Fair Wind has been recognized for our commitment towards protecting Hawaii's unique natural environment and hosting culture through the promotion of responsible travel.

Fair Wind. A true honor!

Travel Channel “Top 10 Things to Do in a Lifetime” (manta snorkel)

West Hawaii Today

Voted “Best Snorkel Cruise on the Big Island” in the annual West Hawaii Today Reader’s Poll – thirteen straight years! (2001-2013)


“One of the best ways to snorkel Kealakekua Bay”, rated “EXCEPTIONAL” by Frommer’s (highest rating).

Kona Kohala Chamber

2009 Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Pualu Award for Visitor Industry Marketing
2011 Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Pualu Award for Environmental Awareness

Business Administration Award

2011 Business Administration Award as Family Owned Small Business – Hawaii Island

  • Certificate of Merit Award For Environmental Preservation
  • State of Hawaii Governor’s Kilohana Award For Outstanding Volunteerism
  • Richard Smart Big Island Community Achievement Awards Distinguished Business Award for Environmental Protection
  • United States Congress / Hawaii Convention and Visitor Bureau “Keep it Hawaii”