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COMBO: Kona Wild Dolphin & Reef Snorkel Adventure! 14 Guest Max, Speed Boat!

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Kailua-Kona, United States
COMBO: Kona Wild Dolphin & Reef Snorkel Adventure! 14 Guest Max, Speed Boat!

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Zip around the coast of the Big Island on a speedboat
  • Boat size limited to 14 for a more personalized experience
  • Great value combo experience of boat ride, wildlife watch and snorkeling
  • Snorkel equipment, snacks and drinks are all provided
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74 Kealakehe Pkwy , 74 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Meeting location link below: [Click map here](https://goo.gl/maps/59CC4vHM65U4qiVr8) https://goo.gl/maps/RrrX7eR8zH1WE2UD6 "MUST click the blue directions button" Meet us under the brown pavilion with grey benches! why we might not be there? Unloading guest from another tour, boat traffic, ETC.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kona Snorkel Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during COMBO: Kona Wild Dolphin & Reef Snorkel Adventure! 14 Guest Max, Speed Boat! ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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  • "I'd recommend anyone on the tour be in good physical shape and a decent swimmer, as you may need to swim around quite a bit to stay near the dolphins." See review

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star-3
Great experience but flawed guide.
Edward_O
, Aug 2022
The experience was fantastic. The reef and fish were very beautiful but the people guiding the tour were very unprepared for any emergency. The boat was very small and neither of them were dressed to save a person in trouble. There was also no formal instruction of what was expected for the tourists as far as swimming and equipment use. We also couldn't really hear him as he was presenting because he would not face us.
star-4
Trip to the reefs on a speedboat
Valerie_B
, Aug 2022
We were thirteen on the speed boat. With a nice weather and not too much wind, we went to the reefs passing along thé western coast of Hawaii to the reefs if Captain Cook. We could snorkel fourty five minutes where the fish were abondant and beautiful and take a snack on board. The Captain was very attentive to our comfort, we could exchange about the Island and get some stop bys with explanation. We only have a slight regret, not to have been able to see turtles nor Dolphins which my children were so much longing to see before going back home... I would recommend the tour it was fun
star-5
Snorkeling and a little...
Amber_L
, Aug 2022
Snorkeling and a little bit of history about parts of the island. Captain and crew member were kind.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Don't miss this tour
Carolyn_K
, Aug 2022
Danielle and Raj were fantastic leaders! The Navy seal boat was fun. We saw some beautiful 🐟🐠. The ride was a little bumpy, but not bad.
star-5
One of best experience of my life
Alexandra_K
, Aug 2022
Captain was sooo cool guy!! He was funny during whole trip. We saw dolphins and when we got to the captain cook lagoon we saw the most beautiful coral reef on whole Hawaii. After snorkeling the captain started to play cool songs and really nice woman prepared for us food (croisants and so sweeeeet pineapple) we also could jump into the ocean from first floor of boat. During whole trip we could come to one young guy which was oceanologist (so smart, nice, funny guy with muscles) to ask him about anything. The trip was really wonderfull.
star-5
Would go back, awsome time!!!
dave_h
, Aug 2022
Had a great time. Young lady (forgot) & Rob. They were AWSOME!! Very informative and knew the history. Fun people.
star-5
Awesome experience
Hyun_W
, Jul 2022
Awesome speed boat riding ! I cannit see a dolphine, but riding is special experience. Daisy, she is beautiful and exciting
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Delayed and shortened tour
Brian_P
, Jul 2022
If you are looking for a snorkel tour with less unpleasant surprises, you shall look for other tours. Our tour started almost 1 hour late, and we were asked to reschedule on the spot. Finally the speed boat left the harbor after we insisted, then we were taken to a random spot to do some snorkeling and came back with only 2 hours tour instead of 3, forget about wild life because there is none, through I know it’s not guaranteed. At the end, you will still be asked to tip and not to write about the terrible experience, what?!
star-5
Captain of the speed boat...
Jackie_H
, Jul 2022
Captain of the speed boat was outstanding and very informative, both guys made it enjoyable!!! Thank you
star-5
Most fun experience in town!
Shelby_R
, Jul 2022
Ryan and Raj were great! They made this experience worth every penny. We saw a pod of dolphins on our way to Captain Cook and Ryan made sure to point them out and educate us on them. The boat ride was incredible! The snorkeling was something I will never forget. We were given plenty of freedom to swim and explore on our own. Fresh pineapple was provided after snorkeling and we had an enjoyable and music filled ride back. I would highly recommend this expiration or any trip with Ryan and Raj.
