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Alii Ocean Tours

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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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The dolphins did not cooperate, but the snorkeling and staff were great.

Our dolphin snorkel with Ali’i Ocean Tours was very enjoyable, despite the fact that we didn’t... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lois M
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Cincinnati
Amazing snorkeling adventure

We had the excursion of a lifetime with our 6 & 10 year old kids. Sharkey, Ryan, and Lindsay were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ryan K
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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 Hoku 'Elima, our 38 foot luxury snorkel vessel, equipped with state of the art Volvo Penta engines, restroom facility and all the gear you will need. It is the perfect combination of speed and comfort.
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dolphin snorkel with Ali’i Ocean Tours was very enjoyable, despite the fact that we didn’t actually get to swim with the dolphins (we saw them near the harbor but were unable to swim with them). We did go snorkeling by the Captain Cook Monument,...More

Thank Lois M
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AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It happens that sometimes the marine life just does not cooperate. Glad that you enjoyed Kealakekua Bay. The marine life there is beautiful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the excursion of a lifetime with our 6 & 10 year old kids. Sharkey, Ryan, and Lindsay were top notch and really made sure everyone was able to see everything. We'd do this trip again in a heartbeat!

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

Thank you for your comments and feedback. It is truly an amazing experience!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took three of our children and four of our grandchildren on this fabulous adventure when they visited us this past week. It was terrific. Sharkee, Ryan and Lindsay were great...friendly, informative and making sure everyone had a great day. Saw many...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments. The marine life in Kona is truly remarkable and glad that you got to share the time with your grandchildren.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good morning with Alii Ocean Tours that enabled us to experience at least 50 dolphins right next to us in the water! Ryan was exceptional, leading us right to the dolphins for an amazing photo opportunity! We were also fortunate enough to see humpback...More

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

Thank you for booking Ali'i Ocean Tours. You really got to see some of the phenomenal marine in the Kona area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Could not have had a better morning! My expectations were high, and although we did not see any dolphins until the very last moments before returning to the marina, our crew (Ryan, Sharky and Erin) put us right into a very large pod at the...More

Thank Alan P
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AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad that your trip turned out great. You had a great captain and crew on your trip and it looks like they went the extra mile to give you a good experience in Kona. Thanks for booking Ali'i Ocean Tours.

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

The crew is so kind and knowlegable! We saw whales, dolphins, turtles, harmless reef sharks and rays! It was perfect!

Thank Alex C
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AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Wow, what a great day. Thank You for choosing Ali'i Ocean Tours.

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

We’ve been to the Big Island several times and Ali’i Ocean Tours gave us the best water activity we’ve ever had so we will be loyal return customers. Lots of nice little touches with very knowledgeable and friendly captains.

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AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Margaret, so glad you enjoyed Alii Ocean Tours. Our Captains and crew work really hard to show you the best marine experience that Kona has to offer. Hope you will join us again on your next visit Mahalo

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We had the most amazing morning swimming with spinner dolphins in their natural environment. The snorkelling at the second spot was also excellent & the dolphins even came to swim with us there too which was even more special & an added surprise. A trip...More

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AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Really great you were able to see the Kona marine life in their natural environment. Thank you from all of the team at Ali'i Ocean Tours.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Perfect morning experience. The boat is not crowded, the meal (breakfast and lunch ) was superb and the Captain has been proactively looking for the best places to start swimming with dolphins (not easy to find them). In addition they manage to get close to...More

Thank XAVIER G
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AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Thanks for choosing to spend your ocean adventure time with .Ali'i Ocean tours. Kona is a special place and we enjoy taking customers to experience the great snorkeling and marine life.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We did the dolphin trip yesterday and it was for sure the highlight of the trip! The crew- Matt, Erin, (and I can’t remember her name 😬) were all fantastic. The snorkeling was great but certainly the highlight was the dolphins. I didn’t think we...More

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AOT_Team, Owner at Alii Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Thank You for choosing Ali'i Ocean Tours. Our Teams work hard to help you enjoy your time on the boat and in the water. So glad you trusted us for a part of your ocean experience.

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