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Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island
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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
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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
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.

This activity will end right where it started.
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.
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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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Atlantis Adventures Hawaii
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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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
See all safety measures taken by Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island.
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
See all safety measures taken by Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island.
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
See all safety measures taken by Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island.

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star-5
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
star-5
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.
icon 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).
star-5
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!!
icon 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).
star-1
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
icon 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.
star-5
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.
icon 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).
star-5
The whole staff were...
Rosalie_G
, May 2022
The whole staff were friendly, informative and helpful. Would definately recommend this trip. You are in a real submarine and kids would get a thrill out of it.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Rosalie! Mahalo for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring with us. We'll be sure to share your thoughts with our staff. We love hearing feedback from our guests, and we thank you again for joining 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).
star-5
Great experience! Would do it again
Brandi_B
, May 2022
Our tour guide, Jason, was wonderful and engaging. The views of the fish and dolphins were amazing and our tour guide offered many local customs and myths. It was a great experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Brandi! Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring with us. We'll be sure to share your feedback with the Jason & the crew. We are thrilled to know you had a fantastic submarine adventure. 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).
star-5
Had the most amazing...
Trinity_W
, May 2022
Had the most amazing experience on this submarine ride! There is so must knowledge that you learn on this ride with getting to see amazing wild life and two ship recks! This is a must do activity when visiting the island!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Trinity! 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).
star-5
Submarine!! Enough Said.
LaurenSchifano
, May 2022
A unique experience with fantastic narration and awesome sites to see. They were helpful with all age groups. Recommend!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Lauren! Mahalo for your excellent review! It was an honor to welcome you 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 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).
star-3
Not worth the $$$
Jegan_R
, May 2022
I was expecting more sea creatures. You will not see anything more than what you see from a shoreside snorkeling except a couple of wrecked ships. Not worth the $$$. Btw, crew members were awesome. They were explaining a lot the whole time
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Jegan! 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 appreciate your valuable feedback and will be sure to share it with our team. Mahalo!
star-5
Be part of the .01% of the .01% of the world’s population. Highly recommended.
Susan_B
, Apr 2022
Very personable, informative, and a truly wonderful experience. We very much enjoyed the crew and the set up of the submarine. Our narrator was funny and provided an important role in the overall experience.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Susan! 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).
star-5
Mahalo!
Barb_S
, Apr 2022
Fantastic opportunity to see a shark and a shipwreck! Excellent staff! Sub was at full capacity but it was fun all in all!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Barb! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed exploring a part of Hawaii (Kona) that most people don’t get to see! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and taking part in the Aloha spirit. 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).
star-4
Not a bad trip ... would like to have seen more
Gabriel_N
, Apr 2022
Sunken ship ... 119 ft dive ... Saw some of the underwater life both fish, animals and plants. Courteous and informative crew. Did not get to see any large fish such as sharks, barracuda, lamprey eels or dolphin.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Gabriel! Thank you for sharing your submarine ride experience. We’re glad you enjoyed exploring with us. We hope you’ll join us for another undersea adventure soon! Mahalo!
star-5
Had an awesome experience...
Michelle_M
, Apr 2022
Had an awesome experience and enjoyed the shipwrecks, especially when the reef sharks came out. The guide was helpful and funny.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Michelle! Mahalo for your 5-star review! It was a pleasure to have you aboard for a deep-sea dive, and we're happy to hear you had a great time! We're excited you enjoyed seeing marine life and coral reefs at a depth most people don't get to experience. 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 post and follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
star-3
It’s not a Captain Nemo Experience
sandibrakebush
, Apr 2022
Not very colorful and a limited number of fish. Saw lots of tires which didn’t make for attractive viewing. Being on the sub was a unique experience and the crew were great.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha and thank you for sharing your review. We are very sorry that you did not receive the level of experience you expect from Atlantis Hawaii. We hope to offer all of our guests an enjoyable time and we thank you for sharing the details about areas that we may improve.
star-5
shark!
Tenneale_M
, Apr 2022
My 6 year old and I, loved this experience. We saw lots of neat fish, coral, 2 shipwrecks and a shark. A crew member told us that one time he saw a whale shark. The guide knew the traditional hawaiian names for a lot of the fish, and told some interesting stories, that as far as I knew, at least sounded true :)
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Tenneal! 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).
star-5
Great experience and a...
Jose_S
, Apr 2022
Great experience and a lifetime memory for the kids and family! We've got luck and were able to even see a few sharks all in the same day.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Jose! 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!
star-5
Amazing!
Anissa_B
, Apr 2022
Amazing experience from start to finish! Very well organized, very informative, beautiful views of the coral reefs, the shipwrecks, fish, and even a few sharks. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Anissa! 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!
star-5
Amazing
Tara_D
, Apr 2022
It was amazing! What a great experience! My family loved it. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. It was so cool! We made it down 107 feet! We would highly recommend it to anyone
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Tara! 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).
star-4
Neat experience
Trish_W
, Apr 2022
I was hoping to see whales, sharks or dolphins. It was a neat experience to be in a submarine and get to go to the bottom of the sea 105 ft below sea level.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Trish! 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).

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