Free cancellation: get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more

Top Big Island of Hawaii Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Category
Select Dates
Filter




Clear Filters
Clear Filters

49 Tours and Activities

Sort by:Default


Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure

On this exciting Kona submarine tour, dive deep below the cobalt waters just off the Kona coast, where an entire world of fish and marine creatures is waiting just below the surface. As the submarine descends towards the colorful reef, peer through the portholes at fish that swim to within inches of the submarine windows, and experience the sense of peace and calm in this world beneath the waves. This is a great way to explore underwater without even getting your hair wet, and, if you’re very lucky, there’s even the chance you could see a passing shark.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD133.22
From  
USD133.22
See Details

Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

Journey back in time — when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands — on this 3-hour lunch or dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Travel 12 miles down the Kona Coast to the Captain Cook monument. Learn the many secrets of the Big Island as a local historian points out more than 50 points of interest along the way. At Kealakekua Bay, enjoy a Hawaiian-style buffet dinner with live entertainment, then relax and experience a beautiful sunset on the return trip. One complimentary cocktail is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD116.37
From  
USD116.37
See Details

Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Sail up the scenic Kona coastline, getting views of ancient lava flows and verdant cliffs, and stopping at the Captain Cook Monument, on this 3-hour afternoon sail in Kealakekua Bay. Slip in to the water using the provided snorkeling gear to see vibrant schools of fish, living coral, and even pods of spinner dolphins. Learn about the area's underwater flora, fauna, and ecosystem through guided commentary.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD82.73
From  
USD82.73
See Details

Whale Watching On The Big Island

Hawaii’s Big Island is home to migrating pods of humpback whales, which often breach as they build up energy for their northward migration. This narrated tour brings you to some of the best viewing grounds via 24-person catamaran. You’ll be able to hear the whales singing through the provided headphones. The tour provider guarantees whale sightings or the next trip is free.
  • Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
  • Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
From  
USD75.00
From  
USD75.00
See Details

Wake Up With the Whales Cruise

Wake up for a morning whale-watching cruise when the ocean is most likely to be calm and conditions ideal for spotting humpback whales. Accompanied by an experienced captain and a naturist guide, set out from Anaeho'omalu Bay to look for humpback whales from the decks of the stable catamaran. Your crew serves up hot Kona coffee, tropical juices and snacks for you to enjoy on board. Whale sightings are guaranteed — if your guide doesn’t spot whales, you get to come back for a complimentary tour.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD106.10
From  
USD106.10
See Details

Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island

Get up close with humpback whales near the Big Island of Hawaii on this guided, two-and-a-half hour, whale-watch boating excursion. During Hawaii's whale season, the ocean is full of activity from humpback whales migrating from the Pacific Northwest to breed and nurse their young. Hear the whales with a hydrophone and learn about their behavior patterns from the certified naturalist guide. Snacks and light refreshments are provided.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD116.37
From  
USD116.37
See Details

Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

Make the most of your time in port on this Kona shore excursion timed to your cruise's arrival and departure. Get picked up from the port and head out on a sailing adventure to the Captain Cook Monument and Kealkeaua Bay where you can snorkel, swim, and explore caves and lava tubes. Expect to see spinner dolphins, sea turtles, colorful fish, and ancient reefs. Lunch, snacks, and use of snorkeling gear are all included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD129.00
From  
USD129.00
See Details

Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa

See the tropical fish, sea turtles and coral of Anaeho’omalu Bay on a 30-minute glass-bottom boat ride. Enjoy shaded seating and beautiful ocean panoramas aboard a 26-foot (7.9-meter) boat, departing from Waikoloa, close to Kona. Expert guides will join you on board to discuss Hawaiian marine life and answer any questions as you examine the underwater world through the glass. This scenic cruise is engaging for travelers of all ages, and returns to your original departure point.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD28.94
From  
USD28.94
See Details

