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Snorkel by Wild Dolphins, Guarantee! Boat Adventure

Snorkel by Wild Dolphins, Guarantee! Boat Adventure

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Limited to minimum of 6 & maximum of 14 people, this guided snorkeling adventure by speedboat provides a more intimate experience of Hawaii’s marine life and coral reefs than is possible on a larger group tour. The schedule is customizable, but swimming near wild dolphins. All snorkeling gear, snacks, and drinks are provided.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Adventure Aboard Luxury Catamaran

Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Adventure Aboard Luxury Catamaran

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Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this snorkeling cruise and dolphin watch. Cruise through the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife. After a safety briefing and some basic instruction from the lifeguard-trained crew, jump in the water for a snorkel. Also, enjoy dolphin watching and a Hawaiian-style barbecue lunch. Then relax with a cocktail from the premium cash bar and enjoy the timeless beauty of the Kona coastline on the return trip. Bring a towel. Everything else is included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.19
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$149.19
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Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii

Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii

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View dolphins in their natural environment with guides who respect these intelligent creatures’ boundaries. After feeding in deeper waters at night, spinner dolphins come close to the Kona shore where they often interact with boats, playing in their wake. Slip into the water and swim alongside these playful mammals, then enjoy a snorkeling excursion in Kealakekua Bay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$142.57
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$142.57
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

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Splash into the crystal-clear waters of Kealakekua Bay on this Big Island snorkeling adventure! Dart in and out of sea caves and explore the gorgeous Kona coastline in an agile Zodiac raft. Snorkel among colorful tropical fish, and keep an eye out for other marine life like whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Along the way, learn about the island’s geologic history and local legends from your expert guide, and see the spot where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.71
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$129.71
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Whale Watching On The Big Island

Whale Watching On The Big Island

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Hawaii’s Big Island is home to migrating pods of humpback whales, which often breach as they build up energy for their northward migration. This narrated tour brings you to some of the best viewing grounds via 24-person catamaran. You’re able to hear the whales singing through the provided hydrophones. The tour provider guarantees whale sightings or the next trip is free.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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$76.93
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$76.93

Wild Dolphin and Reef Snorkel

Wild Dolphin and Reef Snorkel

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From the moment you see their silvery backs appear in the cobalt waters, to the moment you're swimming right alongside and hearing their high pitched clicks, there's an enchanting rush of tropical adrenaline that accompanies swimming with dolphins. Here off the Kona coast of the Big Island, Hawaiian Spinner dolphins are year round residents that ply the volcanic shore, and this tour offers local, professional captains who know where to look to find them. In addition to watching and swimming with dolphins, you'll also snorkel with tropical fish in some of Hawaii's clearest water, before returning back to shore in Kona with an experience you'll never forget.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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$89.00
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$89.00

Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel

Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel

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Enjoy two Hawaiian underwater adventures for the price of one with this 4-hour combination dolphin-swimming encounter and snorkeling trip. Start by exploring the 600+ species of marine life like sea turtles, coral and tropical fish that call the reefs of Kealakekua Bay home. Then meet up with a local pod of wild spinner dolphins for an optional swimming session. A trip choice without the dolphin swimming portion is also available.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed

Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed

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Embark on an evening adventure and swim near Hawaii’s manta rays. Start the tour with a sunset sail on a comfortable trimaran to ‘Manta Ray Village’. After a safety briefing, put on your snorkel gear and spend an hour in the water using a state-of-the-art, lit up flotation device to stay on the water’s surface and observe the manta rays bellow as they feed on plankton. Finally climb aboard the boat and warm up with hot chocolate and snacks as you return to shore.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.70
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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

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Make the most of your time in port on this Kona shore excursion timed to your cruise's arrival and departure. Get picked up from the port and head out on a sailing adventure to the Captain Cook Monument and Kealkeaua Bay where you can snorkel, swim, and explore caves and lava tubes. Expect to see spinner dolphins, sea turtles, colorful fish, and ancient reefs. Lunch, snacks, and use of snorkeling gear are all included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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$139.00

