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Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

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From US$ 134.64 per person

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Take in views of ancient lava flows as you sail along the Kona coast. Snorkel in the turquoise waters and along a vibrant reef in Kealakekua Bay.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy snorkeling with colorful schools of fish and pods of spinner dolphins
  • Marvel at unique underwater lava formations
  • Take photos of majestic Hawaiian humpback whales
Full description
Set sail along the beautiful Kona coast on a 3-hour snorkeling trip. At historic Kealakekua Bay, you’ll see the Captain Cook Monument. Snorkel in pristine waters along the reef in the marine sanctuary. With your marine camera, take photos of the colorful fish, pods of spinner dolphins, and the landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. Enjoy site briefings and snorkeling tips from the crew members. Life jackets, floatation noodles, viewfinder boards, masks, fins, and snorkels are all provided. The crew will help you enter and exit the water if needed and will provide fish identification cards. They will even take you on a guided snorkeling tour.
  • Light snacks including Maui-style chips
  • Fresh tropical juice and soft drinks
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Gratuity (greatly appreciated)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

• Meet at the vessel "Hokulani" at the Keauhou Bay Pier

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Shoes

Know before you go

  • There is limited space to store things that need to be kept dry
  • Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes or sandals that are easy to remove, as shoes are not worn on the boat
  • Bring swimwear, a cover-up, sunglasses, reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, a towel, and a camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 111 reviews

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The crew did an incredible job. They were all very friendly and helpful. The boat was super clean and the the snorkel gear provided was great quality. I would highly recommend going in the morning vs. the afternoon. Apparently the volcano produces a fog every afternoon around 2:00ish. The fish and reef were still incredible with the heavy cloud cover, but I’m sure it would have been even more amazing when the sun was shining.

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June 15, 2022

We were very impressed by how clean and new the catamaran was. The crew were knowledgeable and friendly. I’ve never seen so many different types of tropical fish in one place and we were the only boat there. We had a great time. An added bonus was that they had a fish line out as the boat sailed along and they caught a large Ono fish. Watching them reel it in and seeing large fish up close was something you don’t see every day.

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March 9, 2022

Amazing staff, my daughter Cora absolutely loved Ellie! She was so sweet to answer all 346 questions Cora had about the marine life and boat! Everyone was honestly great, and snorkeling was incredible. We saw many kinds of fish, an eel actually swimming around, a little octopus and a whale tale just briefly but was amazing. Would recommend!

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January 5, 2022

Product ID: 176811