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Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this 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. While you're enjoying the crystal clear snorkeling the crew will be grilling a delicious BBQ burger 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.
  • Take a cruise through protected marine sanctuaries
  • Excellent chance of dolphin or other marine mammal sightings
  • Discover Hawaii’s underwater paradise
  • Enjoy a barbecue burger lunch
  • All snorkeling gear is included

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • About 2 Hours of snorkel time
  • Reef safe sunscreen
  • 20 foot waterslide
  • 15 foot high dive
  • 100% Wheel Chair accessible
  • Fresh Water Showers, three restrooms and shade
  • Sanitized masks, snorkels and fins
  • Excellent chance of dolphin or other marine mammal sightings
  • Free parking 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI 96740-about a one block walk away from the pier.
  • Snorkeling takes place in the Red Hill area. We do not snorkel in Kealakekua Bay.
  • Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
  • Go Pro Cameras
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Wet suit rentals

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy
    75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    All cruises board 30 minutes prior to departure. 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua Kona, HI 96740 (Ilima Court Shopping Center) is the address for Body Glove Cruises main office where the closest free parking is located. Guests must walk one block to the Kailua Kona Pier for boarding.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 18 & younger must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals are available with 48 hour notice
  • Lower deck 100 % wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking for priority boarding
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • Check-in 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time at the Retail Store at 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI, 96740
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Liability Waiver required.
  • We do not snorkel in Kealakekua Bay. If you're interested in seeing Kealakekua Bay join us on our Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This adventure is on Hawaii Island in Kailua Kona.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Fun adventure
Amanda_S, Aug 2022
Wonderful tour/snorkeling adventure and well worth the money. The captain and crew members were wonderful. Spotted some whales and dolphins on our way out and back.
Great experience
Julie_C, Aug 2022
Great experience ! Celine (I believe that’s her name, beautiful guide from Honduras) made me feel so welcome as I did this trip solo! Thank you so much !
A Certified Hawaiian Experience!
Dawn_R, Aug 2022
Our experience was immensely memorable. This is the very first time in Hawaii and the first time ever snorkeling. The captan, the crew were detailed and thoughtful throughout our excursion and no detail was left unsaid or undone. They provided an unbelievable amount of "toys" to float around on or chill out with a refreshing drink. When the team asked for us to pick up our snorkel equipment, it was only then that I found out they have prescription masks...how cool is that! I wear contacts and was thinking I would not see the best under water, as I had to remove them to snorkel - it was amazing to be able to see because of the prescription masks. And to end the day, as we were going back to the dock, we were able to see Bottle Nosed Dolphins and Flying Fish! I would most definitely recommend Body Glove to anyone looking for a stellar experience.
Top Notch
Bruce_G, Jul 2022
This trip and the Body Glove staff were top notch. We had so much. It was amazing they provided breakfast and lunch. I recommend this trip.
Cool catamaran and great service!
Rose_R, Jul 2022
Great snorkeling, water slide, high dive, saw dolphins, great service on the boat, good food, and wonderful, relaxing time!
Truly a fabulous experience for all ages
Katherine_W, Jul 2022
Right from the get go, checking in and boarding the boat was super easy and done by friendly faces all around. Even if it was 730 am in the morning, all the crew were pumped with energy and served all who came on board. Breakfast was light with yogurt, granola, danish, muffin, and fruit. Perfect amount before leaving the dock. The crew was consistently checking on guests to make sure they were happy and had beverages in hand. When we made it to the snorkel area, the mandatory security briefing by the crew members was absolutely hilarious! Everyone had a blast with the jokes made and the crew didn't hesitate to emphasize our safety. They were sincere in all their actions and had no problem AT ALL if you had a question or concern about anything, whether it be wanting more food, beverages, or simply just to talk! There was plenty of time for snorkeling, water slide, and diving platform, along with a quick break to eat lunch and float around in the water. Lunch was good with burgers and taro chips. You only want to eat a quick bite bc the water is so clear, you just want to stay in there all day. We saw so many fish and the reef was beautiful, when I first looked down with my snorkeling gear, it was a one in a lifetime experience. **Highly recommend using a floatation device (noodle or life jacket)and the goggles degogger so you can just float and stare at the ocean floor. Since you're not moving as much, the fish will come closer and it will add that much more to the experience. After swimming in nature's pool, we went dolphin watching and we were BLOWN AWAY!! We saw 6-7 dolphins and a baby one!! This was the absolute highlight of the tour, not that any other part was bad. They give you plenty of time to watch the dolphin no matter where you are on the boat. They circle back around to make sure everyone has a view. The dolphins had followed the boat long enough for everyone to get super tan, just sitting out in the sun watching them. Another nice gesture was cookies started being given out! What a wonderful treat at the end. This excursion is fit for all ages, no matter house young or old, they make it work for you. Crew was phenomenal in customer service and I really cannot think of anything bad about them!! It's only the other guests that may contribute to that category, but overall, highly highly HIGHLY recommend passing a little bit more for this experience.
