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$64.30 Tours & Sightseeing

Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour with Guaranteed Sighting

Check-in at the tour office in Honokohau Harbor in Kona and get fitted for your snorkel gear, including wetsuits.Depart from the Honokohau Harbor on a 48-foot (15-meter) Delta, which has a large cabin, top observation deck for extra seating and great unobstructed views, a restroom, and plenty of room to move around.  Travel the coastline at dusk, reaching your destination around sunset to enjoy amazing views of the setting sun from the water. After sunset, spend about 45 minutes snorkeling using a customized light board that attracts the mantas and produces a flurry of bubbles and lights. You'll be in fairly shallow water within sight of the shoreline, and supervised by your experienced guide to ensure your comfort and safety.  Afterwards, enjoy hot chocolate and light snacks on the boat as you cruise back to the harbor. All equipment, snacks, and beverages are included. Manta sightings are guaranteed, or you will be given a voucher for another tour.

$550 Outdoor Activities

Fishing for Marlin and Tuna

We fish for marlin and tuna in the calm waters of Kailua-Kona Hawaii. We are familiar with the various whales and can usually find them on .We provide all necessary help teaching you big game fishing. Everything is provided but what you would like to eat and drink (we have a large box with ice for your convenience). We are located in Honokohau harbor with convent parking.No fishing license is required. We will clean one fish under 25 lbs for you to consume here.

$99 Water Sports

kona snorkel adventure

6 passenger power catamaran boat! There are many advantages to cruising the Hawaiian coast with us on our private charters in Kona; easy accesses, smaller groups for a more personal experience. Swimming encounters with wild dolphins & snorkeling coral reefs. Lava tubes, trenches & sea caves are just a few of the sights you will experience while snorkeling in the Hawaiian reefs underwater topography. Meal, drinks and gear are provided. With our private charter, the locations and activities we do are customized to you, there are no time limits or set schedule! This tour begins at 8 AM at Honokohau Harbor. you will need your own transportation to the harbor.

$125 Water Sports

2 Tank Morning Scuba Dive

Aquatic Life Divers is a dive company born from the love of the ocean by dedicated dive enthusiasts. We want to share that enthusiasm with you! Our mission is to provide world class diving with the best service by the most experienced crew in Kona. We educate on coral and ocean conservation and want to leave future generations something to be hopeful for, something to work towards and a dive ohana they can share it with. We will strive to share our years of experience of the Big Island underwater world with all who visit. Come and join us in our aquatic life… Meet us at the Honokohau Harbor at 8:30 am for an exciting day on the ocean! We will do 2 dives on the reef off the coast of Kailua Kona, Hawaii. We provide coral conservation education between dives. Lunch, snacks, water, juice and reef safe sunscreen is included in your trip! We will return to the harbor around 1:30 pm. We cater to all levels of divers and have over 40 dive sites to choose from! We schedule up to 6 divers to one Divemaster, so each trip feels private and personal.

$125 Water Sports

2 Tank Afternoon and Night Reef Scuba Dive

Aquatic Life Divers is a dive company born from the love of the ocean by dedicated dive enthusiasts. We want to share that enthusiasm with you! Our mission is to provide world class diving with the best service by the most experienced crew in Kona. We educate on coral and ocean conservation and want to leave future generations something to be hopeful for, something to work towards and a dive ohana they can share it with. We will strive to share our years of experience of the Big Island underwater world with all who visit. Come and join us in our aquatic life… Meet us at the Honokohau Harbor at 3:30 pm for an exciting afternoon and evening on the ocean! We will do 2 dives on the reef off the coast of Kailua Kona, Hawaii. One dive in the afternoon, climb back onboard and have dinner on the boat while watching the sunset, then into the ocean for an exciting night dive adventure! We provide coral conservation education between dives. Dinner, snacks, water, juice and reef safe sunscreen is included in your trip! We will return to the harbor around 8:30 pm. We cater to all levels of divers and have over 40 dive sites to choose from! We schedule up to 6 divers to one Divemaster, so each trip feels private and personal.

$1200 Water Sports

Private Hawaiian Historical Kealakekua Bay Ocean Encounters & Reef Snorkel Tour

Our Hawaiian Historical Coastline and Reef Snorkeling Tour starts out at the Honokohau Harbor. Our adventure takes place aboard a 28' Luxurious Catamaran that cuts through the water for a smooth and comfortable ride. Spectacular views of the Coastline, coves, cliffs and up close encounters with wild sea life such as Dolphins, Manta Rays, Turtles, Whales and many other spectacular views. Check-in takes place just after sunrise giving us a chance to be out on the Ocean early enough to avoid the crowds of larger tour companies giving us a private experience and the opportunity to enjoy our Ocean Adventure in early morning calmer waters. The “Lealaō" is also designed with comfortable luxury seating, a bathroom, a warm fresh water shower, a very large dive ladder with a swim platform and rides smooth providing comfort for all ages. As we leave Honokohau harbor, we start our Hawaiian historical coastline cruise moving south towards Keahuolū shoreline located between Kailua-Kona and Honokohau harbor. Keahuolū is the home of Halepa’o, a beautiful sandy beach protected by the Lili’uokalani Trust created by Queen Liliuokalani for Native Hawaiian children and their ‘ohana (families). South of Halepa’o is Kamakahonu, once home to Kamehameha the Great who unified all the Islands under one rule and was the founder and first ruler of the kingdom of Hawai’i. ‘Ahu’ena heiau, Kamehameha the Greats personal temple still stands today at the beginning of Oneo Bay. As we cruise the coastline making our way to Kuamo’o, we share historical Hawaiian mo’olelo or stories of old Hawai’i of each area we visit and more. A disagreement in religion led to war known today as the Battle of Kuamo’o. We also make a stop at a very famous cliff jumping spot where local hawaiian children and visitors test there courage for an exhilarating and exciting leap into the ocean off of a 25’ cliff. After passing Kuamo’o Bay the coastline changes into beautiful cliff sides towering in some areas up to 100’. We explore coves and look into caves on the shoreline and lava tubes running through the cliff sides of Hokulia. Looking closely into the cliff side fronting a fiery red cinder hill we can see one of the many faces of Pele, the fire goddess looking out towards the sun set. Just around Keawekaheka point we enter Kealakekua Bay where the story of Kalani’opu’u and Captain James Cook started during a Makahiki and ended during an attempted kidnapping resulting in the death of Captain Cook. Kealakekua bay’s Marine life conservation district is one of Hawaii’s greatest reef snorkeling spots. At the end of our reef snorkel tour we share more history and tell the story of Kealakekua Bay over a hawaiian style lunch with hawaiian food, lots of fruits and vegetables, Hawaiian juices, bottled water, snacks and desserts. Join us for an experience of a lifetime as we give you a true Hawaiian experience. 

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