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Honokohau Harbor Tours and Tickets

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Steep drop-offs beckon just off Kona’s coast, the dominion of pelagic beasts—marlin and billfish some topping 1,000 lbs. Most journeys to catch one begin the 262-slip marina at Honokohau Harbor, just before the entrance to Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park. Nearly all of Kailua-Kona’s fishermen, independent sportfish tour operators as well as charter boats departing for scuba sites and popular manta and dolphin snorkeling adventures dock and depart from Honokohau Harbor.

The full-service marina also sports two noteworthy restaurants: Harbor House, a burger and beer joint with views of vessels from their open-air dining room, and Bite Me Fish Market Bar & Grill serving seafood delivered direct from the ocean to their door. ATMs, two full service restroom blocks with hot showers and a convenience store for snacks and sundries round out the facilities here.

Just behind the marina proper, a snaking road ends at a lava rock parking lot with a trail leading to a small beach with decent snorkeling and popular with area dog owners.

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74-380 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA, 96740
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Night Manta Ray Adventure
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Night Manta Ray Adventure

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Have a unique Big Island experience snorkeling with manta rays on this tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll take a short cruise out to the manta site, where you’ll watch the beautiful Hawaiian sunset before dipping into the water to watch the manta rays up close. All necessary equipment will be provided for your excursion, as well as light refreshments and snacks to enjoy on board. Your tour will conclude at its original departure point. If you don't see manta rays on this excursion, book again for another night--no charge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay
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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay

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There are few places in all of Hawaii more historic than Kealakekua Bay, as it's the spot where Captain Cook was killed in a skirmish with native Hawaiians, and the Hawaiian monarch, King Kamehameha III was born just a few miles away. The history aside, it's also one of the best places to snorkel on the Big Island of Hawaii, and you'll have the chance to experience the beauty on this snorkeling tour from Kona. Search for dolphins on the way to the bay while admiring the volcanic coast, and after scouring the red for coral and fish, climb aboard for a lunch that's served by the friendly crew.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Whale Watching On The Big Island

Whale Watching On The Big Island

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Hawaii’s Big Island is home to migrating pods of humpback whales, which often breach as they build up energy for their northward migration. This narrated tour brings you to some of the best viewing grounds via 24-person catamaran. You’re able to hear the whales singing through the provided hydrophones. The tour provider guarantees whale sightings or the next trip is free.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.90
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Ultimate Ocean Encounters Midday Snorkel

Ultimate Ocean Encounters Midday Snorkel

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On this 3-hour excursion you can expect to see and snorkel with as much sea life as possible. Trust our Captains and Crew with their knowledge of the Kona Coast and all the beauty it has to offer. Keep your eyes out for spinner dolphins, turtles, whales, colorful schools of fish and vibrant reef. Our crew will be happy to share some fun historical facts, snorkel tips, and fun fish stories. Strap on your snorkel gear and get ready to jump into the warm Hawaiian sea, for the Ultimate Ocean Encounter.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.94
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Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure

Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure

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The Kona coastline is an aquatic playground that's filled with possibility, whether it's snorkeling with manta rays, searching for dolphins, or watching whales in winter. For an exclusive, comfortable, and private way to explore the Kona coast, this rugged, catamaran-style boat is perfect for small group excursions—since the itinerary and activities are completely catered to only you and your group. Along with a professional, knowledgeable captain who can recommend fun-filled activities, experience a private charter in Kona that you and a group of up to 24 people are sure to never forget.
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  • 4 hours
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Kona Sport-Fishing Private Large Group Charter Half Day

Kona Sport-Fishing Private Large Group Charter Half Day

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Go on a half-day sport fishing excursion on the Big Island. This large-group charter is led by a knowledgeable captain and crew equipped with all the gear you’ll need to reel in yellow fin tuna, big eye tuna, striped marlin, ono, spearfish, or mahi-mahi. Enjoy a fun and relaxing outing that’s perfect for the whole family—even those who just kick back on the deck and soak up the sun.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,831.10
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

