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Kamanu Charters Inc.

Kamanu Charters offers snorkeling trips, sailing, whale watching, night manta ray tours and private charters on their 36' Custom Kurt Hughes design Sailing Catamaran , from the Honokohau Marina in Kailua Kona. Kamanu Charters usually sales north towards Pawai Bay where fish are prevalent and you will see hundreds in addition to the likely arrival of a Spotted Manta Ray, Green Sea Turtle and Bottlenose or Spinner Dolphins. Pawai Bay is one of the most remote bays along the Kona coast and is not easy to access with anything but a boat. Kamanu Charters has been offering their trips since 1974 making it one of the longest running boat tour operations on the big island. One of the things they have learned is that a small group is more intimate, so they limit the number of passengers to only twenty four.


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If you are coming to the "Big Island" of Hawaii on a cruise ship then you need to make sure you browse our cruise ship category before you make any reservations for activities during shore leave.

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Known for their inshore habits, playfulness around vessels and star performances at aquariums, Bottlenose dolphins are probably the most popular of all cetacean species located off the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Sailing charters on the Big Island of Hawaii generally depart from the Kona side of the island. Because Kona is usually protected from the stiff tradewinds by the enormous volcanoes behind, these sails are often gentle in nature and are a great way to experience the beauty of Hawaii's ocean and sealife.

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The Big Island of Hawaii has a number of different boats that offer snorkeling tours. Many of them cruise the coast off Kona down to Capt. Cook. Most of the boats offer morning and afternoon trips and one trip even offers "night snorkeling" to see the giant Manta Rays.

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Sunset Sails off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii provide the ultimate in relaxation. The beauty of the ocean and the colors of the sunset provide a remarkable experience to conclude your Hawaiian day.

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Watersports are the perfect Hawaii activity for anyone young or old! For excitement, choose the "touch and go." On the way down, instead of just reeling you onto the boat they let you linger awhile above the ocean surface - just before they dunk you.

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Unlike other locations in Hawaii, the Big Island of Hawaii is not only the seasonal home for the famous Humpback whales but is also home year round to a selection of Sperm whales, Pilot whales, Pygmy Killer whales, the Melon Headed whales and the rare Beaked whales.

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For our purposes, X-Treme Tours are those tours that are adventurous, exciting and usually require some measure of physical activity. You may think that these tours are designed only for the young but that is not the case.

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