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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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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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USD139.00
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Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

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On this exciting Kona submarine tour, dive deep below the cobalt waters just off the Kona coast, where an entire world of fish and marine creatures is waiting just below the surface. As the submarine descends towards the colorful reef, peer through the portholes at fish that swim to within inches of the submarine windows, and experience the sense of peace and calm in this world beneath the waves. This is a great way to explore underwater without even getting your hair wet, and, if you’re very lucky, there’s even the chance you could see a passing shark.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Sunset and Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

Sunset and Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

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Combine two must-do experiences to enhance your vacation in Hawaii. First, board a spacious catamaran for a sunset cruise along the Kona coast. Then slip into the ocean for a snorkel adventure with manta rays. Guides provide instruction and ensure your comfort with included snorkel gear, swim noodle, and a wetsuit. Afterward, enjoy juice, soft drinks, or hot cocoa with cookies; beer, wine, and cocktails are available to purchase.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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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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Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo

Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo

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A must-do for adrenaline junkies, this aerial adventure takes you over the island’s volcanic landscape, so you can peer into craters and spot lava. Plus enjoy views of waterfalls and other natural features of the Big Island while aboard.
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  • 55 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour from Kona
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour from Kona

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Swim near a manta ray natural habitat on this 1.5-hour night snorkeling tour from Kona. Led by an expert guide, journey five minutes off the Big Island’s west coast where the mantas come to feast on plankton. Dive in the water, and swim in an area known for manta ray sightings. The area is lit by your vessels diving lights, so you can get a clear view even in dark waters. Afterward, dry off, and enjoy warm soup, bread rolls, and hot drinks as you recount your underwater adventures.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona

Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona

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Look down on the varied landscape of the Big Island from the air on a helicopter tour from Kona. This flight is longer than typical heli tours and provides the opportunity to be wowed by Hawaii’s amazing natural features, from waterfalls to volcanoes to rainforests. Fly along the coast and over Waimanu and Waipio valleys, and spot island industry like macadamia nut orchards. Upgrade to guarantee a window seat.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island

Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island

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You’ll never forget the thrill of standing up and riding your very first wave, and the entire experience is made even better when shared with family or friends. With the small-group surf lesson on the Big Island of Hawaii, allow an expert, local instructor to teach you the basics of surfing, from the proper method of paddling out to how to stand up on the wave. Here in the waters of Kahalu’u Bay, your instructor will be there right by your side with tips and helpful suggestions — and may even assist with a little push to get you up and riding. 
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  • 2 hours
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm

Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm

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There’s much more to the Big Island of Hawaii than volcanoes, waterfalls and luaus, and on this informative tour of the South Kona region, you’ll learn the sacred history of this shoreline and sample the local honey and famous Kona coffee. With the help of a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit petroglyphs, look for green sea turtles and visit sacred Hawaiian temples. Even better: you'll hear the legends, mythology and lore of ancient Hawaii through today. This tour is capped at 15 people, so you’re ensured a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Unique Buggy Rental on the Big Island, Hawaii
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Unique Buggy Rental on the Big Island, Hawaii

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Explore the Big Island of Hawaii in your own VW Manx-style buggy with this independent 4- or 8-hour rental. Drive yourself around the island, stopping wherever you like for as long as you like (with the exception of off-road destinations). Stop by historical sites, volcanic sand beaches, and coffee farms; take the soft top off the buggy for unobstructed views and photo ops.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA

Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA

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Hawaii’s natural wonders aren’t only on land and in the sea—the Big Island is also a prime spot from which to admire the wonders of the solar system. This tour is the only one that includes both afternoon solar viewing and nighttime stargazing, accompanied by astronomy experts. Visit different destinations and use a state-of-the-art solar telescope and Dobsonian telescope to spot solar flares, galaxies, star clusters, and planets.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer HILO

Maunakea Stellar Explorer HILO

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Hawaii’s natural wonders aren’t only on land and in the sea—the Big Island is also a prime spot from which to admire the wonders of the solar system. This tour is the only one that includes both afternoon solar viewing and nighttime stargazing, accompanied by astronomy experts. Visit Rainbow Falls and the Kaumana lava caves, then explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and use a state-of-the-art solar telescope and Dobsonian telescope to spot solar flares, galaxies, star clusters, and planets.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Semi Private Surf Lesson in Kona, Hawaii

Semi Private Surf Lesson in Kona, Hawaii

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Kona and surfing go hand in hand, and with this semi-private lesson, you can learn the tricks to riding the waves from a professional instructor at the most beginner-friendly surf spot on the Big Island. Dive in safely at any age with first-aid-certified, lifeguard instructors; lessons are ideal for families, couples, and groups of friends. Use of a surfboard, reef shoes, and an SPF rashguard is included for extra safety.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Circle Island Experience from Kona