star-2
Overcrowding, little fish.
AlfredM_L
, Jul 2022
First this tour got canceled. Then rebooked on the wrong tour. No more swimming with the wild dolphins. The bay where we snorkeled was overcrowded and just very few fish to see. The Zodiac boats are very uncomfortable.
star-2
We saw dolphins far away...
eliseo_p
, Jul 2022
We saw dolphins far away but nothing close snorkeling was cool so bunch of different colorful fishes
star-1
Horrible experience don’t use Viator
Paul_S
, Jul 2022
Horrible experience booking with viator.. don’t use this site .. booking was completely wrong and now I’m struggling to get $500 for a snorkeling tour refunded.
star-1
Beware - LIAR and NOT RELIABLE
Frances_T
, Jun 2022
Chase called us to the morning of our tour to let us know we might not go out that day due to coast guard inspections. He said he would let me know but I had to call him back to reschedule to another day. The next day comes and he calls me again to tell me there are inspections once again. He claims it might be done in time. He leaves us hanging until the tour time then I have to call him to get my money back. I scramble to book another tour that day for my family so we wouldn’t miss out on the experience. We find out that his boat is condemned by the coast guard. He has to rent or borrow a boat for his tours. If he doesn’t have enough people scheduled to make the trip “worth it” for him, he just makes an excuse to cancel on you. Beware, he is just a scammer. A lot of these positive reviews aren’t even for his company. His company name is similar to an old reputable tour,
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Brilliant experience
Tess_M
, Jun 2022
Great trip! Amazing snorkelling and awesome staff. They were so helpful and made it lots of fun. Thank you!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Enjoyable Tour
shefali_s
, Jun 2022
Got to see the dolphins, and had a good time snorkeling. The boat ride was run and so was the crew! Thanks
star-5
Great time all the way around
David_L
, May 2022
Great time. Wonderful array of fish and dolphins. I was a beginner at snorkeling and felt very comfortable with the direction of our leaders.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Ryan and Nathan were the best
Monique_M
, May 2022
Ryan and Nathan were the best saw Amazing fish, eels, Nathan blowing bubbles, fun boat ride, warm water
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must do experience
Nicole_S
, May 2022
Speed boat was comfortable and fun great snorkeling spot and we saw a sting ray and a few dolphins. Ryan and Landon were amazing and would love to have another adventure with them
star-5
Quite an adventure in Hawaii
Bryan_B
, May 2022
I recommend taking this tour with Kona Snorkeling Tours. My 2 adult daughters and I were supported to take a tour on Wednesday 5/18/22, but an hour before our tour we received a phone call from Captain Chase that the Coast Guard was doing a boat inspection and our tour would be delayed. He was calling so that we could plan to come later, which I appreciated. I asked if we could reschedule for the following day and he allowed us to do so. The next day, he showed up on time and ready to go. There was a party of 3 that were not there on time. I witnessed him call the people, attempt to figure out where they were, speak to their Uber driver and determine they were in the wrong place and not close. He was friendly and professional, but told them that he could not wait for them and hold up the rest of the party. As a patron who was waiting to go, I appreciated this. But he offered to rebook them another day, which in my opinion, he did not have to do. I was impressed. It was a windy day and you are on a smaller speed boat so we felt the choppy water, which we thought was fun. It was a great boat ride to the bay where we snorkeled. We stopped periodically to see lava tubes, parrots, Pele, etc. We had plenty of time to snorkel by the Captain Cook monument and were able to see a lot of beautiful fish. After we snorkeled (the equipment was good...mask, snorkel and fins), we were given bottles of water and fresh pineapple. They cut up 3 for our part of 11. By the time we were to head back, the wind had picked up a lot. The swells were very big (I would guestimate about 10+ foot swells). Captain Chase made the wise decision not to go out further in the ocean to look for whales. Instead, we made our way back toward the harbor. However the current and wind were too strong. He decided to pull into a bay that was closer than the original harbor to dock and get us all on land safely. This was no easy task. He proved to be a knowledgeable sailor and despite not having a good place to dock, he made it happen. I grew up around the water and I know that you have to respect the ocean. I felt that Captain Chase was in charge the whole time and made good decisions that kept us all safe. Several of us had to take Uber back to the harbor we started from and he told us all to send him the receipt and he would reimburse us for the cost. We were able to see 2 pods of dolphins which was great. I definitely recommend this company and would go out with him again.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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