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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Available from Sunday

Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

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Sail up the scenic Kona coastline, getting views of ancient lava flows and verdant cliffs, and stopping at the Captain Cook Monument, on this afternoon sail in Kealakekua Bay. Slip into the water using the provided snorkeling gear to see vibrant schools of fish, living coral, and even pods of spinner dolphins. Learn about the area's underwater flora, fauna, and ecosystem through guided commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.73
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$82.73
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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

Available from Nov 10

Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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Journey back in time — when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands — on this 3-hour lunch or dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Travel 12 miles down the Kona Coast to the Captain Cook monument. Learn the many secrets of the Big Island as a local historian points out more than 50 points of interest along the way. At Kealakekua Bay, enjoy a Hawaiian-style buffet dinner with live entertainment, then relax and experience a beautiful sunset on the return trip. One complimentary cocktail is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.37
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$116.37
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Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Adventure Aboard Luxury Catamaran

Available from Saturday

Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Adventure Aboard Luxury Catamaran

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Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this snorkeling cruise and dolphin watch. Cruise through the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife. After a safety briefing and some basic instruction from the lifeguard-trained crew, jump in the water for a snorkel. Also, enjoy dolphin watching and a Hawaiian-style barbecue lunch. Then relax with a cocktail from the premium cash bar and enjoy the timeless beauty of the Kona coastline on the return trip. Bring a towel. Everything else is included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.19
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$149.19
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Available from Nov 5

Deluxe Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

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Ensure you find some of the best snorkeling sites in Hawaii on this sail and snorkel adventure leaving from Keauhou Bay Pier. Set sail along the Kona coastline toward the Captain Cook Monument, where your adventure begins. Jump into the clear water to explore the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, which is home to schools of colorful fish and pods of spinner dolphins. Your tour includes breakfast, lunch, and equipment such as snorkeling gear and boogie boards.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.82
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$141.82
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Expedition South Kona

Available tomorrow

Expedition South Kona

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This action-packed day trip takes you to three snorkeling spots around South Kona, one of which is a remote location many locals don’t even know about. Explore sea caves, lava tubes, and reef systems, and keep your eyes peeled for pilot whales and spinner dolphins who play in the boat’s wake. Lunch and snacks are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.41
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$159.41

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Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast

Available from Dec 25

Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast

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On this Big Island snorkeling cruise, experience the beauty of the Kohala coast from its colorful reefs to its beaches, as you scan the horizon for splashing dolphins or, in winter, humpback whales. In addition to colorful reef fish, there’s always the chance you could find Hawaiian green sea turtles while snorkeling the pristine coves. Enjoy the attentive, personalized service from your professional captain and crew, who also help serve you lunch, and run the boat’s open bar.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.00
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$159.00
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Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure

Available tomorrow

Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure

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The Kona coastline is an aquatic playground that's filled with possibility, whether it's snorkeling with manta rays, searching for dolphins, or watching whales in winter. For an exclusive, comfortable, and private way to explore the Kona coast, this rugged, catamaran-style boat is perfect for small group excursions—since the itinerary and activities are completely catered to only you and your group. Along with a professional, knowledgeable captain who can recommend fun-filled activities, experience a private charter in Kona that you and a group of up to 24 people are sure to never forget.
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  • 4 hours
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$1,000.00
per group
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$1,000.00
per group

Captain Zodiac Beat the Crowd Raft Expedition

Available from Oct 26

Captain Zodiac Beat the Crowd Raft Expedition

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Beat the crowds and get an up-close experience of the marine life of the Big Island's Kona Coast on this guided excursion. In a small group, board a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) and get out onto the water. Snorkel in the clear waters of Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve, get close up to lava tubes, sea caves, and blow holes, and keep an eye out for pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins, sea turtles, and (from December to April) humpback whales.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.67
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$149.67

Captain Cook Express Afternoon Snorkeling Tour

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Captain Cook Express Afternoon Snorkeling Tour

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Kealakekua Bay was famously the spot where Captain James Cook was killed and lies along Hawaii’s scenic Kona Coast. On this afternoon tour, discover the bay’s historic sites and natural wonders on a thrilling boat cruise. See the Captain Cook Monument, explore the sea caves and lava tubes around the bay, and dive in to swim and snorkel amid colorful marine life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.56
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$105.56

Whales guaranteed in Kona Waikoloa

Available from Dec 1

Whales guaranteed in Kona Waikoloa

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During their annual migration, Hawaii plays host to one of the largest populations of North Pacific humpback whales in the world. On this seasonal tour, held only between February and April, set sail along the Kona-Kohala coast and enjoy spectacular views as you cruise around the Big Island. Whale sightings are guaranteed, so if you aren’t lucky enough to spot the majestic creatures, simply come back on another day, free of charge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.60
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$91.60
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Pau Hana Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Available from Apr 16

Pau Hana Sunset Cocktail Cruise

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This cruise is the perfect way to begin your evening in paradise – it’s a sunset party on the water! You'll enjoy the warm tropical breezes and unparalleled views of the Big Island aboard a well-appointed catamaran. This cruise includes unlimited soft drinks, tropical juices, beers and single serve wines and a variety of individually wrapped crunchy snacks.. Great fun -- great photo ops! Please note: Cruises scheduled on the vessel Alala are not sailing trips...you'll be cruising under power. Looking for a sailing cruise? Most Mondays and Fridays  the boat departs from Anaeho'omalu Bay on one of legendary sailing catamarans, Seasmoke or Manu Iwa. Same price; same amenities, but you'll experience real coastal sailing! Most Wednesdays and Saturdays, we depart directly from the finger pier at Kawaihae Harbor on our well-appointed power catamaran, Alala (easy dockside boarding to a very spacious catamaran).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
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$139.00
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Captain Zodiac Wild Dolphin Swim

Available from Oct 27

Captain Zodiac Wild Dolphin Swim

Swim with dolphins in Kona on a small-group Zodiac tour that’s designed to get you as close to the dolphins as possible without disturbing them. Traveling in a nimble, 24-foot (7.3-meter) Zodiac means you can approach the dolphins more easily than a larger boat with a deeper draft, and onboard naturalists will share stories about Hawaii’s history, geology, and wildlife as you explore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.71
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$129.71

Manta Ray Swim

Available from Oct 14

Manta Ray Swim

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While in Hawaii, snorkel at a site known for its nightly gathering of manta rays. Watch as these curious creatures eat the plankton attracted to lights shining in the water. Your boat departs from Kona at sunset and a guide escorts your group into the ocean. Snorkel gear, wetsuits, and floatation devices are provided for safety and comfort. This 2-hour adventure is ideal for couples, friends, or families.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.09
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$106.09

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