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Ocean Kayak Tours

Ocean Kayak Tours

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Enjoy an aquatic adventure on the Big Island during this 4-hour small-group excursion combining sea kayaking, snorkeling, and more. Paddle along a section of the island known for its abundant marine life as you scout for local Hawaiian Spinner dolphins. You’ll also have time for snorkeling, allow you to view more than 50 species of fish and join in for adventurous activities like cliff jumping.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.40
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$94.40
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Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)

Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)

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In terms of history, scenery, and marine life, there isn’t anywhere on the Big Island of Hawaii that compares to Kealakekua Bay. This protected cove on the island’s west shore is where Captain Cook met his end, and today a memorial stands at the bay to honor the famous explorer. On this guided Big Island kayaking tour, hear the history of Captain Cook as well as surrounding temples, and, after paddling past rugged sea cliffs and caves, snorkel and swim in the clear waters of this Marine Life Conservation District.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.42
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$110.42
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Night Manta Ray Adventure

Night Manta Ray Adventure

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.00
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$130.00
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Manta Ray - Night Kayak & Snorkel Adventure at Keauhou Bay, Big Island HI

Manta Ray - Night Kayak & Snorkel Adventure at Keauhou Bay, Big Island HI

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There’s simply no feeling that compares to seeing enormous manta rays up close, as their graceful wings seem to fly underwater and turn in rolls all around you. On this Big Island kayaking and snorkeling tour, experience the thrill of paddling to a cove in search of wild manta rays, and then watching the beautiful, graceful rays as they feed and flip through the water. While watching the rays from the kayak is great, it’s even better when you grab a snorkel and slink off the edge of your boat — joining the wild rays for a swim and an unforgettable snorkel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.35
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Wild Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins on Snorkel Boat Adventure!

Wild Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins on Snorkel Boat Adventure!

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Limited to minimum of 6 & maximum of 14 people, this guided snorkeling adventure by speedboat provides a more intimate experience of Hawaii’s marine life and coral reefs than is possible on a larger group tour. The schedule is customizable, but swimming near wild dolphins. All snorkeling gear, snacks, and drinks are provided.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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Manta Ray Snorkeling by Night in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Manta Ray Snorkeling by Night in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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Located in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, Eka Canoe Adventures specializes in manta ray snorkeling experiences with a cultural touch. One of a few historically accurate Hawaiian double-hulled canoes, Wa'a Kini Kini is your unique gateway to the waters of the Kona coastline. Regarded by the Travel Channel as one of the most thrilling experiences on earth, join us as we watch magnificent manta rays glide through the ocean in search of dinner! They can weigh more than 1,000 lbs and span more than 15 feet! Don't worry, manta rays only filter feed on plankton. Our manta ray night snorkel experience is an activity that can only be had in a few locations on earth; one of them is here on the Big Island of Hawaii. You're unlikely to find another activity that provides an incredible adrenaline rush while being very safe and low-risk! Manta ray snorkeling will give you an unforgettable sensation. It is both humbling and awe-inspiring.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.63
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour from Kona

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.60
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Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel

Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel

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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 naturalist from the University of Hawaii, along with a Red Cross-certified lifeguard, ensure an informative and safe experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.75
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Night Manta Snorkel Adventure in Kona

Night Manta Snorkel Adventure in Kona

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.02
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona

Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona

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Small groups and a short boat ride set our experience apart. Call tour provider directly to confirm availability, seats are limited. 8.0.8 3.1.3 1.1.1.6 You may be asked to move time or date if you have not confirmed availability. Prior swim and snorkeling experience required. Contact tour provider for exceptions. Snorkeling with our beautiful Kona manta rays is an experience you don't want to miss. You will never forget having these gentle giants swim so graceful before your eyes. Our expert captains and in-water guides are pulling out all the stops to make sure you get the best viewing possible. This family run business takes pride in sharing the importance of taking care or our land, ocean, animals, and each other. In order to book this tour; You must be able to independently climb a vertical ladder attached to the boat to exit the water. Not recommended for those who have recently undergone surgery or who may have mobility restrictions.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.22
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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 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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Snorkel with Wildlife on the Kona Coast

