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Make your own way to Honokohau Harbor to board your catamaran. Your guide provides snorkeling gear and a safety briefing as your boat travels along the volcanic Kona coast to Kealakekua Bay. Keep an eye out for wild dolphins and perhaps whales (seasonal) along the way.

Hear from your guide about the marine animals and history of Kealakekua Bay, which was the birthplace of the Hawaiian monarch, King Kamehameha III, and the burial place of 18th-century explorer Captain Cook.

When you reach Kealakekua Bay, hop in the warm water for snorkeling at a coral reef loaded with tropical fish.

Your tour includes a picnic lunch served on board the boat, snorkeling instruction, and use of snorkeling gear. Be sure to bring swim gear, dry clothing, towel, and sun protection. Your tour ends with return to the harbor in Kona.
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Kealakekua Bay
Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
Hang Loose Boat Tours

Set out from Kailua-Kona for a half-day snorkeling tour to Kealakekua Bay, one of the top snorkeling destinations on the Big Island. Look for dolphins and other marine life in the wild, and then use the provided snorkeling gear upon arrival in Kealakekua Bay. This tour is suitable for all levels of experience and includes a picnic lunch.

  • Half-day snorkeling and dolphin tour to Kealakekua Bay from Kona
  • See wild dolphins, tropical fish, and a coral reef up close
  • Learn about the wildlife and history of the Big Island
  • Includes snacks, drinks, picnic lunch, use of snorkeling gear, and guide
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Dolphins Galore! `

My 10 year old daughter and I did this excursion and couldnt have been more pleased. We saw dolphins within 2 minutes of leaving the harbor. They were everywhere! Leaping and spinning out of the water. It was a spectacular sight. We then got into...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I had a great time. The Captain and the crew were excellent and really seemed to care about their guests and made sure everyone had a great experience. This was our best trip and really made our vacation unforgettable. Thank you so...More

1  Thank Sher M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Simon and Nathan were awesome!

Great day and awesome crew. They really care about your safety and having a good time. We got to see a lot of dolphins, fish, and lava tubes :) Simon is awesome and really nice and a cool guy. Nathan was so funny and such...More

1  Thank L B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did both the dolphin/Kealakekua Bay/lunch and night manta ray outings with Hang Loose. We had Captain Mike and Captain Simon, Nathan both trips, and Jacob once. The boat was clean and comfortable the crew was fun. We swam with spinner dolphins, which was amazing!...More

1  Thank J505
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Loved it!

My mom and I both had a blast! I got to swim about 15 feet away from a huge pod of dolphins and then snorkeled in K Bay and saw amazing fish and coral. This was my first snorkeling excursion and I loved it! I...More

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31 July 2018|
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Response from Kelly H | Reviewed this property |
They had blow-up life vests for us to use. They also had pool noodles.
Suzanne G
24 July 2018|
Response from jjluke | Reviewed this property |
If you are porting in Hilo, this is at the other end of the island in K-Bay.
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