Morning Kealakekua Snorkel & BBQ Cruise
4.5-hr Cruise | 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
*Child: 4-12 Years | Toddler: Under 4 Years
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- Fair Wind II Vessel
- Grilled BBQ Lunch
- Snorkel Equipment
- Snorkel Instruction
- Underwater View Boxes
- Inner Tubes and Other Flotation Devices
- Two 15-Ft. Water Slides and Dive Platform
- No-host bar
We offer a variety of water activities on Hawaii’s Big Island all departing from Keauhou Bay, the birthplace of Hawaii’s longest reigning Monarch, King Kamehameha III.
Our guests 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 4-1/2 hour cruise departs daily from Keauhou Bay and includes 2-1/2 hours of snorkeling at pristine Kealakekua Bay, snorkel gear, instruction, floatation gear, high dive and two 15’ water slides.
Guests are served a tropical breakfast of muffins, egg frittatas, croissants, fresh island fruit, 100% Kona coffee grown on our estate farm, and juice. Lunch includes grilled BBQ cheeseburgers, hot dogs, garden burgers, complete condiments, pasta salad, fresh island fruit, chips, cookies, soft drinks, and tropical fruit juice. A no-host bar is open during the last hour of the cruise.
Advanced reservations recommended.
Our Morning Deluxe Cruise generally sells-out 3 days in advance, sometimes up to 2 weeks depending on the season.
The Fair Wind II departs Keauhou Bay at 9:00 AM and returns 1:30 PM. Check-in at 8:30 AM. Bring towels, sunscreen, sun hat, etc. (storage baskets are available on catamaran).
*Gluten Free food options are available upon request. Please notify us in ADVANCE.
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
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!!
I was sure I'd left a review but I can't seem to see it. I went on your night manta ray snorkel in Feb 2016 while I was there. the original night we booked to go got canceled due to high surf so we were informed that we had been rescheduled to go the night after I was to leave, after we informed the staff of this they changed it so we could go while I was still there. I was very glad as it was the one thing I had wanted to really do in Hawaii, we saw a bunch of Manta's and it was the highlight of my trip !!
It was absolutely incredible. My two island friends and I went on the evening cruise to swim with the manta rays. It was the greatest experience!! I would recommend it to everyone!!
Well organized, great day! The crew were friendly and professional. The bay and snorkeling were the best!
Great experience. Terrific crew. Good food. If I had only one day and one choice to do while here, I'd choose this. The only down was having to disembark at the end.
We saw five huge manta rays. Such an amazing evening. Thank you Diver Dan for the info beforehand - it made the experience so much better. The Captain & Crew were excellent. I'll remember this forever.
I'm not a water person, but this was very nice. The crew had their act together in all aspects of the cruise. Food was grilled fresh and there was more than enough for the crowd.
We had a wonderful time. The crew, equipment and the ship are excellent . I believe this is the best excursion of all the islands.
Very professional yet fun crew ! My group of 4 all had a great experience and would recommend it ...
We have taken this morning snorkel cruise more than 20 times - from before my son was born, twice in a 3 week visit when he was 4 months old and the most recent last week, he's 17! We enjoyed the late captain Danny many times, and the captains and crews over the years have always been ono. I love the professionalism with aloha. �
What an amazing experience ! The crew was great! Luv the soup ! We highly recommend this tour company !
Absolutely awesome and entertaining trip. The captain and crew were top notch and extremely attentive and helpful. The 2nd snorkeling stop was truly breathtaking!!
To all whom will be attending any of the cruises with these guys, I would HIGHLY recommend them. I had an awesome time. Me and my friend did 3 cruises with them, two different morning snorkeling and one night snorkeling with the manta rays. All three where amazing. My most favorite was the mantas which we got see about 7 mantas and they gave us a great show. They swim right in front of you like literally 6 inches from your face. I would definitely recommend them to all my friends. Thank you all for the great experience.
Oh by the way I do not know how to swim lol but they have everything you need to get in there with little to no fear and I actually learned to swim and Concorde my fear of swimming lol
Thank you guys again. Mahalo
I was aboard the Fair-Wind II for the Morning Kealakekua cruise. This was truly an incomparable experience. It was my first attempt at Snorkeling and SNUBA and it could not have been better. The crew did an amazing job. I am still smiling after days when I remember this cruise.
We had Captain Elvis and his crew. We did the brekfast/lunch cruise and it was by far one of the most enjoyable times I have ever had. The crew was knowledgeable, professional, and fun. Snorkeling around the reef and seeing all the tropical fish was so serene. Jumping off the high dive, going down the slides and chatting with the crew made it that much more fun. We had our 5 year old with us and he swam around in a tube with a view box and loved naming all the fish he knew. We did become a "statistic" though, as one of the families that loses something on the cruise which they told us they would return and dive to try to find. To me, that is mind blowing customer service. The last thing Cpt. Elvis said to us was "see you next time" and all I could think walking away was that I really can't wait to go again. Thank you very, very much for helping make our trio so memorable!
Best cruise in the islands! Dolphins �, fish � of all colors. Spectacular! Took the morning cruise and barbecue. This was my third time with this company and look forward to the next time!
Just got back from our manta ray trip with you guys! Such an amazing experience! The staff were very knowledgable, friendly & helpful! And the manta rays were just awesome!!! I couldn't believe how close they came! And to top the night off, the soup after the swim was delicious...just quietly...it may have topped my grandmas soup (and that's a pretty hard thing to do ���)... thank you so much!