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Kahaluu-Keauhou, United States
Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Light snacks to keep you fueled up
  • Use of snorkel gear, boogie boards, and flotation devices
  • Use of reef-safe sunscreen
  • Follow a guide on a snorkel tour of the Captain Cook Monument
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Light Snacks (Chips, Fruit, Beverages)
Masks, Fins, Snorkels, Flotation
Snorkeling
Reef Safe Sunscreen
Snacks
Filtered Water
Gratuities not included but greatly appreciated
Alcoholic beverages are available onboard for additional charge with a credit card purchase only
Due to safety concerns we do not allow full face masks on our tours
Keauhou Bay , Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740, USA

Check in location for Hoku Nui is at 1:45pm at Keauhou Bay located at the end of Kaleiopapa Street continuing past the boat ramps. You may park on Kaleiopapa Street. Do not check into any buildings. Hoku Nui is a 50 foot Catamaran with a blue sail bag. The boat departs Keauhou Bay at 2pm.

2:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Advise Staff of any Dietary Restrictions 48 hrs prior to tour
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Sea Paradise
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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument .

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  • "I highly recommend this tour to anyone with families or even just for a fun date." See review
  • "My husband is not usually a snorkeling fan because he can't see the fish without his glasses, but they had corrective goggles and he was able to enjoy." See review

