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About Kona Ocean Experience

Our small-group snorkel tours depart from Keauhou Bay, just minutes from “Manta Village” and other snorkel sites. This is NOT your standard “pack-‘em in” shoulder-toshoulder tour. We provide a real experience and adventure, with plenty of time to enjoy snorkeling while also taking the time to explore the Kona Coast in search of any number of seasonal sea creatures such as sea turtles, pilot whales, humpback whales and various types of wild dolphins.

Our daytime snorkel tour includes a relaxing opportunity to share a fruit platter while learning some Hawaiian history and culture beside the Captain Cook Monument. Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau Bay are considered two of the best spots to snorkel in all of Hawaii.

Our night-time snorkel tours offer a “once-in-alifetime” guided encounter with the magical and majestic mantas! Our vessels have comfortable seating under canopies and we offer individual attention, as well as sufficient time to see historical sites, make new discoveries, and still have time to relax.

What people are saying about Kona Ocean Experience

Close Up with Wild Dolphins

"Kona Ocean Experience delivered a great half-day trip and I got within touching distance of several groups of dolphins. Most amazing experience ever. The organizers were very careful with our safety and experience and responsive for questions. Very recommendable small business for more personal experience."

– Marlen A. on TripAdvisor

"Had an amazing time getting up close and personal with a manta ray! Small group much better than one of the larger ones with strangers!"

– Sarah S. on TripAdvisor
Mantas & Spinner Dolphins in the Wild!

"Had the pleasure of recently booking two trips with Kona Ocean Experience. Did the dusk trip to see the mantas and a morning trip to go see the spinner dolphins. Both trips were great and well worth the price."

– Chris W. on TripAdvisor
Another Fun Trip

"Second time using Kona Experience and we would use them again, Our guides Brain and Dave were super respectful of the wildlife and gave us some cool information about the island and it’s history."

– Lee R. on TripAdvisor