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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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185
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$82.73
From
$82.73
Sail up the scenic Kona coastline, getting views of ancient lava flows and verdant cliffs, and stopping at the Captain Cook Monument, on this afternoon sail in Kealakekua Bay. Slip into the water using the provided snorkeling gear to see vibrant schools of fish, living coral, and even pods of spinner dolphins. Learn about the area's underwater flora, fauna, and ecosystem through guided commentary.
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* A traveler said: "Great trip to the Capt Cook Monument. The boat was very spacious and the trip there smooth. The snorkeling was the best that we have done. Lots of fish of all types. The nice part was that they were in the shallow area so you could see them very clearly. Good group of passengers and a great crew."


Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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296
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$116.37
From
$116.37
Journey back in time — when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands — on this 3-hour lunch or dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Travel 12 miles down the Kona Coast to the Captain Cook monument. Learn the many secrets of the Big Island as a local historian points out more than 50 points of interest along the way. At Kealakekua Bay, enjoy a Hawaiian-style buffet dinner with live entertainment, then relax and experience a beautiful sunset on the return trip. One complimentary cocktail is included.
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* A traveler said: "We had great time. Meal and entertainment was great. Will recommend this adventure to others. Lance**********"


Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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101
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$141.82
From
$141.82
Ensure you find some of the best snorkeling sites in Hawaii on this sail and snorkel adventure leaving from Keauhou Bay Pier. Set sail along the Kona coastline toward the Captain Cook Monument, where your adventure begins. Jump into the clear water to explore the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, which is home to schools of colorful fish and pods of spinner dolphins. Your tour includes breakfast, lunch, and equipment such as snorkeling gear and boogie boards.
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* A traveler said: "Captain Cook’s Cove was beautiful with calm waters and lots of different varieties of fish to see. The highlight of the trip was when a white tip reef shark swam right under us at Iguana Cove. Captain Tony, Ellie and Josh were great and it was a great excursion."


Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Adventure Aboard Luxury Catamaran
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Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Adventure Aboard Luxury Catamaran

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322
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
From
$160.00
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. Also, enjoy dolphin watching and a Hawaiian-style barbecue 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.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent experience, everyone on board were very helpful, plenty of food and drinks were served with smiles."


Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

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188
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$152.12
From
$152.12
On this exciting Kona submarine tour, dive deep below the cobalt waters just off the Kona coast, where an entire world of fish and marine creatures is waiting just below the surface. As the submarine descends towards the colorful reef, peer through the portholes at fish that swim to within inches of the submarine windows, and experience the sense of peace and calm in this world beneath the waves. This is a great way to explore underwater without even getting your hair wet, and, if you’re very lucky, there’s even the chance you could see a passing shark.
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* A traveler said: "My husband and I were so thrilled to take a submarine tour deep in the ocean in Kona. This was actually on our bucket list. Jessica from the Atlantis was the tour guide for the day and she was professional and knowledgeable and energetic. We learned a lot about the sea life. Jessica encouraged all questions and everyone followed Covid protocol."


Kona-Kohala Coast Sunset Sail by Catamaran from Waikoloa

Kona-Kohala Coast Sunset Sail by Catamaran from Waikoloa

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83
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.58
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$119.58
Experience the magical Hawaiian sunset from the water on this evening catamaran cruise from Anaehoomalu Bay. Set sail along the scenic Waikoloa and Kohala-Kona coastline, sip a glass of wine as you gaze out across the Pacific, then relax on deck as you watch the sunset over the Big Island.
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* A traveler said: "Such an amazing evening! The crew was so attentive and fun. I will book this excursion every time I come back to Kona!"


Whale Watching On The Big Island

Whale Watching On The Big Island

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126
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.90
From
$85.90
Hawaii’s Big Island is home to migrating pods of humpback whales, which often breach as they build up energy for their northward migration. This narrated tour brings you to some of the best viewing grounds via 24-person catamaran. You’re able to hear the whales singing through the provided hydrophones. The tour provider guarantees whale sightings or the next trip is free.
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* A traveler said: "The boat workers were awesome. So helpful. Awesome experience. It's so nice to see the whales right in front of you."


Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales

Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales

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19
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$139.00
From
$139.00
Combine unparalleled views of the Hawaiian coastline from a stable and spacious catamaran with the biggest guests of all -- the Humpback Whales -- and you have perfect way to begin your evening in paradise! Cruise along the Kohala on a well appointed power or sailing catamaran. Also includes unlimited tropical juice, soft drinks, and a selection of beer and wine, and individually wrapped bar snacks. If you'd like, you can bring your own alcoholic beverages aboard...we'll keep them icy cold for you till you're ready for them! The on-board naturalist will provide interpretation of the whales behaviors -- great fun -- great photo ops! Please note: This Cruise departs either from Anaeho'omalu Bay at the Waikoloa Beach Resort, OR, Kawaihae Harbor.
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* A traveler said: "Staff and crew were fantastic, and took great care of us all night. Great sunset cruise. Would recommend!"


Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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60
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$141.82
From
$141.82
This half-day boat cruise takes you to the two best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay: The reef beneath Captain Cook's monument and the underwater lava formations of Red Hill. In addition to breakfast and lunch, your guides provide all necessary equipment, basic snorkeling tips, and identification charts to help you spot fish and dolphins in their natural habitat. Don’t forget your camera—the route showcases sweeping views of the Kona coastline.
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* A traveler said: "We had such a great time! Small group experience, food, fun and knowledgeable crew. Highly recommend"


Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Reef Snorkel Adventure!

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Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Reef Snorkel Adventure!

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60
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.75
$125.00
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$118.75
$125.00
$6.25 savings
Set sail along the Kona Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island on this half-day charter cruise and enjoy a tailor-made experience for you and your group. Admire views of the Captain Cook Monument, explore lava tubes and sea caves, and dive in to swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the Pacific. This tour is completely customizable so you can spend as long as you like snorkeling or simply relax on deck and soak up the scenery.
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* A traveler said: "The Captain were great! Awesome experience, honest, helpful. Five stars all the way!! Thanks guys!! The scenery was great, the history the captain explained about the island, captain cook."


Glass-bottom Boat Reef Tour
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Glass-bottom Boat Reef Tour

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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.44
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$57.44
Experience the rainbow-colored fish and bright corals beneath the waves without ever getting wet during this glass-bottom boat trip from Kona. Climb aboard your 36-foot (10-meter) vessel (specially designed for floating above reefs) with an expert naturalist as you explore the incredible marine landscape of Hawaii. As you cruise, observe Hawaii’s underwater coastline and admire fascinating creatures like dolphins, turtles and maybe even a seasonal whale or two.
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* A traveler said: "Seeing the unicorn fish and learning how fishes can changed back into a female if needed and also the dolphins and seeing Rainbow!"


Pau Hana Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Pau Hana Sunset Cocktail Cruise

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10
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$139.00
From
$139.00
Enjoy the warm tropical breezes and unparalleled views of the Big Island aboard a well-appointed catamaran. This cruise includes unlimited soft drinks, tropical juices, beers and wines and a variety of individually wrapped crunchy snacks.. Great fun -- great photo ops! Please note: Cruises scheduled on the vessel Alala are not sailing trips...you'll be cruising under power. Looking for a sailing cruise? From July 1 thru August 14, we depart on our legendary sailing catamaran Seasmoke from Kawaihae Harbor. Same price; same amenities, but you'll experience real coastal sailing! Call us to confirm your vessel. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO VANDALISM OF OUR TENDER BOAT AT ANAEHO'OMALU BAY, ALL CRUISES WILL DEPART FROM THE DOCK AT KAWAIHAE HARBOR THRU AUGUST 31. 2021.
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* A traveler said: "We decided to finish out our vacation with this relaxing cruise at sunset. It was a perfect way to close out our trip. The staff was great and very attentive."


Expedition South Kona
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Expedition South Kona

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102
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.41
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$159.41
This action-packed day trip takes you to three snorkeling spots around South Kona, one of which is a remote location many locals don’t even know about. Explore sea caves, lava tubes, and reef systems, and keep your eyes peeled for pilot whales and spinner dolphins who play in the boat’s wake. Lunch and snacks are included.
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* A traveler said: "Skylar and Shaylee are excellent and made the trip even more fun. Loved the snorkeling, the cliffs all enhanced by our guides."


Sunset Sail Experience at Kona from Honokohau

Sunset Sail Experience at Kona from Honokohau

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$119.58
From
$119.58
Explore the beautiful Kona coastline from while aboard the Honi Olani, a 53-foot sailing catamaran. Catch the moment the sun slips below the horizon...you may even see the green flash. Enjoy the blue Pacific Ocean and maybe catch a glimpse of wildlife at play. Snacks and beverages served aboard. Unlimited non-alcohol beverages. Two free alcohol drinks per adult.
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* A traveler said: "Drinks, dinner, and a beautiful Hawaiian sunset made for the perfect ending to our day. We had a little bit of rain showers, but it made the experience even better as we had the sunset on one side of us, and a double rainbow on the other! Cindy and the crew were wonderful, providing great service and laughs. We would 100% do it again!"


Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure

Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure

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14
  • 4 hours
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$1,650.00
per group
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$1,650.00
per group
The Kona coastline is an aquatic playground that's filled with possibility, whether it's snorkeling with manta rays, searching for dolphins, or watching whales in winter. For an exclusive, comfortable, and private way to explore the Kona coast, this rugged, catamaran-style boat is perfect for small group excursions—since the itinerary and activities are completely catered to only you and your group. Along with a professional, knowledgeable captain who can recommend fun-filled activities, experience a private charter in Kona that you and a group of up to 24 people are sure to never forget.
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* A traveler said: "Awesome crew. Awesome time. Highly recommend! Our family age range was 11-76 and all had a blast. Go go go."


Whales guaranteed in Kona Waikoloa

Whales guaranteed in Kona Waikoloa

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7
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.88
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$85.88
During their annual migration, Hawaii plays host to one of the largest populations of North Pacific humpback whales in the world. On this seasonal tour, held only between February and April, set sail along the Kona-Kohala coast and enjoy spectacular views as you cruise around the Big Island. Whale sightings are guaranteed, so if you aren’t lucky enough to spot the majestic creatures, simply come back on another day, free of charge.
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