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Afternoon Captain Cook Snorkel Express

by Sea Quest Duration 3h 15m Features animals Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $106

Explore some of Hawaii's calmest waters during a 3-hour snorkeling trip complete with sea caves, lava tubes, and spectacular marine life. With guidance from a US Coast Guard-licensed captain, encounter wildlife up close in a Marine Life Conservation District perfect for snorkeling.

Embark from the south shores of Kona and keep an eye out for lively nai’a (Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins), honu (Hawaiian sea turtles), and—depending on the season—pods of kohola (whales). The small-group tour allows you to cruise through sea caves, along cliffs and coastline, passing blowholes, cinder cones, and lava tubes. Along the way your captain espouses Big Island history, local marine trivia, and points out striking landmarks along the coast.

Arrive at the Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument, a Marine Life Conservation District and where the first western explorer made contact with Hawaii. Hop into the warm Hawaiian water and explore the coral reef wall, dramatically dropping from 10 feet (3 m) to 130 feet (40 m). Often described as an “aquarium-like experience,” the Kealakekua Bay is home to a vast array of marine life, including turtles, eels, clown fish, and the humuhumunukunukuapua'a, the Hawaiian state fish.

After an hour in the water, return to the boat and bask in the sun's warmth as you enjoy some light snacks and beverages.

Explore some of Hawaii's calmest waters during a 3-hour snorkeling trip complete with sea caves, lava tubes, and spectacular marine life. With guidance from a US Coast Guard-licensed captain, encounter wildlife up close in a Marine Life Conservation District perfect for snorkeling.

Embark from the south shores of Kona and keep an eye out for lively nai’a (Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins), honu (Hawaiian sea turtles), and—depending on the season—pods of kohola (whales). The small-group tour allows you to cruise through sea caves, along cliffs and coastline, passing blowholes, cinder cones, and lava tubes. Along the way your captain espouses Big Island history, local marine trivia, and points out striking landmarks along the coast.

Arrive at the Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument, a Marine Life Conservation District and where the first western explorer made contact with Hawaii. Hop into the warm Hawaiian water and explore the coral reef wall, dramatically dropping from 10 feet (3 m) to 130 feet (40 m). Often described as an “aquarium-like experience,” the Kealakekua Bay is home to a vast array of marine life, including turtles, eels, clown fish, and the humuhumunukunukuapua'a, the Hawaiian state fish.

After an hour in the water, return to the boat and bask in the sun's warmth as you enjoy some light snacks and beverages.

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12:30 PM, Afternoon Captain Cook Snorkel Express in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 3h 15m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$105.29

Total price is $105.29, taxes included

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Afternoon Captain Cook Snorkel Express

Activity Location

Kealakekua Bay

Kealakekua Bay

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Sea Quest Hawaii

    78-7138 Kaleiopapa St

    Kailua-Kona


Highlights

  • Snorkeling Kealakekua Bay & Captain Cook monument

  • Exploration of sea caves, blowholes & lava tubes

  • Spotting a wide array of marine life over & underwater

  • Crystal clear, warm waters along gorgeous coastline

  • A high-speed raft getting you to the fun faster


Inclusions

  • Snorkel gear (masks, fins, and snorkels)

  • Snorkel lessons

  • Flotation devices

  • Snacks

  • Non-alcoholic beverages

  • Commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are not allowed.

  • If you are pregnant you should not take part.

  • If you have back, neck, lower back, joint, or muscular problems you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • Maximum group size is 14 people.

  • You must be able to swim on your own.

  • You do not need previous snorkeling experience.

  • Flotation devices are available.

  • If you have limited mobility you should not take part.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Afternoon Captain Cook Snorkel Express ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 May 11, 2019

Well informed, very helpful with all skill levels, great access to premium snorkeling and landmarks on the way back. Would go again in a heartbeat.

5/5 Apr 3, 2019

This was the best afternoon! Captain Michael was the best tour guide. I want to go back. It honestly made our Hawaii trip.

5/5 Mar 15, 2019

It was amazing. Our captain took time to let us watch a mother humpback and her calf play and the we saw a large group of hammerheads and followed them as long as we could. This was before going on our snorkeling excursion. What an amazing time. We will do it again next time we visit Big Island.