Zodiac Raft Whale Watching Adventure

Zodiac Raft Whale Watching Adventure

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Winter is the most exciting time to be out on the water in Hawaii, as it’s the time of year when thousands of migrating humpback whales visit the islands. On this exciting Big Island whale watching tour, experience the thrill of traveling aboard a high-speed raft, and then seeing a whale swimming just in front of the boat. Though the boat will obey the federal laws and not approach within 100 feet (30 meters), it isn’t uncommon for the whale to decide to swim up under the boat!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.50
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$113.50
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

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Set sail down the Kona coastline aboard a trimaran, arriving in the Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve for an afternoon of snorkeling. Splash into the turquoise waters near the Captain Cook Monument, and search for pods of spinner dolphins that frequent the bay. All equipment is provided along with light snacks and reef-safe sunscreen to make the trip convenient.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.73
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$82.73
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Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island

Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island

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Get up close with humpback whales near the Big Island of Hawaii on this guided, whale watching excursion. During Hawaii's whale season, the ocean is full of activity from humpback whales migrating from the Pacific Northwest to breed and nurse their young. Hear the whales with a hydrophone and learn about their behavior patterns from the certified naturalist guide. Snacks and light refreshments are provided.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.95
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$105.95
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Luxury Dolphin Sail and Kona Snorkel

Luxury Dolphin Sail and Kona Snorkel

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Take the ultimate snorkeling and sailing trip along the Kona Coast during this 4-hour luxury yacht trip with a small group. Explore the stunning beaches and bays of the Big Island aboard a high-end boat, stopping at top snorkel sites and spotting marine life like dolphins, turtles, and whales. Unlimited refreshments, plus snorkel gear and a tasty picnic- or bento-style lunch are also included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$422.89
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$422.89
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Dolphins or Turtles Guaranteed, Catamaran Morning Snorkel & Lunch - A-Bay

Dolphins or Turtles Guaranteed, Catamaran Morning Snorkel & Lunch - A-Bay

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Step aboard a 54 foot catamaran for a dolphin and turtle cruise from A-Bay that includes snorkeling gear and assistance from on board snorkel guides. Since the catamaran has ample deck space and shaded areas to relax, it’s a comfortable, uncrowded way to cruise the coast, and you’ll have the chance to spot humpback whales during the whale watching months of December through April.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$146.76
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$146.76
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Snorkel Kona-Top 2 Snorkel Spots-Captain Cook Monument & Place of Refuge

Snorkel Kona-Top 2 Snorkel Spots-Captain Cook Monument & Place of Refuge

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It’s common to spot green sea turtles and spinner dolphins while snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay. This snorkel tour departs Keauhou Bay in the morning to avoid the crowds. Explore the coral gardens with a guide who points out the Captain Cook Monument and Place of Refuge. A tropical lunch, snacks, and beverages are served.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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$128.21

Deluxe Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Deluxe Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

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This half-day boat cruise takes you to the two best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay: The reef beneath Captain Cook's monument and the underwater lava formations of Red Hill. In addition to breakfast and lunch, your guides provide all necessary equipment, basic snorkeling tips, and identification charts to help you spot fish and dolphins in their natural habitat. Don’t forget your camera—the route showcases sweeping views of the Kona coastline.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.82
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$141.82
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Captain Cook’s (Kealakekua Bay) Afternoon Snorkel

Captain Cook’s (Kealakekua Bay) Afternoon Snorkel

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Explore the waters off the coast of Hawaii during a small-group snorkeling excursion from Kailua-Kona. Board an inflatable boat and enjoy easy transportation to Captain Cook's Monument at Kealakekua Bay for a couple hours of snorkeling time. Plus, view the sea caves and lava tubes along the scenic Kona coast and catch sight of dolphins and humpback whales, depending on the season.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.54
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$101.54

