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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

Kahaluu-Keauhou, United States

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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.
  • Snorkel cruise along Kealakekua Bay
  • Snorkeling adventure in the warm waters
  • Huge water silde
  • Dolphin spotting
  • Snacks, fruit and refreshments
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Fruit and assorted snacks
Water and assorted fruit juice
Use of inner tubes and other flotation devices
Use of snorkel equipment and underwater view boxes
Full bar
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740, USA

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Since this Kona snorkeling trip departs from the waters inside of Keauhou Bay, you’re treated to a tour of the Kona coastline before even arriving at Kealakekua Bay for some of Hawaii’s best snorkeling. On this leisurely motor along the coast, be on the lookout for pods of spinner dolphins that splash in the waters near shore, and, if you’re lucky, there’s even the chance they could swim right along and jump by the bow of boat.  

Once you arrive in Kealakekua Bay for 1.5 hours of snorkeling, the crew will assist you with snorkeling equipment and provide expert instruction for beginners. There’s also a selection of flotation devices if it’s easier to float than to swim. Once you’ve swam with the schools of reef fish and explored the colorful corals, return to the boat and splash in the water from the boat’s 15-foot (4.5-meter) water slide. Climb aboard from the very top deck, and drink in the panoramic view, and then go hurtling down towards the water where you’ll land with a smile and a splash.

You’ll also enjoy some onboard snacks such as a selection of tropical fruit, and, on the comfortable cruise back to Keauhou Bay, an assortment of beverages are available for purchase to bring the trip to a close.
Stop At:  
Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kealakekua Bay
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kona Coast State Park
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 10 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fair Wind Cruises

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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What is the maximum group size during Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Just another day in paradise!
, Feb 2020
Great people and great experience. Fun, friendly service. So helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
Snorkeling excellence
, Feb 2020
Great experience. Snorkeling instruction and assistance were excellent. Bonus sightings of sea turtle, dolphins and a whale.
A great afternoon trip!
, Aug 2019
Very enjoyable snorkeling trip! The crew was well organized when passing out fins and masks to all passengers. They were helpful in answering questions and helping to put on the gear. They also had lots of life belts and inner tubes you could use. The snorkeling sight had. Any fish and coral formations. I recommend this trip!
, Aug 2019
This was a highlight of our trip. Great crew and wonderful snorkeling. Hospitality was so good. I don't think we could have asked for better service
Gorgeous snorkeling
Marc G
, Jun 2019
Crew was great, attentive and informative. The snorkeling area was spectacular. Pleasant way to wrap up the day!
Beautiful part of the world
Joseph G
, Jun 2018
So fun...and relaxing. Just taking in the scenery was amazing enough. The crew was great. Would do it again.
This tour was the best snorkeling...
Danise C
, Sep 2017
This tour was the best snorkeling experience I have ever had. The captain and crew of the boat were courteous, helpful and always ready to help. The snorkeling was amazing and the boat had the best borrow equipment I have ever used. Will visit them again on my next trip!
Great cruise but I feel one of the...
Anitha M
, Aug 2017
Great cruise but I feel one of the divers should have come into the water to help the beginners. Also one of the lady employees was a little rude when we asked questions about the snorkeling equipment.
Amazing trip. We were a large...
Yasmin K
, Aug 2017
Amazing trip. We were a large group of eight three adults, one teenager, two pre-teen, and two children and we had the trip booked well in advance. The location was eay to find and there was ample parking at their parking lot. The embarkation was smooth and easy. We sat on top tier of the boat and had a great view of the bay. We were lucky during our trip to see a Manta ray during the day time. The snacks on the boat included juice, water, and fruits, and there was alcohol for sale as well. The Captain and crew were great. The crew came to where you were and asked for the shoe sizes and brought the snorkel gear to you. The captain was great about explaining the historic significance of the area and the importance of being in protected waters. He also came by and talked to each family on the tour, and since some of us were novice at snorkeling he was very good about explaining all the safety gear available and really putting us at ease about snorkeling for the first time. We did see a lot of spinner dolphins but did not swim with them up-close, although there seemed to be some people on kayaks and canoes who were able to do so with another group. We all were able to see amazing fish and coral that honestly just can't be captured by photos and videos. My kids also used the slides and were able to jump of the platform on the top tier of the boat. We were in the water for a long time but it felt like we could have stayed longer. We all had smiles and still talk about the trip and kids have requested a repeat the next time we are in Hawaii.
This cruise was so much fun! The...
Laura Marco
, Jul 2017
This cruise was so much fun! The boat had a slide and a high dive for jumping into the water. The snorkeling wasn't the best but the visibility was pretty good overall not a lot of colorful fish and coral. The crew was friendly and the boat ride to the snorkeling area was nice and relaxing.

Product code: 3216SNACK

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