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  • Big Island, Hawaii: Night Manta Ray Snorkel Experience

    1. Big Island, Hawaii: Night Manta Ray Snorkel Experience

    Snorkeling with manta rays is a must do while in Hawaii! Enjoy this amazing opportunity to see manta rays up close feeding and interacting with other ocean creatures. Relax and enjoy the experience with wet suits, snorkel gear, drinks, and snacks provided. Bring your underwater camera for photos and memories that will last a lifetime.

    This was the highlight of my vacation. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants an amazing experience and make a lifetime memory.

  • Big Island: Eco-Friendly Snorkel & Dolphin Watching Tour

    2. Big Island: Eco-Friendly Snorkel & Dolphin Watching Tour

    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 ...

    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.

  • Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

    3. Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

    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.

    First time visiting Hawaii and I’m glad we booked this tour. My family and I had so much fun, it was such an amazing experience, and we enjoyed it so much that we booked for a second time. We are looking forward to snorkeling again before leaving Kona☹️ . Tour crew /instructors were friendly and attentive. FYI: please be nice and tip the crew members

  • Big Island: Eco-Friendly Twilight Manta Ray Adventure

    4. Big Island: Eco-Friendly Twilight Manta Ray Adventure

    Experience an exciting 75-minute nighttime snorkeling expedition. Get up close and personal with stunning manta rays as they gracefully soar through the water. Your underwater adventure will take place in clear warm waters near protected reefs abundant with marine life.  

    After the sun sets, head off into the nighttime waters to see a fascinating "manta ray ballet" along the Kona coast near the mouth of Keauhou Bay. This point of departure is one of the island’s most successful and consistent manta ray viewing locations. Your snorkeling guide will outfit you with all the necessary gear needed to embark on your experience including snorkel gear, wetsuits, and flotation devices. After a quick safety briefing, plunge into the dark waters and be captivated by these graceful creatures as they feast on plankton.

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    Amazing tour. Saw many manta rays swimming below and up close. Tour guides were also amazing, informative and helpful. Need to be a good swimmer and comfortable with the water.

  • Big Island: Kona 2-Hour Small Group Surf Lesson

    5. Big Island: Kona 2-Hour Small Group Surf Lesson

    There is a saying in Hawaii that "you never forget your first wave," and this surf lesson in Kahaluu Bay brings that saying to life, providing quality surf instruction to people of all ages and skill levels. The 2-hour surf lessons are designed to teach people how to surf safely and effectively from the best surfing and snorkeling beach in Kona, Hawaii. Upon arrival at the surf shop, you will be outfitted with reef booties and rashguards. Then, before entering the water, learn how to paddle and pop up on land, as well as important surfing etiquette and how to wipe out properly. Once you are comfortable, it’s off to the water to practice your skills on the long rolling waves of Kahaluu Bay. Your surf instructor will help you catch the waves, letting you know where you need to be, when to paddle, and when to pop up. They will even give you a little push to ensure that you catch every wa...

    Great lesson! Wonderful owner and staff. Fantastic experience. Little tip: must be able to swim to book this lesson.

  • Big Island: South Kona Snorkeling and Coastline Exploration

    6. Big Island: South Kona Snorkeling and Coastline Exploration

    Prepare for a thrilling day exploring 3 unique snorkeling locations in South Kona with time to take a break from swimming for lunch with breathtaking views. Begin your snorkeling adventure by heading to the turquoise waters and vibrant reef of the 315-acre marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, with your crew members highlighting interesting sights along the way. Once there, experience a vibrant reef filled with coral and schools of tropical fish. On occasion, even catch glimpses of spinner dolphins swimming nearby. After snorkeling, savor a gourmet deli lunch in the shade of the canopy with the monument to Captain Cook as a backdrop and the cliffs of the bay soaring above you. Next, jet off to a new location with visually spectacular snorkeling opportunities and cultural significance, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau, the “Place of Refuge.” Beautiful Honaunau Bay is fronted by large, smooth, and lava...

    We had SUCH a blast on this tour! The crew was laid back, yet very safety conscious. They went out of their way to help me get into the water slowly using the ladder, and we’re helpful at each stop. Both Dave and Zach were extremely knowledgeable about the sights and the various marine life we encountered. Snacks and lunch were fresh and delicious – such a treat! It was also great to be on a smaller boat where we could (literally) get to know everyone on board. Truly, this was a wonderful experience.

