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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast

On this 3 hour 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

A three hour tour you won't want to miss! 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: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kona Submarine Adventure and Royal Kona Resort Luau

Enjoy two Big Island experiences with this combo tour that includes a submarine ride and luau. Get a look at Hawaii’s underwater world as you venture below the surface of the sea to observe the fish and other marine life that live around the coral reef. Then soak up a bit of Hawaiian culture at the Royal Kona Resort Luau, where you’ll enjoy food and musical entertainment.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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
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Manta Ray Swim

While in Hawaii, snorkel at a site known for its nightly gathering of manta rays. Watch as these curious creatures eat the plankton attracted to lights shining in the water. Your boat departs from Kona at sunset and a guide escorts your group into the ocean. Snorkel gear, wetsuits, and floatation devices are provided for safety and comfort. This 2-hour adventure is ideal for couples, friends, or families.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
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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
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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
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Whales guaranteed in Kona Waikoloa

During their annual migration, Hawaii plays host to one of the largest populations of North Pacific humpback whales in the world. On this seasonal tour, held only between February and April, set sail along the Kona-Kohala coast and enjoy spectacular views as you cruise around the Big Island. Whale sightings are guaranteed, so if you aren’t lucky enough to spot the majestic creatures, simply come back on another day, free of charge.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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
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Captain Zodiac Beat the Crowd Raft Expedition

Beat the crowds and get an up-close experience of the marine life of the Big Island's Kona Coast on this guided excursion. In a small group, board a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) and get out onto the water. Snorkel in the clear waters of Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve, get close up to lava tubes, sea caves, and blow holes, and keep an eye out for pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins, sea turtles, and (from December to April) humpback whales.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
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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
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