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Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

Product ID: 176811
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
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuity (greatly appreciated)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Check in at the Sea Paradise store, 78-6831 Alii Drive, Suite #144, Kailua, Kona, in the Keauhou Shopping Center. You will receive your boarding pass and driving directions to the boat in Keauhou Bay. For office check-in, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
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 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    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

March 5, 2020

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Product ID: 176811