Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Cruise
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
- No-host bar
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. Rich in Hawaiian history you will be fully entertained on your journey to Kealakekua Bay.
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 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
Went snorkeling in the morning near captain cook monument. Great staff, made everything comfortable for even older people who haven't snorkeled much. Fantastic time. Well worth it!
This snorkeling cruise � is great! With small breakfast during departure and after a second site of snorkeling Tgerr was a BBQ lunch that was on point... Great times with amazing staff on board
Best snorkeling ever. Family friendly! I have two kids and they did not want to leave. Casey is the best slide life guard ever. My kids loved her and the Captain let my kids and all of the kids in the boat steer with him. If you don't have kids still go. Adult happy hour start on the way back!
I went on the 5-hour Hula Kai tour and it was fabulous. Saw dolphins, hammerhead sharks. We snorkeled in two beautiful locations.
We took the evening manta ray snorkel tour. The captain and his crew were excellent. We were able to see the mantas up close and they will even allow you to come back on another tour at no charge if you don't see them.
Took snorkel cruise Friday with Capt Corey on Hula Kai and private fishing with Capt Mark on Saturday. Both excellent. Both crews were friendly with my children and helpful. We caught a 130lb yellowfin tuna with Capt Mark. Completely unexpected but definitely hoped for a bite at least!! And we caught a beautiful fish. I couldn't tell who was more excited, my teen son or Mark! Great all the way around. Highly recommend this company! Great fun for the family.
This was the second time we cruised on the Fairwind. Friendly Crew, Captain always updated us what was happening around the boat. We saw a large manta ray, a humpback whale and some dolphins. Nice spot for snorkeling. On the way back the Crew caught some fish. We very much enjoyed this cruise.
Family of four, twin daughters. We had a great time. Booked the second trip of the day and their were half of the normal amount of people, which provided us with plenty of space. Daughters loved the slides. I thought the crew was great, stressed safety and protection of the coral reef. Crew was attentive and helped out our daughter when the movement didnt agree with her. Would definitively recommend.
This was my 4th time to cruise with Fair Wind Cruises. I live in Kona and I cannot say enough good things about this experience. I love it every time. The people are nice, the boat is comfortable with plenty of room to move around. The snorkeling is safe and beautiful. The music is fun and the food is of very good quality. Don't hesitate, just do it!
Great trip! The staff were friendly and engaging. My first time snorkeling and they made me feel comfortable being a noob. The location was spectacular. The whole experience was amazing!
Good people, fun trip snorkeling. Gear was not great, you should bring your own if you have anything it would be better.
We had so much fun. Curt,our captain, and the crew were so nice. They were friendly and helped us get the best experience out there. Plus the food was great!!Well worth the money..thanks guys!!ended up being our favorite day on vacation!