Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Cruise
Fair Wind II Vessel | 3.5-hr Cruise | 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
*Child: 4-12 Years | Toddler: Under 4 Years
- Fair Wind II Vessel
- Assorted Snacks
- Snorkel Equipment
- Snorkel Instruction
- Underwater View Boxes
- Inner Tubes and Other Flotation Devices
- Two 15-Ft. Water Slides and Dive Platform
- Cash bar (beer, wine, soda, juice)
- SNUBA (Limited space, please call for availability)
All Guests are asked to read, acknowledge, and adhere to our ENVIRONMENTAL PLEDGE FOR SNORKELING
A shorter afternoon version of our popular morning cruise – departing from Keauhou Bay, the birthplace of Hawaii’s longest reigning Monarch, King Kamehameha III.
Guests will experience a historical journey from the birthplace of a Hawaiian King to the place of death of the great Circumnavigator Captain James Cook at Kealakekua Bay. In between they will hear stories and view several historical sites such as the last battle stand at Kuamo’o Battlefield and view the Royal Holua Slide, the largest and best preserved in the state, and a historical landmark.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this award winning snorkel cruise to historic Kealakekua Bay, site of Captain Cook Monument. This 3-1/2 hour cruise departs from Keauhou Bay and includes 1-1/2 hours of snorkeling at pristine Kealakekua Bay, snorkel gear, instruction, floatation gear, high dive and two 15’ water slides.
Assorted snacks are served and no-host cash bar is open during the last hour of the cruise.
Great Snorkeling — Great Value!
The Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Cruise is one of the best kept secrets around, just ask a local! Guests are basically getting the popular morning cruise without the meals (breakfast & lunch). The overall cruise duration is therefore shortened a bit, but with plenty of time to have fun snorkeling. Plus, afternoons in Kealakekua Bay are generally absent of other tour boat operators – providing for a truly serene experience. And, Toddlers 3 & under go free!
The afternoon snorkel cruise to Kealakekua Bay on the Fair Wind II departs Keauhou Bay at 2:00 PM and returns at 5:30 PM. Check-in at 1:30 PM. Bring towels, sunscreen, sun hat, etc. (storage boxes available on catamaran).
With its natural wind protection, remote location and designations as an underwater state park, marine sanctuary and site of the Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay is earning a reputation as the best snorkeling destination in Hawaii.
According to Hawaii – The Big Island Revealed, The Ultimate Guidebook, “Snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay near the monument is perhaps the best you will find anywhere in the state.”
What others are saying
Amazing crew, skippered by Kim. They put us where the Manta Rays were, and the show was spectacular. Special thanks to Issac, who retrieved my camera when the tie holding it to my wrist broke.
I would have lost the amazing video I'd just shot with out his quick action.
I'd go back in a heartbeat!
My first time snorkeling, and it was amazing! The guys on the boat where super friendly and the food was great! Was just the perfect location, loved it.
Will deffently be recommended this to friends and family.
Great crew. Explained every step of the way. Made sure the snorkelers were able to see a Manta ray. Great experience.
Awesome in every way! Exceptionally nice and knowledgeable staff... Smooth comfortable ride... Water toys and sun decks... No pressure... Delicious and fresh-made food... 100% Kona coffee... Prestige scenery.... We just keep coming back!
We are a family of 4 visiting from Denmark � we had an amazing experience and felt so taken care of the whole time. Our 8 year-old felt the mantas came too close and got help to swim back to the boat and was taken care of by the very friendly crew. Thank you! Thank you Dan for telling us more about manta rays - we could tell you are an enthusiast.
We had a ball. We went on a morning excursion to Kealakekua. The staff was a blast to hang with. They were always busy but mad many stops to talk to passengers and made us all very welcome. A light breakfast was served and a picnick lunch. See you all next trip.
Such a fantastic time on the snorkeling tour today! Great crew and great place to snorkel. Will definitely come back again �
Such an amazing experience!!! All of the staff were super friendly and helpful. All of the equipment was very clan and in great condition. Thank you for such a great day!!!
Captain Kurt Bell and his crew were exceptional! Jeremy was on top of his game, I love, love this tour!!!!
My husband and I went out last Wednesday for the morning BBQ cruise and had a great time! We've been on the Fair Wind at least a dozen times, and we will definitely be back at least a dozen more! We always have so much fun on the boat, we love the crew (the office staff is great too!). If you go make sure you do SNUBA with Rebecca! She is amazing!!!!!!
This was an amazing experience from start to finish. The ride to the snorkel destination wasn't too long of a ride. We were able to be in the water for at least 2.5 hours and eat lunch all while being able to observe the beauty we were surrounded by. We will be using this company again!
We went on our first trip to Hawaii and all I can say is I love the quality of the locations and the professional and knowledgeable staff.
We went on the Fair wind 3 and it was awesome as always. There are always lots of fish and the food is great!
Great experience but a bit crowded. Certainly a good way to get out there and enjoy the water but I'd likely do a smaller tour next time. All in all great crew, great boat and a fun time.