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Night Manta Ray Adventure -Guaranteed!

Night Manta Ray Adventure -Guaranteed!

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Have a unique Big Island experience snorkeling with manta rays on this tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll take a short cruise out to the manta site, where you’ll watch the beautiful Hawaiian sunset before dipping into the water to watch the manta rays up close. All necessary equipment will be provided for your excursion, as well as light refreshments and snacks to enjoy on board. Your tour will conclude at its original departure point. If you don't see manta rays on this excursion, book again for another night--no charge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$66.67
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An absolute must do! This experience was one of the most amazing of my lifetime. Hang loose boat tours staff were wonderful! I highly recommend this tour!

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Big Island Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure

Big Island Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure

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Fly across the lush forest of the Big Island’s northern Kohala region on a zipline adventure near Kapaau. Trek through the treetops in a canopy park featuring a series of suspension bridges, platforms, and thrilling ziplines. Expert instructors are on-hand to ensure everyone’s safety while cruising across the customizable, whisper-quiet course.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$197.91
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$197.91
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay

Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay

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In terms of history, scenery, and marine life, there isn’t anywhere on the Big Island of Hawaii that compares to Kealakekua Bay. This protected cove on the island’s west shore is where Captain Cook met his end, and today a memorial stands at the bay to honor the famous explorer. On this guided Big Island kayaking tour, hear the history of Captain Cook as well as surrounding temples, and, after paddling past rugged sea cliffs and caves, snorkel and swim in the clear waters of this Marine Life Conservation District.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.44
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$106.44

Big Island Parasailing Experience

Big Island Parasailing Experience

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Get a bird’s-eye view of the Big Island on a parasailing experience. This family-friendly adventure can accommodate one, two, or three people on each flight. Gaze out at the beautiful Kona Coast as you soar 800 feet (243 meters) or 1,200 feet (365 meters) into the air. Then land smoothly and safely back on the boat before returning to shore.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.21
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$104.21

Kealakekua Bay and Wild Dolphin Adventure

Kealakekua Bay and Wild Dolphin Adventure

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There are few places in all of Hawaii more historic than Kealakekua Bay, as it's the spot where Captain Cook was killed in a skirmish with native Hawaiians, and the Hawaiian monarch, King Kamehameha III was born just a few miles away. The history aside, it's also one of the best places to snorkel on the Big Island of Hawaii, and you'll have the chance to experience the beauty on this snorkeling tour from Kona. Search for dolphins on the way to the bay while admiring the volcanic coast, and after scouring the red for coral and fish, climb aboard for a lunch that's served by the friendly crew.
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  • 4 hours
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$87.18
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$87.18

Hilo Zipline over KoleKole Falls

Hilo Zipline over KoleKole Falls

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The city of Hilo is surrounded by some of Hawaii’s most scenic wonders, and on this 7-line Hilo ziplining tour, you can literally soar past thundering falls as you zip through a tropical rainforest. Learn about traditional Hawaiian agriculture as you zip by Akaka Falls State Park, and once you’re comfortable sitting in the harness and feeling the exhilarating rush, prepare for the dramatic crossing that’s one of the longest zipines in Hawaii, and feel the rush of wind on your face as the forest opens up beneath you.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.43
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Dolphin Dreaming - Dolphin Swim

Dolphin Dreaming - Dolphin Swim

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Go swimming with dolphins on a tour that ensures the charismatic mammals are treated with the utmost respect. While in harbor, your guides brief your small group on how to interact with the dolphins in their natural habitat before allowing you into the water to meet and play with them. Afterward, snorkel a pristine reef with exotic fish, turtles, and rays. Includes all equipment, as well as snacks, beverages, and photographs.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.11
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$150.11

Manta Ray Night Snorkel from Kona

Manta Ray Night Snorkel from Kona

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Swim near a manta ray natural habitat on this 1.5-hour night snorkeling tour from Kona. Led by an expert guide, journey five minutes off the Big Island’s west coast where the mantas come to feast on plankton. Dive in the water, and swim in an area known for manta ray sightings. The area is lit by your vessels diving lights, so you can get a clear view even in dark waters. Afterward, dry off, and enjoy warm soup, bread rolls, and hot drinks as you recount your underwater adventures.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.60
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$138.60

9-Line Zipline Experience

9-Line Zipline Experience

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See the Big Island from a different angle on this 9-line zipline adventure that takes you over tree tops, waterfalls, and rivers. With four dual lines, you can even race a friend. With views of the Pacific Ocean from every platform, it’s the most scenic zipline experience on the island.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel

Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel

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Get up close with Hawaii’s graceful manta rays during this nighttime snorkel experience along the Kona coast with a small group. Watch these gentle giants as they swoop and dive for plankton just below the surface during their evening feeding. An on-board manta naturalist from the University of Hawaii, along with a Red Cross-certified lifeguard, ensure an informative and safe experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.75
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$116.75

Half-Day Cruise in Kona with Swimming Experience

Half-Day Cruise in Kona with Swimming Experience

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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
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$142.57
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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

Ocean Kayak Tours

Ocean Kayak Tours

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Enjoy an aquatic adventure on the Big Island during this 4-hour small-group excursion combining sea kayaking, snorkeling, and more. Paddle along a section of the island known for its abundant marine life as you scout for local Hawaiian Spinner dolphins. You’ll also have time for snorkeling, allow you to view more than 50 species of fish and join in for adventurous activities like cliff jumping.
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  • 4 hours
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$94.40
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Guaranteed Manta Ray Night Snorkel

Guaranteed Manta Ray Night Snorkel

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Swim with giant manta rays in their nighttime habitat during this 2.5-hour activity in Kona. Travel out into the seas offshore to watch the colorful Kona sunset, then jump in to swim with the docile rays as they feed on microscopic plankton. Follow your guides around the manta habitat and watch as the animals are attracted to the bright lights, creating a "manta rave" of lights, bubbles and mantas. All snorkel equipment, including flotation devices and wet suits, is included. Manta sightings are guaranteed, or you will be given a voucher for another tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

2 Tank Morning Scuba Dive in Kailua-Kona

2 Tank Morning Scuba Dive in Kailua-Kona

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Experience Kona’s gorgeous Pacific waters on a scuba adventure. Take a 2-tank dive off the Kailua coast with a crew of conservation-minded divers. Choose from dozens of dive sites and explore vibrant reefs and amazing marine life. Enjoy a coral conservation tutorial along with lunch, snacks, water, juice, and sunscreen—all included in the dive price.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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$175.00

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
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$129.71
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$129.71

Lava Cave and Waterfalls with Pro Photos

Lava Cave and Waterfalls with Pro Photos

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Join our small group of likeminded individuals for unusual and expertly curated photo adventures at a waterfall, at one of the largest banyan trees on the planet, a stroll through a mango forest and adventure inside of a lava tube cave.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00

9-Line Zip-N-Dip Experience

9-Line Zip-N-Dip Experience

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Get your fill of ziplines, swimming, kayaking and more during this 4-hour adventure at Umauma Falls Zipline Experience. This outdoor activity park offers nine adrenaline-pumping zipline runs, a 200-foot (60-meter) suspension bridge, kayaking and stand-up paddle boards all set amidst the lush scenery of the Umauma River and its 2,000-year old lava tubes. Take a thrilling zipline ride above the area’s amazing scenery before cooling off at the park’s private pond and picturesque waterfall. A guide, entrance frees and lunch are also covered.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$252.36
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kona

Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kona

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Swim alongside manta rays and under the moonlight on this night snorkel tour in Kona. A boat with an eco-friendly engine takes you out to the snorkeling location, where you can descend into the water on a step ladder or choose to stay dry on on board. Extra amenities such as a warm shower, snacks, and beverages make this tour as comfortable as it is memorable.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.70
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Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group

Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group

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Summon your courage and plunge into the waters off Kailua-Kona to swim with manta rays. During this 2-hour tour during sunset or after dark, slip on the provided wet suit and snorkel gear and follow your expert instructor into the water. Watch as the enormous vegetarian animals, some with wingspans of 20 feet (6 meters), swim in graceful loops around you, taking in clouds of plankton for their evening meal. All gear and light snacks and refreshments are provided. Choose between sunset and evening snorkel tours; manta ray sightings are guaranteed or you can do a second outing for free.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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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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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour

Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour

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Experience big skies and incredible nighttime views on this Mauna Kea stargazing trip with a small group. Join no more than 28 guests for a pre-trip picnic at a historic Hawaiian ranch, proceeded by a ride in a 4x4 luxury van to the summit of the Big Island's tallest peak. After admiring a sunset view, continue down to 9,000 feet (2,743 meters) for a stargazing session, complete with a telescope, hot chocolate, and dessert. The trip also includes a guide and a hooded parka to keep you warm.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$235.60
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Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

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See three of the Big Island's most famous waterfalls in a single day on this guided tour. Travel along the Hamakua Coast to Akaka Falls, Hi’ilawe Falls, and Rainbow Falls. You also sample seasonal fruit and macadamia nuts at a fruit farm in Hilo, swim at a private waterfall, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$207.83
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