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

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

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icon3 to 4 hours  (approx.)
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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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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
  • Travellers 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 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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  • "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-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.
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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.
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.
star-5
I had the best time on...
Megan_W
, Jan. 2022
I had the best time on this excursion! I went Monday and had so much fun that I booked a second tour for Tuesday morning before I left. On Monday, Raj and Spinner took us out and we saw a hammerhead, bottlenose dolphins, several humpback whales and had wonderful snorkeling! As well as a jam session on the way back in :). Tuesday morning, we were lucky enough to see a cow humpback teaching her calf how to breach! Incredible experience with small group size and I would highly recommend!
star-5
Snorkeling was fantastic!
KAY_C
, Jan. 2022
Thanks David and Amber for the excursion yesterday. Guides were prompt, professional, and informative. Riding in the zodiac dingy was a lot of fun. The snorkeling was fascinating. Would have liked to snorkel more than the allotted 45 minutes; but it was still a great outing. We had non swimmers on our boat. Amber and David took great care to assist them in their snorkel experience. Along the way we saw dolphins and a humpback whale. Great value for $99 dollars.
star-5
Fantastic snorkel
Christine_K
, Jan. 2022
Captain David was fantastic! He and Amber were very nice, knowledgeable and were excellent hosts! We not only snorkeled, but we got to see dolphins, humpback whale and a turtle. The spot we snorkeled was amazing. Worth every penny, and I would highly recommend going out with these two! The Zodiac boat added a little adventure as well! Thank you, from COnnecticut
star-1
Canceled with no advance notice
Justin_C
, Dec. 2021
Afternoon trip was canceled with no advance notice after we've gone through the trouble of showing up at the departure point on time. This was despite the morning trip also being canceled for alleged choppy waters. I get that weather is beyond the tour operator's control, but some transparency on how frequently trips are canceled would have allowed us to plan. Apparently, afternoon cancelations are not rare - had we known this, we would have booked this earlier in our trip. Also, other trips appeared to be running that afternoon, so unclear whether the weather-based cancelation was real.

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