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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
+1 808-313-1116
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Friendly, informative and amazing experience!

Caring staff, wonderful snorkeling instructor; knew the incoming mantas by name (there‘s a... read more

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larissaanina
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This is a top notch operation as my son and I just completed our excursion. This is a totally laid... read more

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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 today

Caring staff, wonderful snorkeling instructor; knew the incoming mantas by name (there‘s a databank) and told us lots of interesting things while watching the mantas. We saw 5 different ones, one was just 1 cm away from me; amazing!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a top notch operation as my son and I just completed our excursion. This is a totally laid back operation that kills it in all aspects. Tia gives a great quick explanation of the procedures then the Mike’s take you out and you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This adventure was amazing. We saw over 5 manta rays up close and personal. The guide, Dillon, was awesome; informative and calming for those that were skiddish. This is a must do on the Big Island

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great tour saw manta rays, came so close to us nearly touched us. Very organized tour, only 6 of us on boat. Hot drinks after tour, would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours did a great job with out tour. Having a wetsuit was important even in the Hawaii summer. The snacks and hot drinks after the tour were a nice touch.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a once in a lifetime experience! Thank you Hawai’i Island & Ocean Tours for making it such a great time. From the first contact of calling in to get our tickets to when we arrived to get the safety brief and our gear...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and I have been to Kona several times. Each time we talk about how we need to do the Manta Ray Experience. We finally did it! This was the most amazing thing I have ever done. The night was absolutely magical. We loved...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an amazing time. Everything went smoothly and the Manta Rays did not disappoint. We loved the commentary about the Manta Rays and their history that we heard by one of the guides while we were watching the Manta Rays glide underneath us. 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 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our Manta Ray tour. Hawaiian island and Ocean Tours had Sea Bands available for people that might feel sea sick. We saw several large manta rays. They got so close to us I thought they were going to skim me! It does...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience from booking the tour to leaving the boat. Very friendly service over the phone, awesome and informative at check in, Captain was friendly and our guide Mike was very knowledgeable and gave great narrative while on our dive and back to shore. The...More

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Bonnie H
14 February 2018|
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Response from Jon D | Property representative |
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
5 March 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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