Water activity

Big Island: Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook & Marine Life Tour

4.8 / 5

75 reviews

Activity provider: Hang Loose Boat Tours

Big Island: Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook & Marine Life Tour

Activity provider: Hang Loose Boat Tours
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From US$ 110 per person

Likely to sell out

Cruise the coastline, look for marine life, and explore sea caves. Discover historical locations where ancient Hawaiians created legends still told to Hawaiian children and visitors today.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Snorkel in Kealakekua Bay
  • Watch dolphins in their natural habitat
  • See colorful sea creatures beneath the turquoise waters
Full description
Experience a true Hawaiian adventure and observe Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins as they travel along the coast. Snorkel in Kealakekua Bay and marvel at the range of corals and marine life.  Your modern, 24-passenger catamaran allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy the view of Kona’s coast while enjoying on board snacks and beverages. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the memory of this unique excursion.
  • 4-hour cruise
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Safety briefing
  • Snacks (chips, granola bars, rice krispies, fruit snacks)
  • Beverages (water, juice, ginger ale)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Underwater camera (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
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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Meeting point

· Hang Loose Boat check-in is at: Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramps. · We are located 4.5 mile south of the Kona Airport and 3.5 miles north of Kailua Kona. After turning into the Honokohau Harbor take the very first road to your right. Follow the road which veers to the left until it ends at a large parking lot. When you get to the parking lot drive to your left towards the boat ramp. You will meet your crew member by the pavilion next to the public restrooms.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • Please bring: swimsuit, change of clothes, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, long sleeve jacket or sweatshirt, and motion sickness medicine (most effective is taking a pill the night before and also on the day of tour at least an hour before scheduled departure)
  • Tips are not included in the ticket price
  • Underwater cameras are available for purchase onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 75 reviews

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Super fun boat tour with a cool crew of three. We were the only boat in the bay. Unfortunately there were no dolphins, but you have no influence on that. In addition to cool drinks, there were also snacks on the trip, and sandwiches were served in the bay for lunch. On the way back we drove closer to the coastline and this was explained and we even got to see a pair of manta rays. Great excursion!

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July 9, 2022

Simon and his crew were absolutely amazing! He made the trip fun, informative and a great experience for all. My 28 year old son hit it off right away with Simon. They were very kid friendly to our 8 & 13 year olds. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody. Simon even helped us out afterwards when our rental car wouldn’t start. He went way above and beyond.

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June 28, 2022

The entire experience was pleasant and fun. The boat was clean, there was plenty of snacks and drinks, the crew was fun/amazing! (Very knowledgeable about Hawaiian history). I wasn’t sure how my 13 yr old daughter would do snorkeling in the open waters, but they helped her put the snorkel gear on and fit properly. They gave us pool noodles to use under our arms/across ours chest and that made us feel more secure in the water. That was a great idea. I’ve done multiple snorkel tours at other islands but never had them try that. I would definitely recommend this excursion to everyone.

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June 26, 2022

Product ID: 76855