Snorkel with Wildlife on the Kona Coast

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At Kaimana Ocean Safari you'll be guided by professionally trained ocean guides, boat captains, and underwater photographers to observe and interact with various wildlife along the Kona coastline. We approach our unique tours “safari” style, meaning we cover vast areas of the coastline in search of marine life aboard our vessel. We believe “the search” is part of the fun and allows nature to deliver the adventure. Together, we can observe and potentially interact with sea turtles, a variety of dolphin species, manta rays, sharks, whales, and locals of Hawaii’s coral reefs. Join us on an incredible journey leaving you with a lifetime of memories! Please visit some of our instagram accounts to view more of what you can possibly see
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 11:30AM KAYAK & SNORKEL - Captain Cook Monument

ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 11:30AM KAYAK & SNORKEL - Captain Cook Monument

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Enjoy the waters of Kealakekua Bay with this kayak-and-snorkel combo adventure. You'll climb aboard a two-person kayak and make your way out to the still waters of the Ka'awaloa Cove to swim and snorkel. You'll also get the chance to visit the Captain Cook Monument before heading back to shore.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$99.95
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Night Manta Experience

Night Manta Experience

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Swim among manta rays in a feeding frenzy during this unique nighttime activity in Kona. Slip into the dark water with your snorkeling guides and watch the 'manta ray ballet' as the giants appear out of the darkness to feast on the abundant plankton. Let chills run down your spine as these gentle, docile creatures, which can weigh up to 1000 lbs (450kg) and measure 16 feet (5 meters) across, swim just an arm's reach away. Use of all snorkel gear, wetsuits, and flotation devices is included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.10
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.41
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Swim with Dolphins on Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii

Swim with Dolphins on Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii

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View dolphins in their natural environment with guides who respect these intelligent creatures’ boundaries. After feeding in deeper waters at night, spinner dolphins come close to the Kona shore where they often interact with boats, playing in their wake. Slip into the water and swim alongside these playful mammals, then enjoy a snorkeling excursion in Kealakekua Bay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.49
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Private Manta Ray Snorkel, up to 6 guests

Private Manta Ray Snorkel, up to 6 guests

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Call before purchasing, seats are limited. You may be asked to move time or date if you have not confirmed availability. Online calendar may not reflect seats available to online bookings. Snorkeling with our beautiful Kona manta rays is an experience you don't want to miss. You will never forget having these gentle giants swim so graceful before your eyes. This private charter of up to 6 persons ensures your group gets personal attention.. We are family run business that takes pride in sharing the importance of taking care or our land, ocean, animals, and each other.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$437.16
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Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed

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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$125.70
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Beach Snorkel - Sea Turtle and Black Sand Lagoon

Beach Snorkel - Sea Turtle and Black Sand Lagoon

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 The Big Island is surrounded by beautiful coral reef and with this snorkel tour from Hilo, you'll get to head out to the waters and see some of the best marine wildlife around. You're likely to encounter a variety of tropical fish, colorful coral, and even sea turtles. Best of all, snorkel gear is provided, so all you need to do is show up ready to swim.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided Outrigger Canoe Tour in Kealakekua Bay

Guided Outrigger Canoe Tour in Kealakekua Bay

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Skip the usual boat tours and embark upon a Hawaiian style kayak adventure in a traditional outrigger canoe. These double-hull canoes are known for providing stability and smooth rides; all the better to experience Kealakekua Bay with minimal exertion. Learn about the history of the bay, one of the most sacred in Hawaii; its mysterious caves, and how people lived there, from guides whose families are connected to the area.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 7:30AM MORNING KAYAK & SNORKEL - Capt Cook Monument

ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 7:30AM MORNING KAYAK & SNORKEL - Capt Cook Monument

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With natural beauty, blue waters, and pristine parks all around, no visit to Captain Cook is complete without a day of outdoor activities. With this guided adventure, you get to truly take advantage of the incredible environment, with an itinerary that includes both kayaking and snorkeling. Highlights include padding along the clear waters of Kealakekua Bay, enjoying views of the nearby cliffs, and snorkeling above the island's coral gardens—with all activities and equipment included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$99.95
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Sport Fishing

Sport Fishing

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The waters off the Kona coast provide world class fishing year round. We can put you on the fish to try and land a trophy fish of a lifetime or we can simply get you freshly caught dinner. You tell us your target species of marlin, swordfish, mahi, ono, ahi, skipjack and we'll do our best to get you hooked up. If it's dinner you want, we'll clean your fish and tell you where to go in town to have it grilled up for you at one of the local restaurants or you can simply take it back home with you.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$575.00
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