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Night Manta Ray Adventure
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Night Manta Ray Adventure

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

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On this exciting Kona submarine tour, dive deep below the cobalt waters just off the Kona coast, where an entire world of fish and marine creatures is waiting just below the surface. As the submarine descends towards the colorful reef, peer through the portholes at fish that swim to within inches of the submarine windows, and experience the sense of peace and calm in this world beneath the waves. This is a great way to explore underwater without even getting your hair wet, and, if you’re very lucky, there’s even the chance you could see a passing shark.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo

Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo

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A must-do for adrenaline junkies, this aerial adventure takes you over the island’s volcanic landscape, so you can peer into craters and spot lava. Plus enjoy views of waterfalls and other natural features of the Big Island while aboard.
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  • 55 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour from Kona
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour 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
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Sunset and Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

Sunset and Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

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Combine two must-do experiences to enhance your vacation in Hawaii. First, board a spacious catamaran for a sunset cruise along the Kona coast. Then slip into the ocean for a snorkel adventure with manta rays. Guides provide instruction and ensure your comfort with included snorkel gear, swim noodle, and a wetsuit. Afterward, enjoy juice, soft drinks, or hot cocoa with cookies; beer, wine, and cocktails are available to purchase.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Kona, Big Island

Manta Ray Night Snorkel Kona, Big Island

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After dark is an excellent time to see manta rays in the waters around the Island of Hawaii. Make the most of your opportunity by joining this small-group boat tour. Enjoy watching the manta rays feeding at night and snorkeling close to them.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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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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Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island

Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island

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You’ll never forget the thrill of standing up and riding your very first wave, and the entire experience is made even better when shared with family or friends. With the small-group surf lesson on the Big Island of Hawaii, allow an expert, local instructor to teach you the basics of surfing, from the proper method of paddling out to how to stand up on the wave. Here in the waters of Kahalu’u Bay, your instructor will be there right by your side with tips and helpful suggestions — and may even assist with a little push to get you up and riding. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm

Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm

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There’s much more to the Big Island of Hawaii than volcanoes, waterfalls and luaus, and on this informative tour of the South Kona region, you’ll learn the sacred history of this shoreline and sample the local honey and famous Kona coffee. With the help of a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit petroglyphs, look for green sea turtles and visit sacred Hawaiian temples. Even better: you'll hear the legends, mythology and lore of ancient Hawaii through today. This tour is capped at 15 people, so you’re ensured a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Unique Buggy Rental
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Unique Buggy Rental

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Explore the Big Island of Hawaii in your own VW Manx-style buggy with this independent 4- or 8-hour rental. Drive yourself around the island, stopping wherever you like for as long as you like (with the exception of off-road destinations). Stop by historical sites, volcanic sand beaches, and coffee farms; take the soft top off the buggy for unobstructed views and photo ops.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA

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Hawaii’s natural wonders aren’t only on land and in the sea—the Big Island is also a prime spot from which to admire the wonders of the solar system. This tour is the only one that includes both afternoon solar viewing and nighttime stargazing, accompanied by astronomy experts. Visit different destinations and use a state-of-the-art solar telescope and Dobsonian telescope to spot solar flares, galaxies, star clusters, and planets.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer HILO

Maunakea Stellar Explorer HILO

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Hawaii’s natural wonders aren’t only on land and in the sea—the Big Island is also a prime spot from which to admire the wonders of the solar system. This tour is the only one that includes both afternoon solar viewing and nighttime stargazing, accompanied by astronomy experts. Visit Rainbow Falls and the Kaumana lava caves, then explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and use a state-of-the-art solar telescope and Dobsonian telescope to spot solar flares, galaxies, star clusters, and planets.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Semi Private Surf Lesson in Kona, Hawaii

Semi Private Surf Lesson in Kona, Hawaii

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Kona and surfing go hand in hand, and with this semi-private lesson, you can learn the tricks to riding the waves from a professional instructor at the most beginner-friendly surf spot on the Big Island. Dive in safely at any age with first-aid-certified, lifeguard instructors; lessons are ideal for families, couples, and groups of friends. Use of a surfboard, reef shoes, and an SPF rashguard is included for extra safety.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Circle Island Experience from Kona
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Circle Island Experience from Kona

