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Captain Zodiac Raft Expedition

Highlights / General details

For 38 years, Captain Zodiac has introduced visitors to an array of natrure’s secret wonders that can only be experienced in a Zodiac Raft. The small group atmosphere of our expedition allows for a personal and intimate tour. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve, site of the Captain Cook monument. These highly maneuverable, military Zodiacs can get you close up to the many lava tubes, sea caves and blow holes of this rugged coastline. Keep a sharp eye, for you will see and encounter pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins, sea turtles and humpback whales (January – April)! Your captains/naturalists will tell stories of Hawaiian history and culture, island geology, and many marine species that you will encounter. A delicious tropical snack of sweet, fresh pineapple and fruit, chips, cookies and soft drinks are included.


Tropical snack (fresh Hawaiian fruits, potato chips, cookies, sodas, fruit juices and bottled water); Snorkel gear; State and Harbor tax.


Roundtrip transportation is not provided; Crew gratuity is not included, and is at the guest’s own discretion and expense.

Hours of operation

Available: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday (weather permitting); Morning Rafting Tour Departs at 8:15am, Afternoon Rafting Tour Departs at 12:45pm. Check-in 15 minutes prior to departure time.


Approximately 4 hours. Snorkeling time is approximately 1½ hours.


Departs from Honokohau Harbor, Gentry’s Kona Marina.

Participant restrictions

Due to the possible rough nature of ocean rafting, pregnant women, persons with back or neck problems and persons who have recently had surgery are not permitted.

Children under age 4 are not permitted.

Additional Information

Wear swimsuit and cover up. Bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and towels. Please be sure to put any electronic devices like cameras and phones in a plastic bag.


Minimum of 4 passengers per raft required in order for tour to operate.

Menu is subject to change without notice.

Due to rising fuel costs, prices may be subject to fuel surcharges at any time.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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