Kona Dolphin, Sea Cave & Captain Cook / Kealakekua Bay Adventure!

4.8 (796)
Kailua-Kona, US
4.8 (796)
Kailua-Kona, US
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Embark on an exhilarating adventure with wildlife, sea caves, and coral reef snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay / Captain Cooks Monument! Hop aboard our fast Navy boat and get ready to explore the coastline, discovering hidden treasures such as sea caves, lava tubes, and coves. Keep your eyes peeled for the possibility of encountering marine wildlife such as dolphins and whales as you watch from the boat (please note that wildlife sightings are not guaranteed). Snacks, drinks, and snorkel gear are all included, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Our boat takes just 15-20 minutes to reach the snorkeling location, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the underwater wonders. While other boats can take up to an hour or more to get there and back, our speedy expedition ensures that you have more time to explore. Snorkel for an hour and then return to the harbor, taking in the picturesque coastline during the 30-minute journey back. It's an adventure not to be missed!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 1-14 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Coral reef snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay/Captain Cooks Monument
  • Exploring sea caves, lava tubes, and coves along the coastline
  • Opportunity to encounter marine wildlife such as dolphins and whales
  • Snacks, drinks, and snorkel gear included
  • Fast speed Navy boat for quick access to snorkeling location
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Use of snorkelling equipment

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Experience the thrill of snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of Kealakekua Bay with the Kona Captain Cook / Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel on Navy boat! This exciting activity takes you on a fast speed Navy boat, allowing you to avoid the crowded tourist boats and enjoy a more intimate experience with a maximum of 14 guests. With the stunning coral reef and captivating marine life, this snorkeling adventure promises to be an unforgettable experience.

What to Expect?

During the Kona Captain Cook / Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel, you can expect to explore the breathtaking coastline, including sea caves, lava tubes, and hidden coves. As you snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, keep your eyes peeled for encounters with marine wildlife, such as dolphins and whales, from the comfort of the boat. Please note that while wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, the opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is truly awe-inspiring. Additionally, all necessary snorkel gear, flotation devices, snacks, and drinks are included, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Who is This For?

This snorkeling adventure is perfect for anyone seeking an immersive and unique experience in Kealakekua Bay. Whether you're a solo traveler, a group of friends, or a family looking for an exciting activity, this tour caters to all. With a maximum of 14 guests, the Kona Captain Cook / Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel offers a more personalized and intimate experience compared to crowded tourist boats. All skill levels are welcome, making it accessible for both experienced snorkelers and beginners looking to explore the wonders of the coral reef.

Why Book This?

The Kona Captain Cook / Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel stands out from other snorkeling tours with its unique selling points. With a maximum of 14 guests, you can avoid the crowds and enjoy a more intimate and personalized experience. The fast speed Navy boat allows you to reach the snorkeling spots quickly, maximizing your time in the water. The opportunity to explore the stunning coastline, including sea caves and lava tubes, adds an adventurous element to the experience. Additionally, the chance to spot marine wildlife, such as dolphins and whales, from the boat is a truly memorable experience. The inclusion of snacks, drinks, and high-quality snorkel gear ensures your comfort throughout the tour.

Good to Know

It is important to note that the tour time is not exact due to weather conditions and the duration of snorkeling. This flexibility allows for the best possible experience and ensures your safety. The meeting point is at 78-7138 Kaleiopapa Street, where you will find boat launches and ramps. Please arrive 10 minutes early and look for the picnic table by the restrooms. Free parking is available along the road, but please avoid parking in the designated stalls for vehicles with boat trailers.


Customers who have experienced the Kona Captain Cook / Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel rave about the intimate and personalized nature of the tour. The smaller group size allows for a more immersive experience and better interactions with the knowledgeable guides. The stunning coral reef and the opportunity to spot dolphins and whales from the boat have left guests in awe. The inclusion of snacks, drinks, and high-quality snorkel gear adds convenience and comfort to the overall experience. Customers highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a unique and unforgettable snorkeling adventure in Kealakekua Bay.

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4.8 (796)


Really fun snorkel, boat ride is very fast and fun. Highly recommend. Crew was great too, fun and entertaining.


Captain Erik was great. He’s very laid back and played great tunes on the fast ride out to the site. He was knowledgeable and cared about preserving the environment and ecosystem. Did I mention the boat ride was fast? You need to be ready for wind, waves, and a little spray while you hold on with both hands. It was fun but would be too much for my grand parents.


Justin and Eric were a great team. They were very informative and really made sure we had a great time! Thank you for a great experience, Sally, Doug, Caitlin and Isaish from Ohio.


Guide was not even a little professional, and on the way back, he thought he hit an animal with the boat, but "didn't want to go back and see." Absolutely ruined the experience. Book with another company and you're almost guaranteed to have a better experience.


The guides were not personable at all. Only talked with a few from our group. They drove the boat super fast and didn’t let us enjoy the scenery. It was like they were racing to get there and back. We were only with them for two hours. The snorkeling was OK.


Crew expertly invited the dolphins we saw to swim through our wake. The music was great and the view of the coral reef underwater was spectacular. There was a collegial feeling among crew and customers that was delightful. We would recommend this experience to anyone and hope to do it again.


Our guides were helpful, and delightful. The trip was the fun active adventure I was seeking and I highly recommend.


We had a great trip!! Captain and crew were very enjoyable. Saw lots of different fish. Also got some history of the shoreline on the return trip.


Very fun boat ride out to the bay! We did see dolphins up close from the boat. On the way back we tucked along the coast and saw the caves. Boat ride was fast and not for someone wanting a smooth ride over.

Brenda E

Eric was an awesome captain and tour guide. We were the first group to snorkel this morning. We loved the small size of the snorkel group and his knowledge to answer questions. Would certainly take this tour again!
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2024-06-25 18:31