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Get breathtaking views of Hawaii from the air! On this deluxe, two-hour helicopter tour of the Big Island, you’ll take off from Kona and fly above newly created black sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls, along the coastline and over the Waipio and Waimanu valleys. Soar above rainforests, macadamia nut orchards and live volcanoes. Enjoy executive seating in a Bell 407 helicopter. For a guaranteed window seat, make sure to upgrade to the preferred seating option.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Private Surf Lesson on the Big Island

Private Surf Lesson on the Big Island

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It’s widely believed that the sport of surfing was invented here in Hawaii, and the calm waters of Kahalu’u Bay are the perfect spot to learn. During this private Kona surf lesson, you’ll learn from an expert, local instructor how to paddle and balance on the board, and how to stand up, ride the wave, and paddle back out for more. This tour is perfect for novice surfers or those with little experience, and by the end of this 2-hour surf lesson in Kona, you’ll have the skills to ride the waves like Hawaiian surfers of old. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Unique Experiences in Big Island of Hawaii

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Night Manta Ray Adventure
"Once in a life time experience Highly recommended Go for it Very very safe Good organization Make sure to meet time"..."
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Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island
"We saw sharks - and dolphins! Were told this is very rare, though . . . so don't bank on it. Still, the entire experience is really first class. It's pricey but I recommend ."..."
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Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group
"So many Manta rays!!! We were very blessed. The staff is amazing and very attentive. We had a variety of people with different water skills and they handled it all seamlessly."..."
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Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo
"So much fun!!!! And spectacular views. I never thought I would see the inside of a volcano in my life. So cool"..."
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour from Kona
"What an amazing adventure!! They literally come right up to you and are so graceful. One of the best excursions I’ve done."..."
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Sunset and Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure
"Previous travelers highly recommended this. In all our travels, this event is one of the greatest we have ever experienced."..."
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Kona, Big Island
"Amazing experience!! So many manta than I expected and they were so close!! Also enough time in water to see them~ And you will learn some knowledge from the guidance"..."
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Guaranteed Manta Ray Night Snorkel
"I do not understand why this company does not have an average of 5 stars. They were super professional, friendly, and did their best to cater to the needs of everyone. I felt safe and it was evident that the crew was knowledgeable about manta rays. They made sure that we had the best experience with the manta rays and boy did we see a great show! It truly was a one-of-a-kind experience. And I would strongly recommend going through this company to see the beautiful creatures."..."
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Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island
"This was such a memorable experience, their entire staff was amazing. We definitely would recommend this activity. We're pla now to go back this week."..."
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm
"Great trip. Dreu was very great! He has a lot of good information on all the places he took us. Dreu. This was a very fun turn. Kathy"..."
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Unique Buggy Rental
"We had so much fun cruising in our buggy. They even supplied a beach umbrella, chairs and towels for our trip to the beach!"..."
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA
"Richard was very nice and knowledgeable. The stars were awesome. Thank you to Richard for this great trip"..."
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer HILO
"Our tour guide, Crystal was a wealth of knowledge and did an amazing job. We learned a lot about the history of astronomy, constellations, island history and culture, lava caves, native plants, animals, even native folk stories. Beautiful views over in Hilo."..."
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Semi Private Surf Lesson in Kona, Hawaii
"It is unfortunate due extra calm conditions the surf lessons were cancelled, but we did switch over to paddle boarding lessons. The instructor and the staff at the shop very helpful and my kids(ages 17, 8 and 6) had great time. This was their first paddle boarding experience."..."
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Circle Island Experience from Kona
"What a great way to see the island! The staff was all very friendly and knowledgable. We loved the valleys and seeing the volcano caldera the most! Such a beautiful island with so many different landscapes to see. This tour really captured all of them!"..."
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Private Surf Lesson on the Big Island
"Very informal place with very experienced surfers. They couldn’t have been nicer or better teachers."..."

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