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Kona Whale Watching Adventure! provided by Kona Snorkel Tours

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Kona Whale Watching Adventure!

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    74 Kealakehe Pkwy
    74 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
    1. Turn into the harbor at highway stop light.  2. Take your first right. (about 1/4 mile down)  3. Turn left after the gas stations. (about 1/4 mile down)  4. Look for the brown restroom / pavilion on the right. (about 100 yards down) 5. Please check-in at the brown pavilion & brown restrooms. (looks like a Tiki or Pizza Hut) This is between the two boat ramps.  6. We will meet you under the pavilion.  If we're not there don't be concerned we will show up. Reasons Why Below  ( Boat traffic, Fueling up, Returning from a previous tour, ETC. ) Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled boat charter. Tour duration time is not exact it depends on wild ocean marine life, weather conditions, how long you snorkel, ETC. THINGS TO BRING: * Swim clothing only * Sunglasses * Towels * Sandals * Sunscreen * Camera * Hat * Gratuity for the captain if you enjoyed the tour!
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    Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
Important Information
Departure Point
74 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Snorkel gear
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • max age 50
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Elephantlover123 wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions
Our Captain Tim and his first meet Kalea made this wonderful adventure safe, exciting, fun and memorable. We had a family on the excursion with us that included a young child and 82-year-old grandfather and they made sure all of us had a magical time as we got on and off the
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Date of experience: September 2019
jeridandsteph wrote a review Sep 2019
San Diego, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
I’ve grown up on the ocean my whole life in San Diego. This surpassed all expectations and we were able to swim with dolphins in the wild! The weather was perfect and the crew, Kyle and Landen, were more than accommodating, knowledgeable, and professional. Highly recommend if
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Date of experience: September 2019
Veronica G wrote a review Jul 2018
2 contributions
Chase was absolutely fantastic! This was by far my favorite snorkeling excursion of the trip. We had a beginning snorkeler (and inexperienced swimmer) in our group and Chase was fantastic with him. He was also great when someone on our boat got sea sick. The small tour size
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Date of experience: July 2018
SandraPittsburgh_PA wrote a review Mar 2018
Pittsburgh, PA150 contributions133 helpful votes
We were on the NCL Pride of America in January, and wanted to do some snorkeling in Kona. I found this excursion on-line. Chase was very responsive and professional in setting up our tour, which only accommodates 6 people at at time. Very short Uber ride to the harbor where
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Date of experience: January 2018
Amy A wrote a review Feb 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The only thing I cared about doing in Hawaii was swimming with dolphins, thanks to Chase and his wife, I got to do just that! It was an absolutely AMAZING experience and I highly recommend choosing Kona Snorkel Tours for any kind of excursion! They will make sure you have fun
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Fun! Exciting! Adventurous!
This was absolutely amazing! We swam with approximately 125 dolphins! We got into the water twice! The Capt was ver
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Dolphins and more dolphins
What a great experience! Being in the ocean with wild dolphins swimming up to Say hi! The boat was fast and excitin
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Poor service. Snorkeling was cool, but the help was needy. Not attractive when you ask for tips. My son and I won't
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Quality experience
This was our second Dolphin snorkel trip with Kona Snorkel Tours and it was just as wonderful as the first. Captain
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Lifetime experience! Thanks Kona Dolphin Tour!
The pilot was knowledgable about the coast. I was happy to see how he emphasized that we swam respectfully without
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Fun times
Swimming with the dolphins and the boat ride out was cool. Definitely worth booking the trip and going!
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A Hawaii Must Do!!
10 stars!! What an amazing experience to swim with dolphins in beautiful hawaii. The ride out was stunning and our
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Wild and Free Dolphins!
So beautiful snorkeling and have dolphins come up to you! The crew was fun and knowledgeable. The boat was fast, no
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Amazing swim with wild dolphins.
BEST dolphin, water excursion on Big Island. Been visiting Kona for the past 5 years (a few times a year) and ALWAY
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Dolphin Everywhere!
This was the best kona snorkel tour experience I've ever had, what a blast! swimming with dolphins was so so cool!
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Dolphins and more Dolphins!
Best Kona snorkel tour boat I’ve been on! The boat was fast and exciting, not a slow cruise. Snorkeled with 100 plu
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The BEST snorkel tours in Hawaii!
Chase was awesome! THIS IS THE TOUR YOU HAVE TO DO WHEN YOU VISIT HAWAII! Can't wait to visit again and book with K
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BOOM! Dolphins everywhere OMG
Amazing time snorkeling around 200 wild dolphins! very nice and professional crew & captain. i couldn't ask for a b
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No dolphins but a nice swim
We didn’t get to see dolphins but the guides were super nice and friendly. They asked us how far we wanted to go ou
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Great experience
I would rate them ten stars if I could! We took their Snorkel dolphin tour back in January with Justin and Dre. We
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  • Duration: 3h
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