Snorkel Dolphin Adventure Aboard Luxury Catamaran

Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this 4.5-hour snorkeling cruise and dolphin watch. Cruise through the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife. After a safety briefing and some basic instruction from the lifeguard-trained crew, jump in the water for a snorkel. Also, enjoy dolphin watching and a Hawaiian-style barbecue lunch. Then relax with a cocktail from the premium cash bar and enjoy the timeless beauty of the Kona coastline on the return trip. Bring a towel. Everything else is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD142.23
From  
USD142.23
See Details

Guaranteed Whale Watch in Kona

Go on a whale-watching adventure on this 2.5-hour cruise in Kailua-Kona. Board a 48-foot (15-meter) Delta boat in Honokohau Harbor, and set sail on the water to try and spot whales in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales, pilot whales, and false killer whales, which all might make an appearance during your cruise.  
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD85.73
From  
USD85.73
See Details

Zodiac Raft Whale Watching Adventure

Winter is the most exciting time to be out on the water in Hawaii, as it’s the time of year when thousands of migrating humpback whales visit the islands. On this exciting Big Island whale watching tour, experience the thrill of traveling aboard a high-speed raft, and then seeing a whale swimming just in front of the boat. Though the boat will obey the federal laws and not approach within 100 feet (30 meters), it isn’t uncommon for the whale to decide to swim up under the boat!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD99.00
From  
USD99.00
See Details

Zodiac Raft and Snorkel Adventure

Splash into the crystal-clear waters of Kealakekua Bay on this Big Island snorkeling adventure! Dart in and out of sea caves and explore the gorgeous Kona coastline in an agile Zodiac raft. Snorkel among colorful tropical fish, and keep an eye out for other marine life like whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Along the way, learn about the island’s geologic history and local legends from your expert guide, and see the spot where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD115.00
From  
USD115.00
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Deluxe Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Set Sail down the Majestic Kona Coastline with breathtaking views of landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. As you arrive at the "World Famous Captain Cook Monument" your snorkeling adventure will begin in the turquoise waters and vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay. Make sure to bring an underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish, pods of spinner dolphins that are also commonly spotted in the bay. “Hawaii The Big Island Revealed” guide book says, “snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay near the monument is perhaps the best you will find anywhere in the state”.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD141.82
From  
USD141.82
See Details

Catamaran Sailing and Snorkel Adventure on Kane'ohe Bay

Snorkel in Kaneohe Bay off a small catamaran during this 3-hour cruise from Oahu. Leaving from He'eia State Park, visit Sunken City, Coconut Island, Turtle Canyon or the Sunken Island sandbar with an expert local guide. Learn how to sail or hop off the boat, using the snorkeling equipment provided, and explore Oahu's underwater world. Back at the beach, enjoy an included barbecue lunch with your small group, limited to 5 people to ensure personalized attention. Round-trip hotel transportation is provided.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD199.00
From  
USD199.00
See Details

Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure

The Kona coastline is an aquatic playground that's filled with possibility, whether it's snorkeling with manta rays, searching for dolphins, or watching whales in winter. For an exclusive, comfortable, and private way to explore the Kona coast, this rugged, catamaran-style boat is perfect for small group excursions—since the itinerary and activities are completely catered to only you and your group. Along with a professional, knowledgeable captain who can recommend fun-filled activities, experience a private charter in Kona that you and a group of up to 24 people are sure to never forget.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
From  
USD1,100.00
From  
USD1,100.00
See Details

Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed

Embark on an evening adventure and swim near Hawaii’s manta rays. Start the tour with a sunset sail on a comfortable trimaran to ‘Manta Ray Village’. After a safety briefing, put on your snorkel gear and spend an hour in the water using a state-of-the-art, lit up flotation device to stay on the water’s surface and observe the manta rays bellow as they feed on plankton. Finally climb aboard the boat and warm up with hot chocolate and snacks as you return to shore.
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD125.70
From  
USD125.70
See Details

