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
- 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
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!
This was my 4th snorkeling trip with this company. It is relaxing and enjoyable. Because they do a great job at making sure you(the traveler) have a fun time. I recommend the BBQ snorkeling cruise. You get both breakfast and lunch. The snorkeling part is the topper.
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!
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. �