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

Keauhou Boat HarborKailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Overview

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!

Includes:
• Snorkel Equipment
• Floatation Aids
• Snacks & Beverages

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ParagliderPilot
"Dolphin Adventures !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 24, 2020 NEW
We wanted to thank Owner Bambi & Capt Keith for a Beautiful & exciting day of Snorkeling ,Site Seeing and Learning the History of the Kona Coast ....We found Dolphins in Kailua Bay and we're instructed as to how to approach them in the water so as not to scare away .....This was one for the Bucket List !! We also were taken to Kealakekua Bay and had the opportunity to swim and snorkel with an abundance of tropical fish ..... Definitely a 10 !! We enjoyed the day so much that we booked with them for an evening Manta trip next week .....Thank You for the Highlight of our Vacation ❤️
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Jas M
Hawaii
"A worthy adventure to be sure."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 24, 2020 NEW
I have been out with this company several times in the past few months. One of the many things I like is that they share the history of the region, and help one to understand and respect the ocean life. I've never had an unsatisfying experience.
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Nicole P
"Too expensive for what you get."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2020 NEW
This was a very high-priced provider when compared to other companies. They have a 6-person zodiac boat, so they claim to offer a more personal experience. Well, my experience was that our boat captain would not shut up about his experience on other boats, and all of the people that he knew on the island, and how we should visit his coffee farm. He, seriously, NEVER STOPPED TALKING. It was exhausting. AND, we NEVER got to swim with the dolphins, because we could not find any. Then, when I asked about a discount on another trip to try again to swim with dolphins, I was offer $20 off. Seriously? This company already charges $30-$40 more per person. Ridiculous! I understand you can't control wild animals. But, you can control the captains that you hire, and the discounts that you offer people for returning after disappointing trips. Go with another company. Complete waste of $340!
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younes s
"Manta Ray tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 30, 2019 NEW
We did the sunset tour. Captain was knowledgeable. We saw two manta Ray's and a bunch of maquerel fish eating the plankton. Cool experience with no feeding from.human to the wildlife which is good!
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AliaMBetts
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
"Swam in a POD of dolphins!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 25, 2019
Amazing tour! Island points. Kealakekua Bay! Baby Dolphins looking up at us while we swam right alongside them! Twenty two years visiting the Islands and living here. NEVER swam with the dolphins before! Was in warm wet suit. Best Snorkle gear. Expert Captain. MOST fun. Just the two of us on the boat. My great-Neice’s 20th Bday! Unforgettable!
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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.