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Address: 75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
Phone Number:
+1 808-324-7873
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Ocean Eco Tours is your "In, On, or Under the Water"...

Ocean Eco Tours is your "In, On, or Under the Water" specialist!!

Join us for:

Wild Dolphin Snorkel/Swim

Manta Ray Night Snorkel

Whale Watching(seasonal)

Scuba - Intro Dives, Scuba Certification, Gear Rental

Surf Lesson - Beginner to Advanced

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Surf Lessons with Charles

If you think you can't surf, you're wrong. Charles will get you up on that board in no time at all. He has the experience and expertise to keep you safe and get you riding waves... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jenifer M
Lee's Summit, Missouri

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you think you can't surf, you're wrong. Charles will get you up on that board in no time at all. He has the experience and expertise to keep you safe and get you riding waves in no time at all. Our session for two lasted 2 hours. It was a perfect amount of time. Don't leave the Island without... More 

1 Thank Jenifer M
Loudoun County, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Captain Rob was fantastic! My in-laws took us snorkeling at the Captain Cook monument and he was super knowledgeable and funny. He slowed down when my MIL wanted to go slower, but made sure my spouse and my brother-in-law got their fun speed rides. It was a smooth and great boat ride and then 45-60 minutes of snorkeling. He even... More 

Thank kogrady08
1 review
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I don't think the family could have had a better time with OET. We book with them every time we come to the Big Island and always have a great time. Learning something new about the island each trip out.

Thank William N
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Had 2 amazing sessions with Charles on a recent trip to the Big Island. He made it really fun for my husband, myself and 2 kids, all beginners. He had a really easy way with the kids, and was clear and patient but firm about safety. The kids loved him. He got us all up and surfing and wanting more.... More 

1 Thank Kristina G
Ontario, New York
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing time swimming with dolphins. Our captain Tim and guide Aaron found the best spot away from the crowds. We must have seen 75-100 dolphins. They were extremely knowledgeable and lots of fun.

Thank CathyR5533
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing time on my surf lesson with Charles. Went with my BFF and her family. Charles had time and specific instructions for all of us and our abilities. I felt safe, had fun, enjoyed the ocean and want to surf again. Definitely would recommend the putting!

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Beatrice, Nebraska
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143 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My husband and I were certified by Rob in 2012 and have since gotten our Master Divers certification. We brought our newly certified open water diver - our son- with us on this trip and once again, Rob did not disappoint! There were 6 of us, 3 divers and 3 snorkelers along with Rob and his first mate. On the... More 

Thank Robin D
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I booked a whale watching tour two months in advance. I planned my holiday around this and other tours with other companies (all other tours were perfect). I had paid and received a confirmation email. So I turned up on the day and there was no one at the pier. I called them and they had no knowledge of my... More 

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Robert H, Owner at Ocean Eco Tours, responded to this review

To our valued customers, we always strive to communicate and provide alternatives when our trips are either reschedule or cancel. Unfortunately although it's rare sometimes reservations are lost or we have last minute issues, mechanical, mother nature we are sorry. My advice would be to always reconfirm any reservation just to be sure it's a go. Remember the last thing... More 

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My son and I booked a surfing lesson with Ocean Eco Tours. Neither of us had ever been surfing before. Our instructor, Charles took plenty of time going over all the basics with us and it really helped to put us at ease. Charles is a very competent and knowledgeable instructor and also a fun guy to hang out with.... More 

1 Thank Clifton M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband and I got a private surfing lesson with Charles and it was amazing ! He took us out to a nice secluded area where we were the only people around trying to catch the waves. We not only learned how to surf but we also got to watch sea turtles swimming right along with us. We enjoyed our... More 

1 Thank Vera A

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