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Captain Cook Exclusive

Captain Cook Exclusive

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Kealakekua Bay was famously the spot where Captain James Cook was killed and lies along Hawaii’s scenic Kona Coast. On this afternoon tour, discover the bay’s historic sites and natural wonders on a thrilling boat cruise. See the Captain Cook Monument, explore the sea caves and lava tubes around the bay, and dive in to swim and snorkel amid colorful marine life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD113.10
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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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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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Journey back in time — when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands — on this 3-hour 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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD170.81
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Kona-Kohala Coast Sunset Sail by Catamaran from Waikoloa

Kona-Kohala Coast Sunset Sail by Catamaran from Waikoloa

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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona

Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona

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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. While you're enjoying the crystal clear snorkeling the crew will be grilling a delicious BBQ burger 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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales

Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales

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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. WE'LL BE DEPARTING FROM ANAEHO'OMALU BAY ONLY THRU 1/8/2022
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD155.00
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Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Reef Snorkel - Navy SEAL Boat, 14 Guest Max!

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

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14 guest max, no large crowds! Snorkel coral reef at Captain Cooks Monument in Kealakekua Bay & check out Sea Caves along the coastline by boat! ( Zodiac Navy Seal Speed Boat sitting on the RIB ) For the adventurous adrenalin riders ONLY ( this boat ride / ocean can be rough, bumpy & choppy on rare occasions) this is not a slow cruise boat, please don't come us if you feel you'll have a negative experience, feel free to cancel with us after booking. Aloha! This is not a big tourist boat crammed up with 30 to 100 people! Snacks, drinks & gear are free. Tour time is NOT EXACT (3-4 hours) why? Weather conditions, how long you snorkel, ETC.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD130.00
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Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

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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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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Pau Hana Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Pau Hana Sunset Cocktail Cruise

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The white-sand beaches and volcanic landscapes of the Kohala Coast are even more atmospheric at sunset. With this tour, set sail at dusk and admire the views onboard a comfortable catamaran. As you cruise along the coast, sip a selection of wines, beers, and soft drinks, and tuck into a variety of tasty snacks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD139.00
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Whale Watching On The Big Island

Whale Watching On The Big Island

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD94.00
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour from Kona
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour from Kona

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Swim near a manta ray natural habitat on this 1.5-hour night snorkeling tour from Kona. Led by an expert guide, journey five minutes off the Big Island’s west coast where the mantas come to feast on plankton. Dive in the water, and swim in an area known for manta ray sightings. The area is lit by your vessels diving lights, so you can get a clear view even in dark waters. Afterward, dry off, and enjoy warm soup, bread rolls, and hot drinks as you recount your underwater adventures.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD138.95
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

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Splash into the crystal-clear waters of Kealakekua Bay on this Big Island snorkeling adventure! Dart in and out of sea caves and explore the gorgeous Kona coastline in an agile Zodiac raft. Snorkel among colorful tropical fish, and keep an eye out for other marine life like whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Along the way, learn about the island’s geologic history and local legends from your expert guide, and see the spot where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD135.11
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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Take a Kealakekua Bay snorkeling cruise, and depart from the waters of Keauhou Bay to scour the Kona coastline for dolphins, turtles or, even, whales in the winter months. Upon arrival in Kealakekua Bay, peer overboard at the crystal clear waters that teem with colorful reef fish. After receiving expert instruction and snorkeling equipment onboard, you'll jump in the water to experience some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD127.32
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Kona Coast Snorkel Tour

Kona Coast Snorkel Tour

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Make your boat ride a luxurious experience on this snorkeling tour to the South Kona coast. Theater-style seating, arm and headrests, and both a delicious plant-based breakfast and lunch ensure a comfortable cruise. High-quality snorkel gear for sighting tropical aquatic life while snorkeling off the remote South Kona coast is provided
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD182.67
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Captain Cook Exclusive

