Marine Wildlife Encounters – Kona, HI

Take advantage of all the fun the Pacific Ocean has waiting for you on an Ocean Encounters expedition! With years of experience boating, snorkeling, fishing and seeking marine creatures in the Kona region, we are proud to offer the best marine wildlife encounters in the area.

Our experienced guides and crew love these animals so intently that they know most of what there is to know about them and are excited to share that knowledge with you.

Whether you are looking to witness whales, encounter dolphins and manta rays, meet new friends or just get away from it all, Ocean Encounters can help. So shed the stress and worry of everyday life and enjoy a fantastic time. Contact Ocean Encounters today!


Starts from $65.00

Manta Ray Night Snorkel

» Adults $102.00
» Children $85.00
» Ride Alongs $65.00


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Starts from $65.00

Dolphin Encounter

» Adults $135.00
» Children $95.00
» Ride Alongs $65.00


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Starts from $100.00

Private Charter

» 4 Hrs. $100.00/per
» 6 Hrs. $125.00/per
» 8 Hrs. $150.00/per


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Starts from $60.00

Whale Watching Charter

» Adults $80.00
» Children $60.00
» Private Charters $2600.00


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Ocean Encounters

Encounter Dolphins, Manta Rays and More

The Boat – Ocean Encounters

Top-of-the-line equipment to ensure the best fishing advantage.

“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.” – John Buchan

Welcome aboard the 46 ft. vessel known as your pathway to some of the best memories of a lifetime!

The “Ocean Encounter” is big, roomy and dry – boasting a restroom, plenty of shaded areas, inside cabin and upstairs seating for great viewing. The Delta boats are famously stable, strong and seaworthy. The waters in Kona are world renowned for being calm and beautiful all year long. If you want to get some sun and wind or if you need some shade or warmth the “Ocean Encounter” can provide whatever you need.

Our vessel has a nice big swim step and extra sturdy ladder so you can get out of the water safely, easily and gracefully. An upper deck affords additional awesome views.

All tours include snorkel equipment needed – wet suit, snorkel, mask and fins. Light snacks will be provided.

Client Testimonials

The best reference is a good word!

  • Whether its Dolphin or Manta, the captain and crew really took great care of me. I really enjoyed swimming with the dolphins. The Manta Rays are even better. The Mantas were the highlight. A must do for anyone coming to the island.
    Teresa Lambert Customer
  • We had an amazing experience even though it took a while to see the mantas, but once we did - WOW. The staff was friendly and wonderful and stresses the importance of having an encounter that was safe for the animals.
    Kathleen O Awesome Customer
  • Captain Charlie took us out deep sea fishing. It was an absolute blast. Captain was very Knowledgable and we had so much fun with the Dolphins! We ended up catching a 400 lb blue marlin. It was honestly a trip of a lifetime.
    Ryan R. Davis Customer

Get Up Close and Personal with Kona’s Wildlife

Marine Wildlife Encounters – Kona, HI