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Per Person $166 USD
Child (Ages 5-12.) $104 USD
Child (Ages 4 and under) $52.64 USD
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Some 225 years ago, Captain James Cook, with his flotilla of two ships--the “Resolution” and the “Discovery”--sailed into stunningly beautiful Kealakekua Bay. You, too, can discover this scenic Hawaiian undersea paradise with a much less dire resolution than what befell Cook. (He, unfortunately, met his demise here, and there’s a monument to prove it.)

On Hawaii’s Kona coast, about 30 minutes by boat from Kailua, Kealakekua Bay is designated a Marine Life Conservation District. This well-developed and colorful coral reef, one of Hawaii’s finest, is rife with fish life and slopes steeply from shore into the crystal clear, deep water. Visibility reaches depths of 100 feet here.

After your captain selects the best snorkeling site, your friendly crew offers snorkeling tips and helps you in and out of the warm, inviting, blue waters. You’ll learn names of your new fish acquaintances, perhaps meet a spinner dolphin or two, or swim with a Hawaiian green sea turtle.

In addition to a professional guide/crew and snorkeling equipment, your tour includes a delicious lunch of sandwiches, upcountry vegetables, tropical fruits, cheeses, pastries, muffins and famous Maui-style potato chips. White chocolate Macadamia nut cookies cap the return trip to the dock. Complimentary soft drinks and water are also available. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

Be forewarned...Kealakekua Bay is said to be the home of Lono-i-ka-makahiki, the Hawaiian fertility god.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Services of a professional guide/crew
  • A relaxing boat ride
  • Time for snorkeling
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • A delicious lunch
  • A memorable morning ON and IN the water!

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:30 AM (4.5 hrs) Please allow enough transfer time to check in at 8:00am.

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

• We suggest that you wear your swimsuit, and bring a cover-up, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a towel, and a waterproof camera.
• For guests age 21 and older, there will be a bar on board. Only credit cards are accepted. Please bring along your photo ID.
• Please note: You will need to take a 10-15 minute taxi ride to the meeting point for this tour. The taxi ride will cost approximately $25 each way. You will check in to the office and then take a 1 mile taxi to the boat location.
• You will need to get on your ship's first tender boat in order to get to the starting point of this trip by the 8 a.m. check-in time.


This tour requires s a minimum of 6 passengers in order to operate.
• This is a “shoe-less boat” so wear sandals or kick-off shoes please.