Reviews

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350 reviews

Reviews by Viator travellers

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star-5
Smooth Sailing
Dessin_M
, May 2022
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!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Dessin, Mahalo for taking the time to leave a great review. We look forward to having you join us next time you are on island. Maybe for a Manta Ray snorkel next time :) Mahalo and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Amazing snorkeling experience
Erica_C
, May 2022
The crew was absolutely fantastic. They were lively and talkative, helpful and knowledgeable. Also they were great at anticipating any needs that might arise. Great experience!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Erica, Thank you for the great review. We're glad the you had fun with your sailing tour with us and thank you for the appreciation towards our crew, indeed, they are the best of the best when it comes to making our guests happy. We would love to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Amazing Trip
Luke_H
, May 2022
We had a wonderful time snorkeling with this crew. The boat was new, clean, and bathrooms were nice. The crew was incredibly helpful in teaching and encouraging our inexperienced snorkelers. The captain answered all of our questions, and we had two small kids with A LOT of questions. The captain was so kind to the young ones in our group and let them pull on the sail rope. We even saw two manta rays on the way back! Overall we all had a great time and would recommend this great snorkeling experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Luke, Thank you for taking time writing us a wonderful feedback. Glad to hear the your young ones enjoyed the tour, they can really be curious of so many things which made them more cute. I guessed the 2 giant Mantas would love to say hi to our 2 cute young ones. We are happy over all you enjoyed the tour, till we see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
An experience to not miss!
Hope_R
, May 2022
The crew was extremely professional and kind. They had a deep knowledge of the history, the wildlife and the culture of our snorkeling location. We had a member of our group that was a first time snorkeler, and Roe game him a pep talk that allowed him to enjoy his time. And the drinkz was bomb!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Hope, Mahalo for the great feedback, it's been a pleasure for Sea Paradise to have the best crew in town, they make the tour fun and exciting for the guest. We hope to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Sail and Snorkeling.
Gary_D
, May 2022
Captain and crew were great very informative. It was a great adventure. I would highly recommend this trip. A few snacks on the way. Very nice.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Gary, Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again, maybe a snorkel tour next time with the Mantas. Mahalo!
star-5
Best ever..
Amy_W
, May 2022
This was so Amazing snorkeling was the best.. So glad we booked this.. make sure to book in advance it will sale out..
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Amy, Thank you for the short but sweet review. Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again here on Big Island. Mahalo!
star-5
Best Day Ever!
Amy_h
, May 2022
I really enjoyed the crew and how they worked together. The chant for permission into the bay gave me goose bumps. It was incredible! The snorkeling was magical and the boat ride was incredible!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Amy, Mahalo for choosing Sea Paradise for your snorkeling adventures! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the cultural chant upon entering into Kealakeukua Bay. We are also thrilled to hear you enjoyed the company of our crew and the boat ride to and from. We hope to see soon!
star-4
Great sailing.
Cheryl_L
, May 2022
Great sailing to the cove. Snorkeling was disappointing though. No colorful fish or coral. Crew was great.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Cheryl, We are sorry to hear this as this is not our normal feedback upon Kealakekua Bay. We are happy to hear you found our crew and boat great despite your snorkeling experience!
star-5
Great experience everyone...
Shon_T
, May 2022
Great experience everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. The crew is very passionate and they took good care of us which made the experience so great.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Shon_T and Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience aboard Hokunui and that the crew was able to make it that much more enjoyable. Mahalo for choosing SeaParadise and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Great!!!
Debbie_R
, May 2022
The whole trip was wonderful! Great crew, beautiful water, amazing snorkeling! The variety of fish and coral was like no snorkel beach.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Debbie, Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we hope you are able to join us next time you are on island. Mahalo and A Hui Hou
star-5
Amazing trip! Staff was...
Nathaniel_C
, May 2022
Amazing trip! Staff was so nice and boat was super clean and nice. We really enjoyed the fresh fruit plates, drinks and snorkeling!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha, Thanks for choosing Sea Paradise for your snorkeling adventures. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the fresh fruit & the company of our crew! We hope to see you soon, maybe for a manta ray trip next? :)
star-5
Best of the Best
Michael_B
, May 2022
The snorkeling was great and they turned the boat around so we could see dolphins and manatees. This was our favorite excursion because of the great crew. Will do it again when we come back.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Michael, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our wonderful crew. It sounds like you had an incredible afternoon out on the water. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Safe Travels
star-5
We had the best crew and...
Sandra_C
, May 2022
We had the best crew and experience. The reef was full of great things to look at and we really enjoyed the trip!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Sandra, Mahalo for your great feedback. We are glad to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We would love to welcome you again onboard. Safe Travels! A hui hou!
star-5
Afternoon Snorkeling
Jill_E
, May 2022
Beautiful new sailboat ⛵ Friendly and engaging crew. Snorkeling spot full of sea life, even saw dolphins swimming near the boat. Fun day 🌞
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Jill, Thank you for leaving a wonderful feedback. We from Sea Paradise is glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. We look forward to your next sea adventure! Mahalo Nui Loa!
star-5
5 star captain and crew
Debra_L
, May 2022
Captain Morgan and crew were awesome very informative and safety was number 1. I will definitely recommend and I will.be coming back next vacation
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Debra, Mahalo Nui Loa for taking the time to review us & for the wonderful recommendation. We look forward to having you join us on your next vacation! Safe Travels
star-5
Great time
Bryce_K
, May 2022
Great staff and experience. Would highly recommend. The experience was unforgettable. It makes sense why it's so highly rated.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Bryce, Thanks for taking the time to review us and for your wonderful recommendation. We hope to have the pleasure of you joining us in the near future!
star-5
Afternoon catamaran, snorkel at Captain Cook monument
Tana_D
, May 2022
Dolphins, staff, snorkeling was fabulous., great snacks . A MUST do on your itinerary. Captain Cook monument !!!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Tana, Mahalo Nui Loa for your wonderful review. We hope you'll think of us on future visits. Safe Travels & A Hui Hou!
star-5
Amazing experience
Timothie_T
, May 2022
We had an absolute blast. Never been snorkeling and it was a wonderful experience. My daughter did so good on the boat. Plus the staff was the best!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha, Mahalo Nui Loa for taking the time to review us. We are so happy to hear of your experience and that your daughter did great! We hope you'll think of us on future visits to the island!
star-5
History
Alexandria_F
, May 2022
Learning about the history was awesome, and eels are scary!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am not going to fill in a paragraph for.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha, Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review. Indeed, Captain Cook history is one of the pride how Hawaii began and we are very happy to share it our valuable guests. We hope that you still had a wonderful time learning about the different marine animals inspite of the scary eel you've encountered. We hope to see you again on your next Sea Adventure! A hui hou!
star-5
Worth your time!
devin_h
, Apr. 2022
It was a great boat ride. They provided plenty of snacks and drinks to keep a little child occupied and interested. The ride out to the bay to snorkel was easy going and my pregnant wife was able to sit up front with no issues with bumps etc! Very easy going ride and the crew was fantastic they have everything you need from prescription goggles to toddler life jackets! Highly recommend!!! Thank You!
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Aloha Devin, Thank you for taking some time to give us a wonderful review. We are glad that your wife was comfortable during sailing and the kids enjoyed some snacks, everything for our dear valued guests. We do hope to see you on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
1 traveller found this review helpful

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