On this Big Island snorkeling cruise, experience the beauty of the Kohala coast from its colorful reefs to its beaches, as you scan the horizon for splashing dolphins or, in winter, humpback whales. In addition to colorful reef fish, there’s always the chance you could find Hawaiian green sea turtles while snorkeling the pristine coves. Enjoy the attentive, personalized service from your professional captain and crew, who also help serve you lunch, and run the boat’s open bar.
Snorkel catamaran cruise along the Big Island's Kohala Coast
Visit several pristine snorkeling sites
Be fitted for your provided snorkeling gear, ensuring a comfortable experience
Come face-to-face with green sea turtles, a variety of tropical fish and coral reefs
After snorkeling, eat lunch and enjoy the open bar on board!
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This tour takes you to the most wildlife-rich snorkeling spots off the Big Island's Kohala Coast.
Your Big Island snorkeling cruise begins when you’re picked up from your Waikoloa area hotel, where you’ll drive to the port to board a catamaran for the comfortable cruise up the coast.
Depending upon conditions for the day, your professional captain will take you to some of the Big Island’s renowned snorkeling sites, whether it’s Puako, Turtle Bay, 6th Hole, Honoko’ope, Keawa’iki or Crystal Cove.
As you drink in the scenic coastal views, the crew discusses marine life and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales that could splash in front of the bow. The crew will also explain how to use the snorkel gear and some tips for once you’re in the water, and get you fitted with a mask, snorkel, and fins and help you with any adjustments.
When the boat has moored at the snorkeling site, jump in the water to scour the reef for turtles and tropical reef fish, and, depending upon the site for the day, swim ashore to walk along a hidden black-sand beach.
Once safely back aboard the boat, enjoy a tasty deli-style lunch as well as an open bar. On the way back to port, the captain might even let you steer and experience driving the boat, or you can simply relax with a drink on the deck as the breeze blows through your hair.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Awesome trip! We had the best...
, Aug 2018
Awesome trip! We had the best experience. The crew was so informative. They get in the water and point out things you may otherwise have missed. If you have never snorkeled or if your not a great swimmer. No worries. They make the whole experience easy. Defiantly do this trip if your thinking about it.
Such a wonderful experience! The crew was knowledgeable, friendly and did everything they could to ensure everyone on board had a great time. I highly recommend this excursion for snorkelers visiting the Big Island especially if you're staying in the Waikoloa area.
The snorkel tour was really good. The crew was very knowledgable about the island and the fish. We saw lots of beautiful fish and coral. We even saw whales very close to the boat! Unfortunately, we did not see any turtles. FYI - if you book a tour with this local tour operator, you get discounts on other tours, shops and restaurants in the area. Check out their web site. I wish we knew this in advance.
We had such an amazing time! The guides were a lot of fun, helpful and super nice. It was only my second time snorkeling and they made me feel very safe. I will highly recommend this to all of my friends. Thanks again!
The staff is very nice. The pick up at the hotel was very convenient. The catamaran does not have a mast as of July 2015 since it is on order so we motored to the snorkel site which was just as nice to go by motor. The boat is clean, very spacious and has nice bathrooms. The food is ok, the bar was good.
The snorkeling was fantastic. They let us linger at the snorkel site for a nice long time. We did see dolphins on our way out of the marina! All in all a great day and great experience.