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
- Complimentary “reef-safe” sunscreen
- 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, reef-safe sunscreen, sun hat, etc. (storage boxes available on catamaran).
*NOTE: Our vessels are reef safe zones, and we do not (allow/ condone) the use of non reef-safe sunscreens. Complimentary environmentally-friendly “reef-safe” sunscreen is provided for our guests (available at check-in and aboard all vessels).
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
Fantastic experience! The whole crew exceeded our expectations. Super nice and friendly. They take care of you made sure you are having a good time, the captain was looking at everyone's safety as we jumped off the boat, gave clear safety instructions. Food was great. Boat was clean. It was worth the money. Thank you for a wonderful experience. ���
Clean boat awesome staff lunch was great really good instructions on how to snorkel bar on boat can’t complain about that would highly recommend this tour over others due to how nice the boat was and how large the boat was and the friendly staff really sealed the deal!!!
This was by far one of the best things I did during my stay on the island. If I'd had more time, I'd have done it again.
I went on a lovely cruise aboard the Hula Kai and decided to try SNUBA. If you've ever wanted to try driving, this is an excellent first experience. Rebecca did an excellent job making sure I felt safe and comfortable and we had a blast!
The food was good and plentiful, and we enjoyed two different stops for not only snorkeling and SNUBA but could also use the stand up paddle board.
If you only take one tour, this should be it!
Today’s trip was amazing! I’m sure you hear it all the time, but today was truly magical for us! I shared the love of snorkeling with my 3 year old - we even were lucky enough to see an octopus peek out of the reef!! And we had our nanny with us - she had never gone snorkeling before. Your crew was so attentive and friendly and we were thrilled to spend the afternoon on your boat! A million thanks to all!!
By far the best snorkeling cruise on the Big Island. We have been on this cruise every year for the past 7 years, wouldn’t miss the Hula Kai experience!!! Thanks Captain Kurt!
A friend and I went out on the Hula Kai Snorkeling Tour yesterday and had the BEST time. It was my first time snorkeling, and the Captain � and crew were great with instructions and support. Great blend of scenic sights and fun facts by the captain. Overall, it was a beautiful snorkeling experience! The food was amazingly delicious. This has been my favorite tour so far and I highly recommend this tour!
We had a blast! Everything was perfect except it was a little over cast and water was not as clear from rain day before.
Very well organized excursion.
Crew went above and beyond!
Beautiful views, clear warm water, saw dolphins play with our boat, staff is super friendly, helpful and willing to serve, there was the right amount of time to relax, eat and snorkel. I definitely recommend!
My husband and I went out with Fair Wind yesterday. This was such an amazing time! On the boat we were offered snuba as an add-on. Do it!!! Our oxygen tank was floating 15 feet above us on an inflatable device, we were attached with a line to it. Rebecca took us around underwater for a half an hour. What an experience! She showed us a baby white tip reef shark, took our pictures, and was an all-around great gal. I highly recommend this excursion while in Kona!!! Everyone aboard was amazing as well!! Thank you all so much for a great day!!
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.