Accessible only by boat, join us in the crystal clear water of the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill which are home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife. Includes continental breakfast and BBQ lunch. Guaranteed dolphin sightings or come again FREE!
Check-in 30 minutes before departure
Guests will receive a full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Full refunds will be given in case of operator cancellation.
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.
100% wheelchair accessible and limited handicapped parking at the pier. For pier parking please travel with your handicapped parking placard and when making your reservation let our team know your parking needs. Passes are limited and issued on a first come first serve basis.
All of our cruises are complimented by the first-class amenities on board our state-of-the-art, 65-foot catamaran. The Kanoa II is an award winning, multi-million dollar vessel designed with quality and comfort in mind. Our guests enjoy plenty of shade, cushioned seating, flat screen televisions, a full sound system for live entertainment, and our full service premium bar. The Kanoa II is equipped with three restrooms, two fresh water showers, a 20-foot water slide, a 15-foot high dive platform, two large double swim platforms, and floatation toys for everyone.
Our crew includes a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, First Mate, licensed bartender, deck hands, and all of our crew is trained in first aid and C.P.R. All of our cruises are wheelchair friendly and kids 5 and under are always FREE.
Where do you depart from?
We are located on the Big Island of Hawaii and depart from the Kailua Pier in the heart of Kailua Kona on the west side approximately six miles south from Keahole Kona Airport.
What if I?ve never snorkeled before?
We specialize in accommodating those who are new to snorkeling and non swimmers. We offer Snorkeling 101 for beginners or those wanting a refresher course. Our location is a protected bay that offers calm pool like conditions and we offer an array of flotation water toys including: ski vests, life jackets, noodles, sea view boards, boogie boards and inner-tubes. Our Captain?s and Crew are First Aid, CPR and Life Guard certified. There are always at least 3 designated Life Guards who are on watch while anyone is in the water.
Do you have prescription masks?
Yes, we offer masks with built in prescription lenses ranging from -1.5 to -7.0 at no additional charge.
Do you offer SCUBA?
We offer Intro to SCUBA one tank dives for $105.03 and one tank dives for guests who are certified for $94.31. Two tank options are available too! Intro dives at $94.31 and $83.59 for certified divers. All gear is included. (Taxes are included.)
Do you offer wetsuits?
Yes, we offer rental wetsuits. Our water temperature ranges from about 78 - 82 degrees. Most of our guests are comfortable with there swim suits or a rash guard to keep them from getting chilled, however we understand that some get chilled more than others and have these suits available for an additional charge of $10.75 (tax included)*
Can you accommodate Wheelchairs?
Yes, wheelchair friendly, our customized boarding ramp, with portable extensions accommodates all wheelchairs including manual, electric and scooters. The lower deck of the 65? catamaran is fully accessible from bow to stern including tables and restrooms. We also limited handicapped parking on the Kailua Pier where we depart for our ocean adventures. To obtain pier parking access please travel with your handicapped parking placard and when making your reservation let our team know your parking needs. Passes are limited and issued on a first come and first serve basis.
I have special dietary needs, can you accommodate me?
For those requiring special dietary needs, we provide Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian and *Kosher requests at no extra charge with 48 hours notice. *Kosher may require 72 hours notice. Scheduled times and menu items are subject to change, based on season and items available.
Will I get sea sick?
The bigger the boat, the more stable it is. Our vessel is 65" in length with a 30 beam and the largest boat of our kind on the Kona Coast. It?s a totally different experience than being on a smaller boat or a raft. If you know you are prone to sea sickness, we recommend you take Bonine or Dramamine the night before and one several hours before your cruise. Please read directions to see that you are able to take this medication. We carry this on board however it is best to have it in your system prior to boarding. You more likely to feel better on the lower deck of the vessel as there is less pitch. We also offer complimentary Ginger pills and a Ginger drink which is great for motion sickness and it's all natural.
Do you have bathrooms or showers on board?
Yes, we have three large bathrooms and 2 outdoor fresh water showers on our boat.
