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Honokohau Small Boat Harbor

Honokohau Small Boat Harbor: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kailua-Kona: Snorkel with Manta Rays, Hot cocoa included

1. Kailua-Kona: Snorkel with Manta Rays, Hot cocoa included

Let the KIBOU take you on an aquatic adventure along the western shores of the Big Island of Hawaii. Enjoy the most unbelievable sunsets as we cruise to the Manta destination. Our experienced captain determines the best manta snorkel spot depending on current ocean conditions. Once anchored, our crew will guide you to our floating mat where you can snorkel in Hawaiian waters and get an up close and personal encounter with the enchanting and beautiful Giant Oceanic Manta Rays! Live out what The Travel Channel calls one of the "Top 10 Things to do in your lifetime"! - Water, snacks, and beverages included. Hot cocoa will be provided after snorkeling. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverage, alcohol is allowed, and we kindly ask for no glass bottles. **Alcohol consumption is allowed only after snorkeling. - Private charters are available upon request, book your manta snorkel tour today! - Please take your seasick remedy an hour prior to your excursion. -Keep an eye out for whales (November - March)

Honokohau: Kona Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

2. Honokohau: Kona Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

Take a trip to see humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean, with guaranteed sightings. Enjoy an up-close experience with these magnificent creatures. Head to Honokohau Harbor to board the 53-foot sailing catamaran and start your tour. Cruise along the Kona coastline as you admire the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the unique behavior of whales from your experienced captain and guides. Watch these gentle giants and they fluke, spy hop, and breach out of the water.

6 Passenger Max Manta Ray Night Snorkel

3. 6 Passenger Max Manta Ray Night Snorkel

Experience One of the Best things to do while visiting Big Island. A small group of six guarantees you will a better view and more maneuverability. Step aboard our Zodiac for a 15-25 min ride. Guests are allotted at least 30 minutes snorkel time, with our expert experienced in water guides. Get up-close and personal with the gentle giant manta rays in the multitudes, reaching upward of a 16 ft wingspand. Prior swimming & snorkeling experience is required to book this activity. Guest's must be able to independently climb up a side boat ladder. Not recommended for guest's who have undergone surgery or have mobility/physical restrictions. Not recommended for pregnant women. Contact tour operator for exceptions. This family run business takes pride in sharing the importance of taking care or our land, ocean, animals, and each other. Please arrive on time for the start of your scheduled tour.

Kailua-Kona: Catamaran Cruise with Hualālai Volcano Views

4. Kailua-Kona: Catamaran Cruise with Hualālai Volcano Views

Feel the wind in your hair as you sail along Hawaii's dynamic coast with this catamaran cruise from Kailua-Kona. Soak up some sun on the spacious deck or take in the views from the shaded seating area. Sail with a refreshing, chilled beverage in hand.  Check in at the activity provider's slip and hop aboard a comfortable ship in Honokohau Harbor. Feel the ocean breeze in your hair as you set sail past the western slopes of the Hualālai volcano. View where the volcano meets the ocean.  Watch turquoise waves crash upon the black lava rocks. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like sea birds and dolphins as you glide across the water. Relax aboard a ship that is maintained to the highest safety standards.  Snap pictures of the sweeping shoreline to share with your friends and family back home. Enjoy the good weather that this section of the island typically experiences. Return to your meeting point at the end of your cruise. 

Honokohau: Kona Snorkel and Sail with Drinks and Snacks

5. Honokohau: Kona Snorkel and Sail with Drinks and Snacks

Head to the meeting point and step aboard a stunning 53-foot catamaran. Be greeted by the friendly captain and crew, then set off along the scenic Kona coastline.  Soak up stunning views of the shore and the ocean, and look out for dolphins, green sea turtles, and seasonal whales (December to April). Enjoy a stop to cool off in the crystal clear water, and go snorkeling in search of colorful fish and fascinating coral reef. Back onboard, enjoy a refreshing alcoholic drink and some tasty snacks. 

From Kona: Honokohau Sunset Boat Trip with Drinks and Snacks

6. From Kona: Honokohau Sunset Boat Trip with Drinks and Snacks

Be greeted with the spirit of Aloha by your Captain and crew as you step aboard the beautiful and spacious 53-foot catamaran, Honi Olani. Experience the beauty of a Hawaiian Sunset while taking in the breathtaking Kona coastline. Perhaps you will be welcomed by the grace of the ocean wildlife such as dolphins, green sea turtles or seasonal whales. Amenities include onboard bar, a large open aired and covered cabin with table and bench seating, two restrooms, ample outdoor areas for seating. Snacks and drinks served on board.

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What people are saying about Honokohau Small Boat Harbor

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 30 reviews

The crew was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I have been on other snorkeling trips on different islands and new what to expect. This trip we had four of our grandchildren and did not know how they would react to the whole experience. The captain and crew did a great job of teaching and making everyone feel safe and comfortable. We all had a blast.

For a relaxing evening with just adult company, this is the way to go. Not a full dinner cruise but a good simple meal with free drinks as you watch the beautiful sunset just let us have a peaceful time to really enjoy Hawaii.

The crew was so nice and accommodating. We had a nice day on the water waiting for whales to appear. No whales, no problem, you get to come back again.

Captain Kirk and the crew were tremendous. We not only saw whales, we were lucky enough to see one “breach”. Well worth the money.

Fun trip on a gorgeous day in paradise. The crew were helpful and fun to be around.