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Sea Quest Snorkel Tours

#1 of 201 Tours in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
+1 808-329-7238
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US$ 94.31*
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour With Optional Honaunau Bay
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Hawaii Combo: Wild Dolphin Swim and Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling
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Snorkel the most pristine reefs in Hawaii! Explore sea caves and lava tubes along the rugged Kona Coast and observe dolphins and whales in their natural habitat as your US Coast Guard licensed captain shares with you the rich history, legends, and lore of the Big Island of Hawaii. For over 25 years we have specialized in snorkel tours designed especially for small groups creating an intimate and unique snorkeling adventure in one of the most beautiful and diverse places on Earth.
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78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
+1 808-329-7238
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Reviewed yesterday

A truly one of a kind experience! Manta snorkeling was something on our list of interest while visiting the island on our honeymoon, however I definitely had some concerns about being in the water with these beautiful creatures. The boat crew was absolutely awesome though,...More

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Thank Renee G
Reviewed yesterday

Out of ~8-10 trips to the islands...this night time manta ray snorkel trip was the best adventure ever! Captain Jenna, Matt & Morgan were wonderful hosts. Highly recommend this incredible experience. These beautiful peaceful creature come within inches of you!

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Thank paulbdumas
Reviewed yesterday

Im very grateful I work with several of the tour companies here on the Big Island and have been on a variety of snorkeling trips . Comparing them all, observing the captains and the crew and the overall experience . Living here in Hawaii we...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Jenna our captain and Hope our mate did a great job. Very knowledgeable. Saw lots of cool sea creatures and natural wonders.

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Thank carlcZ5668TQ
Reviewed 2 days ago

The first day, we went on the "Expedition South Kona" snorkeling trip. Captain Mike and Morgan did a great job finding us some manta rays, dolphins, and turtles before we even hit the first snorkeling spot. All three spots were beautiful and the crew provided...More

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Thank smbklacy
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time and the gals that ran the boat made the trip! They were informative, funny, watchful and made sure to learn all our names and needs! Won't forget them or the trip!

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Thank Debee M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sam and John were our guides. They were very helpful and knowledgeable about sea life. We had one person who was new to snorkeling and had a great time. They serve hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling.

Thank ladybearscout
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a blast! We were able to see well over 100 dolphins! We loved that we went to them and the boat didn't drop us right on them. Very friendly staff and we always felt safe. We would do it again in a heartbeat....More

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Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Safety was their priority! I will definitely use them again next visit. The Manta swim was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Thank Susan C
Reviewed 4 days ago

You must, must, must do this before you leave this island. This was one of the most incredible experiences ever. We were on a small group (14) tour. We were given our wet suits at the meeting spot and loaded up on the raft. They...More

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Steve L
Also- wondering if sitting on the sides of a raft for 5 hours gets uncomfortable? Not sure how long we would be in the water.... other companies offer bigger boats but SeaQuest gets great reviews....
3 April 2017|
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Response from Andrea T | Reviewed this property |
The boat we were on for the 5 hour tour had bench seating in the middle for maybe 8 or so people. Some people sat there and some on the edges of the raft. My parents who are older sat in the middle of the boat as they... More
Steve L
Does the dolphin encounter 5-hours use a boat with a canopy for shade?
3 April 2017|
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Response from Manu P | Property representative |
Hi Steve, yes it does!
Natalie M
HI with the wet suits do you generally get the correct size and how far in advance is it suggested to book (looking at taking the manta ray night tour- April 2017)
20 March 2017|
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Response from Manu P | Property representative |
Hi there! The wetsuits are distributed at check in and the staff ensures you have the right fit. It is definitely recommended you use them as they help keep you warm but also provide a level of buoyancy that protects the... More