Is there any shade on your boat?
Yes, the Kanoa II has a lower and upper deck with plenty of shaded area as well as areas for sun bathing.
What should I bring with me?
For our snorkel dolphin adventure, we recommend you bring your suit, towel and sunglasses. If you wish to SNUBA, or wish to purchase cocktails or retail items such as underwater cameras, we recommend you bring extra cash or a credit card. If you are joining us for our Historical Dinner Cruise, we recommend a light weight jacket and comfortable flat shoes. We accept all major credit cards.
Should I bring sunscreen?
No, unless you have medical reasons to use a specific brand. Body Glove Cruises is the first boat in the state of Hawaii to offer a "Reef Safe" sunscreen that does not harm the coral reef and stays on your skin and not in our ocean. We have several SPF pump stations on board for complimentary use.
Can we go ashore during our cruise?
No, in order to protect the sensitive coral reefs, marine shoreline and the safety of our guests no one is allowed to climb onto land. Each vessel will act as your private island allowing you to come and go as you please while you enjoy your day at sea.
Can you accommodate Cruise Ship passengers?
If you are traveling aboard Norwegian, Holland or Princess Cruise Lines , you will need to make your reservations through their Shore Excursions. Norwegian and Holland hold blocks aboard our cruises for you. If you were to book direct with us or other Activity Agents, we can not guarantee you will have priority for disembarking to make our cruise. If you are on any other Cruise Lines, you may make reservations directly with us.
Will we see whales?
The best opportunity to see whales is between late December and late March when the Humpback Whales migrate to Hawaii from the north Pacific. During that time of year, we offer daily Whale Watching cruises and guarantee sightings or come again Free! There are several other species of whales that live in Hawaiian waters year around and are occasionally seen during one of our cruises.
Will we see dolphins?
There is a 98% chance of seeing dolphins all year around from our boat as they enjoy riding our wake. On rare occasions they come to visit us at our snorkel location.
Where will I find free parking?
You are welcome to park for free at our office located one block away from the Kailua Pier. You may park at the Hotel King Kamehameha which is closer however they charge by the hour. If you require handicapped parking there are two stalls located in the cul-de-sac in front of the Kailua Pier but come early as they are used frequently. We also have access to pier parking, however it is by reservation only and you must have a handicapped placard to obtain it. Please ask one of our team members for more details when you are making your reservation for your ocean adventure.
What is your cancellation policy?
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy on all of our cruises. That means you can cancel your reservation without penalty up to 48 hours before your reservation date. Once inside the 48 hours prior to your tour, if you choose to cancel your reservation, you will still be responsible for payment in full.
My husband and I took this trip today and had a fantastic time. Captain John and the entire crew, especially the naturalists, provided a great snorkeling trip with time for dolphin sightings. We couldn't go to the regular snorkeling stop because of the swells, but we loved the one we went to--plenty of beautiful fish. Lunch was good, and lots of solid information from the naturalists about dolphins and Hawaiian culture. Thank you so much for a great time!
We brought a couple with us for their first boat ride, and they had a great time. We will want to go again our next trip. The Captain and crew were great.
We saw dolphins only a few metres from the pier, and just kept seeing more all morning. It was great that Captain Bob stopped and spent some time explaining about the dolphins, before moving on. We even got to see the spinner dolphins spin, pretty neat. Once in the water at the snorkel spot, there were plenty of fish to be seen, and we felt very comfortable in the water. We appreciated the safety precautions and training. Staff were able to help out with fitting goggles and any technical difficulties.
10/21/2012... Set off for the dinner cruise. Had a blast! Staff went above beyond..... Meal was delicious, views were..... well it's the big island! What... more
The crew was incredible! We had an great time on the sunset cruise during our 3 year anniversary vacation. The staff was friendly and went above and... more
I cannot say enough how amazing our experience was with Body Glove Cruises was. The attentiveness and professionalism of the staff was phenomenal. Even the... more