and Sail Adventure
"Wonderful experience! Crew members were knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and made the trip a truly beautiful experience! Reef is gorgeous and we even saw dolphins! Highly recommend this snorkeling experience! Thank you for a memorable day!"..."
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
"We had a great time on this trip. The crew and captain (Alex) were awesome. They were very professional, knowledgeable and fun. The snorkeling was fantastic, we saw lots of great wildlife. The crew watched over everyone while we swam. The food was good too. They kept things flowing seamlessly the whole time."..."
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Waikoloa Catamaran Morning Snorkel & Lunch
"The crew was amazing and attentive. Great snorkeling and great time. Would recommend to anyone of any age!"..."
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Kona, Big Island
"Incredible experience. Guides were fun and informative. The manta rays get so close to you but are so gentle."..."
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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves - (Small Group)
"Beautiful views on very nice boat and exceptional guides. Had plenty of snacks, drinks and lunch on the boat. Guides took the time to explain everything to everyone. Great snorkeling experience"..."
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure
"Crew was great, fun, and lively. Opted for this over a catamaran. Smaller and more flexible allowed us to see some awesome caves, turtles, and about 50 dolphins. The water was so clear and the snorkel was amazing. I would totally do this again with my family. Highly recommend!!!!"..."
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Snorkel Tour to Captain Cook Monument Kailua-Kona, Big Island
"The captain and his deck hand were incredible! Professional, polite, very knowledgeable about culture as well as snorkeling. He took the time to talk to all of us, there were 9 of us on the boat, as we rode to our spot. I felt very safe with him in charge. We felt very fortunate that we booked with Dolphin! Would highly recommend!"..."
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kona
"The crew was awesome we saw a bunch of manta rays they had the right equipment for the trip the boat was in good condition i would recommend this trip to anyone"..."
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Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed
"The Capt and crew were very knowledgeable and helpful. The experience was incredible. Lots of mantas swam right up to us, and we had so much fun."..."
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Manta Ray Snorkeling by Night in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
"Snorkelling with the Manta Rays was an unbelievable experience. Nothing written will ever do it justice, you have to try it. The staff were great, super helpful, and the canoe was a fun little add on to the tour but was tougher in the swells for motion sickness."..."
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