Captain Cook Exclusive

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Kealakekua Bay was famously the spot where Captain James Cook was killed and lies along Hawaii’s scenic Kona Coast. On this afternoon tour, discover the bay’s historic sites and natural wonders on a thrilling boat cruise. See the Captain Cook Monument, explore the sea caves and lava tubes around the bay, and dive in to swim and snorkel amid colorful marine life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD113.10
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USD113.10

Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure

Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure

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The Kona Coast on the Big Island has some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. On this small-boat cruise, explore the sea caves and lava tubes along the South Kona coast, enjoy swimming and snorkeling at Honaunau Bay and Kealakekua Bay, and look out for bottlenose dolphins, green sea turtles, and pilot whales.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD129.25
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Glass-bottom Boat Reef Tour
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Glass-bottom Boat Reef Tour

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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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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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USD65.95
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Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphins in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island (5 Hr)

Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphins in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island (5 Hr)

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The rocky coves, vibrant coral reefs, and glittering waters of Kealakekua Bay are among Hawaii's most visited destinations. With this tour, admire the views from the water as you paddle around the bay by kayak. See the Captain Cook Monument, look out for Hawaiian spinner dolphins, and stop to swim and snorkel along the corals.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD161.87
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Sunset Sail Experience at Kona from Honokohau

Sunset Sail Experience at Kona from Honokohau

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Kona and round-out your day on the Big Island of Hawaii in style with a relaxing sunset cruise. Aboard a comfortable and spacious catamaran, take in the views as you sail along the Kona coastline and toast the sunset with an included beverage or two.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD151.11
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Premium Morning Snorkel

Premium Morning Snorkel

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The South Kona Coast is dotted with sandy beaches, lava-formed sea caves, and colorful fishing villages. On this tour, set sail on a morning cruise around Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau Bay, and admire the scenic coastline from the water. Along the way, spot landmarks such as the Captain Cook Monument, relax onboard the shaded deck, and dive in to swim and snorkel in the Pacific.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD142.00
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Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
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Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa

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See the tropical fish, sea turtles, and coral of Anaeho’omalu Bay on a glass-bottom boat ride. Enjoy shaded seating and beautiful ocean panoramas aboard a 26-foot (7.9-meter) boat, departing from Waikoloa, close to Kona. Expert guides join you on board to discuss Hawaiian marine life and answer any questions as you examine the underwater world through the glass. This scenic cruise is engaging for travelers of all ages, and returns to your original departure point.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD29.00
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The Ultimate Private Adventure

The Ultimate Private Adventure

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Complete your trip to the Big Island with a private customized boat tour. The day’s itinerary features a selection of secluded locations far from the crowds, including private beaches only accessible by boat. In addition to a catered lunch and on-board refreshments, the trip includes a snorkel/dive guide for your comfort and convenience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD1,687.63
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Dolphin Watch and Reef Snorkel Adventure

Dolphin Watch and Reef Snorkel Adventure

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Enjoy a day on the Kona coastline, without the crowds that are typical of most boat tours. This small-group tour takes you to a sandy cove to see dolphins surfing the waves. Afterward, you'll head to a reef for a snorkeling adventure (no experience required). No worries if you work up an appetite, a delicious lunch is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD218.67
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What people are saying about Water Tours in Big Island of Hawaii

