Kealakekua Bay Snorkel & Coastal Adventure in Kailua-Kona, HI

Kona Ocean ExperienceKeauhou Boat HarborKailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Maximize your time in Kona with the Kealakekua Bay Snorkel and Coastal Adventure experience. This 2.5-hour cruise brings you on an exciting sightseeing adventure aboard a US Navy Seal boat. Throughout the cruise, you’ll learn about Hawaii’s history, culture, and more. Once at Kealakekua Bay, you’ll hop into the ocean and explore the sea life below you while snorkeling. Such a memorable experience!


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Do you want a great Kona Ocean Experience, but don't have a lot of time? Maximize your visit with our exclusive express tour. This 2.5 hour, afternoon Kealakekua Bay snorkel & coastal adventure takes you out in one of our super safe Willard Navy Seals boats on a fabulous educational sightseeing journey experienced by few and accessible only by boat. You will enjoy snorkeling in the historical Kealakekua Bay marine reserve (and location of Captain Cook Monument), a place of underwater beauty, often called the best snorkeling spot in all of Hawaii, and learn some of the history and culture of this area. Then you will travel the coastline to look for dolphins, view blow holes, hover above the coral reefs and see colorful fish, and enter a sea cave or two. Bring your camera as photo opportunities may also include sightings of manta rays, turtles, and whales (Humpbacks in Dec-April), and we may possibly even glimpse a Hawaiian Monk Seal!

• Snorkel Equipment
• Floatation Aids
• Snacks & Beverages

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"the best experience 最高の経験"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2019
最高の経験をさせて頂きました。今までで1番イルカと近くで泳ぐ事が出来ました。イルカへの負担をかけずに泳ぐため、イルカも優雅に楽しそうに近付いてきてくれました。私たち家族の心は本当に癒されました。 ガイドをして下さったMelissa Bambiさんは本当に素晴らしい方でした。丁寧にガイドして下さり、本当に親切で、なによりも、自然を守る心を常にお持ちでした。 またこちらで必ず参加したいです。 ありがとうございました。 We had amazing experience. We've swum with dolphins very close up ever. We tried not to burden dolphins when we were swimming.So dolphins swam really elegant.They looked really happy.We were healed absolutely. Ms. Melissa Bambi who guided us was so amazing.She was really kind and she protect nature really hard. We'd like to join this tour again. Thank you so much.
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Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
"It was really fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 01, 2019
The scenery and the sea and the dolphin were good. It was the closed-door tour only for two of us and the guides drive the ship very well and they are tender with kindness above all. It became the good memory. It is really thanks.
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Mary B
"Capricious and Magical"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2019
Fantastic! Even though we managed to pick the one day that the dolphins didn't want us to swim with them, we had an amazing time. The snorkeling was stupendous and watching the spinner dolphins entertain us from the boat (in a no swim zone) was very cool. Bambi took care of us by offering two other times that we could go back out with her at no charge. And then there was the Manta swim. I am not exaggerating when I say that it changed me. To be so close (actually got bonked in the face mask) to those magnificent creatures was magical. First I was hyperventilating...when I slowed my breathing down, the tears came. My body was just overwhelmed and looking for release. I've done lots of cool things in my long life and this was among the most moving experiences I've had in nature. Do it!!
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"Amazing experience :)"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2019
Don’t miss this! We had an amazing trip with Bambi who looked after us and made us feel wholly welcome. We now have some amazing family memories and photos. Thank you Bambi, it was great to meet you 👍
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"amazing to swim with dolphins while respecting their freedom"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2019
It was amazing. Dolphins were not there the but we were able to come back the next day and this time dozens of them were all around us. The group is small and allow us to discover more. Highly recommand.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kealakekua Bay Snorkel & Coastal Adventure

What safety measures are in place?
In addition to life jackets onboard, our captains and crew are 100% first aid and CPR trained and certified.

What is included in my tour price?
Tours include:

  • Snorkel Equipment
  • Flotation Aids
  • Snacks/Beverages

When should I arrive for the cruise?
Guests should check-in at Keauhou Harbor for the cruise briefing at 12:15 pm sharp. The tour departs promptly at 12:30 pm.

How long is the experience?
The entire boat ride and snorkeling experience is approximately 2.5 hours long.