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Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours

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74-381 Suite E Kealakehe HWY, Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
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Great service, simply amazing! (Manta Ray Night Snorkel)

This group is so much better than any other manta ray snorkel group! They send out six people max... read more

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KaitlynKubat
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Minnesota
Night Manta Ray snorkel

Upon arrival at the harbor Markie took great care getting me all set up with a wetsuit and sickness... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marcus C
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Reno, Nevada, United States
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We are a Hawaiian Owned and operated family business. We take pride in sharing our precious resources with all of our visitors providing accurate cultural information on all of our tours. All of our tours are private, custom, and unforgettable. Come out with us and see the difference 6 passengers max. All ages welcome. Experience true aloha with real local experts !
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74-381 Suite E Kealakehe HWY, Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
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Reviewed yesterday

This group is so much better than any other manta ray snorkel group! They send out six people max at each time, meaning that you get the best experience for your buck. Other groups are sending out 12 or 18 people, but this group just...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Upon arrival at the harbor Markie took great care getting me all set up with a wetsuit and sickness wrist bands. Once on the boat Capt Mike was great and in the water Steve got us in just the right place to see the Amazing...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went out at 7pm on a rainy Thursday. Between the weather and being unsure of ocean conditions we had low expectations. Well this small outfit has it together. The length of time is perfect due to their close location. I was the first in the...More

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Jon D, Owner at Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for the awesome review!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great experience I had and it was my first time seeing Manta Rays. Our guide, Mike, was great and very knowledgeable. He knew so much about the Manta Rays including their names. I would definitely do this again on my next trip to...More

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Thank you Susan!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and son did the swim with manta rays, and loved it! My son is ten and the captain made him feel comfortable. They saw three big rays and they are right up to the boys numerous times. Great experience for sure!

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Thank you very much for the awesome review Julie!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gotta do this, once in a lifetime event for our entire family. This company offered great value for a very reasonable price. I think being in the water with a small group, 6 or less, created a more hands on experience then being with a...More

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Thank you very much!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the meeting point quite easily and we were very early. Coordinator set us up in our wetsuits and googles. Equipment in fine shape. Snacks were included, and we indulged in some bottled water before heading out. Boat ride was about 2 minutes. The...More

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Jon D, Owner at Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing us, and this awesome review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good moderate company simply wants you to have fun and see mantas. we went on the second evening out and had a great time snorkeling with the mantas. there were about 5 (HUGE ONES) that evening. i was talking to one snorkeler and she tried...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the manta ray night snorkel with Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours. We booked the 11pm slot since nothing earlier was available. Supposedly there might be less of a chance to see manta because we were the only boat out there at the location,...More

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Jon D, Owner at Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for the awesome review!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw 5 rays on the night I went. Was raining but felt great. Water is warm and the Rays were very close and friendly.

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Thank you!

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Bonnie H
February 14, 2018|
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Road side parking is available and also based upon the time of your tour at earlier times in the evening it's busier than later. If you are having trouble drive to our truck where we check in and ask for some help.
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Lizzylikestravel
March 5, 2017|
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Response from Jon D | Property representative |
Right now we are starting our 1st departure at 7pm we have been having good shows from then on typically doing 3 trips per night. Mantas are completely wild and therefore they are doing whatever they want to, however I... More
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