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Captain Zodiac

Hawaii’s Original Rafting Company

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About Us

Captain Zodiac will take you to explore some of Hawaii’s most amazing sights along the Kona Coast! Our snorkel destination is Kealakekua Bay where you will find some of the best snorkeling in the state of Hawaii. This remote marine preserve features hundreds of colorful fish and beautiful coral. A key place in Hawaiian history and site of the Captain Cook Monument, we “talk story” about these cultural and historic events.

Up-close encounters with marine life are an opportunity not to be missed on our Zodiac rafts. We often see pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins, humpback whales (seasonal), pilot whales, sea turtles, and other rare species. The small-group atmosphere of our adventure allows for a personal and intimate tour.

Our captain and crew are well versed in marine science, animal behavior, geology of the island’s lava flows, Hawaiian history, culture, and folklore. This makes our tours informative as well as fun! The captains are part-entertainer and all pirate.

Only our highly maneuverable 24-foot Zodiac Hurricane RHIB can get you in close to the sea caves, lava tubes, rock archways, blowholes and amazing scenery along the coastline. With only a maximum of 16 passengers per raft, everyone has a great seat.

Over 1,400 Visitors Rave About Us on TripAdvisor

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Rafting Expedition & Snorkeling

We had an amazing time with Captain Bryce and his First Mate Amanda. Both were very knowledgeable about the area and made the trip very enjoyable. We found a huge pod of dolphins that was one of the highlights of the trip. Amazing experience snorkeling, such beauty is unbelievable. We will definitely take this excursion again on future visits. AMAZING!

– Will M. | TripAdvisor
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Fabulous Day on Big Island Waters!

Thanks to Captain JC for a great trip. The snorkeling spot was amazing! Great variety of fish...and SO MANY fish. Cruising the beautiful blue waters of the big island and touring the gorgeous Kona Coast and its geology is an experience I will never forget.Thanks again Captain JC.

– Denise D. | TripAdvisor
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Great crew and experience!

Went on the "beat the crowd" tour of Capt. Cook and had a great time! Captain Rick was great and had good insight, and Devonte was a hoot - we will book with Captain Zodiac the next time we are in Kona!

– Lani J. | TripAdvisor
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Awesome Family Memories

Captain Rick and Will were terrific The whole experience will be remember by all members of our family. Especially our grandson, it was his first experience on the ocean, snorkeling and seeing the Dolphins. Thanks so much. We will definitely be booking this on our next years visit.

– Susan L. | TripAdvisor
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Best Ever!

The ride to and from the snorkeling area was fantastic. It’s a thrilling ride and they ensure safety. The crew were fun and had a lot of great Hi history to share. They had high quality equipment and assisted in appropriate use of gear. The whole experience was amazing. Highly recommend to anyone visiting The Big Island

– Rian H. | TripAdvisor