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Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

On this exciting Kona submarine tour, dive deep below the cobalt waters just off the Kona coast, where an entire world of fish and marine creatures is waiting just below the surface. As the submarine descends towards the colorful reef, peer through the portholes at fish that swim to within inches of the submarine windows, and experience the sense of peace and calm in this world beneath the waves. This is a great way to explore underwater without even getting your hair wet, and, if you’re very lucky, there’s even the chance you could see a passing shark.
  • Hawaii Atlantis Submarine Kona Dive
  • Unique views of Hawaii's colorful marine life
  • Professional narration
  • Option to include hotel pick-up and drop-off

What's Included

  • Sightseeing shuttle to submarine dive site
  • Submarine dive aboard the 48-passenger submarine
  • Audio narration is available in Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean.
  • Live English narration provided by our underwater naturalist.
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
    75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    Check in at Atlantis Submarines office inside the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel 30 minutes prior to departure time. Parking validation is offered at the King Kamehameha Hotel for a discounted rate of up to 4 hours for $2.00.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Thanks to the volcanic lava rock that filters the rainfall and runoff, the water here on the Kona coast is some of the clearest in Hawaii. On this enthralling Kona submarine tour, explore the clear waters and colorful reefs just off of the Kona coast, where schools of tropical reef fish flit above patches of sand and through caves. 

See all types of tropical marine life on this Big Island submarine tour, from schools of small manini, or convict tang, to larger fish such as the big-eyed emperor fish that slowly cruise above the reef. 

This Atlantis Submarine Kona Adventure has been featured in National Geographic television shows, and explores the ocean just off the coast to depths of 100 feet (30 meters). For the entirety of the underwater journey, you can relax in comfort in the air-conditioned sub that only holds 48 people, and casually watch through the circular portholes as fish go swimming right by.

Atlantis Submarines Kona

An unforgettable 45-minute journey aboard an Atlantis 48-passenger submarine, as featured in National Geographic television specials, where guests explore a 25-acre natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants! Allow Atlantis Submarines to show you the other 96% of Kona you can't see any other way. Treat yourself to Kona's most beautiful and captivating scenery, habitats, and isolated treasures. You'll descend 100 feet into another version of paradise -- one hidden even from the people of Hawaii for centuries. Atlantis Submarines Kona offers a journey aboard a 48-passenger submarine. Guests will discover an 18,000-year-old, 25-acre fringing coral reef, which boasts a vibrant ecosystem. Passengers view coral formations and tropical fish.Headset providing narrations in Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Spanish are available upon request at no additional cost. Our escorts will assist you to our shuttle vessel from our Atlantis office which will take you out to the submarine.

