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
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!
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!