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“Snorkeling with manta ray”

Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours
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Owner description: We are a Hawaiian Owned and operated family business. We take pride in sharing our precious resources with all of our visitors providing accurate cultural information on all of our tours. All of our tours are private, custom, and unforgettable. Come out with us and see the difference 6 passengers max. All ages welcome. Experience true aloha with real local experts !
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Our family of 6 had an unforgettable experience watching the manta rays. As we floated on the water, we felt secure and well informed as Dylan guided our trip. The manta rays swam beneath us and provided an unforgettable display of grace and beauty that will forever make our vacation memorable.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Awesome time. Staff was very knowledgeable and energetic. Easy booking and great reminders for time and location.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We really enjoyed our excursion with Hawaii Island and Ocean Tours. It was a smaller operation but that was great for us! We had a family of 4 and there were supposed to be two more but they didn't show, so we had our own private experience. Mike and Mike and the girls that suited us up were great. My 14 year old was a bit freaked out but they were very encouraging and offered to go back at any point if she was too scared. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The mantas just kept coming up the whole time and really never stopped, even brushed up against us. Thank you!

Thank Rose K
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Jon D, Owner at Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for choosing us!

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The captain of the boat was a complete a-hole. It was my first time snorkeling and I got very seasick and they could’ve cared less. Seemed like they cared more about the safety of the manta rays than me (their customer ha!). It was a very unpleasant experience and instead of them making me feel more comfortable and safe, they made me feel dumb and unimportant.

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Jon D, Owner at Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

We have 6 passengers to take care of so from the beginning you are told to follow directions. It's easy for you to call names and act like you were perfect but we can see you were probably not in control of yourself and are having a bit of a pity party. We supply sea bands and 5 different types of sea sickness remedies. No other company goes to the lengths we do for that. Our #1 priority is the safety of the mantas and resources. Because that's what we are showing our guests. We have a perfect safety record. You throwing up and having a pity party is not a high concern. Stop blaming others for your shortcomings.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The crew on the boat is amazing. We took our kids to the viewing and I strongly recommend it to everyone!

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Jon D, Owner at Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for choosing us!

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