Location: Big Island of Hawaii, United States
Duration: 5 hours
Product code: 3196RAFT
Departing from Honokohau Marina located 3 miles (4.8km) north of Kailua-Kona, your captain will entertain you with Hawaiian folklore and Kona history as your Big Island Zodiac tour takes you along the scenic Kona coast. Keep a lookout for spinner dolphins, green sea turtles, manta rays, humpback whales (during the winter months) and other marine life that are often encountered on the expedition.Explore lava tubes and sea caves as you travel the inaccessible shores with spectacular views of the remote coastline. Marvel at the incredible geology as your captain entertains you with narration and excites you with skillful driving in rafts used by the Navy seals and the U.S. Coast Guard. Snorkel among beautiful tropical fish living in the coral gardens (approx. 1.5 hours) before snacking on a tasty Hawaiian snack in the marine sanctuary. Learn about the geology of the island as you venture into sea caves and past lava tubes.The Rigid Hull Inflatable Zodiac vessels used are 24 feet (7 meters) in length, powered by twin outboard motors to produce a quick moving and highly maneuverable ride. The rafts are perfect for exploring the shallow coves, sea caves and lava tubes located along this coastline. Each boat can hold up to 16 passengers.Due to the bouncy nature of the ride, the Big Island Zodiac tour is not recommended for those with back or neck problems, or pregnant women. The Kona Coast has the calmest water and the fast-moving Zodiac is the least likely vessel to cause seasickness.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking,Minimum age is 4 years,Pregnant women are not allowed on this tour,Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems
Rafting expedition,Use of snorkel equipment including masks and flotation devices,Picnic snack (Hawaiian fruits, potato chips, cookies, sodas, fruit juices and bottled water) offered on the 8:15 AM and 12:45PM tour grade,Beat the Crowd Mid-Day Tour offers deli sandwiches, chips, cookies, pineapple, fruit and soft drinks,Local taxes
Gratuities,Hotel pick up and drop off
JC and Davante showed us a great time. Being in the Zodiac allowed us to get up close to a whale shark. Something you can’t do on the bigger boats.
Reviewed by: Aaron H, 4/1/2019 12:00:00 AM
Such a fun ride on the way to snorkeling! The guide went out of his way to help us spot whales on the way that is not on the agenda Lunch was good, boat driver was asweome I hightly recommend this one!
Reviewed by: Valerie H, 7/24/2018 12:00:00 AM
We go every year with our grandchildren. This was our fourth trip. Its always fun and we always see dolphins.
Reviewed by: Sandy P, 11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
What an incredible experience! Captain Collin and Sharon were great. We saw two types of dolphins and some whales along the way. The snorkeling was impressive too. We got waaaaay more for our money! Highly recommend Zodiac tours!
Reviewed by: Angie, 11/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Very good few hrs. Worth doing
Reviewed by: Anthony P, 9/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
Cave under a lava tube
Fish in the Corral reef
Corral Reef near Cap Cook Monument
Picture taken at the diving point