Go on an adventure along the South Kona Coast
Sponsored by Central Pacific Bank
Looking for a new adventure? Head to the South Kona Coast on Hawaii Island for a rafting and snorkeling expedition with Sea Quest Hawaii. The adventure company started out in 1988 with just one six-passenger boat and has since expanded to become a destination for travelers with the help of Central Pacific Bank.
One of its most unique tours? The Night Manta Experience, which some like to call nature’s most spectacular nocturnal ballet. Sea Quest’s Coast Guard certified captains and crew assist as you float above the graceful gentle giants right outside the mouth of Keahou Bay.
“This is the only place in the world where you can actually swim with the manta rays at night, here in Kona,” says Manu Powers with Sea Quest Hawaii. “So it has become a bucket list item most certainly.”
The Expedition South Kona tour allows you to explore the southern coast of Hawaii Island. This tour provides spectacular snorkeling in locations such as Pu’uhonua O Honaunau and Kealakekua Bay. Guests enjoy lunch in the shade of the canopy within view of the monument to Captain Cook. Sea Quest also offers the Deluxe Morning Adventure where you can listen as the captain relays stories detailing the rich cultural and geological history of Hawaii Island, explore sea caves, lava tubes and the coast’s diverse marine life.
“People who live on this island come out on the boat and see things that they’ve never seen before,” says Powers.
The adventure company has a dolphin encounter which gives guests the opportunity to observe the animals in their natural habitat. Afterwards, snorkel in a pristine coral reef rich with marine life. Or try Sea Quest’s exclusive catamaran charter, which gives guests the option to spend the clear, sunny morning exploring diverse marine life and amazing reefs along Hawaii Island’s South Kona Coast.
Sea Quest Hawaii attributes its success to the network it has on Hawaii Island, and that includes Central Pacific Bank. Powers says the company wouldn’t be where it is today without them.
“CPB is grateful for the relationships like this one with Sea Quest,” says Alan Pak, the assistant vice president and senior business banking officer at Central Pacific Bank’s Kailua-Kona branch. “We are committed to the small businesses in the community, as they are the driver for our local economy and job market.”
For more information: seaquesthawaii.com