Morning Sail & Snorkel



Your morning Big Island snorkeling tour begins with a sail down the beautiful Kona Coast on the Hokulani, our spacious 45-foot trimaran. We’ll stop in the pristine waters of world-famous Kealakekua Bay. This marine sanctuary is one of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii, with clear blue waters and a vibrant reef to explore.

The Hokulani sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 8:30am. Keep a watchful eye out for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Hawaiian Humpback Whales (seasonal Dec-April), and other marine life while you sail down the beautiful Kona Coast. As you enjoy your tropical style breakfast, entering Historic Kealakekua Bay, you will observe the World Famous Captain Cook Monument. (sail time approx. 45 min) Your snorkeling will begin in the pristine waters and the vibrant reef of the Marine Sanctuary of Kealakekua 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”. 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, and the landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. You will then have a moment for another breath taking view of the bay while you enjoy a sumptuous lunch with beverages. Exiting the bay we set sail for “Red Hill”(weather permitting). The Red Hill area is home to unique underwater lava formations such as archways and lava tubes, snorkel with schools of vibrant sea life. As your snorkel adventure comes to an end, we set sail back to Keauhou Bay by 1pm (approx..), with majestic memories of your Sea Paradise tour that will last a lifetime.


Your captain will select the best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay, as our friendly and professional crewmembers provide site briefings and historical facts. Our crewmembers will provide snorkel tips and basic instructions to guests of all ages and experience levels. Life jackets, floatation noodles, and view finder boards as well as masks, fins, and snorkels are provided aboard the Hokulani. The crewmembers will help you enter and exit the water if needed and will provide fish identification cards. They will even take you on a guided snorkel tour and have lunch ready when you have snorkeled up an appetite. Snorkel time is approximately 1 hour at both locations.


Our tropical-style continental breakfast and deli-style buffet lunch include Fresh island fruits, pastries, and muffins. Ham, turkey, tuna with Monterey Jack, Swiss, cheddar or Colby cheese on assorted rolls, bread, and tortillas wraps. House Salad, Maui Style potato chips and assorted cookies for dessert are also included. Complimentary beverages include coffee, black or green tea, hot cocoa, regular and diet soft drinks, juices and iced tea. (menu items may vary). We have a bar on board stocked with Beer, Wine, Tropical Cocktails, and Mixed Drinks available for purchase.

Transportation is not included to get to this tour.
Time 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Duration 4.5 hours
Location Kona

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations require 24 hour advance notice on regular charters from check in time. Cancellations require a 72 hour notice on private charters from check in time.

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Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.


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