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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
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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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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

Available from Saturday

Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

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Splash into the crystal-clear waters of Kealakekua Bay on this Big Island snorkeling adventure! Dart in and out of sea caves and explore the gorgeous Kona coastline in an agile Zodiac raft. Snorkel among colorful tropical fish, and keep an eye out for other marine life like whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Along the way, learn about the island’s geologic history and local legends from your expert guide, and see the spot where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.71
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$129.71
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Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure

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Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.50
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$134.50

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Expedition South Kona

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$159.41

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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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Guaranteed Manta Ray Night Snorkel

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Guaranteed Manta Ray Night Snorkel

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Swim with giant manta rays in their nighttime habitat during this 2.5-hour activity in Kona. Travel out into the seas offshore to watch the colorful Kona sunset, then jump in to swim with the docile rays as they feed on microscopic plankton. Follow your guides around the manta habitat and watch as the animals are attracted to the bright lights, creating a "manta rave" of lights, bubbles and mantas. All snorkel equipment, including flotation devices and wet suits, is included. Manta sightings are guaranteed, or you will be given a voucher for another tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise

Available from Dec 19

Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise

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Take a Kealakekua Bay snorkeling cruise, and depart from the waters of Keauhou Bay to scour the Kona coastline for dolphins, turtles or, even, whales in the winter months. Upon arrival in Kealakekua Bay, peer overboard at the crystal clear waters that teem with colorful reef fish. After receiving expert instruction and snorkeling equipment onboard, you'll jump in the water to experience some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.18
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$105.18

Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Snorkel Adventure!

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Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Snorkel Adventure!

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Set sail along the Kona Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island on this half-day charter cruise and enjoy a tailor-made experience for you and your group. Admire views of the Captain Cook Monument, explore lava tubes and sea caves, and dive in to swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the Pacific. This tour is completely customizable so you can spend as long as you like snorkeling or simply relax on deck and soak up the scenery.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00

Deluxe Kona Coast Snorkel and BBQ Cruise

Available from Oct 26

Deluxe Kona Coast Snorkel and BBQ Cruise

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Make your boat ride a luxurious experience on this snorkeling tour to the South Kona coast. Theater-style seating, arm and headrests, and both a breakfast buffet and barbecue lunch ensure a comfortable cruise, while high-quality snorkel gear for diving off the remote South Kona coast promise sightings of the tropical aquatic life you came to see.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.16
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$175.16
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Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa

Available from Dec 25

Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa

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See the tropical fish, sea turtles, and coral of Anaeho’omalu Bay on a glass-bottom boat ride. Enjoy shaded seating and beautiful ocean panoramas aboard a 26-foot (7.9-meter) boat, departing from Waikoloa, close to Kona. Expert guides join you on board to discuss Hawaiian marine life and answer any questions as you examine the underwater world through the glass. This scenic cruise is engaging for travelers of all ages, and returns to your original departure point.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.00
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$29.00
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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

Available from Dec 1

Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

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Make the most of your time in port on this Kona shore excursion timed to your cruise's arrival and departure. Get picked up from the port and head out on a sailing adventure to the Captain Cook Monument and Kealkeaua Bay where you can snorkel, swim, and explore caves and lava tubes. Expect to see spinner dolphins, sea turtles, colorful fish, and ancient reefs. Lunch, snacks, and use of snorkeling gear are all included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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$139.00

Expedition South Kona

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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

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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Kona-Kohala Coast Sunset Sail by Catamaran

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Kona-Kohala Coast Sunset Sail by Catamaran

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Experience the magical Hawaiian sunset from the water on this evening catamaran cruise from Anaehoomalu Bay. Set sail along the scenic Waikoloa and Kohala-Kona coastline, sip a glass of wine as you gaze out across the Pacific, then relax on deck as you watch the sunset over the Big Island.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.58
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$119.58
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Glass-bottom Boat Reef Tour

Available from Apr 8

Glass-bottom Boat Reef Tour

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Experience the rainbow-colored fish and bright corals beneath the waves without ever getting wet during this glass-bottom boat trip from Kona. Climb aboard your 36-foot (10-meter) vessel (specially designed for floating above reefs) with an expert naturalist as you explore the incredible marine landscape of Hawaii. As you cruise, observe Hawaii’s underwater coastline and admire fascinating creatures like dolphins, turtles and maybe even a seasonal whale or two.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.44
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$57.44

Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales

Available from Dec 25

Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales

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Set sail into the Pacific Ocean on this Big Island whale-watching cruise that takes you out into the open waters and along the gorgeous Kohala Coast. Onboard naturalists help you spot migrating humpback whales and learn about their amazing behavior, while an open bar serves up tropical cocktails and appetizers for a festive Hawaiian voyage.
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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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Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure

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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
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel from Kona

Available from Oct 21

Manta Ray Night Snorkel from Kona

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Swim near a manta ray natural habitat on this 1.5-hour night snorkeling tour from Kona. Led by an expert guide, journey five minutes off the Big Island’s west coast where the mantas come to feast on plankton. Dive in the water, and swim in an area known for manta ray sightings. The area is lit by your vessels diving lights, so you can get a clear view even in dark waters. Afterward, dry off, and enjoy warm soup, bread rolls, and hot drinks as you recount your underwater adventures.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.60
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$138.60

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 Cruises Deluxe 11:45am Private Boat Charter - Snorkel & Dolphin

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Captain Cook Cruises Deluxe 11:45am Private Boat Charter - Snorkel & Dolphin

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This is a private charter that caters to your group alone. You'll enjoy this trip with only your friends and family on board. Enjoy this cruise, snorkel and Dolphin trip to Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument without the distractions of other guests. The group can be as small as 2 or as large as 14 of your friends and family. You'll spend time on this private tour exploring the sea caves and the rugged Kona coast as well as snorkel Hawaii's best underwater preserve! This tour takes you to the calmest waters on the big island with the most spectacular snorkeling and enjoyable emerald green and cobalt blue ocean water. You will appreciate the fast boat ride, avoiding the normally long trip from Keauhou Bay to Kealakekua Bay. We bring the snorkel gear and snacks and bottled water. We'll provide snorkeling instruction and flotation noodles for a relaxed snorkel experience. You bring the sunblock, sunglasses, towel and camera! Join us!
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$978.60
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Captain Cook Cruises 8:45am Private Boat Charter - Snorkel & Dolphins

Available from Saturday

Captain Cook Cruises 8:45am Private Boat Charter - Snorkel & Dolphins

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Explore the coast of Kona like a VIP by booking this private charter tour for just you and your group. You'll make your way from Keauhou Bay to Kealakekua Bay, where you'll get the chance to don snorkeling gear and hop into the ocean, with instruction and pool noodles available for those new to the activity.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$978.60
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$978.60
per group
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Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure

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Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure

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The Kona Coast on the Big Island has some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. On this small-boat cruise, explore the sea caves and lava tubes along the South Kona coast, enjoy swimming and snorkeling at Honaunau Bay and Kealakekua Bay, and look out for bottlenose dolphins, green sea turtles, and pilot whales.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.25
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$129.25

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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