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Hawaii’s most experienced rafting company, Captain Zodiac Raft
Expeditions established in 1974, invites you on an intimate journey
to Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii’s finest marine preserve and the site
of Captain Cook's Monument.
Departing from Honokohau
Marina located 3 miles north of Kailua-Kona, your captain will
entertain you with Hawaiian folklore and Kona history as you travel
along the scenic Kona coast. Keep a lookout for Hawaii 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 inaccessable shores and get the feeling of traveling
back in time on this remote coastline. Marvel at the incredible
geology as your captains entertain you with their narration and
excite you with their skillful driving in rafts just like the
Navy seals and the U.S. Coast Guard use.
Play Video To See A Captain Zodiac Whale Encounter.
Play Video To See Whale Encounter Below the Water.
Awarded "2006/2007 C.R.U.I.S.E.
Tour of the Year" by Princess Cruises
Whale Watching is from our 24 ft Zodiac rafts which
give you a “front row seat” and are fast so we get into viewing
position quickly. This also means the rafts can take a little
splashing during transit so we suggest wearing clothing that
can get wet (such as swim suit and cover up, or windbreaker
etc) and for camera/video equipment some water proof protection
while underway (plastic bags and backpack).
Reservations for CRUISE SHIP GUESTS must be booked directly through
the cruise line.
Comments from some
of our customers:
The sights were so abundant and dazzling! I wish
I had been faster on the camera trigger! we saw a lot of whales
and dolphins. The snorkeling was great!! the crew, Brandt, and Shane
were just wonderful and made sure everything was done safely but
a LOT of fun!! Highly recommend this adventure to everyone!
Priscilla Bunch Tubbs
Mahalo to Captain Chris and sidekick Adam for the
most awesome whale watch in history. Those five whales that fell
in love with our raft for a half an hour were an unimaginable experience.
All I can say is AMAZING
Sue Cooke Newton
Captain Colin was awesome! He patiently worked with
"first-timers" to make sure they had a great experience. His skills
as a licensed captain were evident in the way he handled the boat,
made sure everyone felt safe, and free-drove repeatedly to find
a set of goggles that was in 45' of water. All I can say is it was
an amazing day and was one of the highlights of our vacation.
We had a great time yesterday... My wife and I weren't
too sure about booking the tour because we have 3 boys (ages 4,
6 and 9) but they had a BLAST... Collin and Caleb were great and
they showed us much more than we expected... The staff that helped
us book the tour were great too... Thank you again.
Scott P. Nelson
December 11, 2013
My daughter and I are from Illinois and we were
on your excursion booked through NCL on Wednesday December 11th,
2013. I was very nervous for my daughter she is only 14 years old
and not the most avid swimmer. Collin and Blake were very helpful
with my daughter Carly and in no time at all my worries were gone.
Colin was fantastic, his knowledge, skills and personality are all
top notch. I was educated, entertained and intrigued all in one
excursion. My daughter and I feel that this is one of the best adventures
available in all of the Islands. If your visiting Kona you gotta
Respectfully, Carl Jacobs, Chicago, IL
August 28, 2013
We had a great trip snorkeling Capt. Andy and Tatum
are the bomb!!!!!!
Barbara Aldrich, guest from NCLs Pride of
August 11, 2013
We road with captain mike when we were in Kona
a few years ago. ! It was awesome. Ride and snorkel were amazing.!!!
So much so that we are going to Maui in feb 2014 for our 30th wedding
anniversary to go whale watching. Coming to Kona for 3 nights 1st
JUST TO DO THE ZODIAC AGAIN!!!! Went online to book early and saw
you do whale watching!!!! Wooohoooo! .......
You haven't rode the ocean blue till you do CAPTAIN
ZODIAC !! A thrill you'll never forget!!!!! 11 out of 10 rating!!
August 8 ,2012
We had a great morning trip with Shane and Jennifer.
The ride was amazing... saw lots of spinner dolphins and a couple
sea turtles. They gave us great information about the island. The
best excursion not to be missed!!!
June 26, 2013
Such a fun afternoon! Chris and Caleb were the best!
Our teen daughter enjoyed looking at them as much as the beautiful
fish and dolphins. Highly recommend the trip- fun for all ages.
Julie Johnson Matta, guest from NCLs Pride
Rosanna DeAmorim D'Elia posted this comment below,
on our Captain Zodiac Facebook wall, to thank us for making her
son’s wishes come true last Wednesday: “Thank you for making my
son's Make A Wish trip to Hawai'i even more special! You guys are
the best and made it a very memorable trip for us - MAHALO!!!”
January 10, 2013
Thanks again for our trip this morning. We haven't
been able to talk about ANYTHING except how incredible our whale
encounter was! We're still in awe.
January 11, 2013
Absolutely incredible experience!! Colin &
Joi were fantastic. We saw humpbacks, steno dolphins, pilot whales
& great snorkeling at Kealakekua. Highly recommend Captain Zodiac!!
December 3, 2012
Had an unbelievable time with Sam and Captain Jack
last week. What a phenomenal tour. Not just the scenery but the
knowledge Sam and Jack had about the island, ocean, and culture
were amazing. I really recommend touring with Captain Zodiac.
October 10, 2012
Loved the spinner dolphins, their babies, and the
crew was awesome! We had a ball and we're telling all our friends!
Super great time! We did the 5-hour trip and it was wonderful!
June 22, 2012
Chris and Joy did a great job today. We saw beaked
whales- apparently a rare sight! We were also entertained by a pod
of spinner dolphins. The coral reef and various fish, blow hole,
sea cave, lava tube, and other coastal sights were amazing! Chris
made some fun sharp turns to add some excitement for the kids on
our zodiac boat ride to our snorkel sight. We were all hoping the
moms wouldn't fall out LOL. Joy told an interesting story about
Captain Cook as we observed the monument to him on the shore where
he was killed.
Comments like these are all we ever get! Best trip,
best people, funnest boats, great dolphin shows, incredible whale
watch are among the many comments we receive! The comment we hear
the most is " this is the best thing we did on our vacation!" So
join us on our incredible journeys and you will be sharing comments
with friends and family about the best tour in Hawaii, Captain Zodiac
for an adventure that will be remembered as the best thing you did on
your vacation! (808) 329-3199. Captain Zodiac - The most complete tour,
the most exciting adventure, the best captains, crew and office staff.
The most professional rafting company in Hawaii! Since 1974 we have been
thrilling and entertaining guest on our incredible adventures! Don't miss
out on the adventure of a lifetime! Aloha - Captain Zodiac.