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Captain Zodiac Raft Expeditions

#14 of 147 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Suite 16, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
+1 808-329-3199
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Zodiac Raft and Snorkel Adventure
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Captain Zodiac has entertained guests for over 42 years on our exciting 24-foot Zodiac rafts. You will see the rugged coastline up close as you explore a sea cave and see exposed lava tubes, blowholes and archways. You will snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Kealakekua Bay Marine preserve viewing over 150 varieties of fish. You must keep a sharp eye out for pods of dolphins, whales and other marine mammals that come close to our rafts. The Zodiac ride is fast, fun and educational! You will hear about the Hawaiian history of the area, learn about marine life behaviors and learn the island’s geology.
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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Suite 16, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
+1 808-329-3199
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really fun trip with my 11 year old son. Not too rough (and my back is not 100% - tip - sit at the back of the boat to lessen the impact) Captain Rick made it fun and educational. Wonderful snorkeling spot with lots of...More

Thank micmac391
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started off the day by getting seated in the black rubber dingy (probably the best way to describe it) we got told names ; Zach our driver and Kimberly. We went through safety which was the fast and efficient that it could be. Simple...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family had the best time of our entire vacation snorkeling with Captain Rick and Bryce. My husband and I have snorkeled many different places but this was the best. We were able to see three pods of dolphins, including two different types, and countless...More

Thank lesanne7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great boat ride to snorkeling site. Fantastic guide who knows a lot. Great for first timers. Sandwiches drinks and snacks provided. Don't miss this adventure. Soooo worth the money!!

Thank GuyW56003
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cruise ship so we met at the same dock the tender dropped us off at. Met our captain, Jason who was a great guy. Cruised out of the harbor seeing dolphins along the way, went past out cruise ship also. Cruised for about...More

Thank Garry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing day --- great activity for the family (3 kids age 12, 13 & 14) Captain Chris made the day great about a 40 minute zodiac ride (hanging on the whole way) followed by 90 minutes of snorkeling.... this was incredible, clear, tons of fish...More

Thank mattp_sf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The two crew members were enthusiastic and fun. The Zodiac boat was fast and fun. The snorkeling area near the Captain Cook monument was clear and full of fish. Then we were given a tour of some lava formations. We had spinner dolphins running along...More

Thank Okiejer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I went on this excision last week. Captain Rick and first mate Anthony were in charge! It was an amazing experience that I would highly recommend! The water was beautiful...A little cold so be prepared but well worth the money! Great memories!...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Rick and Devonte took excellent care of us and got us to the snorkel spot nice and early before the other arrived. Highly recommended for families of all ages.

Thank Justin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of five had a tremendous afternoon with Captain Zodiac. Our captain, Colin, and first mate, Lori, were skilled and knowledgeable. On the way to Kealakekula Bay they took us out to see pygmy killer whales, a rare sighting! We also saw pods of...More

Thank Jeannine L
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Response from Caryl R | Reviewed this property |
We were on an NCL cruise so I do not know. They picked us up at the dock. The excursion was excellent though. My daughter did it a second time a week later.