Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours, Kailua-Kona

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  • We booked the experience very last minute and I’m glad we did so. We had an amazing time and got to see mantas! It’s was unforgettable for my husband and I and it definitely made our trip more...  more »
  • Booked this last minute and it was totally worth it! Very friendly and professional staff! Would definitely recommend!!  more »
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  • This company is great. I cannot say enough good things about the staff on shore and on the boat. When I was originally looking for a tour, many other companies had tours that were 2+ hours long, one of which my friend had taken 6 weeks earlier. So when I saw the Groupon for this company, and that the tour was only an hour total (they do a total of 6 tours a night I believe), I was really unsure if we would be getting the same experience as the other companies. The reason that their tour is so short is because you meet at the bay where the rays feed. All fitting for wet suits is done on shore before your tour starts where snacks and hot drinks are provided. After fitting, you hop on a small boat (only 6 people total per tour) and travel about 300 yards from the dock into the harbor/bay where they have lights placed on the sea floor to attract the plankton. You get a snorkel or can bring your own, and hop into the water to see the rays. The experience was unreal. The rays float through the water with their wide mouths open sucking in plankton. They constantly perform flips right underneath the floating light you are holding onto; they are literally 5-6 inches from your face, and sometimes brush against your arms. We stayed with one ray for about 20 minutes before she left. We waited for 10 minutes to see if any others would come; when none came back, the guide was gracious enough to move us about 50 yards to another spot where there were two new rays feeding. Total viewing time in the water was bout 45 minutes, which is plenty, and the same as every other company, even if the other tours are 2+ hours total. The price was very competitive and the tour was efficient, no wasted time on a long boat ride to and from location; and with only two other couples besides my wife and me, it was a very calm and peaceful experience all around. Our guide answered any question we had, gave us a lot of information about the rays, and really seemed to love his job. Go with this company, you will not be disappointed.
  • Did the manta ray snorkel. Saw 4 mantas, was about a 40min tour total. They provide wetsuits, so all you need to carry is your swimsuit and towels. The price was affordable, the tour guides are very knowledgeable about the mantas. Oh they have hot chocolate and snacks

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