  • Honokohau: Kona Snorkel and Sail with Drinks and Snacks

    7. 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. 

    The trip was extremely nice. The Captain and her crew were very attentive and very patient with everyone. It unfortunately was very rough that day but my family and I enjoyed the experience!!

  • Big Island: Kona Private 2-Hour Surf Lesson

    8. Big Island: Kona Private 2-Hour Surf Lesson

    When in Hawaii, do as the Hawaiians do and learn to surf! With a private, 2-hour surf lesson at Kona's Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea, learn how to surf safely and effectively under the guidance of an instructor who will teach you the proper skills whether you are a beginner or already have experience.   After being outfitted with reef booties and rash guards, you'll be taught how to paddle and pop up on land. You will also be given important surfing etiquette and learn how to wipe out properly. Once you're comfortable with getting to your feet on land, it’s off to the water to practice your skills on the long rolling waves of Kahaluu Bay.  During the entire surf lesson, your surf instructor will help you catch waves by letting you know where to be, when to paddle, and when to pop up. You will be given a little push to ensure that you catch every wave you paddle for. For the more advanced sur...

    The most amazing time ever. Worth every penny!!! You can't go wrong. They need to change the name to the bestsurfshopever.com. Tommy and Santi had patience to spare and we laughed the entire time.

  • Big Island: Kohala Coast Wildlife Snorkel with Lunch

    9. Big Island: Kohala Coast Wildlife Snorkel with Lunch

    Relax with a trip on which you are guaranteed to see dolphins, turtles, or whales (when in-season December-April). If not, you can come back for free on same-value or lesser-value trips. Hop aboard this terrific snorkel power catamaran, with ample seating and shade. Enjoy the coastal sights and a refreshing swim and snorkel. In-water assistance from expert crew is included. A picnic lunch, soda, juice, and water will be served. Hawaii is known as one of the best places in the world to go whale watching, (when in-season December-April) as the humpback whales migrate from Alaska to the warm waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands to give birth. Learn about the whales' unique behavior and why their long journey is so important as you watch them fluke, spy hop, spout, and breach out of the water. You should wear your swimsuit and bring a light jacket, sunscreen, towel, and camera.

    We had an amazing time !!!! The boat was very clean, the captain and his help were very friendly It feels like a private tour Lunch was great Snorkeling was stunning! We saw many dolphins they were Circling around the boat I would really recommend !!! Thank you

  • Kailua Kona: Humpback Whale Watching Adventure Cruise

    10. Kailua Kona: Humpback Whale Watching Adventure Cruise

    See majestic humpback whales and listen to them sing on this whale watching cruise from Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Over 8,000 humpback whales journey over 3,500 miles to Hawaii every year. Between December and April, these incredible creatures gather to breed and raise their young. This 2.5-hour whale-watching experience in Kona offers you an incredible opportunity to view humpback whales up close in their natural habitats. Hear the whales sing with unique underwater hydrophones. Keep your eyes open for other marine creatures like spinner dolphins, pilot and sperm whales, manta rays, sea turtles, and more. Whale sightings are guaranteed or you can join the cruise again for free.

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What people are saying about Kailua-Kona

We had SUCH a blast on this tour! The crew was laid back, yet very safety conscious. They went out of their way to help me get into the water slowly using the ladder, and we’re helpful at each stop. Both Dave and Zach were extremely knowledgeable about the sights and the various marine life we encountered. Snacks and lunch were fresh and delicious – such a treat! It was also great to be on a smaller boat where we could (literally) get to know everyone on board. Truly, this was a wonderful experience.

First time visiting Hawaii and I’m glad we booked this tour. My family and I had so much fun, it was such an amazing experience, and we enjoyed it so much that we booked for a second time. We are looking forward to snorkeling again before leaving Kona☹️ . Tour crew /instructors were friendly and attentive. FYI: please be nice and tip the crew members

Jacob & Ula (I probably misspelled his name) were great ! They were very knowledgeable & shared cool facts with our group. Highly recommend this tour!

This was the highlight of my vacation. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants an amazing experience and make a lifetime memory.

Fantastic excursion! Saw a lot of different species of fish. Jacob, Mike & Adam were phenomenal! Above & beyond. Highly recommend