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All tours are in English. Headsets providing narration in Japanese are available upon request
  • Children must be 36 inches tall or taller to ride the submarine
  • Children under age 3 who meet the 36" requirement are allowed to ride the submarine and a child ticket must be purchased.
  • Actual underwater tour time is 45 minutes. Shuttle boat ride from the pier to the submarine and transfer is 5 minutes each way
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Passengers must be capable of ascending and descending a near vertical ladder to board the submarine
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Really great experience!
LeeAnn_J, Aug 2022
Great tour! Something everyone should experience once. Very informative and the setting of the submarine ensures everyone has a front row view.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Aloha LeeAnn! Thank you for sharing your submarine ride experience, we’re glad you enjoyed exploring with us. We hope you’ll join us for another Atlantis adventure soon! Mahalo!
View From the Bottom
Derek_T, Aug 2022
Our family from 8 to 50 years old were all very pleased with the submarine excursion. Our otherwise distracted teenagers were equally awestruck with seeing the bottom of that part of the ocean and to witness the sea life therein. The narrator mixed oceanic knowledge of the marine species, with their behavior, and other insights such as their name origin. We were able to see shipwrecks which our narrator had anecdotes about. The pictures we were able to take for from a vantage point you usually are unable to have. The crew was very enthusiastic and helpful. We had a marvelous time and thoroughly endorse this event.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Aloha Derek! Mahalo for your excellent review! It was an honor to welcome you and your family aboard for a deep-sea dive. , We're thrilled to hear you had a great trip! We pride ourselves on offering a unique experience that appeals to all ages, and we're glad you and your family enjoyed getting to see marine life from the comfort of a submarine. Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
Nice experience
Alexandra_K, Aug 2022
Stuff was very friendly and funny. They really made my day. It was really worth it. I’ve never been in submarine so for me it was really exiting experience. We saw 2 shipwrecks and shark and lot of corals and fish (but dont be surprice that corals are not colorful). We also touched the bottom of ocean with our submarine - so we had deepest conversation ever 😉
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Aloha Alexander! Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent experience with us, aboard the Atlantis Submarine, from the shuttle boat ride to the deep-sea exploration. We love hearing from our guests and are thrilled to know you had a fantastic submarine adventure! Thank you very much for sharing your valuable feedback and recommendation. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
Kona22
John_S, Jul 2022
Was a great experience that added to our memories of our vacation. A very well organized trip and crew made everyone feel welcome and safe
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Aloha John! We’re so happy you enjoyed your time exploring a unique and beautiful part of Hawaii (Kona) that many rarely have the opportunity to. Thank you for sharing the fun time you had with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
An unique experience!
Trina_S, Jul 2022
Anytime I get to see dolphins in their natural habitat, I am a happy! It was pretty astounding to see all the coral as well. The guide was knowledgeable and make the underwater adventure enjoyable with his added humor! To add; it’s pretty cool to say I’ve been in a submarine.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Aloha Trina! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your adventure exploring in a real submarine! It is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we're happy to know you had a fantastic time. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
Cool!
Donna_P, Jul 2022
Our grand daughter loved seeing all of the different kinds of fish , the bubbles,and coral! She rated the experience as cool.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Aloha Donna! Mahalo for your excellent review! It was an honor to welcome you and your family aboard for a deep-sea dive, and we're thrilled to hear you had a great trip! We pride ourselves on offering a unique experience that appeals to all ages, and we're so glad you and your keiki (child) enjoyed getting to see marine life from the comfort of a submarine. Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
Something Different
Chris_S, Jul 2022
It was a great experience. The crew were very knowledgeable and we saw a lot of fish and a shark! Would recommend it for something different!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Aloha Chris! Mahalo for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your submarine adventure with us! It is indeed often a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see marine life up close while diving in a real submarine, and we're happy to know you got to see some incredible marine life! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
Great way to experience Hawaii
Daniel_L, Jul 2022
This Is a great way to experience underwater Hawaii. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Our group ranged in age from 6 through 73 and everyone enjoyed the tour
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Aloha Daniel! Mahalo for your excellent review! It was an honor to welcome you (and your family aboard) for a deep-sea dive, and we're thrilled to hear you had a great trip! We pride ourselves on offering a unique experience that appeals to all ages, and we're so glad you and your group enjoyed getting to see marine life from the comfort of a submarine. Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
Great Experience
Dominique_T, Jul 2022
Fantastic tour guide and views from the submarine! Saw all different kinds of fish and even a couple reef sharks! Tour guide was very informative, funny, and observant. Would highly recommend doing this if you are in Kona, Big Island !
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Aloha Domini! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your deep sea adventure with us. We love hearing about our guests experiences, and we are happy that you had a memorable one. We hope we have the pleasure of hosting you again. Mahalo for taking the time to write a review!
Great Time!
Jeff_A, Jul 2022
sunken ships. the narration was informative and fun. i felt safe in the sub the entire while. thanks
