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Kailua-Kona, United States
Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Casually cruise the Kona coastline and snorkel with tropical marine life, as you splash in the waters of Kealakekua Bay on this deluxe Kona snorkeling cruise. Snorkeling equipment is provided on board, and professional instruction makes this Big Island snorkeling cruise a fun-filled family adventure. On the cruise between shore and the snorkeling site, keep your eyes peeled for spinner dolphins, turtles or even manta rays, and enjoy views of volcanic formations along the Kona coast.
  • Snorkel cruise along Kealakekua Bay
  • Snorkeling adventure in the warm waters
  • Delicious breakfast including Kona coffee and snacks
  • Huge water slide
  • Lunch including garden and cheeseburgers
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Breakfast and lunch
Use of Environmentally friendly sunscreen
Water and tropical fruit juice
Use of inner tubes and other flotation devices
Use of snorkel equipment and underwater view boxes
Tax
Full Bar
SNUBA available for an additional fee
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Check in 30 minutes prior to departure at the Fair Wind office located on Keauhou Bay.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This Kona snorkeling cruise leaves from Keauhou on the southern edge of town, which makes for a short and comfortable cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Start the tour with a steaming cup of Kona grown coffee, which is sourced directly from the Dant family farm and served with muffins and fruit. 

When you arrive in sheltered Kealakekua Bay, the next 2.5 hours are reserved for swimming, snorkeling and splashing with marine life. Take a turn on the 15-foot (4.5-meter) waterslide or the high jump platform from the ship, or follow schools of colorful fish as they flit and dart about the reef. 

While you’re enjoying the clear waters or lounging out on the deck, the captain will be firing up the barbecue grill for a lunch of burgers at sea. There are also garden burgers and vegetarian options for your meal with an ocean view, as well as a wide selection of beverages available for purchase on board.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fair Wind Cruises
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 face masks and attendee health during Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Plenty of time to snorkel with more than enough gear provided." See review
  • "I'd highly recommend SNUBA, which is not included in the cruise package, but totally worth the extra money." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Beautiful morning snorkel tour
Lorraine_G
, Jan 2022
Easy boarding process. They provided sunscreen and snorkel equipment. Served a light breakfast and a vegan lunch plate. Pointed out historical sites along the way. Slowed down to watch whales and manta rays in the water along the way. The snorkeling was beautiful, saw many different species of fish and types of coral. My favorite part was one of the staff coming by to each of us after we snorkeled and showing us a Hawaiian fish field guide so we could identify the types of fish we had just seen. All in all, a great day!
star-5
We loved how easy the...
Dena_K
, Dec 2021
We loved how easy the staff made it for all ages to snorkel and feel comfortable in the water and on the boat.
star-5
Highly recommended for families
Randee_W
, Dec 2021
This experience has been the highlight of our trip. Everything was fantastic. The crew was very helpful and kind. The food and drinks were delicious. We even got to see spinner dolphins and a whale breech. Within our group, we had experienced snorkelers and novices. There was equipment and instruction for all level. This was my first snorkel experience and I would not hesitate to recommend this experience to everyone. Mahalo to our amazing crew. We will be back next trip!
star-5
Best crew and ship
Trevor_B
, Dec 2021
It was a great experience. I've snorkeled all over Hawaii but this is my favorite spot, I've been there 3 times now and I've gone with many crews but this crew was my favorite
star-5
Awesome snorkel experience for non-swimmers
Sranjali_G
, Dec 2021
We highly recommend this snorkel team. Such an amazing crew full of energy and positivity. We thought we would make it on the cruise but never be able to snorkel as some of us didn’t know how to swim but the crew gave flotation tubes and life jackets so we were able to see the amazing life under the ocean. The good was plant based and amazingly tasty. The crew was the best part of the cruise that made everything such an unforgettable experience. If we visit big island again, we are definitely coming back here. Thank you so much!!!
star-5
Unforgettable experience!
Noelle_O
, Nov 2021
We all enjoyed the running narration of sights in and around the water during the boat trip and the snorkeling was amazing! The food was delicious and my husband could not believe it was vegan because it tasted so good. If we could give it six stars, we would!
star-5
Awesome can’t miss trip!
Don_B
, Aug 2021
We did the morning tour and it was fantastic! Awesome professional, helpfully, and friendly crew. Clean boat, nice large bathrooms. Great area to snorkel. Would definitely do again and recommend to anyone. Only thing we missed was not having a non vegan option for the lunch.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Nice Snorkeling Trip
Dee
, Jul 2021
Overall, it was a nice trip but have had better snorkeling experiences. The catamaran was big and clean. The food served was very healthy and good. The crew could have been more interactive with the guests.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic trip
Jana_D
, Jul 2021
Excellent trip. Staff was helpful and great with kids. Kids especially loved along with the snorkeling the high dive and water slide options.
star-5
Highlight of Our Vacation!
Lorraine_T
, Jul 2021
Absolutely amazing. Our group ranged from 14 years old to 71. Friendly helpful crew assured everyone’s safety. Easy on and off the boat. Tip..if snorkels bother you or seem unwieldy, ask to use the viewing box. Easy to handle floating with an inner tube. Just remember to only use their sunscreen as it is totally reef safe. And read about Captain Cook’s demise as your up close and personal to that history!

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