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Snorkel by Wild Dolphins on Boat Adventure!

Snorkel by Wild Dolphins on 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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$130.00
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$130.00

Swim with Dolphins on Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii

Swim with Dolphins on 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
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$160.49
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$160.49
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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 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.70
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$125.70
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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

Wake Up With the Whales Cruise

Wake Up With the Whales Cruise

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See, hear and photograph the Humpback Whales from our stable catamaran decks. Early morning ocean conditions are generally the calmest of the day! Includes, soft drinks and crunchy granola bar snacks. Guaranteed – see a Humpback or ride again for free!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.00
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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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Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure

Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure

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Explore three volcanic craters during one great trip on this 11.5-hour excursion on the Big Island. Travel aboard a high-end Mercedes van as you trek to the still-steaming Mauna Ulu, enjoy an amazing hike across Kilauea Iki crater and discover the summit of Kilauea Caldera. All entrance fees, plus a deli-style lunch and and local-style dinner are included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,281.06
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Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour

Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour

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Explore the world’s most active volcano on a private eco tour around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These 3- and 6-hour, education-based explorations focus on the native flora and fauna, the geology and the amazing Hawaiian culture that still thrives on the volcano today. Experience the highlights of Kilauea’s summit area, including a sunset eruption viewing or hike to both the hidden and highlight areas of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.00
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$200.00
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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
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$422.89
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$422.89
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Mid-Morning Whale Watch

Mid-Morning Whale Watch

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This whale watch departs directly from Kawaihae Harbor within the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Waters so you won’t have to travel far to see the majestic Humpback Whales. Tours include expert interpretation from on board marine naturalists, great photo ops, and an underwater hydrophone to hear the whales as they sing. This trip includes crunchy snacks, tropical juices and soft drinks. The morning light makes for great photos! Guaranteed – see a Humpback or take the trip again for free!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.00
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Dolphin Encounter and Reef Snorkel

Dolphin Encounter and 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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$70.01
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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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Dolphin Swim in Kona, Hawaii

Dolphin Swim in Kona, Hawaii

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Experience the Big Island’s magnificent marine life with this dolphin swimming excursion in Kalaoa. After a quick tutorial on safety and etiquette, go searching for Big Island spinner dolphins—amazing native mammals that can turn seven times in one jump. Enjoy access to clear-bottom rafts for your little ones, as well as scuba gear, flotation devices, Go-Pro cameras (for rent), and other gear.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.00
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Endangered Native Habitats

Endangered Native Habitats

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Discover Hawaii’s remarkable wildlife on a full-day, small-group birdwatching tour into the Big Island’s Mauna Kea Forest Reserve. Travel on foot and by four-wheel drive as you explore dry forest and rainforest habitats that shelter the endangered palila honeycreeper, the Hawaii amakihi and the Hawaii ‘elepaio. Listen for the calls of endemic songbirds as you traverse an otherworldly lava trail, then follow a local, bird-loving guide along forest paths into the distinctive, high-elevation mamane-naio ecosystem.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$218.85
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Volcanoes National Park Safari

Volcanoes National Park Safari

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Safari Helicopters is the longest running helicopter company on Big island. We have been offering these quality tours for many years, and we love what we do. As a family owned and operated business for over 30+ years, we feel our family friendly atmosphere and customer service set us apart from our competition. We offer some of the best prices for one of the safest companies around. Come join us on a Safari.
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  • 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$289.00
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$289.00
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Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)

Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)

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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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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.42
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Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

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Pack in some of Hawaii’s most mesmerizing sights during this Big Island twilight volcano tour. Sample Kona-grown coffee from a local coffee farm, keep an eye out for sea turtles at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, and taste Hawaiian sweet bread at Punalu’u Bakery. Then, explore Volcanoes National Park before ending your experience by stargazing in a secluded location—perfect for taking in views of the night sky.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.38
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Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour

Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour

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Delve into Hawaii’s history and prepare to get wet on this full-day waterfall adventure tour of the Big Island’s Kohala coast. Begin with a drive up the Kona coastline past lava flows, and take in sweeping views from the old Kohala Mule Station lookout. Rumble through the rugged landscape in an off-road vehicle and hike along the tunnels and aqueducts of a historic sugar plantation. Admire the seven Kohala waterfalls and cool off with a dip under the final cascade. A picnic lunch and hotel transport are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.19
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Kona Snorkeling - Beat the Crowd to Kealakekua Bay

Kona Snorkeling - Beat the Crowd to Kealakekua Bay

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Skim across the waves on an exciting Big Island Zodiac tour to Kealakekua Bay, site of the Captain Cook monument and Hawaii's finest marine sanctuary. Snorkel with a rainbow of tropical fish among beautiful coral gardens in the bay's clear, crystal waters. Enjoy the delightful picnic snack provided before you head out again. Our Zodiac rafts allow us to hug the shoreline and get into areas where other boats can't. Join us to explore vast sea caves, lava tubes and the rugged beauty of the coastline.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.33
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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Take a Kealakekua Bay snorkeling cruise, and depart from the waters of Keauhou Bay to scour the Kona coastline for dolphins, turtles or, even, whales in the winter months. Upon arrival in Kealakekua Bay, peer overboard at the crystal clear waters that teem with colorful reef fish. After receiving expert instruction and snorkeling equipment onboard, you'll jump in the water to experience some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.22
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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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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
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$246.07
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Guided Outrigger Canoe Tour in Kealakekua Bay

