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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 16/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay
If you feel sick, please stay home. Travelers to Hawaii require test for COVID-19 or self quarantine for 14 days after the arrival. Please, let us stay open and obey the rules. Mahalo!
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Updated 16/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
What to Expect
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch (sandwiches, fresh fruit) -if any diet restrictions, please bring food specific to your needs.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (NOT included in this tour. Please be sure to check-in at Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramp 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740)
  • GoPro rental (upon availability -call to reserve)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is NOT included. Please be sure to check-in at Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramp 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide English and Japanese (upon availability)
  • Must be in good health and fit condition, must be able to climb a short ladder
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Must be comfortable in the water, be comfortable using floatation if needed (we have Ride Along option available for non-swimmers)
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in an advanced pregnancy
  • Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems or injuries within the last 3 years
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cassandra Stuckey wrote a review 16 Apr
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This was absolutely amazing. We did the Captain cook dolphin and snorkel tour it was incredible. The crew was fun And laid back and very knowledgable about the area and the history. I would definately recommend this to everyone.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Brandy wrote a review 14 Apr
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Beautiful day , crew was great, wonderful experience. We stopped to swim with spinner dolphins, crew was great at guiding guests.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Catherine P wrote a review 10 Apr
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What a great trip. We swam with dolphins, snorkeled in beautiful Captain Cook bay and enjoyed a great lunch and snacks. Simon, Adam and Magda were very attentive and knowledgeable. I had my 14 year old daughter with me and she loved it too. Great trip, great price!
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Britany G wrote a review Mar 2021
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This was the highlight of our trip! This tour was ideal for our family (13 & 10 year old kids). Captain Simon, Kelly and Adam were fun, informative and so interactive. They took care of each guest and made this one of the most memorable experiences from our trip! If you are
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Peter G wrote a review Mar 2021
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Amazing trip. Highly rated for good reason. Capt Simon and his crew were fun and informative. We swam with dolphins and saw some amazing reefs in K bay. You will not find a better value for what you get. The crew was I credibibly helpful and attentive to our kids. You will not
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amandamP1315RY
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SO AWESOME!!!!
We had really great weather conditions, and I’m sure it contributed to the positive experience. No wind, not choppy
FrequentFlier782284
FrequentFlier782284
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Great time with Ryan and Jacob
Had a wonderful time with my wife and three kids, thanks to Jacob and Ryan's expert management of the trip.
cstuckey0903
cstuckey0903
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Most amazing time of our lives
This is a must do activity when coming to the big island. I felt like a little school girl. Just floating in the wa
Steven S
Steven S
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Spectacular
We had hight expectations and they were exceeded, magnificent creatures, literal in your face experience, excellent
brewtraveler24
brewtraveler24
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Amazing experience
This was a stellar trip. Jacob and Ryan were amazing. We saw SO MANY manta rays! Ryan did a great job even with
Imthemom357
Imthemom357
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Excellent tour
Simon, Adam and DJ did not disappoint! The double decker boat gave us a great view of the dolphins, hammerhead shar
lindsaymd723
lindsaymd723
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unforgetting experience!
Amazing experience! The manta rays swam and performed their elegant underwater acrobatics within INCHES of my face.
dzung_alex
dzung_alex
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Amazing
Saw a group of 7-10 huge manta rays when we went that had no problem getting inches away from us. It was a truly su
Go01112087997
Go01112087997
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Manta rays are not to be missed!
We booked the night time tour to view the manta rays. Extraordinary! We had about 10 rays swimming under us. I am
838lucindal
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If you do one tour this should be it!
If you do one thing while on vacation on the Big Island - this should be it! The whole experience front start to fi
848circeg
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ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Amazing tour! Not only did we see tons of mantas, but we saw dolphins and fluorescent plankton! Most amazing experi
Discover301862
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The grand finale of an amazing vacation
We, a family of 5, were on the boat as the ride along and STILL had an amazing experience. I can only imagine how a
RohitA74
RohitA74
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Manta ray night snorkel 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Ryan was our guide and Jacob was the captain. They were excellent. They explained everything in detail. People shou
stephp101z
stephp101z
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Ryan and Jacob give a great, safe, fun tour!
Went out with Ryan and Jacob and had a blast. We had 5 kids with us with various levels of comfort with the adventu
timothylE479TJ
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Choppy waters, rude staff
The manta rays were out of this world magnificent. We saw 14 during our show! However, the staff were a different s
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