Captain Zodiac Ocean Rafting Kona Whale Watch Tour (from Honokohau Harbor), Big Island tours & activities, fun things to do in Big Island |

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Captain Zodiac Ocean Rafting Kona Whale Watch Tour (from Honokohau Harbor)


Set out on a search for Humpback Whales on a speedy 24-ft Zodiac raft, and get a “front row seat” to see these majestic mammals in the beautiful waters of Kona.

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See Hawaii's annual winter visitors the humpback whales in their natural habitats and even catch sight of the dolphins, manta rays and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that call these waters their home. The fast moving Zodiac provides an exhilarating ride, and the low profile and high maneuverability has made them recognized worldwide as the best way to explore remote marine environments. As time allows, the Zodiac can get close to the many lava tubes, sea caves and wave-powered blow holes so you can learn how the island was formed. A fun Zodiac ride and amazing whale adventure in one!
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Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?
  • Yes, please note that you may not bring any alcohol or glass containers.
How close will the boat get to the whales?
  • Legally, no boat can come within 100 yards of a whale, they will get as close as possible without disturbing them.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
Is giving a tip (gratuity) required?
  • Gratuity is never required, but if you enjoyed your experience a tip is always greatly appreciated!
What type of raft is used?
  • The 24-foot Rigid Hull Inflatable Zodiac vessel is powered by twin outboard motors that produce a quick moving and highly maneuverable ride. The rafts are perfect for exploring shallow coves, sea caves, and lava tubes located along the coastline. Passengers sit on the side pontoons and each boat can hold up to 16 passengers. All vessels are U.S. Coast Guard certified and inspected yearly and all captains are licensed by the Coast Guard.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


(4.67/5.00) 4.67 / 5
(6 reviews)
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by: Beverly
The guides were knowledgable and friendly. They were attentive to the needs and comfort of the passengers. My 8 yr old grandson was given the cushioned seat in the center (also the safest) and they ev...more
This was my second trip out to see the whales with Captain Colin and crew. Went last year, could hardly wait to go again, got the opportunity and took it. The Captain is wonderful, he makes the trip...more

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