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Kailua-Kona, United States
Kaimana Ocean Safari

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Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This "safari" style trip lets you avoid the crowds that are typical of many boat tours. In a small group, head out along the Kona coastline in search of marine life, including dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and whales. When the crew have found the right spot, you can put on your snorkeling gear, jump off board and explore the underwater world.
  • Snorkeling tour along the Kona, Big Island coastline
  • Small-group tour: A more personable experience
  • "Safari" style boat trip: Covers vast areas in search of marine life
  • Learn all about Hawaii's marine wildlife and reefs from your guides
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Use of Snorkeling equipment
Snacks
Bottled water
Towels, rash guards, sun protection are not included. Please bring reef safe sunscreen (zinc only).

Departure Point

74 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Tours meet at Honokohau Harbor north side bathrooms 15 minutes prior to departure. Enter Kealakehe Parkway from Queen Ka’ahumanu Hwy, Make your first right & turn left after the gas station on your left. Park at the bathroom pavilion & meet staff.

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We have a 4ft height limit for children
  • We have an in-water weight limit of 300 lbs- must be able to climb ladder
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kaimana Ocean Safari
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kaimana Ocean Safari?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Kaimana Ocean Safari.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kaimana Ocean Safari?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Kaimana Ocean Safari.

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Kaimana Ocean Safari
Rachel_S
, Jan 2022
This was the best excursion I have ever experienced! Kay and Cam were so knowledgeable about the ocean, the land and all the fish and animals we encountered. We snorkeled at Kealakekua Bay and then were lucky enough to swim with 3 sharks in deeper water. Kay and Cam were very diligent about safety the entire trip and teaching us about shark behavior before getting into the water. We also got GoPro footage of the trip the day after which I thought was amazing! Whenever we return the the big island we will absolutely book another trip with Kaimana Ocean safari!
star-5
An amazing trip with an amazing crew
suzansaninosaka
, Jan 2022
The surf was rough the day we went on the tour so there was a chance that the tour would be canceled. But because of the skillful maneuvering of the boat, we were able to get out of the harbor for an amazing day. On the way out, we were able to see whales. Though the snorkeling locations were limited, we were able to go to Kealakekua Bay. On the way back, we encountered melon headed whales, a kind of dolphin, which we were told are rare in HI. They came incredibly close to the boat. We were able to jump into the water to see them in the distance. I would highly recommend the Ocean Safari experience with Kaimana. Since the tour was limited to 6, we were able to have a personalized tour. The icing on the cake was that they posted underwater videos for downloading, an unexpected momento of the trip.
star-5
Great fun.
Jane_L
, Dec 2021
We loved swimming the mantas and the humpback whale calf that we sighted on the day we went. The snorkeling provided interesting new fish for us. Great experience without the crowds.
star-5
Awesome
Paul_M
, Dec 2021
This trip was awesome. Saw lots of reef fish. Swam with whales. Great phots from staff underwater. Highly recommend taking this trip
star-5
Top notch
Elizabeth_B
, Dec 2021
Knowledgeable staff. Nice boat. Great experience. I don’t like this prompt that won’t submit without more text. So I am not offering anymore. I think a person reading it would get the message.
star-5
Amazing Excursion
Zach_V
, Dec 2021
Our instructors and the photographer were great! They explained everything very well and were knowledgable about ocean life. On our trip we were able to see mantua rays, dolphins, blackfish, and even a shark! Our instructors expressed this is very atypical and that our group was super lucky to see everything. It was a great excursion and I would recommend it to everyone.
star-5
Must do excursion!
Suzanne_S
, Nov 2021
This trip was amazing! The sighting of the shark, pilot whales as well as snorkeling and viewing Manta rays was the highlight. Being a small group tour was wonderful. The couple that conducted the trip were knowledgeable, professional and their passion for what they do was appreciated. This excursion is a must!
star-5
Awesome adventure
Jason_K
, Aug 2021
If you want an adventure with a small group, 6 or less, then this is your outing. We swam with dolphins and manta rays. It’s was great and will definitely do again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great way to start our trip!
Brad_S
, Aug 2021
Great trip! Multiple stops. Very informative and a school of dolphins swam through our group. Plenty to see. Well guided and would repeat for sure.
star-5
Fantastic
Jean_S
, Aug 2021
Fantastic trip. We saw Manta Rays and dolphins and looked for sharks. The couple that owns this business are great. I highly recommend the trip.

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