Luxurious, first-class ocean adventures!
Hula Kai is the Big Island's newest catamaran - offering Hawaii's ultimate snorkel and night manta adventures.
Hula Kai's unique Hydrofoil Technology allows for faster speeds and smoother rides than other conventional catamarans. Hula Kai goes where others cannot - providing a unique and rare opportunity to experience Hidden Hawaii.
Snorkel with Mantas - A "Must Do!
One of the premier adventures in the world is the famous Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel. It is an amazing experience. Each year thousands of snorkelers from around the world visit Kona to snorkel with the manta rays. The Kona Coast is one of the best places in the world to get close to and observe manta rays. Their huge 12-foot wingspans and agile movements are truly memorizing. With no teeth, they are quite harmless. Manta rays feast on tiny plankton as they swoop down through the water.
Discover underwater caves and arches. See whales, dolphins, Mantas, and amazing historical sites during cruises. Swim with an abundance of exotic tropical fish around remote reefs and ancient underwater lava flows. The options are endless!
All snorkel gear is provided, with top-of-the-line SCUBA PRO gear available if needed, and our experienced guides are there to help you with instruction, tours, and whatever else you may need.
During the cruise, enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet served with 100% Kona Coffee and a hearty barbecue lunch including grilled chicken, local-grown Big Island beef burgers (grass-fed, hormone-free), and vegetarian Gardenburgers. No-host bar available - serving beer, wine, and sodas.
Every day brings new and exciting adventures. Captains utilize their decades of local knowledge and experience to determine optimal snorkel sites. They’re not satisfied unless they give you the absolute best water adventure possible each and every day. Click here to View our Marine Life Photo Gallery along the Kona Coast.
If you’re looking for a unique snorkel adventure, something off the beaten-path, with great service amidst luxurious comfort – Hula Kai is for you!
Take your adventure to the next level...
SEA ROCKETS – Fair Wind’s New Adventure
Sea Rockets are underwater propulsion vehicles designed for the advanced snorkeler who seeks an easier mode of ‘free-diving’ to get a closer look at vibrant marine life in Kona’s famous waters. Sea Rockets enable guests the opportunity to cover vast underwater areas in a short time, seeing more extensive underwater topography along with Hawaii’s unique marine creatures including moray eels, octopus, triggerfish, yellow tang and eagle rays.
Details: Sea Rockets are currently available only on Hula Kai. All tours are guided and instruction is included with every tour. Minimum age is 18 years. Cost: $25 per half hour. Daily sign-ups available at check-in and on Hula Kai.
**PLEASE NOTE: Effective January 1st, 2013: Should weather conditions require Hula Kai to utilize Kealakekua Bay as a snorkeling location, SEA ROCKETS and Stand-up Paddleboards (SUP's) will not be available due to State Park regulations.