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Splash into the crystal-clear waters of Kealakekua Bay on this Big Island snorkeling adventure! Dart in and out of sea caves and explore the gorgeous Kona coastline in an agile Zodiac raft. Snorkel among colorful tropical fish, and keep an eye out for other marine life like whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Along the way, learn about the island’s geologic history and local legends from your expert guide, and see the spot where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group
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Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group

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Summon your courage and plunge into the waters off Kailua-Kona to swim with manta rays. During this 2-hour tour during sunset or after dark, slip on the provided wet suit and snorkel gear and follow your expert instructor into the water. Watch as the enormous vegetarian animals, some with wingspans of 20 feet (6 meters), swim in graceful loops around you, taking in clouds of plankton for their evening meal. All gear and light snacks and refreshments are provided. Choose between sunset and evening snorkel tours; manta ray sightings are guaranteed or you can do a second outing for free.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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Kona Snorkeling - Beat the Crowd to Kealakekua Bay

Kona Snorkeling - Beat the Crowd to Kealakekua Bay

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Kealakekua Bay is one of Hawaii's best marine sanctuaries, which means it is often crowded with visitors. This snorkeling tour lets you avoid the crowds by taking you out onto the bay in a Zodiac raft, which can reach the places bigger boats can't go. Once in the water, you can explore the marine life-filled world beneath the bay's crystal-clear water.
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  • 5 hours
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$151.33
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Sunset Sail Experience at Kona from Honokohau

Sunset Sail Experience at Kona from Honokohau

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Kona and round-out your day on the Big Island of Hawaii in style with a relaxing sunset cruise. Aboard a comfortable and spacious catamaran, take in the views as you sail along the Kona coastline and toast the sunset with an included beverage or two.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$119.58
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Kona Sport-Fishing Private Charter - 6 Hours

Kona Sport-Fishing Private Charter - 6 Hours

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Spend six hours sport fishing off the coast of Kona with this private charter out to sea. You'll be joined by an expert crew who can teach you all about angling and fishing techniques as you fish for ono, spearfish, bigeye tuna and striped marlin. Alternatively, you can spend your time snorkeling and swimming in the cool waters off shore.
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  • 6 hours
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Wild Dolphin Encounter, Sea Caves & Captain Cook Snorkel

Wild Dolphin Encounter, Sea Caves & Captain Cook Snorkel

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Snorkel in Kealakekua Bay and visit the sea caves during an aqua adventure from Kailua-Kona. Board a boat in Honokohau Harbor to meet your local captain and crew. With a group of 16 people or fewer, travel to a marine life conservation area in Kealakekua Bay, stopping at local landmarks and listening to interesting commentary from your captain on the way. If conditions allow, enter the sea caves, unusual rock formations only accessible by water. Dive in wearing the provided snorkel equipment and look for pods of friendly spinner dolphins, sea turtles, and native tropical fish. Lunch, refreshments, and use of all snorkeling equipment are included.
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  • 3 hours
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Guaranteed Whale Watch in Kona

Guaranteed Whale Watch in Kona

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Go on a whale watching adventure on this cruise in Kailua-Kona. Board a 48-foot (15-meter) Delta boat in Honokohau Harbor, and set sail on the water to try and spot whales in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales, pilot whales, and false killer whales, which all might make an appearance during your cruise.  
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Sailing by Catamaran on the Kona Coastlines

Sailing by Catamaran on the Kona Coastlines

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Escape the hustle and bustle of land and soak up the sun and ocean breeze while taking in the sights of the Kona coastline on this sailing trip aboard a comfortable 53-foot catamaran. As you glide across the blue water, keep an eye out for marine wildlife such as dolphins and (during migratory season) humpback whales.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Captain Zodiac Rafting Adventure

