Big Island: Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook & Marine Life Tour
- Duration: 4 hours
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Friendly, lively, and helpful crew and a great snorkel location. My kids were new to snorkeling and did great. My daughter lost a flipper which we had brought, and it didn’t float unfortunately. One of the crew dove and retrieved it! The boat ride out and back in was very enjoyable, and we had a dolphin swimming in front of the boat on the way back. It was a memorable experience. Snorkel gear is provided, but if you are bringing your own gear, keep in mind that full face masks are not allowed for safety reasons. We brought 2 and couldn’t use them.
This was probably the highlight of our trip. On the way out to snorkel we saw baby and mama Humpback Whales as well as several dolphins. The whales were only about 200 feet away and the dolphins came up within 30 feet of the boat. While my wife and our kids were snorkeling, my mom and I stayed on the boat and enjoyed the view, food and fully stocked bar. The weather was perfect and the crew was really great.
Great time from start to finish! Handsome captain, smart and informative assistants. They did everything to make sure we all had a wonderful time! 1,000,000 mahalos!
Saw 5-7 whales. Even got to see a calf and mother whales. They came SO close to the boat! We learned lots of great whale facts too. Highly recommend!
Awesome tour - we saw so many whales! They were breaching, slapping their tails, waving their pectoral fins and more! Incredible!