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 the
Kailua-Kona pier, where the cruise ship tenders disembark, 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.
Comments from some
of our customers:
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
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.
- Lisa Rider
There is a dual purpose to this note of appreciation,
with the first being to acknowledge to you all that you provided
the BEST excursion during our NCL cruise From the time
we arrived at the dock, EVERY employee of Captain Zodiac was just
full of energy and of passion to provide an outstanding service
to everyone taking this excursion. Secondly, PLEASE recognize
two of your most outstanding employees, Captains Mike and Andy.
They are genuine, knowledgeable, humorous, kind and safe. They
are terrific with those persons who are not the strongest of swimmers,
but have a strong desire to snorkel and learn all about Kona.
What a great team they are, in that they work so well together.
They are a better advertisement than the web sites, as we have
already told two couples going to Hawaii about your excursion.
These two couples are now committed to going on the Captain Zodiac
Again, Captains Mike and Andy, you two made this
excursion, and thanks again for all the effort the two of you
put forth to make this the time of our lives.
Mark and Marianne Schmitt (The M& M's), Cleveland,
My wife and I just returned from a 7 day Hawaiian
cruise which was the vacation of a lifetime. We did the
dolphin-snorkel excursion via the ship. The snorkeling was the
best I ever did including great sites in Hawaii and parts
of the Caribbean. We were also lucky enough to run into a pod
of 50-100 dolphin. What really put the trip over the top
were the leaders Mike and Buddha. They were knowledgeable
and really helped us all have a great and fun time.
I just wanted to say thank you from my family
and I. Ten of us, ages 49-13, went on your excursion through Norwegian
Cruise Lines this past week. This had to be the highlight of our
trip! I myself was very nervous because I am not a strong swimmer.
I did not ever need to have any fear. The captain and his first
mate were awesome! They truly made me feel safe. We were able
to see hundreds of spinner dolphins, a pod of pilot whales, and
many fish too numerous to name. My family still talks about how
much fun we had. Thanks for a great time!!
Your outfit ROCKS. I had a great time today and could not be happier
if I didn't do anything else this year. Thank you for the magical
journey with so much Aloha. Best wishes to you all! See ya soon.
- Michelle Aboumrad
I was on a tour with Captain Zodiac on either the 23 or 24 of
December 2010 with Captain Colin and Tetau. They were both
AWESOME and did a fantastic job. It was one of my familys
favorite days of our two week trip so thank you!!
- Amber Walker
I just wanted to say thank you all so very much
for such an awesome experience! Everyone was so great to deal
with! Captain Collin and First Mate Lesile (not sure how to spell
their names...sorry) were wonderful to not only us, but our 7
year old daughter Haley! She has made friends for life! Lesile
was so sweet and even took her out to snorkel with her...it just
made Haley feel so important and special!!! She is a true gem
of a lady! Captain Collin had the best stories and was so excited
about showing us everything he could, what a great guy!
Thank you again to a wonderful staff and for making
us feel like family!
We will recommend your tour over and over again!!!
- The Browns (Brian, Heather and Haley)
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 Raft Expeditons.