Captain Zodiac Rafting Adventure

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Considered one of the top snorkeling destinations on the Big Island, Kealakekua Bay pleases snorkelers with its clear waters, underwater lava tubes, and large populations of tropical fish. Add in a comfortable boat ride aboard a 16-passenger Zodiac craft, guided commentary from your captain, and a light picnic lunch for an informative and hassle-free excursion to this must-see Hawaii attraction.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Night Swim with Manta Rays in Kona, Hawaii

Night Swim with Manta Rays in Kona, Hawaii

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Manta Ray Night Snorkeling is so incredibly beautiful, you will count it as a highlight of your Hawaii experience. The travel channel says it is “one” of the top ten things to do in your lifetime. You will enjoy a beautiful sunset as we cruise the Kona Coast to spend the evening up close and personal with these Gentle Giants. Once we reach our destination, your swim guide will inform you about the Manta Snorkel experience. Please bring a change of clothes and light jacket because the ride back may be chilly.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kona Sport-Fishing Large Group Private Charter - 6 Hours

Kona Sport-Fishing Large Group Private Charter - 6 Hours

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Head out to the ocean from the coast of Kona with this six-hour charter trip, suitable to those who are seasoned at fishing and newbies to the sport alike. You'll have a captain and crew on board to help you out and if fishing isn't really your thing, you are welcome to just sit back and enjoy the ride.
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  • 6 hours
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Kona Sport-Fishing Private Charter Full Day

Kona Sport-Fishing Private Charter Full Day

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The Kona Coast is one of the best spots for sport fishing on Hawaii’s Big Island. On this full-day charter cruise, enjoy a tailor-made experience for you and your group. Pack a picnic lunch and set sail around the Big Island; try your hand fishing for striped marlin, bigeye tuna, or spear fish; and learn fishing tips and techniques to maximize your chances. This tour is completely customisable so you can spend as long as you like fishing or simply relax on deck and soak up the scenery.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kona Sport-Fishing Large Group Private Charter Full Day

Kona Sport-Fishing Large Group Private Charter Full Day

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Set sail along Hawaii’s Kona Coast and try your luck fishing for blue and striped marlin, spearfish, bigeye tuna, and ono. With this full-day private boat charter, enjoy a personalized experience and an itinerary tailored to your preferences and the daily conditions. Maximize your chances of reeling in a big catch with expert tips, and soak up the scenery as you cruise along the coast.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,607.51
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Sailing and Snorkeling Experience in Kona with Lunch

Sailing and Snorkeling Experience in Kona with Lunch

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The dramatic sea cliffs and black and white sand beaches of the Kona Coast make a magnificent backdrop for a boat cruise. On this tour, set sail on board a 53-foot catamaran and look out for dolphins, sea turtles, and migrating whales. Dive in to swim and snorkel, then tuck into lunch onboard and admire the views as you glide along the coast.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Pelagic Wildlife Excursion

Pelagic Wildlife Excursion

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Whale season is never over for Captain Zodiac. Join us for a unique experience of a lifetime where we venture into the unknown! Enjoy a morning wildlife watching tour with our experienced Naturalist captains and crew, who share a passion & respect for the ocean and its inhabitants. Kona is one of the few unique coastlines in the world with numerous species of wildlife year-round. We have the opportunity to encounter 17 different resident whale & dolphin species, turtles, sharks, Hawaiian Monk seals, various species of birds and much more. Experience our military grade Zodiac Hurricanes – the same boats used by Navy seals as we explore the diverse habitat provided by Hawaii’s deep underwater geography, an ocean safari for the true adventure seeker!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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Kona Whale Watch from Honokohau on Sailing Boat

Kona Whale Watch from Honokohau on Sailing Boat

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During migration season, Hawaii is one of the best places in the world to go whale watching. While you can sometimes spot whales from land, you'll have a much better chance on the water. This guided tour takes you out onto the ocean in search of whales in a comfortable catamaran and teaches you all about their unique behavior.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.88
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Should I book Honokohau Harbor tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Honokohau Harbor can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Honokohau Harbor 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Honokohau Harbor costs USD 70.00. Guided Honokohau Harbor tours start around USD 70.00 per person.
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