We had a fantastic experience on the afternoon snorkel cruise. As we left the boat at the end of our cruise, my 7-year-old grandson said This was so great. Let's do this again the next time we come to Hawaii! The boat crew was friendly, helpful, and professional. We were fortunate to see a humpback whale breaching as we made our to the Captain Cook Monument site. At the site, we had about 90 minutes of snorkel and fun time--it went by quickly! My grandson loved the slides and high dive. My husband and I enjoyed some amazing snorkeling. We snorkeled at a few other sites on the Big Island during our vacation, but this was definitely the most spectacular. As we began our snorkel, the boat captain drew our attention to a few spinner dolphins nearby. He asked that we not chase them, or try to get closer to them, as they come to the area to rest. It was a thrill to see them close by, both at the surface and underneath the water, but I was glad when the captain asked some of the snorkelers who had started to follow the dolphins to stop. I really appreciate this commitment to minimal impact on wildlife.
Fun experience. I am a beginner. The staff was friendly and helpful. There were steps to get from the boat to the water so that made it easier for beginners. Also, they had floatation devices if you needed them. They took us to a beautiful cove with lots of fish. Great experience
Julie L USA
Excellent snorkeling location! All the guests were treated well and safety was emphasized. Would definitely go with Fairwinds again!
Excellent!Appreciated the crew taking us close to the Captain Cook's Monument before anchoring for swimming and snorkling. Loved the snorkling in calm waters and had fun jumping off the boat and swimming in the clear water. Crew were friendly and helpful. We were also given the opportunity for "snuba" I did not take it but I saw that the group who did had a great time - it was extra. Would recommend this for all ages..
It was really nice. My family enjoyed the snorkeling alot. Thank you so much.
worth doing to see the fish and location but i wouldn't say it was spectacular.
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