Guided Outrigger Canoe Tour in Kealakekua Bay

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Skip the usual boat tours and embark upon a Hawaiian style kayak adventure in a traditional outrigger canoe. These double-hull canoes are known for providing stability and smooth rides; all the better to experience Kealakekua Bay with minimal exertion. Learn about the history of the bay, one of the most sacred in Hawaii; its mysterious caves, and how people lived there, from guides whose families are connected to the area.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.90
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What people are saying about Nature and Wildlife in Big Island of Hawaii

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Snorkel by Wild Dolphins on Boat Adventure!
"Amazing experience snorkeling with the dolphins. We saw so many dolphins and even got to see a Hawaiian Monk Seal! Chad was so nice and gave us great information! Truly one of the best experiences of my life."..."
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Swim with Dolphins on Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii
"We loved seeing the Dolphins and had a wonderful time. The boat ride was fun and the scenery was amazing."..."
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Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed
"Highly recommended and amazing experience. Even with kids. We went as a family of 5 incl 3 boys aged 6, 8 and 11."..."
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Dolphin Dreaming - Dolphin Swim
"There were six of us, three generations. Everyone had an incredible experience. Micah and Alii were excellent and taught us a lot about the dolphins and about areas of the coast.Would definitely recommend it for all ages. Definitely swam with and among the dolphins and had excellent snorkeling as well.Whales, too. Hard to beat!"..."
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Wake Up With the Whales Cruise
"We saw lots of spinner dolphins and later a mother humpback whale and her calf. The crew was friendly and informative. Covid-wise we felt very safe although it's outdoors and we were on a moving boat so the likelihood of getting Covid is pretty much 0. We highly recommend this excursion if you're there during humpback whale season."..."
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Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island
"At some point we thought we could not see the Wales but some one spot it and the Captain Bob waited for 25 minutes for whale to come back up. We thought he going to give up and we would not see the Wales.."..."
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Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure
"Mike did a great job, very informative about the whole island, not just your sites. The lunch and dinner we're good and we are at some unique places."..."
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Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour
"Best guide with so much knowledge and enthusiasm. She was helpful and personable. The park was spectacular and a great trip."..."
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Luxury Dolphin Sail and Kona Snorkel
"We had a great time on the luxury snorkeling and dolphin adventure! The crew was great! They had a small breakfast spread which was nice and beers and cocktails. The snorkeling spot was amazing!"..."
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Mid-Morning Whale Watch
"Excellent experience. We saw multiple whales, learned a great deal about them, and enjoyed hearing them as well."..."
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Dolphin Encounter and Reef Snorkel
"We had never experienced so many dolphins in one setting. Over the coarse of an hour, we were able to see and swim with dozens of dolphins. The crew did an incredible job pinpointing where the dolphins were running to make the most out of the morning. The captain and crew were very helpful and worked to make sure everyone aboard fully enjoyed the experience."..."
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay
"Such a great experience. Crew was kind, fun, and informative. We even got to see spinner dolphins and a manta ray!"..."
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Endangered Native Habitats
"Extremely interesting look at specifics of Hawai’i and its geology and wildlife with a focus on birding. The hike through the forest was especially fascinating and challenging."..."
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Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)
"They were great! Had a wonderful time. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Let us know all about the culture. The kayaking was fun but the snorkeling was extremely enjoyable. Had a lot of fun with the boys."..."
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Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour
"Dastan Khosraw did an amazing job with showing us around the island! He was funny and welcoming to everyone! The tour was amazing, one of my favorites I’ve ever been on! I’m so glad we got him as a tour guide!!"..."
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Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour
"THIS was such a fulfilling excursion! Our tour guide and driver, Gary couldn't have been a better guide! On the ride to the Kohala Waterfalls he made sure to point out and educate us all on the geology of the land, the fauna and flora of the land, as well as the full history of King Kamehameha and was wonderful about answering everyone's questions! Once we got up to the trail he made sure we all had what we needed to comfortably make the journey. The private hike throughout the forest as well as the private waterfall swim was an unforgettable experience. Once we finished the hike and swim we boarded the van again and Gary took us to a second private location to have lunch. The view was unbelievable and lunch was delicious! My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better excursion! We are so appreciative!"..."
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Kona Snorkeling - Beat the Crowd to Kealakekua Bay
"Loved our Captain Zodiac tour with Chuck and Elliot. It was a great trip from the time we signed up. Arrived at the office to find a very friendly lady to help us out. The tour itself is more of an adventure option than a lazy sail and we loved it for that reason. Chuck and Elliot were knowledgeable and SO easy going, making sure everyone had a great time. Captain Cook snorkeling was amazing. I have never seen such a variety of fish and got to see the many dolphin close by. Other folks on our boat were on their second trip out! Kudos to that team. We look forward to seeing you again!"..."
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour
"Our 2nd snorkel trip with Fait Winds. Check in very easy. Excellent service, clean and sanitary vessel, very knowledgeable crew with a great sense of humor. The snorkel equipment is very easy to use and very comfortable. This tour does not disappoint. Thank you everyone!"..."
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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel
"We had a great time snorkeling on this adventure. What a super and educational trip. I recommend this to everyone."..."
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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour
"This was a very exciting adventure. A must to put on you bucket list. The guide was very knowledgeable."..."
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Guided Outrigger Canoe Tour in Kealakekua Bay
"Extremely friendly and hospitable group. Very knowledgeable tour guide. Even shared pics. Came to Hawaii to escape the stresses of my job. Paddling a canoe in the ocean among the dolphin was a start."..."
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Whale Watching On The Big Island
"We actually went the last day of the season, but Simon, our Captain, Marta, and Adam our experience was still amazing! We seem what we figure was just one female, and possibly a baby. For us Emden seeing Flukes and the Spouts was Great."..."

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