Board The Kanoa II, a multi-million dollar, 65’ catamaran and enjoy 2 hours of snorkeling in the Red Hill area. View thousands of fish during the snorkel tour. Enjoy island inspired meals, including breakfast and lunch. Visit the cash bar for drinks specific to Hawaii! Look for over 600 species while snorkeling in this secluded Kona paradise with an excellent chance of viewing dolphins. Snorkel gear and reef safe sunscreen will be included on your adventure.
Where do you depart from?
We are located on the Big Island of Hawaii and depart from the Kailua Pier in the heart of Kailua Kona on the west side approximately six miles south from Keahole Kona Airport.
What should I bring with me?
A swimsuit, towel, and sunglasses. There are several SPF pump stations, with reef safe sunscreen, on board for complimentary use.
What if I’ve never snorkeled before?
We specialize in accommodating those who are new to snorkeling and non swimmers. We offer “Snorkeling 101” for beginners or those wanting a refresher course. We offer an array of flotation water toys including: recreational life jackets, noodles, sea view boards, boogie boards and inner-tubes. Our Captain’s and Crew are First Aid, CPR and Life Guard certified. There are always at least 3 designated Life Guards who are on watch while anyone is in the water.
Do you have prescription masks?
Yes, we offer masks with built in prescription lenses ranging from -1.5 to -7.0 at no additional charge.
Can I bring my own snorkel gear?
Absolutely, you may bring your own gear. We also provide all the sanitized gear you will need.
Do you offer wet suits?
Yes, Body Glove offers rental wetsuits. The water temperature ranges from about 78 – 82 degrees. Most guests are comfortable with their swimsuits or a rash guard to keep them from getting chilled, however we understand that some get chilled more than others and have these suits available for an additional charge of $10.00.
Is the cruise wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The lower deck of the 65′ catamaran is fully accessible from bow to stern including tables and restrooms.
What if I have special dietary needs?
For those requiring special dietary needs, we provide Gluten free, Vegan, and Vegetarian requests at no extra charge with 48 hours’ notice.
Is there any shade on the boat?
Yes, the Kanoa II has a lower and upper deck with plenty of shaded area as well as areas for sunbathing.
Do you provide hotel pick-ups?
We do not provide hotel pick-ups. Our vessel departs from down-town Kailua Kona, at the north end of Alii Drive, from the Kailua Pier. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are options for transportation if you’re staying outside of walking distance.