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Big Island: Eco-Friendly Snorkeling Expereince and BBQ

4.8 / 5

38 reviews

Big Island: Eco-Friendly Snorkeling Expereince and BBQ

From US$ 160 per person

Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this 4.5-hour snorkeling cruise and dolphin watch. Cruise through the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take a cruise through protected marine sanctuaries
  • Snorkel with the chance of seeing dolphins and marine life
  • Discover Hawaii’s underwater paradise
  • Enjoy a delicious and filling lunch
  • Make the most of complimentary snorkeling gear
Full description
You will need to arrive at 7:30 AM for your 8 AM departure and cruise through protected marine sanctuaries. Cruise ten miles down the Kona Coast to the snorkel destination, a protected marine sanctuary. Relax, you will have over two hours of water time to enjoy the marine life, underwater topography, and coral reef. Cruise in comfort! The boat’s main lower deck features a large shaded cabin with cushioned seating, tables, a premium bar, three restrooms, and freshwater showers. You won’t go hungry. Enjoy a light breakfast of tropical fruits, assorted pastries, bagels, juices, teas, and Kona coffee. While you're taking in the fun, the crew prepares lunch. After snorkeling, belly up to a full-service premium cash bar, featuring a large selection of liquors, mixes, and local brews. This boat hosts one of the only blenders on the Kona Coast. Your mask, fins, snorkel, and prescription masks will be provided to you. For beginners, a friendly “Snorkel 101 Class” is available from the lifeguard-trained crew. A host of flotation toys, including noodles, vests, inner tubes, and even “Sea View Boards” for those who don’t want to get their face wet. They even include the use of stand-up paddleboards and an array of other flotation devices at no additional cost. Kids of all ages love the 20’ waterslide and high dive platform. If you want to kick back and do nothing, check out the floating “relaxation station”, the crew will swim you out refreshments. More adventurous guests can rent a GoPro or wetsuit.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • 2 hours of snorkel time
  • Reef safe sunscreen
  • 20 foot waterslide
  • 15 foot high dive
  • Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
  • Go Pro Cameras
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

· Free parking available at 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI 96740 · Arrive at 7:30 am for a 8:00 am departure. Refunds are not available for late arrivals. · Vessel departs from the Kailua Kona Pier a short walk from the free parking.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Waterproof camera

Know before you go

  • Boarding begins at 7:30 AM and departure is at 8:00 AM. Refunds are not possible for late arrivals
  • This cruise is 100% wheelchair friendly, the customized boarding ramp, with portable extensions, accommodates all wheelchairs including manual, electric, and scooters
  •  Please bring a towel
  • All guests must complete a liability waiver prior to boarding
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 38 reviews

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This was a great experience. We started the tour off with breakfast. We then headed off to the snorkel location. Along the way the captain (Bob) spotted a pod of dolphins swimming nearby and took us to them where we stopped and watched the dolphins for a few minutes. We then proceeded to the snorkel location. Once we arrived they handed out snorkel gear, including prescription goggles since we can't wear our glasses. Then there was a safety demonstration before we were allowed into the ocean. When I entered. I immediately felt uncomfortable and overwhelmed. I kept getting water in my mouth, and even though I was wearing a life vest I felt like I was drowning. The point here is that A lifeguard noticed immediately, and helped me get back on the boat. I felt like the crew was knowledgeable and caring. We then had burgers for lunch. Grilled by Cara and served by Maddison. All of the staff were very kind, and they made sure we had a great time.

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October 12, 2021

Everything was good except did not see any spinners. The crew was polite and helpful. The gal on the gal that was on the board out by the shoreline keeping and eye on me was re assuring. Me being 65 and have snorkeled on the west coast on way worse surge and surf conditions (she didn't know at the time) made me feel very good. Doing her job and doing it well. I am hopefully going to move over there now. You all where very kind and friendly. Besides I have to use my free tour now. Oh Ya the burgers where great too! LOL!

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October 8, 2021

My husband and I enjoyed this cruise very much. The boat wasn’t overly crowded with patrons. The crew was very capable and very attentive to the needs of the patrons. Both the breakfast and the lunch were good. Nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages were plentiful. The crew provided excellent assistance to all to ensure the snorkeling and other water activities were conducted safely, We are planning to go to the dinner cruise provided by the Body Glove cruise company this week.

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September 1, 2021

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