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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
"The crew was outstanding and the ship was beautiful! Our group had a wonderful time and I will highly recommend you guys to all of my friends!"..."
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
"My husband and I are here for the first time on the big island. We highly recommend this excursion. The sailing and snorkeling was excellent. The most memorable was snorkeling at Captain Cook. The captain and staff were very professional and put safety first."..."
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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
"This was by far the best dinner/sunset cruise we have taken. What more could one ask for.... Live music, great food and drinks. Getting to see some beautiful bottle nose dolphins jumping out of the water. Amazing sunset that just never seemed to go away. The entire crew were just awesome."..."
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Kona-Kohala Coast Sunset Sail by Catamaran from Waikoloa
"The captain and staff were super friendly and fun. All around, very enjoyable experience. I would go again!"..."
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Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona
"We had a wonderful time with Captain Bob and his crew. Everyone was friendly, professional, attentive, and informative. Smooth sailing and we were able to enjoy food, family, friendship, and a lot of fun."..."
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Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales
"Great crew and captain and plenty of drinks, snacks and whales. Crew went out of their way to make it a great time."..."
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Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Reef Snorkel - Navy SEAL Boat, 14 Guest Max!
"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."..."
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Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island
"The whole staff were friendly, informative and helpful. Would definately recommend this trip. You are in a real submarine and kids would get a thrill out of it."..."
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
"Nate took care of us as well as the other crew members. Got to snorkel with some dolphins that showed up. Just had a fantastic time so we booked another evening snorkel trip. Mahalo to the crew."..."
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Pau Hana Sunset Cocktail Cruise
"I was on board a few minutes before I started to feel dizzy and pumping and the attention of the bartender and the other crew members was special, they took me ashore first."..."
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Whale Watching On The Big Island
"Being on a boat on such a beautiful day, with a great speedy view on deck and seeing a few of the humpbacks for a couple hours, plus sightings of spinners and manta rays."..."
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour from Kona
"Saw more Manatees than any other group. Short ride out made it more enjoyable. The crew was so helpful."..."
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure
"Crew was great, fun, and lively. Opted for this over a catamaran. Smaller and more flexible allowed us to see some awesome caves, turtles, and about 50 dolphins. The water was so clear and the snorkel was amazing. I would totally do this again with my family. Highly recommend!!!!"..."
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour
"Wonderful experience! Would book again when we return to Kona. Lots of fish, some dolphins, and much fun on the boat."..."
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Kona Coast Snorkel Tour
"Everything was great right from the beginning. Captain and crew went overboard (get it) to make our tour fabulous. Stopped twice to see whales. The last stop was with the deckhands jumping in the water to attract sharks. Could not have picked better snorkling spots. Individually fit our masks and also had accommodations for people who wear glasses. The food was plentiful and good. Everyone was friendly and helpful. This tour is great for all ages. I highly recommend this tour. Don't miss out!!!"..."
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Captain Cook Exclusive
"Great experience seeing the coast like we did. Kevin was fun and knew alot about the island..Great snorkeling area. We even saw a shark!"..."
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Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure
"Had an awesome time! Kevin. & Jasmine were excellent guides! The water was crystal clear! Amazing tour!"..."
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Glass-bottom Boat Reef Tour
"Eden our guide was awesome full of information about the fish/reef/ hawaiian history. We even saw dolphins."..."
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Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphins in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island (5 Hr)
"Awesome guide! So knowledgeable and experienced! A true Hawaiian experience guided by the King of Kealakekua Bay!!"..."
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Sunset Sail Experience at Kona from Honokohau
"Super cool tour guides! Had a blast on this sunset cruise! Definitely a must do on your stay on the big island."..."
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Premium Morning Snorkel
"Best snorkeling excursion ever. Branden was very friendly, knowledgeable and his balance of island culture ,geology and marine life was spot on."..."
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Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
"Great family excursion. Everyone enjoyed it. There were 9 of us . 5 adults , 3 kids ages 14, 6, and 4 and an infant. We saw lots of fishes, coral reefs, sea cucumbers, eels, turtles and a shark! All without getting wet! Highly recommend. Captain Mike and his first mate were very knowledgeable and friendly."..."
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Dolphin Watch and Reef Snorkel Adventure
"Leah and Alexis were incredible. My husband and I have never been snorkeling before and they were kind and helpful in making us feel safe in the water. Alexis gave us a ton of history about the island and could name any creature we pointed out. We got to see a huge pod of spinner dolphins swimming around us as well as below us and my husband saw a huge turtle. They were so conscientious of the wildlife, while also letting us experience the beauty of the ocean."..."

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