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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure provided by Captain Zodiac Raft Expeditions

Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure
Due to current travel restrictions, all guests must show proof of a negative COVID test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding your plane as well as your second test taken at arrival. If no test, show evidence of your arrival to Hawaii Island at least 14 days prior to the day of your tour.
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Updated 16/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This Zodiac tour of Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve includes the opportunity to snorkel among the coral gardens. You’ll easily see tropical fish and other marine life in the crystal-clear waters, with a guide to lead the way. Beat the crowds with a midday rafting excursion that includes a picnic of deli sandwiches, Hawaiian fruits, juice, and more.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Honokohau Small Boat Harbor
    Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
    Captain Zodiac is located in the Honokohau Marina and small boat harbor located approximately 5 miles south of the Kona Airport (3rd traffic light) and approximately 2 miles north of the town of Kailua-Kona ( 2nd traffic light). The harbor entrance (Kealakehe Street) can be found by looking for a sign on the highway marked "HONOKOHAU MARINA" between mile markers 97 and 98. After turning onto Kealakehe Street make your first right and look for a mall with a blue tile roof. Our office is the first in the mall on the right.
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    Captain Zodiac Raft Expeditions
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Kailua-Kona
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 5
    The Captain Cook Monument
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 7
    Kailua-Kona
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Honokohau Small Boat Harbor
    Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
    Captain Zodiac is located in the Honokohau Marina and small boat harbor located approximately 5 miles south of the Kona Airport (3rd traffic light) and approximately 2 miles north of the town of Kailua-Kona ( 2nd traffic light). The harbor entrance (Kealakehe Street) can be found by looking for a sign on the highway marked "HONOKOHAU MARINA" between mile markers 97 and 98. After turning onto Kealakehe Street make your first right and look for a mall with a blue tile roof. Our office is the first in the mall on the right.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Visit Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii's finest marine sanctuary
  • Zodiac tour includes snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Skim across the waves and look for spinner dolphins and sea caves
  • View the Captain Cook Monument in the State Historical Park
Important Information
Departure Point
Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Rafting expedition
  • Use of snorkel equipment including masks and flotation devices
  • Potato chips, cookies, water & soft drinks. Offered on the 8:00 AM & 12:45 PM tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 112 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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dswierk wrote a review Apr 2020
New Jersey134 contributions77 helpful votes
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We visited Kona aboard the NCL Pride of America. Originally we weren't sure what to do while on the island since we were also snorkeling in Maui. We are so glad we chose Captain Zodiac! We have been fortunate enough to snorkel in lots of places, and honestly, we saw more marine
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Paodle Games wrote a review Mar 2020
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With 4 teens in tow we headed out on a Zodiak to Kealakekua with Captain Rick. The hospitality and knowledge were excellent. Along the way we saw beautiful pods of Spinner dolphins and in the bay we had an amazing time snorkeling and saw an abundance of creatures including
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from captainzodiac, Manager at Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your trip went! The wildlife that exists right here in our ocean is incredible, I am so glad your family got to experience so much of it!
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mmayberry2016 wrote a review Mar 2020
Omaha, Nebraska18 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a blast. it is a little rough so I wouldn't recommend for anyone older or totally out of shape. The spots they take you to are amazing. The two Guides are hilarious and informative. I would totally do this again. In February we saw a lot of whales and dolphins up
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from captainzodiac, Guest Relations Manager at Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Great thoughts to put out there, it can be a bumpy ride but for those seeking an adventure it will be the best adventure to take during your vacation! Sounds like you saw a lot of marine mammals and fish on your snorkel tour! Thanks for coming out with us! We hope to see you again!
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Hans Z wrote a review Feb 2020
Redwood City, California13 contributions
It was one of my favorite boat rides ever. On the trip we saw dolphins, whales, and turtles. My captain was Rick and my first mate was Devante. They were excellent and knew all about the monuments and all of Hawai’i. From Xbox kid
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Jfeil wrote a review Jan 2020
California148 contributions54 helpful votes
Very friendly staff greeted me, well organized and minimum amount of paperwork. The zodiac boat was a short walk from the office, and plenty of parking. Very friendly crew, had a fast ride out to Captain Cook, bouncing off the swells and hauling ass was a blast! Long time at
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from captainzodiac, Guest Relations Manager at Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure
Responded 30 Jan 2020
It is nice to be such an old company that we have office space for check in, we are easy to find down here at the harbor. We are happy that our snorkel lived up to the expectations! Hope to see you again!
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About the operator

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bpiret
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Highlight of the whole trip
What a great day! The owner of Captain Zodiac (Captain Colin) was VERY knowledgeable about marine life and their ha
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Meeghan Z
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One of the Best Whale Watching Experiences
We had a phenomenal day with Captain Dre and Devonte! We saw spotted and bottlenose dolphins, monk seals and humpba
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Captain Rick
Today on my 69th birthday my wife and i were blessed with a spectacular 3 hour trip along the coast north of kona.
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DSnyder1583
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Private charter for the day
Wow, what a perfect day! Worth EVERY PENNY! We booked a private 4-5 hour charter for our family that turned into
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Explorer66941456284
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Family snorkel trip
Great 5 hour snorkel trip with dolphins, whales, manta rays and lots of fish. Capt. Rick zipped us down the Kona c
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justthefacts41
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Personal experience- worth it!
We had a great time with Captain Rick. He made our 5 hour tour fly by with many stops and terrific commentary. He f
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tianal2021
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Whale Watching Fun for the Whole Family 👪
Captain Rick and First Mate Elliott did an outstanding job of showing us whales 🐋 and we even had a dolphin 🐬 joi
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ourteam4
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Fantastic experience
We had a wonderful 3 hour trip with Rick. Rick was knowledgeable and experienced on the water. We were able to see
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RebeccaT389
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Great tour
What a fantastic tour. The two person crew was great and knowledgeable. The tour size was small so it felt very saf
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nathanbT3605TG
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Great tour, AWESOME GUIDES
We had Ashley as our captain with Davonte as our in water expert (not sure if that was his title but it should be)
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648larissar
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Best excursion in Kona!
Colin and his wonderful team at Captain Zodiac showed us a truly unique and amazing time while we were visiting Kon
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76stewartm
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Captain Zodiac’s Sea Adventure
We had a great experience on July 9th, 2020. The tour guide, Captain Philip (and his daughter Allie) were very know
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Loes H
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Uncomfortable whale watching trip
Yes, this experience is advertised as more 'bumpy/fun/fast', but honestly I thought it was very uncomfortable for a
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J6407SPjenniferh
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Great Whale Watching Experience
Although it was late in the season (March), we still managed to see some humpback whale mothers with their calves,
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amyb3332016
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Whales, mantas and dolphins, oh my!
We had a great excursion, led by Captain Rick and Devonte. On our way up the coast, we saw an unbelievable line of
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  • Duration: 4h
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