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Aloha Ocean Excursions

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74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2721
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Five stars for da best customer service!

I can't actually rate the manta ray snorkel, since Kris was unable to make the scheduled... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2017
sueheim
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San Diego, California
Awesome Dolphin Experience

I have known Captain Kris for the many years I have been returning to Kona. Each and every rafting... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
LindyPhx
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Get up close and personal with the Hawaiian coastline and marine life on our exciting boat tours, whale watching excursions and snorkeling adventure! Located in Kona in Hawaii's Big Island, Sea Hawaii Rafting offers an adventure of a lifetime. Our Zodiac adventures are state of the art and environmentally friendly. Our experienced captains and crew will lead you to discover the best Hawaii has to offer.
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  • Very good1%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“manta rays” (42 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2721
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"highlight of our trip"
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"hot cocoa"
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"amazing night"
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"great hosts"
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"an amazing experience"
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"these guys"
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"within inches"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I can't actually rate the manta ray snorkel, since Kris was unable to make the scheduled reservation time. However, he wanted to make sure I didn't miss the singular awe of these giant manta rays, so he booked me with another boat. Kris promised me...More

Thank sueheim
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have known Captain Kris for the many years I have been returning to Kona. Each and every rafting trip has been memorable. This time, however, was the best! On the way to Captain Cook's monument, we stopped and got to swim with a few...More

Thank LindyPhx
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We loved this excursion with Chris who provided great history of this beautiful part of the island and couldn't of been more hospitable. The snorkeling was amazing and we were lucky enough to get in the water with a pod of dolphins. Excursions with Chris...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Captain Kris and Buddha are quite the dynamic duo. Kris took us to a spot away from the other boats and Buddha attracted the Manta's like he was some laser light show in Vegas. After the manta rays started dancing Buddha called us in the...More

Thank Shannon K
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Captain Chris is extremely friendly and knowledgeable! They provided everything needed including snorkels,wet suits,snacks, and drinks. Buddha is your guide in the water and did an outstanding job. He is a local that knows the ways of the ocean and Manta Rays. We stayed out...More

Thank jeremywilson54
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kaimitehani, Owner at Aloha Ocean Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Aloha Jeremy!! Thanks for the positive review. We strive for personalized attention and experience for all our guests. We hope to see you again. Mahalo Kris henry

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely phenomenal experience on our night snorkel with Chris our fantastic and knowledgeable guide and Rassan as our captain who selected the top spot for us to park our boat and wait for mantas to appear. We had as many as nine...More

Thank Msmcshiz
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kaimitehani, Owner at Aloha Ocean Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you very much! We had a great trip that evening! Thanks for the positive feedback! We look forward to taking you all out again upon your return. Have a great rest of the summer! Much aloha, Kris henry Aloha Ocean Excursions

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This was definitely an amazing experience that our family will not forget. Buddah provided us with a customized, awesome time and we all felt he truly wanted to make it meaningful for all of us. Captain Craig took us on the Zodiac and gave us...More

Thank Darla G
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kaimitehani, Owner at Aloha Ocean Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for the nice review! Also was a pleasure meeting you and family out here for your vacation. We ALL look forward to conversing and having you on another tour in the future. Should you need any assistance or help with anything else while...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

My wife and I were staying at HGV King’s Land with our 15 year old son and some friends from Michigan, when our son met the owner Kris and his father at the resort. Our son meeting and speaking with Kris turned our vacation into...More

Thank Richard M
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kaimitehani, Owner at Aloha Ocean Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Aloha Richard! Thank you for enlightening us with your experience. Thank you also for being very keen and receptive in relating your experience as one you may not forget for awhile. We hope you come back regularly, maybe for Haidens birthday every year. Thanks for...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I have been on 3 different manta ray boats here on Kona and they were all good experiences. Aloha Ocean Excursions was the best of the three. The crew , Buddha and Craig were very friendly and efficient. I never felt like they were just...More

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kaimitehani, Owner at Aloha Ocean Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Mahalo for the response and input about our tour! We strive to make this a unique experience for first timers as well as people who have done this amazing experience before. I will let the crew know about the tour and thanks so much for...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

One of the best trips we've ever taken. Amazing places, lots of cool histories and great care for the ocean. Captain Kris and Buddha are the best hosts ever. Highly recommend!More

Thank Marcelo M
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kaimitehani, Owner at Aloha Ocean Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Aloha Marcelo and Vanessa! Thank you so much for the response. We hope you had fun on your trip here in Hawaii on the cruise ship and enjoying your "2nd honeymoon". Have a great rest of the summer in California and hope to see you...More

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Kris Henry is the best! Go to Aloha Ocean Excursions website & check out all info or just give him a call 808-325-7444 Enjoy your snorkeling...you won't be disappointed :)
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