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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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Kahaluu-Keauhou, United States
Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Light snacks to keep you fueled up
  • Use of snorkel gear, boogie boards, and flotation devices
  • Use of reef-safe sunscreen
  • Follow a guide on a snorkel tour of the Captain Cook Monument
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Light Snacks (Chips, Fruit, Beverages)
Masks, Fins, Snorkels, Flotation Noodles
Snorkeling
Reef Safe Sunscreen
Snacks
Filtered Water
Gratuities not included but greatly appreciated
Alcoholic beverages are available onboard for additional charge with a credit card purchase only
Due to safety concerns we do not allow full face masks on our tours
Keauhou Bay , Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740, USA

Check in location for Hoku Nui is at 1:45pm at Keauhou Bay located at the end of Kaleiopapa Street continuing past the boat ramps. You may park on Kaleiopapa Street. Do not check into any buildings. Hoku Nui is a 50 foot Catamaran with a blue sail bag. The boat departs Keauhou Bay at 2pm.

1:45 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Advise Staff of any Dietary Restrictions 48 hrs prior to tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sea Paradise
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 sanitization during Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument .
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What is the social distancing policy during Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument .

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  • "I highly recommend this tour to anyone with families or even just for a fun date." See review
  • "My husband is not usually a snorkeling fan because he can't see the fish without his glasses, but they had corrective goggles and he was able to enjoy." See review

