Ocean Encounters

74-425 Kealakehe Parkway #1, Kailua-Kona

Three-Hour Manta Ray or Four-Hour Morning Snorkel Experience for One or Two at Ocean Encounters (Up to 34% Off)

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Snorkeling with sea life in their natural environment. Hawaiian Spinner Morning Snorkel and Manta Rays that are exclusive to the Kona Coast

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9 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 10, 2022
Accommodating, delightful and caring staff! Bre & team went above and beyond to make sure that everyone in my group was comfortable and had a great time. They were very knowledgeable about the local mantas and obviously care about what they do. The mantas are amazing too!
7 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
July 6, 2022
The staff made my experience a disaster. I was constantly bullied and picked on by the captain(Mongo). She yelled at me three times in front of the group for unnecessary reasons. she tried snatching my goggles off my face without my permission. They were not accommodating, nor experienced in solving simple problems. The boat was over crowded making it hard to find seats. The captain drove the boat like a bat out of hell, while telling us she has another tour to attend, we was rushed, only spending 45 minutes in the water. They had no knowledge of there surroundings. I was told bathroom was closed, when it was open(causing me to be late)I had to constantly demand respect from the entire crew. This was a traumatic tour and I walked on eggshells the entire time. I do not recommend this tour if your African American.
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 2, 2022
Excellent tour. Tnanks
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 15, 2021
That was awesome!
5 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 27, 2021
Must do adventure! We loved it!!
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About This Deal

  • Where: The Big Island (74-425 Kealakehe Parkway, Suite 1 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740) Hawaii is a chain of 7 islands. Please check your location and make sure you are booking on the right island.
  • Included: snorkel gear, wet suit, flotation devices, dry snacks, juice, water
  • Bring: towel, sunblock, jacket, dry clothes, camera
  • Adult ticket 12+, child 0-11
  • Guarantee exempt
  • * Not valid for Kailua, Oahu

Approximately 4 hours Encounter (8:30am-12:30pm) Check-in at 8:00 AM. Morning Encounter to Makalawena:

  • Strap on your snorkel gear and get ready to jump into the warm Kona Coast for the swim of a lifetime. On your 4 hour Ocean Encounters journey, you will make your way up the beautiful Kohala Coast heading north to Pu‘u Ali‘i Bay, home of beautiful Makalawena.

  • The lava rock and tranquil water is the draw to this remote cove. With hundreds of underwater species to see, this entire area is very rich in marine life. Excellent snorkeling along the lava rock outcroppings that run along the multiple coves. Be sure to bring your underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish and vibrant reefs. This snorkel spot is truly a hidden gem and not easy to get to by car or foot. It is off the beaten path and very remote.

  • Location may change due to weather and sea conditions. Price includes all necessary gear: Mask, fins, snorkel and flotation devices if needed, light snacks and soda/water.

  • Please remember to use your “Reef Safe Sun Block”, it is a Hawaii State Law.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required 48 hours ahead of time. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Limit 24 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About Ocean Encounters

En route to Honokohau Marina, tall and slender palm trees line the road, and white sails peak on the horizon. After a couple turns, the sapphire-blue Pacific appears, telling visitors they've made it to Ocean Encounters.

Once aboard the company's 46-foot boat, they find unimpeded views of Kona's calm waters on the upper deck and shade inside the cabin. But perhaps the most important feature of the vessel is its most nondescript: a sturdy swim step, which they use to climb into and out of the ocean on snorkeling tours.

During four-hour daytime trips, they get to swim with colorful schools of tropical fish and pods of spinner Morning Snorkel through the coral reefs of Kealakekua Bay. On evening trips, they venture farther from the coast to watch the sun set, then mingle with glowing manta rays in the sea.