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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour
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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

78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, 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.
  • 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 100 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.

  • 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.
What is the policy on sanitization during Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "The snorkel equipment is very easy to use and very comfortable." See review
  • "this is my 3rd time doing this snorkel tour and it is always a great experience." See review


156 Reviews

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Wonderful Experience for Families
, Jul 2021
So much fun for the whole family!! Boat ride gave a beautiful view as we went down to the bay and we saw some dolphins as well! The snorkeling was an amazing experience, especially for my family as it was our first times. Staff was very helpful and kind and took great care to make sure our snorkels and fins fit before sending us into the water. 10/10 of experience for families or going solo!!
, Jul 2021
It was an awesome experience. I was Very impressed with crew and the outing. The caring crew tried to make it the best experience for everyone.
Best snorkeling trip
, Jul 2021
We saw many fish and dolphins. We also enjoyed the snacks. The boat ride with some history facts were great. Great memorable trip!
Worth every penny.
, Jul 2021
Bucket list awesome! All 11 of us loved it. The crew was helpful and gave us lots of tips. Very well run.
, Jul 2021
The crew was so nice and helpful. Beautiful area and such a fun family experience!! Snacks were home grown and delicious!!
, Jul 2021
Dante the ship captain was outstanding and we got to know him personally / he provided such a warm, inviting experience throughout the journey / the other crew members were also very kind and professional at all times / we are beginner swimmers and this was our very first snorkeling trip on open waters (which made us very nervous) / chewing some ginger & nausea gum really helped / but we shook off the jitters and had a real blast swimming in this secluded bay / our adult daughter surprised us by how much she enjoyed snorkeling even though she barely swam in our house pool! / the personal floatation device really kept us safe and we didn't need the innertube after a few minutes / definitely planning to do this tour on our next visit to The Big Island -- Mahalo!
Very underwhelming
, Jul 2021
Very underwhelming. Staff is very nice and accommodating, but the actual activity is subpar. I didn’t realize how many people would be on the boat—a lot! Which is fine, it’s a big boat, but it feels very commercial and like you’re cattle. The trip to the cove for snorkeling is good—goes by quickly and wasnt too rocky (I went at 2pm in July). My main problem/disappointment with this experience is the snorkeling. The destination they take you too is very underwhelming—I felt like I was looking at a tank of fish you’d find in an old restaurant. Water is not super clear, you really only see the same yellow and black fish, and there were at least two other tour boats parked in the same area we were. I’ve been snorkeling in other parts of Hawaii, so I can confidently recommend skipping this one. Save your money and time and do another activity (or snorkel at another location!) This is not worth it
Family snorkel
, Jul 2021
This trip was great, I highly recommend. The snorkeling are was beautiful full with a great variety of fish, our young ladies had so much fun throwing themselves thru the slides. On the way back the water was a bit jumpy but the crew took a good care of everyone.
Great day trip
, Jul 2021
This was an amazing trip for all. Staff was incredibly helpful and nice. My granddaughter had a wonderful time and made new friends.
Loved it
, Jun 2021
Crew was friendly and we enjoyed the snorkel location. Nice short ride to the snorkel location. Only issue was finding parking near this facility

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