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star-5
Fantastic snorkeling trip
Jennifer_P
, Aug 2022
Captain Eddie and crew were top notch. Great service, great insights and made this snorkeling adventure so much fun. The reef is beautiful and the history behind the reef was fascinating! Their new boat is beautiful too. Truly a “Sea Paradise” Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Jennifer, Mahalo Nui Loa for leaving is a great review. We are glad to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us in overall. Indeed, Kealakekua Bay is diverse with different marine species that everyone must experience while in the island. We highly appreciate you for recognizing our friendly crew along with our new boat. We will continue to do our best in giving our guests the most memorable Aloha Experience. We can't wait to welcome you again onboard. Safe Travels. A Hui Hou!
star-5
Just amazing all around
LeeAnn_J
, Aug 2022
This tour was amazing! The crew was super nice and we even saw manta rays, hammerhead sharks and dolphins on the way to the reef. The snorkeling location is incredible! Highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha LeeAnn, Mahalo Nui Loa for leaving us a great review. We are glad to hear that you had a an incredible experience with us. Indeed, Kealakekua Bay is diverse with marine species that everyone must experience while in the island. We highly appreciate you for recognizing our friendly crew and for your recommendation. A Hui Hou!
star-5
Dolphins and sunshine
Rosalie_R
, Aug 2022
This was the most amazing experience!! I am so happy I chose this tour. A couple things; I am afraid of the ocean but pushing my comfort zone, I brought my boys to the island for their first snorkling experience. The captain and crew were so welcoming and light hearted. They made the sail out to Captain Cook enjoyable and memorable. There’s a couple net like seats at the front of the boat for people to sit/lay on. We sat here and enjoyed a leisure ride. The crew was very knowledgeable in Hawaiian knowledge and told stories of the important places we were passing. Once we reached the bay another crew member told us the importance of the site in ancient Hawaii. She performed a beautiful chant asking for permission to enter. Her voice moved me to tears BUT the most breathtaking part was seeing a large school of spinner dolphins surface like an answer. The crew was so helpful with accessing the water. I was the very last to get in and witnessed the crew member with the gorgeous voice help a little girl into the water. She was afraid but this angel quoted Dory”s “just keep swimming” it was so sweet. It was now time for me to get in and I was sooo scared but with the support of the crew I did it. It was an incredible snorkling experience that I can’t wait to do again!! The sanctuary is beautiful and the fish are soooo friendly and happy. All in all it was an amazing experience with an incredible crew. I will be back for another sail!!
star-5
Worth it!
Deidre_M
, Aug 2022
Great afternoon and great crew! Crew were knowledgeable and provided stories of island history while creating a great ocean and snorkel experience for all!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Deidre, Mahalo Nui Loa for taking your time to leave us a great review. We are glad that you had an amazing experience with us along with our friendly crew. We can't wait to see you on your next sea adventure. Safe Travels! A Hui Hou!
star-5
Great experience!
Byron_A
, Aug 2022
The crew was incredibly nice and very attentive to guests. The boat and snorkeling gear were all very clean. Would recommend this trip to others!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Byron, Mahalo for taking the time to give us feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your time aboard Hoku Nui. The crew truly love what they do and really enjoy sharing the stoke! We hope you can join us for another ocean adventure maybe to see the Manta Rays next time? Safe travels and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Sitting on the netting...
Tara_M
, Aug 2022
Sitting on the netting was great and the instructors were incredibly helpful! Would definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Tara, Mahalo for you wonderful review. The nets on the front of the boat are definitely one of the best places to be! We hope you can join us again for another ocean adventure. Safe travels and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Superior experience! Crew...
Fenghui_G
, Jul 2022
Superior experience! Crew members are super friendly and helpful. Snorkeling site has a lot of fish to see. Nice sailing boat! Greatly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha, Mahalo Nui Loa for your great review. We are glad to hear that you had a superb experience with us. We would love to see you on your next sea adventure! A Hui Hou!
star-5
Strongly recommend this sailing and snorkeling experience!
Susan_M
, Jul 2022
Awesome experience! Saw coral reefs with all kinds beautiful fish, and even swam near a shark! Crew were friendly and helpful. Enjoyed snacks and drinks while sailing. Catamaran was incredible and new. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Susan, Thank you for taking your time to leave a wonderful review. We from Sea Paradise are glad to hear that you had an awesome experience with us. Indeed, Kealakekua Bay is diverse with different marine species that must experience while in the island. We highly appreciated for recognizing our crew too. We hope to see you on your next sea adventure. Mahalo Nui Loa!
star-5
A great time was had by all.
Connie_C
, Jul 2022
Thank you to Megan who took time with my kids who were scared to death and then ended up asking to go again!!!!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Connie, Mahalo Nui Loa for sharing your great experience with us. We highly appreciate you for recognizing our crew (Megan) . We can't wait to see you on your next sea adventure. A Hui Hou!
star-3
Not what we expected
Marilou_B
, Jul 2022
We were looking for a ferry to the captain cook monument , we don’t snorkel and this is the only option we got because we don’t hike either . It was nit explained in the ad that it won’t dock at the area . Wasted trip however the crew wad wonderful.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Marilou, Unfortunately we don't have any ferry's on the island. To step foot on land you would need to have a permit, the only companies that currently hold permits to do so, are a few Kayaking companies on island. We do advertise snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay in front of the Captain Cook monument. We are so sorry to hear that you did not get the opportunity to see the beautiful underwater marine life Kealakekua Bay has to offer. If you ever have any questions or would like recommendations on activities on island that fit your needs, you can always call us directly at 808-322-2500. We appreciate your feedback upon the crew. Mahalo Nui Loa & Safe Travels!
star-5
Perfect afternoon. The...
Iain_C
, Jul 2022
Perfect afternoon. The boat crew was awesome and snorkeling at Captain Cook was amazing. As a bonus this was about the cleanest boat I’ve ever been on.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Lain, Thank you for leaving us a great review. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing experience with us. We highly appreciated you for recognizing our crew and our boat. We hope to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo Nui Loa!
star-5
Fantastic Afternoon! Best part of our trip
Allen_P
, Jul 2022
The crew was a fantastic bunch who were very helpful, enthusiastic, and kind. The catamaran is very new, and they do a great job of keeping it maintained. We had never snorkeled before and they were very helpful with tips that made the experience wonderful. The Hoka Nui is also equipped with stairs that go into the water making it very easy to get off and on.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Allen, Thankyou for choosing Sea Paradise for your first snorkeling adventure! We are thrilled to hear of your feedback. We hope you'll think of us on future visits to come. Mahalo Nui Loa & Safe travels!
star-5
Great experience
Jayne_A
, Jul 2022
Wonderful day on a beautiful catamaran. I'm a senior and traveled solo. The staff could not have been more accommodating and friendly and helpful. They stayed near me while snorkeling to make sure I was safe and having a good time. I would highly recommend this snorkeling experience!!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Jayne, Thank you for joining us on our Afternoon Sail and Snorkel Tour. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Our crew has been so accommodating to all our dear valued guests. We would love to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Highly recommend this trip!
Larry_B
, Jul 2022
A great boat, great crew and captain! The snorkeling was amazing and so was the trip! If your considering a snorkel trip this is the one!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Larry, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the boat and with our crew. We hope to see you soon!
star-5
Great experience with dolphin show
Evelyn_S
, Jul 2022
This was best experience we had along with dolphins performance flipping and swimming with us. Great crew and captain
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha, Mahalo for choosing Sea Paradise for your snorkeling experience. We are so happy to hear the dolphins made their appearance and your experience that much more memorable. We are also glad to hear you enjoyed the company of the crew. We hope you'll think of us on your future visits!
star-5
My favorite snorkel boat!
Susan_E
, Jul 2022
We’ve taken various snorkel trips with other companies, but this one was our favorite by far. The boat is new and kept immaculately clean, the smaller size meant fewer people, and the snorkel destination is the best on the island! I loved that the snorkels they use didn’t fog up even a tiny bit. The snacks were great, and the crew was great too. We will definitely go with them again on our next trip to the Big Island. Highly recommended!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha, Mahalo Nui Loa for taking the time to review us and for your wonderful recommendation. Thanks for choosing Sea Paradise for your snorkeling adventures, we hope to see you soon!
star-5
Great cruise with great crew
Isabelle_R
, Jul 2022
Great cruise, great team, very safe and knowledgeable. Ship was brand new and was a great ride.Snorkeling also was in a great spot and equipment worked well. Recommended.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Isabelle, Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a great review. We hope you can join us next time you are on island. Maybe for a Manta Ray tour? Mahalo for choosing SeaParadise and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Real good time
bethaney_p
, Jul 2022
To see those fish up close was the coldest thing ever. I got sick and the crew where so helpful n caring. They keep n eye on my daughter that wanted to stay in the water
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Bethany, Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with the manta rays and that the crew took such good care of you after you weren't feeling well. Mahalo for choosing SeaParadise and we hope to see you on another ocean adventure in the future.
star-5
Highly recommended
Tina_F
, Jul 2022
The crew is amazing. The boat is beautiful and our 6 year old grandsons experience could not have been better!! Thanks for the memories
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Tina, Mahalo for joining us. We are so glad to hear the whole family enjoyed their time. We hope you'll think of us on future visits to come. Safe Travels!
star-5
Great family adventure!
Ginny_S
, Jul 2022
Our family had a wonderful time on this adventure! The captain and crew were excellent at taking care of everyone, sharing native Hawaiian info, and keeping us safe. Although we motored more than sailed, we saw flying fish and spinner dolphins. Kids enjoyed sitting on the deck trampolines at the bow. Snorkeling was a bit crowded due to other boats in the area but was nice.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Ginny, Mahalo Nui Loa for choosing Sea Paradise for your snorkeling adventures. It sounds like you had a wonderful day out on the water! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time. Kona is not typically known for its winds, but we always try are best to do genuine sailing given the opportunity. We hope to see you soon!

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