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Embark on a 4-hour snorkeling adventure along the western coast of the Big Island for up-close encounters with local marine life. Explore Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau Bay to unveil Hawaii’s unique underwater world, learn Hawaiian history, and get breathtaking views from the front row.

Accompanied by a US Coast Guard-licensed captain, set off in a small, rigid hull, perfect for swooping through breathtaking sea caves and lava tubes. Drive along the scenic coastline and arrive at Kealakekua Bay for a 45-minute dip near the Captain Cook Monument. Learn the historical significance of this unique location as you explore the 130-foot (40-m) deep coral reef wall and snorkel around clown fish, turtles, eels, and maybe even an octopus.

On your ride to Honaunau Bay (Place of Refuge), listen as your captain spouts Jeopardy-worthy Hawaiian marine trivia. Relax in the sun’s warmth and enjoy beverages, fresh fruit, and island chips. Keep an eye out for lively nai’a (dolphins) swimming alongside the boat.

Arrive at the flat lava rocks of Honaunau Bay and discover the ecosystem living within shallow-water coral gardens. A wonderland only accessible by boat, this bay's warm, clear water surrounds you with honu (sea turtles) and schools of tropical fish. See if you can spot (and pronounce) the humuhumunukunukuapua’a, Hawaii’s state fish.

Embark on a 4-hour snorkeling adventure along the western coast of the Big Island for up-close encounters with local marine life. Explore Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau Bay to unveil Hawaii’s unique underwater world, learn Hawaiian history, and get breathtaking views from the front row.

Accompanied by a US Coast Guard-licensed captain, set off in a small, rigid hull, perfect for swooping through breathtaking sea caves and lava tubes. Drive along the scenic coastline and arrive at Kealakekua Bay for a 45-minute dip near the Captain Cook Monument. Learn the historical significance of this unique location as you explore the 130-foot (40-m) deep coral reef wall and snorkel around clown fish, turtles, eels, and maybe even an octopus.

On your ride to Honaunau Bay (Place of Refuge), listen as your captain spouts Jeopardy-worthy Hawaiian marine trivia. Relax in the sun’s warmth and enjoy beverages, fresh fruit, and island chips. Keep an eye out for lively nai’a (dolphins) swimming alongside the boat.

Arrive at the flat lava rocks of Honaunau Bay and discover the ecosystem living within shallow-water coral gardens. A wonderland only accessible by boat, this bay's warm, clear water surrounds you with honu (sea turtles) and schools of tropical fish. See if you can spot (and pronounce) the humuhumunukunukuapua’a, Hawaii’s state fish.

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8 AM Snorkel

Duration 4h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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per adult
$115.43

Total price is $115.43, taxes included

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Deluxe Morning Snorkel on a Raft

Activity/Location

Kealakekua Bay

Kealakekua Bay

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Sea Quest

    78-7138 Kaleiopapa St

    Kailua-Kona


Highlights

  • Snorkeling at 2 distinct Hawaiian bays—Kealakekua & Honaunau

  • Spectacular sea caves & lava tubes with your expert captain

  • Visibility up to 100 feet (30 m) while underwater

  • Chances for dolphin, whale, turtle & octopus sightings


Inclusions

  • 45-minute snorkeling stop at Honaunau Bay

  • 45-minute snorkeling stop at Kealakekua Bay

  • Snorkel gear (masks, fins, and snorkels)

  • Snorkel lessons

  • Flotation devices

  • Snacks and beverages


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.

  • You must have good circulation and healthy, unblocked breathing.

  • 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.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Kealakekua Bay, Kealakekua Bay, HI United States