Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

From US$ 82.73 per person

Take in views of ancient lava flows as you sail along the Kona coast. Snorkel in the turquoise waters and along a vibrant reef in Kealakekua Bay.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy snorkeling with colorful schools of fish and pods of spinner dolphins
  • Marvel at unique underwater lava formations
  • Take photos of majestic Hawaiian humpback whales
Full description
Set sail along the beautiful Kona coast on a 3-hour snorkeling trip. At historic Kealakekua Bay, you’ll see the Captain Cook Monument. Snorkel in pristine waters along the reef in the marine sanctuary. With your marine camera, take photos of the colorful fish, pods of spinner dolphins, and the landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. Enjoy site briefings and snorkeling tips from the crew members. Life jackets, floatation noodles, viewfinder boards, masks, fins, and snorkels are all provided. The crew will help you enter and exit the water if needed and will provide fish identification cards. They will even take you on a guided snorkeling tour.
  • Light snacks including Maui-style chips
  • Fresh tropical juice and soft drinks
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Gratuity (greatly appreciated)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• Meet at the vessel "Hokulani" at the Keauhou Bay Pier

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Shoes

Know before you go

  • There is limited space to store things that need to be kept dry
  • Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes or sandals that are easy to remove, as shoes are not worn on the boat
  • Bring swimwear, a cover-up, sunglasses, reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, a towel, and a camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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A beautiful way to spend an afternoon off the shores of The Big Island. The captain and crew are very friendly, informative and helpful with the snorkel dive. The snorkeling itself is fabulous off the shores by Captain Cook Monument with extremely clear water and loads of tropical fish. On the way back we were fortunate to see schools of spinner dolphins and a few distant whales.

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January 10, 2020

Failed to catch the afternoon session, the staff at the counter kindly and kindly helped us change to the next morning session, and provided a good discount. The next morning, the sky was clear and the sea was blue. The staff were warm and attentive and the explanations were very professional. The two dive sites we took to us had high visibility, and the morning sessions provided drinks, sandwich buffets, and cookies and cakes. It was a great time. Itinerary!

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July 7, 2019

Great trip

Great way to see something you usually don't see. Great staff, who brings you snacks and drinks (no need to bring anything yourself). You only spend 1/3 of the time ind the water, but it is the perfect amount of time. The other 2/3 you spend sailing to the diving spot and back again. On the way back your clothes will get completely wet, so be prepared and bring some dry in your car, for your ride home. Would totally recommend it, it was the best thing we did on our trip!

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June 27, 2019

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