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Per Person $137 USD
Child (Ages 5-11) $121 USD
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You will find, as we did, that this is the prettiest part of Kona. This experience is also the most enjoyable. Your vehicle will be a comfortable rigid-hull inflatable raft, a vessel that has become very popular for touring. It allows you to travel with smaller groups into smaller places. In order to access the caves, these rafts do not have any shade on board so we suggest that you wear a hat and sunblock. For your convenience, snorkel ladders make your entry and return from the water very easy.

Expect a fun run along the rugged coastline between Keauhou and Kealakekua Bays and then enjoy about 1 hour of snorkeling at the Captain Cook Monument. You don't need to know how to swim or snorkel for this trip. Flotation vests are available and snorkel instruction is gladly given. You'll also explore sea caves and lava tubes. If you're lucky, you might see some dolphins, an occurrence on over half the tours that go out. Whales may also be seen during the humpback season from December to April.

After snorkeling, beverages and tropical snacks will be served.

  • This tour includes:
  • Thrilling rafting trip
  • 1 hour for snorkeling
  • Use of snorkeling gear
  • Beverages and tropical snacks
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Lots of great photo and wildlife viewing opportunities!

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 12:30 PM (3 hrs) Check in time, trip departs at 12:45pm

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The use of all snorkel gear is provided.
• Fresh fruit, island chips, Hawaiian fruit juices, and bottled water will be served after snorkeling.
• Please wear your swimsuit and bring a towel, oil-free sunscreen, a cover-up, and a waterproof camera.
• The taxi ride to the starting point for this tour will take about 15 minutes and cost about $30 each way for up to 4 people.


• The minimum age is 5 years old.
• This trip is not suitable for pregnant women or anyone with back problems.
• You must be able to climb a ladder.
• There is no bathroom on board, but there are facilities available for your use before you board the boat.