Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

4.9 / 5

42 reviews

Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

From $82.73 per person

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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  • 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
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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 42 reviews

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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.

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    April 11, 2021

    A beautiful way to spend an afternoon off the shores of The Big Island. The captain and crew are very friendly, informative and helpful with the snorkel dive. The snorkeling itself is fabulous off the shores by Captain Cook Monument with extremely clear water and loads of tropical fish. On the way back we were fortunate to see schools of spinner dolphins and a few distant whales.

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    January 10, 2020

    Failed to catch the afternoon session, the staff at the counter kindly and kindly helped us change to the next morning session, and provided a good discount. The next morning, the sky was clear and the sea was blue. The staff were warm and attentive and the explanations were very professional. The two dive sites we took to us had high visibility, and the morning sessions provided drinks, sandwich buffets, and cookies and cakes. It was a great time. Itinerary!

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    July 7, 2019

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