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Alii Ocean Tours

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HIGHLY RECOMMEND - Swimming with Dolphins in the wild - AMAZING

Fantastic staff, great boat, good breakfast and lunch provided. The crew made sure we were the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gemma S
Swam with dolphins and snorkeled the reef

Matt, Erin and Austin were great. We were lucky to have the opportunity to swim with dolphins in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Esther J
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Premier Snorkel Tours, Dolphin Experiences, Fully customizable Private Charters, and Whale Watching. Our Premier Ocean Experience in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii will go above and beyond your highest expectations. Revel in our 5-Star Service. Welcome Aboard...more
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74-429 Kealakehe Pkwy, Honokohau Marina Slip #J-14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2707
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+1 808-345-2787
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic staff, great boat, good breakfast and lunch provided. The crew made sure we were the first to arrive at the dive site so we had time with the dolphins before a few other boats arrived - bonus. The crew were also really great with...More

Thank Gemma S
AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Very glad to have you and your family join us on the Ali'i Ocean Tours dolphin excursion and I am glad that your daughter enjoyed it as well. It is a blast to swim in the natural habitat of the marine life in Kona and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the morning trip with Alii Tours to see the spinner dolphins and do some snorkeling. Captain Matt and his crew was friendly and helpful throughout the trip and we had a good time. Even though the boat is not filled to capacity, it...More

Thank CA2Hawaii
AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You for choosing Ali'i Ocean Tours. I am glad that the Captain Matt and the crew were help to you on the trip and hopefully you got to see some of the wonderful marine life in their natural habitat. It is our normal practice...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Matt, Erin and Austin were great. We were lucky to have the opportunity to swim with dolphins in multiple spots. The reef was full of life and surprisingly noisy. I could hear the fish eat. I got totally seasick and they took care of me...More

Thank Esther J
AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really glad that you got to enjoy the trip even though you had a bout of seasickness. The dolphin swim and the reef snorkel are really a wonderful adventure. Thank you for choosing Ali'i Ocean Tours !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sharky, Ryan, and Jordan were excellent guides. They were incredibly knowledgeable, providing us with insight into the marine life, history of the island, combined with a very high level of professionalism. Ryan in particular was a huge help for my sister who hadn't snorkeled before....More

Thank Tracielu
AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for touring with Ali'i Ocean Tours. It is fantastic that you, your sister and Grandma were able to see the marine life and have some fun. Kona is a great location to snorkel and to see the spinner dolphins, pilot whales and the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had a wonderful time swimming with the dolphins and snorkeling along the reef. The crew (Sharky, Ryan, and Jordan) had excellent skills and was always very attentive to passenger needs and alert for the our safety. We were fortunate to see many dolphins...More

Thank mhoffmann2008
AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks to you and your family for choosing Ali'i Ocean Tours. I am happy to hear the complements from you on our captain and crew. They are the best in the business. Also excited to learn you also had a chance to see some pilot...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel concierge recommended this tour as an alternative to the big 100+ passenger catamaran tour. It was perfect! The ship can take 20 passengers, but there were only 10 of us that morning. We were served a light breakfast, and taken to a small...More

Thank BNichols5
AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so glad that you enjoyed our tour. It is really enjoyable to have the smaller numbers of passengers and get a more personal experience. Captain Sharky really knows the areas for marine life and the history of the island and I am glad...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

First of all the experience was hands-down amazing. Swimming with dolphins! Snorkeling over a beautiful Coral reef (beside the Finding Nemo “drop-off”)! Amazing! No words can describe! I’ve been in snorkeling/ dolphin tours before, mostly in Key West, which were their own kind of amazing,...More

Thank Shana T
AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

First, let me thank you for choosing Ali'i Ocean Tours. Our captains and crew work hard to insure that you enjoy your time on our boat and enjoy your experiences with the marine life while snorkeling. The experience with the marine life in Kona is...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Went on dolphin and snorkeling tour. Saw bottle nose dolphins, swam with spinner dolphins, went snorkeling, and topped trip off with seeing pilot whales. Trip was better than I ever imagined it could be.

Thank Tammy H
AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Great to have you on Ali'i Ocean Tours. You really were able to see a lot of the marine wildlife species. Come back to see us for your next Kona adventure.

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

First, I have to say we almost didn’t go with this company (despite our hotel’s recommendation) as the guidebook I have (Hawaii Revealed) did not praise them highly for the way they engaged with the dolphins. I’m glad I didn’t listen. That review couldn’t have...More

Thank jenmh4
AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your experience. We believe that we follow all the guidelines as it relates to interaction around the Hawaii Spinner dolphins and I am delighted that your experience reinforces our standard practices.Snorkeling in Kona...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We saw many dolphins up close, beautiful fish, and generally fun sights around the island. The crew were friendly, informative, and fun. The food and service was awesome and perfect for the occasion. We loved the tour and are planning to come back and do...More

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AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

So glad that you enjoyed your Ali'i Ocean Tour adventure. It is a beautiful time of year in Kona as the water is warm and the ocean swales have diminished. The Hawaiian Spinners are beautiful species of dolphin and fun to be around. Look forward...More

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