Wake Up With the Whales Cruise

Wake Up With the Whales Cruise

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Wake up for a morning whale-watching cruise when the ocean is most likely to be calm and conditions ideal for spotting humpback whales. Accompanied by an experienced captain and a naturist guide, set out from Anaeho'omalu Bay to look for humpback whales from the decks of the stable catamaran. Your crew serves up hot Kona coffee, tropical juices and snacks for you to enjoy on board. Whale sightings are guaranteed — if your guide doesn’t spot whales, you get to come back for a complimentary tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.00
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$107.00
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Mid-Morning Whale Watch from Kawaihae Harbor

Mid-Morning Whale Watch from Kawaihae Harbor

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Spot humpback whales in their natural habitat on this whale-watching tour from Kawaihae Harbor. Hop on a catamaran, and learn all about humpback whales from an onboard naturalist. Enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks throughout your cruise, as your group tries to see the big mammals swimming through the nearby waters. As well as getting great photo opportunities, you’ll also be able to hear the whales’ songs by using an underwater hydrophone.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.00
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$107.00
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Afternoon Whale Watch

Afternoon Whale Watch

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Take an afternoon sail with us to search for the magnificent kohola (whales).  Every year these giants of the ocean travel over 3000 miles to warm Hawaiian waters where they breed, give birth and nurse their calves. Our tours include complimentary snacks, all non-alcoholic beverages and one (1) complimentary cocktail per person (age 21 and over).    Great views, beautiful marine life and the nicest sailing catamaran on the Kona coast – a great way to spend an afternoon!  Guests may purchase additional beer, wine and cocktails from our full bar.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.43
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Guaranteed Whale Watch in Kona

Guaranteed Whale Watch in Kona

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Go on a whale watching adventure on this cruise in Kailua-Kona. Board a 48-foot (15-meter) Delta boat in Honokohau Harbor, and set sail on the water to try and spot whales in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales, pilot whales, and false killer whales, which all might make an appearance during your cruise.  
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Kohala Coast Whale Guaranteed

Kohala Coast Whale Guaranteed

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Get up, close, and personal with some of the most impressive creatures on earth during this Hawaiian whale-watching tour. Enjoy the serene journey along the Kohala Coast—looking out for lava walls and sandy stretches of beach—before reaching a spot infrequently visited by other boats for a near-exclusive and unspoiled whale-spotting experience. Learn about the whales along the way, as you sip on complimentary soft drinks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.88
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$85.88
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Captain Cook Cruises Deluxe 11:45am Private Boat Charter - Snorkel & Dolphin

Captain Cook Cruises Deluxe 11:45am Private Boat Charter - Snorkel & Dolphin

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This is a private charter that caters to your group alone. You'll enjoy this trip with only your friends and family on board. Enjoy this cruise, snorkel and Dolphin trip to Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument without the distractions of other guests. The group can be as small as 2 or as large as 14 of your friends and family. You'll spend time on this private tour exploring the sea caves and the rugged Kona coast as well as snorkel Hawaii's best underwater preserve! This tour takes you to the calmest waters on the big island with the most spectacular snorkeling and enjoyable emerald green and cobalt blue ocean water. You will appreciate the fast boat ride, avoiding the normally long trip from Keauhou Bay to Kealakekua Bay. We bring the snorkel gear and snacks and bottled water. We'll provide snorkeling instruction and flotation noodles for a relaxed snorkel experience. You bring the sunblock, sunglasses, towel and camera! Join us!
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$978.60
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Captain Cook Cruises 8:45am Private Boat Charter - Snorkel & Dolphins

Captain Cook Cruises 8:45am Private Boat Charter - Snorkel & Dolphins

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Explore the coast of Kona like a VIP by booking this private charter tour for just you and your group. You'll make your way from Keauhou Bay to Kealakekua Bay, where you'll get the chance to don snorkeling gear and hop into the ocean, with instruction and pool noodles available for those new to the activity.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$978.60
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$978.60
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