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Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Reef Snorkel - Navy SEAL Boat, 14 Guest Max!

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Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Reef Snorkel - Navy SEAL Boat, 14 Guest Max!

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icon3 to 4 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Escape the crowds with a private snorkeling excursion around Kealakekua Bay. Cruise out on a fast Navy Seal Zodiac speedboat with just you and your group of up to 14 people. Look for sea caves, cliffs and Captain Cook’s Monument along the way. Then dive in for a snorkeling adventure above the reefs. Snorkeling equipment, snacks and drinks are all provided.
  • Private snorkeling excursion on a fast zodiac speedboat
  • Boat can accommodate groups of up to 14 people
  • Includes all snorkel equipment plus snacks and drinks
  • See the sights along the coast and underwater
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Gear (mask, fins, snorkel)
Snacks
Bottled water
Transportation to/from attractions
74 Kealakehe Pkwy , 74 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Meeting location link below: [Click map here](https://goo.gl/maps/59CC4vHM65U4qiVr8) https://goo.gl/maps/RrrX7eR8zH1WE2UD6 Click the blue directions button Meet us under the brown pavilion with grey benches! why we might not be there? Unloading guest from another tour, boat traffic, ETC.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Knows how to swim & snorkel
  • Weigh less than 200lbs
  • Physically fit to climb up a boat ladder
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Kona Snorkel Tours
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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  • "Accommodate smaller tours so you’re stuck with a ton of people on a crowded boat." See review
  • "I would definitely recommend these guys for any snorkeling or ocean going tours." See review

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star-4
Wild ride to the best snorkeling spot
Angel_S
, Aug 2022
The tour was amazing. We didn’t expect to see so many fish and be in such clear waters. We also stopped to look at some lava tubes. Being on a smaller group made it more fun and personalized.
star-5
Fun experience with...
Bethany_C
, Jul 2022
Fun experience with family. Deanna and Rob were great! They had lots of knowledge about the area and shared history and fun facts. Loved the small group and personalized care
star-5
You won’t regret this tour!
Mandy_G
, Jul 2022
Fun boat ride and enjoyable snorkeling! I was a little nervous because we were taking an eight and nine-year-old who had never been snorkeling out in the open water. They both loved it and everyone felt completely safe the whole time. Their favorite part was the ride back, as Captain Danielle made it very adventurous!! Definitely book this snorkeling tour and skip the big boats with lots of people. You won’t regret it!
star-5
Awesome!!!!
Lorenzo_T
, Jul 2022
The experience from capitán They were vary patience. Also knowledgeable about places they knew the secret spots. Of course they everybody knew about😀
star-5
First time snorkeling for...
Sharonika_C
, Jun 2022
First time snorkeling for my kids and they loved it. They showed my kids what to do and stayed with them the whole time. The young girl was super amazing and made the whole experience memorable. Great teacher
star-5
The salty crew, Karaoke version
Casey_P
, May 2022
The crew was a lot of fun and were very friendly. The captain did a lot of karaoke and danced to the music playing which made it a fun boat ride. We got plenty of snorkeling time and the bay was absolutely beautiful. I will definitely do this again the next time I’m in town.
star-5
Highly recommend this!
Maha_B
, Apr 2022
Such an amazing experience! Captain Chase was very knowledgeable and made our entire party feel comfortable. We had a wonderful snorkeling experience overall! Would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Awesome Snorkeling
Michael_R
, Apr 2022
Snorkeling was awesome and Captain Lawerence made for a relaxing and fun experience. Enjoyed all of the trip!
star-5
Great time, beautiful reef.
Dale_G
, Apr 2022
Small group experience is best! We’ve snorkeled many places in the world and this is always true. Staff was knowledgeable and fun to travel with. Only thing I’d change: “snacks” were lacking. We’ve always had more after any outdoor activity, anywhere. The pineapple was welcome and very good, but not plentiful. Overall though we would totally recommend!
star-5
My first snorkeling
Ellen_T
, Mar 2022
Me and my son had a great time. I was skeptical at first since it says, you have to know how to swim. So, I was just to accompany my son and not planning on dipping myself in the water. But it turn out to be a great experience for me. Ryan and Rush assured me a help. Scared at first but Ryan’s coaching got me my first snorkel experience, I was able to see those beautiful creatures underwater. Would definitely do it again .
star-5
A Good Time was Had by Alll
LeeAnne_C
, Mar 2022
Great time despite choppy seas. Deanna and Scooter were awesome! I have done this tour before in the morning, but it was crowded and busy in Kealakekua Bay. The afternoon tour made for a less crowded and more enjoyable experience. Thanks!
star-5
Worth every penny.
Neela_J
, Mar 2022
Enjoyable journey to and from. Music and sightseeing included. A great place to snorkel, with plenty of places to see fish and other marine life.
star-5
Fun experience
Nancy_S
, Mar 2022
Loved the boat ride and snorkeling! Got to see a whale, so that was extra special. Thanks for your hospitality.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
No life jacket
MaryPratima_Y
, Mar 2022
This tour is nice and the crew was sweet but definitely not for weak /non swimmers. They do not provide life jackets and only provide a pool noodle for your feet to stay up. I asked for another one for my upper half and they said no cuz they may run out. You are in the ocean 500ft deep , in the night , only holding on to a rope on a board. There are only 2 folks helping people and 18 participants and was a whole lot of chaos because there were a lot of non swimmers in our batch. It can get real scary real fast and remember you have to sign a waiver so it’s all at your own risk. If you can’t keep ur legs up then you’ll end up kicking the mantas which sucks so I decided to come back to the boat after 2 mins in the water. Having said that my husband had a very good time because he knows how to swim.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great snorkeling tour.
William_E
, Mar 2022
The boat was fast enough to see dolphins and a whale. Ryan and captain Deanne know so much about the history of the island. Very entertaining and of course the snorkeling is one of the best spots on the big island
star-5
Amazing!
Shavawn_R
, Feb 2022
Amazing day. Captain Dave was an excellent captain who gave us informative history lessons about the ancient Hawaiian coastline during the wild ride! It was my favorite part of the trip! Highly recommend doing this while you’re here!
star-5
Awesome for the physically fit!
Lisa_B
, Feb 2022
Lovely views of parts of the island only seen by boat. David was a very sweet and gracious host/captain. Can be very rough so take them at their word and don’t go if you have back issues.
star-5
Best snorkeling tour ever
Evelyn_H
, Feb 2022
Best snorkeling tour ever. On the way to the riff we saw dolphins and wales. The tourguides were super friendly and competent.
star-5
Great ocean wildlife...
Joe_H
, Jan 2022
Great ocean wildlife viewing Great weather snorkel was amazing highly recommended to all ages and solo traveler
star-5
Great experience!
Jenna_J
, Jan 2022
My mom and I knew this was the tour for us when the description said "feel free to cancel"! The boat ride was a new experience for her, but our captain was great and everything was safe. They were kind and timely, and even took a few extra moments to whale watch both ways.

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