Deluxe Kona Coast
Snorkel & BBQ Cruise
5-hr Cruise | 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
*Minimum Age: 7 Years
- Hula Kai Vessel
- Tropical breakfast buffet
- Grilled BBQ lunch
- Two unique snorkel destinations
- Abundant marine life viewing
- Spectacular shoreline scenery
- Historical overview of sights while cruising
- Snorkel Gear & Instruction
- Various Flotation Gear & View Boxes
- Stand-up Paddleboards
Discover remote locations as unique as the vessel that gets you there. Hula Kai is an exciting, yet truly relaxing experience! This 5-hour cruise departs daily from Keauhou Bay, the birthplace of Hawai’i’s longest reigning Monarch, King Kamehameha III. During the cruise, experience a scenic Hawaiian cultural journey with fascinating historical stories while viewing significant sites including the place of death of the great Circumnavigator Captain James Cook at Kealakekua Bay, the last battle stand at Kuamo’o Battlefield and the Royal Holua Slide, the largest and best preserved in the state, and a historical landmark.
The Deluxe Kona Coast Cruise includes two unique snorkel destinations (generally Pali Kaholo, Red Hill, or possibly Kealakekua Bay), standup paddleboards, snorkel gear, and instruction. Guests are served breakfast of farm fresh hot egg frittatas, croissants, yogurt & granola, tropical island fruit, 100% Kona coffee grown on our estate farm, herbal tea, and juice. Our hearty barbecue lunch includes Hawaii raised grass-fed angus burgers, teriyaki chicken tenders, vegetarian garden burgers, tossed salad, and pasta salad. Additional options available for purchase are SNUBA, Sea Rocket tours, and a no host bar.
The Hula Kai departs Keauhou Bay at 9:30 am, returning at 2:30 pm. Check-in at 9:05 am. Bring towels, sunscreen, sun hat, etc. *Minimum age limit for this cruise is 7-years old.
South Kona Snorkel Destinations
Our Deluxe South Kona Cruise features two unique snorkel locations along the stunning South Kona Coast, with Turtle Rock often selected as one of the sites. Encounters with Pyramid Butterfly fish and green sea turtles are common in this area. Several other incredible snorkel locations are utilized at the Captain’s discretion based on daily water conditions. These areas include the Red Hill region renowned for its various reefs, rock formations, and abundant marine life – and also Pali Kaholo which is located approximately 10-miles South of Kealakekua Bay (which is occasionally utilized as well).
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!