Big Island of Hawaii

Atlantis Submarine from Kona Beach

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Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure

From $182.90

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 1 hour
  • 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

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be 36 inches tall or taller to ride the submarine
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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
  • 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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Ayana_M
Amazing time from start to finish. It was an awesome day, including super friendly and professional staff, an excellently comedic tour guide, and even validated parking. The views were incredible made for a completely unique adventure. 10/10, would submerge again. Mahalo!

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Great to be under the sea!
Jan_B, Apr 2024
Exciting 1st time to take a voyage to the bottom of the sea! Beautiful to observe the fish, coral, shipwrecks and patterns of the ocean’s floor. Thoroughly enjoyed this adventure!
Less people please
Blenna_R, Apr 2024
Our guide and pilot (?) were awesome! The views were beautiful. My only complaint is that it was incredibly hard to see because we had so many people on board. Many of which were overweight and spilling over into your section. I know that is something that can’t be controlled, but given we are the most obese country in the world…consideration of allowing less passengers instead of packing people in at max capacity will allow for a better experience for everyone. I was able to see maybe 1/3 of the experience and my back hurt having to twist and contort so that I didn’t have someone on top of me. Staff is amazing!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Blenna! Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our underwater experience and staff! However, we are very disappointed to learn you did not have an exceptional/comfortable experience. We will share your valuable feedback with our leadership team for careful consideration. 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).
Fun and special memory
Gabriel_A, Mar 2024
This is the second time we have taken the submarine tour. It's very cool. You'll see tons of fish and a couple sunken ships. A very cool experience. The crew makes it extra fun with info and jokes. Definitely worth it.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha Gabriel! It is an honor to have you as a returning guest, and we greatly appreciate your lovely review. We're thrilled you enjoy our unique underwater adventure! 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've had a positive experience on your tours from beginning to end! Thank you for your kind words 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).
Under the ocean
Alexandra_K, Mar 2024
Unique experience, as close as you can get to the bottom of the ocean without scub diving. Crew friendly, fun and experts regarding the underwater world explored during the tour. Kid friendly. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha ! Thank you for sharing your review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring over 100 feet under the sea with Atlantis Adventures! We appreciate your 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 we plan to do it again nexts year
Charles_B, Mar 2024
This was the best. The crew was well informed and gave me better understanding of the fish life. Seeing the fish up close was something in there environment.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha Charles ! Mahalo for your five-star review! We’re happy you enjoyed your time exploring Hawaii's marine life and adventuring with Atlantis Adventures! 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).
Stunning views of reefs and thousands of fish
Bri_G, Mar 2024
It was awesome to see wrecks that you otherwise couldn't see unless scuba diving. Take dramamine if you get motion sick.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha Bri! 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 Atlantis Adventures. 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).
My husband is a boat...
Natasha_S, Mar 2024
My husband is a boat captain, so I wasn’t entirely sure he was going to enjoy the experience. He said it was “better than he expected,” “pretty cool”, and “worth it”. I even got a “you were right” out of the deal. Win
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha Natasha! Mahalo for your excellent review! It was an honor to welcome you and your husband 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 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).
Coolest thing we did in Hawaii!
Martin_N, Feb 2024
Got to see sharks and all kinds of fish. Some ship wrecks. The people that took us down knew what the fish were called, so that was helpful. Very cool experience!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Aloha Martin! Mahalo for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your submarine adventure with Atlantis Adventures! 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
Robert_R, Feb 2024
Seeing the shark on the reef and ship wrecks were amazing! Lots of fish to see....and great information!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Aloha Robert! 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).
Fish on the reef
Deva_H, Feb 2024
The ride was great because Atlantis has found a healthy reef that attracts fish & has 2 sunken boats. Plenty of portholes. An experienced narrator that explains what you are looking at. Worth it!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Aloha Deva! Thank you for sharing your submarine ride experience. We’re glad you enjoyed exploring with Atlantis Adventures. We hope you’ll join us for another adventure soon! Mahalo!
Great staff
Viccie_B, Jan 2024
It was interesting to be in a sub and go down to 100 ft. Just seemed like the trip was short. But overall it was good. Staff was great.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Aloha Viccie, Thank you for sharing your review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring over 100 feet under the sea with Atlantis Adventures! We appreciate your 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).
Amazing experience!
Anthony_M, Jan 2024
Paul was the tour guide, we really appreciated his vast knowledge of the marine things we experienced. He was very entertaining and did a fantastic job tying in the marine information with various other humorous pieces of information.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Aloha Anthony ! Mahalo for your five-star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring with Atlantis Adventures. We'll be sure to share your thoughts with Paul about how knowledgeable and humorous he was! 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).
Great app
Julie_O, Jan 2024
I booked 3 events on this app while visiting Hawaii with my husband. All 3 events were excellent. The travel guides were friendly and very knowledgeable. This is a great app and will definitely be using it in the future. This also happened back in April of 2022.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Aloha Julie! Thank you for sharing your review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring over 100 feet under the sea with Atlantis Adventures. We appreciate your 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 opportunity for the family.
D_H, Dec 2023
I've wanted to do this for years and finally got the chance to do it. While SCUBA is fun, we were able to cruise around about 100 feet down for quite a while with no worries. We got to see old boats and lots of fish along with a well narrated discussion of exactly what we saw.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Aloha ! Thank you for sharing your review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring over 100 feet under the sea with Atlantis Adventures! We appreciate your 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).
Fun and interesting
Miranda_K, Dec 2023
This was so much fun! The guides were knowledgable about the different fish and the coral, as well as the two ship wrecks we saw. We got to see an eagle spotted sting ray amd two reef sharks, which the guides said was super rare to see on the same tour. It was all beautiful.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Aloha Miranda, Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience with Atlantis Adventures. 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 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 snorkel adventure - without getting wet
Holly_B, Dec 2023
We shuttled out to the submarine and then enjoyed a 40-45 underwater journey along the ocean bottom and past two ship wrecks where fish and sharks can be easily found. This is fun for all ages, but seemed especially opportune for young kids and elderly who may not be able to snorkel. We all love snorkeling, yet we found this to be a fun way to complement our other snorkeling adventures. Parking at the Marriott Courtyard Kamehameha is very convenient and is a bargain at only $2 for this busy area. Afterward the submarine adventure, you can enjoy a meal across the street from the hotel.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Aloha Holly! 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).
Disappointed
Dennis_S, Nov 2023
Very disappointed in what we were able to view from the submarine. It may have been due to the foggy conditions of the water. Narrator and crew were delightful. But, for the cost the experience was very disappointing.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Aloha Dennis, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. 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 hope to welcome you on another underwater adventure in the future. Mahalo,
Nice excursion
Daniel_U, Nov 2023
Well run and organized and narrated. We saw a pretty good selection of sea life. Felt safe and comfortable.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Aloha Daniel! Thank you for sharing your review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring over 100 feet under the sea with us! We appreciate your 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).
Shark’s sighted, great...
MaryAnn_E, Nov 2023
Shark’s sighted, great guide! Totally amazing. So many gorgeous fish. Good crew that was very helpful.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Aloha MaryAnn! Mahalo for your 5-star review! It was a pleasure to have you aboard for an Atlantis Adventures 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).
An awesome underwater experience in AC!!
Micheala_E, Nov 2023
Awesome experience! The boat wrecks were my favorites! The fish who were used to the sub came to say hi! I loved it.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Aloha Michael! 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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