Circle Island Experience from Kona

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The best way to take in the diverse landscapes of the Big Island of Hawaii is from the air. On this helicopter tour from Kona you'll circle the island and soar over black sand beaches, lush rainforest, live volcanoes, mighty waterfalls, and the Waipio and Waimanu valleys. Select preferred seating for a guaranteed window seat.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Surf Lesson on the Big Island
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Private Surf Lesson on the Big Island

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It’s widely believed that the sport of surfing was invented here in Hawaii, and the calm waters of Kahalu’u Bay are the perfect spot to learn. During this private Kona surf lesson, you’ll learn from an expert, local instructor how to paddle and balance on the board, and how to stand up, ride the wave, and paddle back out for more. This tour is perfect for novice surfers or those with little experience, and by the end of this 2-hour surf lesson in Kona, you’ll have the skills to ride the waves like Hawaiian surfers of old. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Magical Creatures Sanctuary Public Tour

Magical Creatures Sanctuary Public Tour

During our tours, which last 1.5-2 hours, guests are taken from species to species and enter the pastures and yards with many of our residents. We share the residents' rescue stories, information about the various species of farmed animals, and the industries they came from. There are lots of opportunities throughout the tour for interaction with our magical creatures :)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Magical Creatures Sanctuary Private Tour
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Magical Creatures Sanctuary Private Tour

During our tours, which last 1.5-2 hours, guests are taken from species to species and enter the pastures and yards with many of our residents. We share the residents' rescue stories, information about the various species of farmed animals, and the industries they came from. There are lots of opportunities throughout the tour for interaction with our magical creatures :)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel

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Swim with giant manta rays in their nighttime habitat during this 2.5-hour activity in Kona. Travel out into the seas offshore to watch the colorful Kona sunset, then jump in to swim with the docile rays as they feed on microscopic plankton. Follow your guides around the manta habitat and watch as the animals are attracted to the bright lights, creating a "manta rave" of lights, bubbles and mantas. All snorkel equipment, including flotation devices and wet suits, is included. Manta sightings are guaranteed, or you will be given a voucher for another tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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What people are saying about Unique Experiences in Big Island of Hawaii

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Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
"This experience was Exotic and amazing!! Your crew did a very good job!!! Thank you for taking us!!!"..."
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Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group
"Amazing experience!!!! We saw plenty of manta rays and also dolphins!!!! The staff was great highly recommend 😊"..."
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Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island
"The whole staff were friendly, informative and helpful. Would definately recommend this trip. You are in a real submarine and kids would get a thrill out of it."..."
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Sunset and Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure
"The most memorable part was seeing the Manta Rays up so close. The whole experience was amazing. We enjoyed the sunset, great drinks, and interesting facts about these beautiful creatures. This is a boat ride you don’t want to miss."..."
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Kona, Big Island
"Awesome short trip to the Manta's. Amazing experience! Crew is super helpful. We Highly recommended it."..."
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Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo
"Our pilot was awesome, very informative, and friendly. Made sure that everyone both sides of the helicopter got to see everything."..."
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour from Kona
"Saw more Manatees than any other group. Short ride out made it more enjoyable. The crew was so helpful."..."
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Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona
"Lava, waterfalls, valley and coast. This was an unbelievable experience. Our pilot, Ryan, was a wealth of information and a lot of fun. This was a great trip to take on our first full day on the island. It gives you the lay of the land and you can plan hikes and beaches and snorkeling based on what you see from above. All ages in our family loved this experience."..."
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Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island
"Very good communication and instruction. Safety was taken into consideration. All around great experience!"..."
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm
"Had great time on this tour. Derek and other guides on van friendly and gave great education. Loved the bee stop"..."
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Unique Buggy Rental on the Big Island, Hawaii
"Great time! The weather was iffy, and we had the option all the way up until our scheduled rental time to change our minds. I was o so glad we didn’t - we had a blast!"..."
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA
"Your in the area of the greatest star gazing in the world. Great tour to learn what is above you. Coming from the mainland and city living the world above is not seen. Our galactic guide Marcus did a great job . Against the movie DO LOOK UP!"..."
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer HILO
"Your guide was so highly knowledgeable; and a delight! Thank you. A great investment of our time and money."..."
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Semi Private Surf Lesson in Kona, Hawaii
"The instructors were great at providing us with the best tips before heading out on the water. With their direction I was able to stand up on the board and ride out my first wave!!! Definitely recommend 10/10!"..."
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Circle Island Experience from Kona
"What a great way to see the island! The staff was all very friendly and knowledgable. We loved the valleys and seeing the volcano caldera the most! Such a beautiful island with so many different landscapes to see. This tour really captured all of them!"..."
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Private Surf Lesson on the Big Island
"freindly staff, excellent instructor for a first time surfer….a super experience. efficient and on time"..."
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel
"This was the best activity we did on the Big Island! It was the best priced thing to do for how fun it was also!"..."

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