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Atlantis Submarine Coastal Tours

Hawaiian Reefs

The Hawaiian Islands are some of the most beautiful islands on earth, full of striking landscapes and dynamic ecosystems. The verdant rainforests, glittering beaches, countless waterfalls, soaring cliffs and spectacular volcanoes comprise many of the most popular features. However, it is in the underwater kingdom that we find Hawaii’s best kept secrets. The serene depths are home to some of the most vibrant marine life imaginable, from bright tropical fish to sea turtles, monk seals and ancient coral reefs. A Hawaiian vacation wouldn’t be complete without a dip into the deepest waters to experience the wonder of a teeming reef.

If marine life is what you love, Panda Travel ® has just the oceanic experience for you. The Atlantis Adventures Submarine Tours offer underwater reef tours daily from Lahaina on Maui, Waikiki on Oahu and Kona on the Big Island.

Depart from the docks, speed out on a boat to meet the submarine and descend into the blue Hawaiian waves. If you are vacationing on the islands in season, you may see some whales on your way to the submarine, and once underwater, maybe a green sea turtle or a shark. There you will float over shipwrecks on the sandy floor and watch colorful fishes, moray eels and manta rays meander along the reef.

As highlighted on National Geographic, the Kona submarine will take you down from 30 to 100 feet deep over a 25-acre span of 18,000 year old coral reef off the Hawaiian coast. This Big Island submarine tour is a must-do for all intrepid explorers on their vacation. The Maui journey showcases a more recent development of dazzling marine life, now thriving from a ship that sank several years ago. The Waikiki reef is comprised of natural coral as well as complemented by sunken ships and wrecked airplanes that are used as artificial reefs. The 45 minute journey will take you through an unforgettable undersea journey right off Hawaii’s most famous coast.

Under water reef in Kona, Big Island. Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Kirk Lee Aeder

Underwater reef off Kona, courtesy Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Kirk Lee Aeder.

While the landscapes on Hawaii are world renowned for their beauty, the underwater views may be the most breath-taking of all the sites you visit on vacation. Hidden below the rippling waves, where marine life has been flourishing for centuries, there is no telling what you might witness in the tropical paradise below. For those who have always wanted to travel on a submarine or see rare sea creatures in their natural habitat, traveling below the surface might perfectly suit you.

The Big Island’s Kona tours have a check-in location at the Atlantic Submarine ticket office on Ali’i Drive across from the Kailua-Kona Pier. Tours occur 7 days a week at 10:00am, 11:30 am and 2:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, as weather allows.

The Waikiki tours occur 7 days a week, departing hourly from 9:00 am, weather permitting. Check-in happens at the Hilton Pier adjacent to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Ali’i Tower. Complimentary shuttle transportation is offered from select Waikiki locations and the tour time from the Hilton pier is just over an hour and forty minutes.

The Lahaina tour begins with check-in at Pioneer Inn on Front Street in Lahaina. After boarding the Holokai shuttle boat at Slip 18 in Lahaina Harbor, you will be taken to the submarine. The tours are offered daily at 9:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Along with airfare, car rentals and accommodations, be sure to complete your vacation package with some of our memorable activities. At Panda Travel ® we can help create unique memories for your Hawaiian vacation. Whether you are spending your honeymoon on the islands or just enjoying quality time with family and close friends, there is nothing more exhilarating than taking a deep dive into the undiscovered depths of the sea. We would love to arrange the best savings or all-inclusive package deals for your upcoming trip to Hawaii. For more details on our offers and packages, contact us today toll-free at (800) 303-6702 to see how we can make your Hawaiian vacation the adventure of a lifetime.

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