Deluxe Kona Coast
Snorkel & BBQ Cruise
Hula Kai Vessel | 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 cash 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
We have had the pleasure of using Fairwinds for all of our snorkel expeditions (5x, and again coming in Sept!!)
every time we come to Kona!! We have never been disappointed-great team, great service, great snorkelling!!
This was the best snorkeling adventure I've had. Everything is well organized, you don't have to stress about finding a spot because it's not packed, the crew is friendly and helpful, and the food was fantastic. My 11-year-old son Jack said this was the BEST part of our vacation-even over swimming with the dolphins. It's worth every penny we spent and we can't to come back. The slides and high dive were a great thing to keep him entertained and the snorkeling area was plenty big so you didn't feel squished. Great job! We will be back next year!
We left in the morning to go snorkeling around cooks monument! The staff was wonderful and the food was good. This was my first time snorkeling and it was absolutely amazing! On our way back we encountered spinner dolphins who swam right alongside our boat and showed of their skills. We also saw flying fish. This trip was an absolute must do.
Bang for your Buck � We had an awesome morning tour a couple weeks ago Thanks to the Top-Notch Crew and Captain Mahalo JRay � I Highly Recommend this tour and it's great for all ages �
Don't miss this amazing trip when on the Big Island. These folks are terrific at what they do. Great food, fun snorkeling, great views. Been 7 times and will add 2 more in September. Make sure you utilize the slide and dive platform like Mike Hamilton and I do!
Very organized. Guides and captain made it interesting. They don't pack the boat to capacity so there's room for all. Food was great with vegetarian selection.
My friend and I had an excellent experience on the Fair Wind II. The boat was spacious and comfortable, the Captain and crew were friendly, patient and helpful. I would highly recommend Fair Wind Cruises to everyone.
What an amazing day we had! The staff, boat and gear were all top notch! I highly recommend the Fairwind and her staff for your snorkel trip to Kealakekua Bay!
Hands down the best snorkel cruise ever! I have taken all of their tours several times and I recommend them all. The crew is amazing. The lunch and snacks are always on point. The sites, well, they show you the best Hawaii has to offer. What are you waiting for? Book your trip now. You won't regret it! 🐢🌴🌺🌈
We had the best day ever on Fair winds.
The clearest water ever, So many fish and marine life.
A great crew who knew everything about the area and marine life
Food was fresh and delicious, Slides and Diving platform was fun.
Overall just a perfect day on the water
Amazing crew, great experience!! We had a great cruise day and enjoyed snorkeling in this beautiful bay.
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!