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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Make the most of your time in port on this Kona shore excursion timed to your cruise's arrival and departure. Get picked up from the port and head out on a sailing adventure to the Captain Cook Monument and Kealkeaua Bay where you can snorkel, swim, and explore caves and lava tubes. Expect to see spinner dolphins, sea turtles, colorful fish, and ancient reefs. Lunch, snacks, and use of snorkeling gear are all included.
  • Worry-free shore excursion: Timed to your ship's arrival and departure
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from the port
  • Includes lunch, snacks, and use of snorkel gear
  • See the Captain Cook Monument, as well as local marine life including dolphins, turtles, and tropical fish
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Snorkel gear equipment
Lunch wraps, snacks & refreshments
Flotation devices
Professional local captain and crew
Port pickup from Kailua Kona Pier
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy , 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Hotel Guests 8:30 am CHECK IN - HONOKOHAU HARBOR - See below for more detailed instructions

Kailua Pier , Kaahumanu Pl, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Please arrive 15 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.CRUISE SHIP GUESTS: Check-in Time 8:45 am. This tour departs from the Kailua-Kona pier. When you get off your tender please wait under the green shaded tent look for a sign that says " C Big Island / Dolphin Reef Snorkel"
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Boat is not wheelchair accessible
  • Weight limit is 275lbs (125kg)
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name
  • Suggested items to bring: sunglasses, sunblock and towel
  • Please have your bathing suit on before the trip begins.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY C Big Island LLC
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.

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Traveler Tips

  • "I definitely recommend this one if you are trying to decide which one to pick." See review


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Great time. The captain knowledge of the area
, Nov 2021
Seeing this island from the ocean allows one to understand Hawaii’s complex topography and extraordinary beauty .
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for the review Steven
Definitely would recommend!
, Jul 2021
The guide had to delay the trip 2 hours due to personal reason and then had to wait and extra hour before we actually left the dock. Other than that the rest of the experience was completely worth it great experience. We got to see 2 different kinds of dolphins and we even saw a reef shark! Awesome all around
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for being so dearly patient🧡 glad you all the exciting marine life!
Excellent Adventure
, Jul 2021
Trip was amazing and fun! So many beautiful fish when snorkeling, saw dolphins and the learned about the caves and lava tubes. Great adventure for the entire family.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
You were all wonderful customers that day! Thank you for joining us and taking the time to write a review 😊
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great snorkeling trip
, Jun 2021
Great captain. Boat was quite comfortable for an inflatable. We got to see lots of dolphins which was amazing instead of going to the crowded bay.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Aloha Renae, so glad you enjoyed! Thank you for the wonderful review :)
Excellent snorkeling trip!
, Jan 2020
We had a great time snorkeling on this adventure. What a super and educational trip. I recommend this to everyone.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Aloha Debbie thank you for the wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed and got to learn lots of interesting facts.
Wild Dolphins
, Sep 2019
Very knowledgeable crew who made sure we got to so swim with the dolphins and the had time to snorkel. Well worth tie money.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
The dolphins are just spectacular and so enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
Brittany U
, May 2019
Our guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. The water was gorgeous. They give you swim noodles so you can float above water and just dunk your head in. The food spread they had ready for us was amazing!
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Glad you enjoyed your Kona shore excursion, Dolphin Reef snorkel. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
We saw Dolphins!
Caroline T
, May 2019
So much fun. We saw saw so many Dolphins. While snorkeling we saw eels and lots of fish! Water was very clear. The captain and his team were nice, helpful and provided everything you needed. They took us along the coastline and showed us additional landmarks as well as Captain Cook monument. All around excellent excursion. I definitely recommend this one if you are trying to decide which one to pick.
Thanks with appreciation
, Apr 2019
Both Ryan and Erin were extremely friendly, helpful and professional. This trip to me was the highlight of our visit to Hawaii. The pair are the ambassador to the Hawaii tourism industry. They catered for what clients' needs and expectations.
Colorado 8
, Nov 2018
This was so fun! We were with agroup of 8 and everyone of us absolutely loved it. The crew was so helpful and so friendly. Worth every penny spent!

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