Iruka Hawaii Dolphin
Iruka Hawaii Dolphin
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Boat ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingSpeed Boats Tours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Our company launched in 2008. We now operate multiple tours on the Big Island and the island of O'ahu. If you would like to experience an amazing ocean adventure, snorkeling with manta rays, watching dolphins, scenic tours off the Kona coast schedule a tour with us! It is our sincere hope that your trip to Hawaii will be unforgettable.
Kailua-Kona, United States
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Tours and Tickets by Iruka Hawaii Dolphin
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2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had an awesome experience. The crew was absolutely fantastic. My mom was uncomfortable with her face in the water for so long so they helped onto the raft so she could see the amazing Manta. My 9yo daughter had mask issues and they fixed it for her. My 12 yo is an ocean creature enthusiast so the let her be last out. They took videos so I didn't have too and air dropped them to my phone as soon as we docked. My kids enjoyed the hot coco and rice crispy treats. The manta came within 6 inches of us, dancing gracefully. We had to back up to avoid touching them. We saw at least 7-9 manta and were in the water for a good 40-45 mins. We met people who used other tours and they saw nothing. We told them to book with Iruka. Can't say enough good about the experience, crew and company. We will definitely book with Iruka our next visit to the Big Island
Written 20 April 2024
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Silvana B
Boston, MA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Diego, Mitch, Trevor, and Scott provided an unforgettable snorkeling experience with Kona Manta Ray. Despite the windy day and rough waters, they ensured our family's safety and comfort throughout. With kids as young as 8 in our group, they went above and beyond to keep everyone secure. We appreciated their patience as we waited for the manta rays, which made their appearance almost at the end of our adventure—timely and magical. The equipment was top-notch, and the spacious setup allowed us to relax and enjoy the experience fully. Highly recommended for a secure, spacious, and memorable snorkeling trip!
Written 6 April 2024
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Aloha! We are so happy that you enjoyed our snorleing with manta rays tour. Thank you so much for joining us. We hope to see you again soon. Mahalo!
Written 10 April 2024
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Grace M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely adventure!! 10/10! Mitch, Diego, and Lena were such wonderful hosts. We saw sooo much cool stuff! 😎 Will remember this adventure for years to come✨️💫
Written 1 April 2024
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Aloha! Thank you so much for joining our manta ray snorkel tour and for sharing about your experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Please come back soon! Mahalo
Written 10 April 2024
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Tonya C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow
So many good things...
Booked thru Get Your Guide - good price, excellent information prior to tour.

Check in - easy.

Boat ride - Captain Bryce was informative and entertaining.

Mantas - Ryan & Tamae had us in the water quickly and immediately with mantas!

Photos - amazing free benefit that allowed us to enjoy the experience fully.

Hot chocolate - the best.
Thanks for an experience we will not soon forget.
Written 31 March 2024
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Aloha! Thank you so much for joining our manta ray tour and for sharing about your experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Please come back soon! Mahalo
Written 10 April 2024
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Albert S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had such a great experience during the day that we went back this evening for the night manta ray snorkeling. Lena is absolutely one of the best skippers with her crew of Ryan, Patrick, and Tamae our family enjoyed a second adventure in, as our son says, "their best day in Hawaii." They were extremely helpful getting one of our daughters from her wheelchair into the boat and back to land as well as in & out of the water. Thank you.
Written 31 March 2024
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Aloha again! We are so thrilled to hear that you and your family had another great trip with our crew this day. It warms out hear that you all had such a great time on both of our tours. We cant thank you enough for your continued support. Please come back soon, mahalo
Written 10 April 2024
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Albert S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Our family had a great trip watching the dolphins, snorkeling, and seeing a pod of pilot whales snoozing near where we were swimming. Captain Lena and crew Diego and Mitch were outstanding and very helpful in getting our disabled daughter on and off the boat and in and out of the water.
Written 30 March 2024
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Aloha! Thank you so much for joining our dolphin watch and snorkel tour and for sharing about your experience! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your time with our crew. Please come back soon! Mahalo
Written 10 April 2024
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Mikayla M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Lena, Mitch, and Diego were extremely friendly and helpful. They knew where to take us to find aquatic life. We saw so many animals! They also knew a lot of history and facts about the animals we saw. We felt very safe and had a blast swimming around. Great music and food! They made sure we all felt comfortable and understood what to do. 100% would recommend!
Written 30 March 2024
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Aloha! Thank you so much for joining our tour and for leaving a 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great time. We hope you come back soon. Mahalo
Written 10 April 2024
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Winston B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
What an amazing day! Dolphins and short fin pilot whales!!! The crew was amazing and took such good care of us. Lena, Diego, and Mitchell made it very special!
Written 30 March 2024
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Aloha! Thank you so much for joining our tour and for leaving a 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great time swimming with the dolphins and short-fin pilot whales! How special! We hope you come back soon. Mahalo
Written 10 April 2024
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Katie T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My husband and I had an amazing time. The crew Trevor, Scott, Mitch & Diego were great. My husband does not know how to swim and they were great with helping him get in the water and over to & on one of the platforms to watch the Manta Ray's feed on plankton. I will do it again the next time we are in Hawaii!
Written 30 March 2024
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Aloha! Thank you so much for joining our tour and for leaving a 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great time snorkeling with manta rays! We hope you come back soon. Mahalo
Written 10 April 2024
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Keri Lynn B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We went on the evening 8:30pm Manta Ray tour. I would highly recommend this tour with Iruka. Our first trip was cancelled due to the high winds, so we were able to reschedule the next night. We chose to spend $10 extra for a wetsuit and were glad we did, although others were fine without one. I was very nervous for this tour because it is at night and a bit windy with choppy water. The crew was absolutely amazing. They were there to help you at all times and make sure you felt comfortable and safe. Diego in particular helped me get back to the boat and encouraged me and I really appreciated his attentiveness when I was scared. The manta rays were amazing and so close to us. We stayed in the ocean the entire allotted time, but the crew did bring people back to the boat (not too far away) when they were ready. I would highly recommend this tour and a huge part is due to the care the crew took to make sure everyone was safe and comfortable.
Written 24 March 2024
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Aloha! Thank you so much for joining our tour and for sharing about your experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time snorkeling with the manta rays. Please come back soon! Mahalo
Written 9 April 2024
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