- 4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Cruise the Kona Coast and enjoy a morning frolicking in the warm Hawaiian waters. Snorkel equipment is available for use and expert instruction makes the Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise a great activity for the whole family.
- BBQ lunch
- Tropical Continental breakfast
- 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
- Full Bar
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Kaleiopapa Street, Keauhou Bay Pier
Returns to original departure point at approximately 2:30pm
Departing from Keauhou Bay, you will enjoy a beautiful Kona Coast morning cruise along the coastline to Kealakekua Bay. Delicious 100% Kona coffee grown on the Dant family farm, fresh fruit, muffins, danishes and tropical juice are served for breakfast.
On arrival at Kealakekua Bay, you will have 2.5 hours of fun which includes a 15 foot (4.5 meters) water slide and high jump platform from the top deck! Make use of the snorkel equipment and flotation devices available onboard during your time at Kealakekua Bay and explore the crystal clear, warm Hawaiian waters.
While at the bay, your captain will fire up the grill on the boat to cook garden burgers and the tastiest cheeseburgers in paradise that even Jimmy Buffet has only dreamed of. An assortment of beverages are available for purchase during the Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise.
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I loved this trip. With all the rocky shores on the Big Island, this trip gave me my snorkeling fix. You snorkel right next to Caption Cook's Monument (i think that is what it was called). Great lunch and snorkeling. We saw a couple little sharks in a crevice too and spinner dolphins. Our boat caught several fish while we were going to the snorkeling spot, it was very entertaining. I would definitely recommend this snorkel cruise.
This cruise was beyond fabulous. Very relaxing to and from our snorkeling destination. Great food. Attentive and knowledgeable staff. LOTS of time to enjoy snorkeling, with all gear provided. Optional SNUBA available, which I took advantage of and absolutely LOVED. Also saw some frolicking whales in the distance! Maybe I'll do it again before I go home!
We had a large group for breakfast and lunch but didn't feel crowded. They had equipment for everybody from 80 to 3. Flotation boards with windows , view cubes, tubes even scubalike equipment. Food was good and crew did everything for you. Slides and high dive for the young and young at heart. Great day snorkeling with no sand in your suit or in your car.Fresh water showers on the steps was a nice touch. Movie on deck on sea life and Adult beverages available for the ride home, fun was had by all.
Most Important:: The Staff was very safety conscious from start to finish while also being friendly and informative. Food was great. Everyone had a great time. It was just the right amount of time so no one got too tired.
This snorkeling trip was terrific! The staff was very professional and the outing was very well run. It was a little crowded at the marine sanctuary, but still plenty of room to explore.
Way better then I thought it would be, The staff were the best. Great group of help you have there. The coffee and breakfast were excellent and there was enough if you wanted some more. Lunch was the same,perfect! I liked jumping off the high platform the best. There was something for everyone. And, of course I could of snorkeled there all day. What a nice all around cruise. Thanks for the experience. The Wests
My wife and I had a great time snorkeling. The Kealakekua Bay was beautiful, lots of fish, a few turtles and on our way over, a pod of dolphins took turns racing in the wake of the boat. One regret I have is that I didn't wear a water shirt. I spent so much time snorkeling, my back was very red when I got back.
What a fabulous day. The water was crystal clear and plenty of fish and coral to see. The crew and captain was great and shared many interesting facts. See Captain cook monument and the bay was great. My kids and husband loved the jumping off the boat and the food was fabulous. Was just the right time on the boat and in the water.
BEST snorkeling tour we have ever been on, and we've been on many! The boat was the perfect size, and we all loved the slides and diving platform. Kealakekua Bay is the most gorgeous spot I've ever seen to snorkel. Perfect visibility, and I could not believe the amount and variety of sea life we could see! Most of the area is nice and shallow, with little to no waves or current. Perfect for floating face down for long amounts of time looking at fish. There were several other smaller tour boats in the bay when we arrived, but it did not feel crowded in the nice large bay. Those boats were gone after awhile. Nice, knowledgeable guides, decent food and drinks, with a cash bar open on the way back. We even ran into a pod of spinner dolphins on our return. I would recommend this cruise 100!
We'd never snorkled before and are not great swimmers. However the staff and crew were safety-conscious, understanding and exceptional in their instructions, able to accomodate all experience levels including the availability to try snuba at a reasonable cost for those who were interested in a next level. The protected bay provided a calm area and an abundance of underwater views. We would highly recommend.
Crew was great. Boat, food, organization all were were great. The location is a top 10 snorkel spot in the world rated by many reviews. Can't go wrong.
Great staff and exceptional tour. We opted for the snuba dive which was extra, but worth every cent
Went in early January and the weather was a beautiful Hawaiian winter's day. As we entered the bay, spinner dolphins were displaying by jumping out of the water and, of course, spinning! The water was clear and gentle and the fish life diverse. The crew of the Fairwinds were very helpful and grill a good lunch!. We were a group of 8 adults who came for the snorkeling but they had slides and diving platforms for the swimmers and kids as well. Plenty of flotation devices provided if you just wanted to hang out. If the weather and water were a few degrees warmer, it would have been perfect, but that's not the fault of Fairwinds. Next time I'll come go in the Spring!
This was a great tour for the whole family. They had something for all ages and abilities. Great crew and good food.
Wonderful, everything was on schedule a nice experience under the sea!
Awesome day out. We all had the best time ever. We were able to see lots of fish and have a good look around. The staff were very helpful and lots of fun. The lunch was basic but good. Would have been nice to have lettuce with the hamburger but not a biggy. The boat trip was good and the fruit was nice on the way there.
We all had a good time and would definitely recommend doing this tour. Lots of fun and very relaxing.