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Aloha Jeff! Thank you for your five-star review. We’re happy you enjoyed your time exploring a unique and beautiful part of Hawaii (Kona) that many rarely have the opportunity to. Thank you for sharing the fun time you had with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
A superb submarine experience!
Keri_Q, Jul 2022
This was a great excursion for our whole group for ages 7-75! We saw a shark, tons of fish, and a family of dolphins! The staff was great and so friendly!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Aloha Keri! Mahalo for your excellent review! It was an honor to welcome you and your group aboard for a deep-sea dive, and we're thrilled to hear you had a great trip! We pride ourselves on offering a unique experience that appeals to all ages, and we're so glad you and your group enjoyed getting to see marine life from the comfort of a submarine. Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
Mother Nature at her best
Rosemary_S, Jul 2022
Enjoyable tour, plenty of beautiful sights under the sea ! Good for all age groups. Saw a shark on our excursion.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Aloha Rosemary ! Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We're excited you were able to see some great marine life! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
Excellent
Rachel_M, Jul 2022
Just an amazing experience in every way. 10/10 would absolutely recommend to anyone even thinking about doing this trip.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Aloha ! Rachel Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent experience with us, aboard the Atlantis Submarine, from the shuttle boat ride to the deep-sea exploration. We love hearing from our guests and are thrilled to know you had a fantastic submarine adventure! Thank you very much for sharing your valuable feedback and recommendation. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
Fun for the Grandkids
Nancy_R, Jun 2022
The crew were very professional and friendly. Took my Grandson's for the youngest's birthday (9). He was very delighted they wished him Happy Birthday and felt very important. I do wish there were more fish to see but not the fault of the tour.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Aloha Nancy! Thank you for sharing your experience. We're so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your submarine adventure with us! We're also pleased to hear that our crew helped to make your grandson's birthday dive a memorable one—we'll be sure to share your kind words with our crew! We hope to welcome you and your family aboard again soon. Mahalo!
Worth the experience for children – kids to be inside of submarine. Very little sea life - activity to view
Larry_J, Jun 2022
The narrator was informative and knowledgeable. It was disappointing not to see more sea life activity, more fish, etc. it was pretty nice to view the wreck ships. That is the main highlight of the excursion
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Aloha Larry! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us. We're sorry to hear that it wasn't as exciting as you had hoped. The ocean is often quite unpredictable, and sightings of underwater life vary from hour to hour. We're happy your keiki (children) enjoyed their submarine exploration. We appreciate your valuable feedback and will be sure to share it with our team. Mahalo!
Big island underwater dry fun!
Luis_B, Jun 2022
My forever memory is seeing our children's excitement while they're seeing all the underwater life in this amazing attraction
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Aloha Luis! Mahalo for your excellent review! It was a pleasure to have you aboard for a deep sea dive, and we're happy to hear you had a great experience! We pride ourselves on giving our guests the best experience each time they dive with us. Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing your kind words. We hope to see you again soon for another underwater adventure!
Really enjoyed the Atlantis Submarine!
Libby_F, Jun 2022
We really enjoyed our excursion on the Atlantis Submarine! We took our 10 year old niece & she thought it was really fun also! Great narrator on the ride out to the submarine as well as on the submarine.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Aloha Libby! Mahalo for your excellent review! It was an honor to welcome you and your daughter for a deep-sea dive. We're thrilled to hear you had a great trip! We pride ourselves on offering a unique experience that appeals to all ages, and we're so glad you and your keiki (child) enjoyed getting to see marine life from the comfort of a submarine. Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
Great experience
Rebecca_R, Jun 2022
Definitely a must see!!! The Hawaiian ecosystem is so delicate and unique! Guide was informative and loves his job! Great experience!!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Aloha Rebecca! Mahalo for your five-star review! We’re happy you enjoyed your time exploring Hawaii's marine life and adventuring with us! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
Disappointed
Pavel_P, Jun 2022
They charge location and duration of the trip without notice. Wasted my time. Kids were very disappointed. No apologies. Like it was my fault
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Aloha Pavel, Thank you for sharing your review. We are very disappointed to learn that your overall experience was less than exceptional and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. We appreciate your valuable feedback, and we have shared your review with our General Manager as well as our leadership team as we hope to offer all of our guests an enjoyable experience. Mahalo for sharing the details about areas that we may improve.
Under the Sea
Michael_Z, May 2022
We had a great time under the sea. We saw a lot of beautiful fish, coral reef, a couple ship wrecks, teardrop Butterfly Fish, and even a white tip Reef Shark. Descended 109ft at our deepest point. Crew was helpful, friendly, professional, and informative. Submarine is actually capable of 800 foot depth, but stays in the 'shallower' water for better and more consistent views of marine life.
Response from Host, May 2022
Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We love hearing that your tour guide did a fantastic job of making your experience memorable. We're also excited you were able to see some great marine life! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back aboard in the future! A hui hou (until next time).
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