The Hokulani sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 2pm. Keeping a watchful eye out for
Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Hawaiian Humpback Whales (seasonal Dec-April), and
other marine life as you sail down the beautiful Kona Coast. 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 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 vibrantly
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 light “pupus” (snacks) which
include Maui Style Chips, and fresh tropical fruit and beverages. As your snorkel
adventure comes to an end, we set sail back to Keauhou Bay by 5pm (approx...), with
majestic memories of your Sea Paradise tour that will last a lifetime.
In the Water
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.
Transportation is not included to get to this tour.