Mid-Morning Whale Watch from Kawaihae Harbor

Spot humpback whales in their natural habitat on this 2-hour whale-watching tour from Kawaihae Harbor. Hop on a catamaran, and learn all about humpback whales from an onboard naturalist. Enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks throughout your cruise, as your group tries to see the big mammals swimming through the nearby waters. As well as getting great photo opportunities, you’ll also be able to hear the whales’ songs by using an underwater hydrophone.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD106.10
From  
USD106.10
See Details

Wild Dolphin And Reef Snorkel

From the moment you see their silvery backs appear in the cobalt waters, to the moment you're swimming right alongside and hearing their high pitched clicks, there's an enchanting rush of tropical adrenaline that accompanies swimming with dolphins. Here off the Kona coast of the Big Island, Hawaiian Spinner dolphins are year round residents that ply the volcanic shore, and this tour offers local, professional captains who know where to look to find them. In addition to watching and swimming with dolphins, you'll also snorkel with tropical fish in some of Hawaii's clearest water, before returning back to shore in Kona with an experience you'll never forget.
  • Duration: 180 to 210 minutes
  • Duration: 180 to 210 minutes
From  
USD89.00
From  
USD89.00
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Captain Cook Express Afternoon Snorkeling Tour

Kealakekua Bay was famously the spot where Captain James Cook was killed and lies along Hawaii’s scenic Kona Coast. On this afternoon tour, discover the bay’s historic sites and natural wonders on a thrilling boat cruise. See the Captain Cook Monument, explore the sea caves and lava tubes around the bay, and dive in to swim and snorkel amid colorful marine life.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD105.30
From  
USD105.30
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Expedition South Kona

This action-packed day trip takes you to three snorkeling spots around South Kona, one of which is a remote location many locals don’t even know about. Explore sea caves, lava tubes, and reef systems, and keep your eyes peeled for pilot whales and spinner dolphins who play in the boat’s wake. Lunch and snacks are included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD159.02
From  
USD159.02
See Details

Deluxe Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Ensure you find some of the best snorkeling sites in Hawaii on this sail and snorkel adventure leaving from Keauhou Bay Pier. Set sail along the Kona coastline toward the Captain Cook Monument, where your adventure begins. Jump into the clear water to explore the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, which is home to schools of colorful fish and pods of spinner dolphins. Your tour includes breakfast, lunch, and equipment such as snorkeling gear and boogie boards.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD141.82
From  
USD141.82
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Afternoon Whale Watch

Take an afternoon sail with us to search for the magnificent kohola (whales).  Every year these giants of the ocean travel over 3000 miles to warm Hawaiian waters where they breed, give birth and nurse their calves.  Listen to their underwater songs via our hydrophone and on-board stereo system.  Our tours include complimentary snacks, all non-alcoholic beverages and one (1) complimentary cocktail per person (age 21 and over).    Great views, beautiful marine life and the nicest sailing catamaran on the Kona coast – a great way to spend an afternoon! Guests may purchase additional beer, wine and cocktails from our full bar.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD79.50
From  
USD79.50
See Details

Reef and Dolphin Snorkel EcoAdventure

It’s not every day that you have the opportunity for a encounter with dolphins in the wild! During this unforgettable 4-hour adventure off the Kona Coast, you can snorkel with Hawaiian spinner dolphins as well as other protected marine life such as green sea turtles. Snap on provided snorkel gear and slip into the Pacific Ocean after a boat ride to prime destinations like Keahole Bay, where your guide will point out delicate corals and tropical reef fish.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD112.81
From  
USD112.81
See Details

Whales and Cocktails Cruise at Sunset from Kawaihae

This 2-hour evening tour allows you to sip cocktails aboard a catamaran while searching for whales during the Hawaiian sunset. Learn about humpback whale biology and behavior from your naturalist guide while you munch on a variety of cold appetizers.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
USD138.25
From  
USD138.25
See Details


Having trouble booking online?
(888) 651-9785
Call (888) 651-9785