Snorkeling at Sea
Julia_B, Jul 2022
This was an awesome experience and the staff was friendly, helpful, and I would recommend it to all.
Memorable excursion
Nancy_T, Jul 2022
We appreciated all it the extra activities you can enjoy, paddle boarding, floaty, layout on huge water pad, snorkel and most of all the crew members delivered drinks to us while on the floaty in the ocean! That was a wonderful treat!!
Friendly, professional...
Chris_S, Jul 2022
Friendly, professional staff. Boat was lovely. Lunch was DELICIOUS. I would definitely recommend this excursion to anyone visiting the Big Island!
This is where you need to take the family.
David_A, Jul 2022
Just a great job by all on staff. The staff was funny, helpful, responsive, and just good to be around. The boat was sweet! Good burgers, and the bartender made a good cocktail. Something for everyone - snorkeling...check. Hang in water with a drink...check. Go down a waterslide...check. Jump off a 15-foot-high dive into the ocean...check. See dolphins...check. Honestly, one of the best times we had on the island
1 traveler found this review helpful
MUST DO...BEST EXPERIENCE IN HAWAII!
Karen_P, Jul 2022
The staff 's customer service was exceptional! Food was good, the trip was a blast! Lots of other activities to do if you do not want to snorkel. Great cocktails. Thank you!
Fantastic Family Activity
jane_w, Jul 2022
Family of 12 from 10 to 81 Everyone loved it. Extra activities were a plus. The burgers were fresh from the grill, and very tasty. All agreed we should book it again when we return.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best Snorkel Trip Yet
Jack_H, Jul 2022
So much fun! We loved every minute of our tour with Body Glove. Their entire staff is top notch and extremely kind/attentive. We had extra rough waters the day of our tour which caused many to suffer from motion sickness. I would recommend to make sure to take Dramamine the night before if you are unsure of how you will react to the waters. It’s not possible to predict how calm it will be and taking precautions will save you and the other guests from illness. However, staff responded quickly and discreetly to all issues. Honestly, they handled it so well and made sure no one suffered. But the time we dropped anchor, everyone was able to enjoy the clear water. The snorkeling gear was great condition and they had plenty of toys for the water. Do this! Tip the staff!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great fun!
Pat_W, Jul 2022
It was a great experience swimming in the Pacific for the first time. We saw some dolphins and had fun. They provided all the equipment we needed and everything was kept very clean. The Captain and crew were knowledgeable and friendly, very helpful throughout the entire cruise. I would definitely recommend this for anyone.
A must do in Kona
Rachel_U, Jul 2022
We could not have had a better experience! The crew was professional, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious and the boat was clean and comfortable.
Book this trip!
Liz_H, Jun 2022
Every crew member was genuinely kind, helpful, and accommodating. It was a great experience to snorkel with my kids but the crew really made this trip memorable. There were plenty of options for people to enjoy the water at any experience level. Different rafts, boards, pool noodles. My daughter started panicking and they quickly helped her out and gave her other options to try. The food was great, wonderful drinks. They were fully stocked with everything you would need. When they say to just bring a towel and a smile the really mean it. I highly recommend this trip it was a blast.
Great Experience Crew
Melissa_J, Jun 2022
The crew was so kind and helpful! They were always walking around asking us if we needed anything. I was feeling a little sea sick at first and they were very kind trying to help me feel better. The food was just as described in the description. The alcoholic drinks were very reasonably priced and delicious!! The bartender made recommendations on drinks I would like too. My son dropped his waterproof phone pouch while snorkeling and it doesn’t float, but one of the crew members was able to dive down and retrieve it for us. This crew and boat was by far one of our favorites we have ever been on!
Beautiful way to spend a morning
Robert_K, Jun 2022
captains Bob and Reagan and their crew were terrific. Beautiful sight-seeing and fun excursion we recommend
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing Family Day- worth every dime!
Sunny_C, Jun 2022
We did several excursions while in Kona, and Body Glove was by far our favorite. We weren't sure if it was going to be worth the expense, but it was worth every dime for the memories we created with our family. The staff on the boat was top notch; Kelly, Cosmos, Paul, Bob- thank you so much! Paul even delivered a beer to us while we floated in the ocean. We saw beautiful fish while snorkeling, ate a delicious burger, saw dolphins, and had a blast! We also visited the Body Glove store to commemorate our day!
Awesome time!
Larissa_N, Jun 2022
I loved swimming with the dolphins. At some point I lost my watch in the middle of the ocean. Cosmo somehow found it and gave it back to me! Staff was super friendly and it was so much fun!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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