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Kahaluu-Keauhou, United States
Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Set sail down the Kona coastline aboard a trimaran, arriving in the Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve for an afternoon of snorkeling. Splash into the turquoise waters near the Captain Cook Monument, and search for pods of spinner dolphins that frequent the bay. All equipment is provided along with light snacks and reef-safe sunscreen to make the trip convenient.
  • Afternoon sail and snorkeling tour at Kealakekua Bay by trimaran
  • Vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary supports colorful schools of fish
  • Admire spinner dolphins commonly sighted around ancient lava flows
  • Experience some of the best snorkel conditions in Hawaii
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Masks, Fins, Snorkels, Flotation
Snorkeling
Reef Safe Sunscreen
Filtered Water
Soda/Pop
Snacks
Gratuity is not included but greatly appreciated
Alcoholic beverages are available onboard for additional charge with a credit card purchase only
Due to safety concerns we do not allow full face masks on our tours
Keauhou Bay , Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740, USA

Check in location for Hoku Nui is at 1:45pm at Keauhou Bay located at the end of Kaleiopapa Street continuing past the boat ramps. You may park on Kaleiopapa Street. Do not check into any buildings. Hoku Nui is a 50 foot Catamaran with a blue sail bag. The boat departs Keauhou Bay at 2pm.

2:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sea Paradise
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-4
Fun afternoon snorkeling
Jennifer_C
, Jun 2022
Fun snorkeling trip with a great crew! We even got to see some dolphins swimming beside our boat. I highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha Jennifer, Mahalo for the wonderful review! We hope you can join us next time you are on island. Mahalo Nui Loa for choosing Seaparadise and A Hui Hou!
star-5
The crew wa awesome! Rose...
Darci_K
, May 2022
The crew wa awesome! Rose was super helpful and informative. I brought my whole family. Snacks were amazing! I the crew was in the water w us making sure everyone was safe. Rose dove down to retrieve my snorkel from the bottom and called as we left a bag of dive gear on the boat. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Darci, Thank you so much for joining us on our Afternoon Sailing and Snorkeling tour. We really do appreciate the great review. Our crew always get compliments to what they do, indeed they are the best crew in town and we are very blessed to have such crew who take care our dear valued guest and make them feel welcomed. Looking forward to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Great time
Jessica_H
, May 2022
We had a great time. My three year old had so much fun dancing and playing on the boat. The crew was very helpful and knowledgeable. It was so much fun
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Jessica, Mahalo for sharing your experience with us. We are so happy to hear that you & your little one had a great time! We hope to have the pleasure of you joining us in the near future. Until then, A Hui Hou!
star-5
Best way to Snorkel on the Big Island!
Nicole_W
, May 2022
Fantastic way to go snorkeling! The crew was very knowledgeable about different types of fish, they made the experience very fun, and brought us to a place to snorkel where we would be guaranteed to see lots of fish and coral. The tour had roughly 30 people which was perfect, many other options looked overcrowded, but this was great for this size boat, enough space to sit and walk around during the sailing portion.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Nicole, Thank you for your time leaving us a wonderful review. We from Sea Paradise are glad to hear that you had a fantastic time with us. We highly appreciate fro recognizing our crew too. We always make sure that we always give our exceptional service to all our guest's in creating an everlasting memories. We would love to see you again onboard! Mahalo Nui Loa!
star-5
Snorkeling fun!
Sarah_S
, Apr 2022
Really friendly crew and very helpful since this we were not huge snorkelers. The area we snorkeled was beautiful near Capital Cook monument. Would recommend for anyone looking for a beautiful peek into the house ocean in Kona.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Sarah, Thank you for the wonderful review. We do appreciate the commendations towards our crew. Indeed, they are the best of the best. We look forward to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Great family sail! ⛵️
Amy_R
, Apr 2022
Amazing catamaran sail! Boat was amazing, crew was fantastic, and views were beyond amazing! Even got to see dolphins and whales as well. Snorkeling was amazing even with younger children. Explained everything so that our 7 year old could understand.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Amy and Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time aboard Hoku Nui. It sounds like you had some special ocean surprises getting to see whales and dolphins is always a treat! We hope you are able to join us again next time you are on island. Mahalo Nui Loa for choosing SeaParadise and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Da bomb snorkel trip
Jon_P
, Mar 2022
Great friendly crew! Reasonably priced. Brand new boat. And of course this is the best place to snorkel on Hawaii. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Aloha Jon, Thank you for leaving us a great review. We from Sea Paradise is truly glad that you had a bomb snorkel trip with us. We appreciate your feedback and recommendation. We hope to see you on your next sea adventure! Mahalo!
star-5
Awesome Sailing
odyonly
, Mar 2022
The crew was extremely courteous and helpful. The ride over was very smooth and the coral reefs were absolutely beautiful
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Aloha, Mahalo for taking the time to review us. We are thrilled to hear of your experience, we hope to see you on future visits to the Big Island! Until then, A hui hou
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Favorite part of the trip
Stacey_D
, Mar 2022
We had so much fun on this trip ! The crew was amazing and the experience was awesome! Everything was clean which I always look at and it was definitely a positive experience and would recommend to anybody going to the big island! Totally worth every penny! We got to see a whale and the crew caught on a fish on board! We really had a good day !
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Aloha Stacey, Thank you for taking some time to give us a positive feedback. Looks like you got some ocean luck out there to see whale and even caught a fish. We are so glad every time that our guests really enjoyed the tour and get to see some marine life species, they definitely love saying Hi to our valued guests and thanks to our crew who always take care of everyone. Till your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Sailing to snorkle
Suzanne_B
, Feb 2022
Great sailing and seeing whales. Good story about Goddess Pele and the red cliffs. New boat. Very comfortable!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Aloha Suzzane, Thank you for booking with us and we do really appreciate the great review. Hoku Nui would love to see you again and create more great memories with you on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Excellent value, exceeded my expectations.
Scott_V
, Feb 2022
Ship some of the best I've ever been on a snorkeling trip with, boat was clean. Crew was efficient getting out snacks and drinks. Even saw whales and dolphins on the trip. Excellent value
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Aloha Scott, Thank you for leaving us a great review. We are glad to hear that your tour exceeded your expectation. We from Sea Paradise always make sure that our guests is our top priority. We would love to welcome you again onboard. Safe Travels. Mahalo!
star-5
Highly recommend this great experience.
Josephine_A
, Feb 2022
The crew were fun and extremely competent. We saw a whale and her calf on the way to some fabulous Snorkelling - beautiful fish and some stunning and unusual corals. Lovely new boat and generous snacks and a bar from which to purchase a good variety of drinks on the way home - a most delightful afternoon.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Aloha, Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a great review. Kealekekua Bay is rich in different marine life and a must do experience. We look forward seeing you on another adventure. Mahalo and A Hui Hou
star-5
Snorkel trip!
Jay_H
, Jan 2022
What an adventure! Our family had a fantastic experience and the crew was excellent!!! They were friendly, courteous, and hospitable. We would absolutely recommend this to anyone!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Aloha Jay, Thank you for leaving us a great review. We are really glad to hear that your whole family had a fantastic experience with us. We would love to see you on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Incredible experience!
Erin_C
, Jan 2022
Captain Eddie and his crew of women were fabulous and made it a very fun and memorable day! We saw many whales and even a school of 50 hammerhead sharks!!! The crew went above and beyond! Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Aloha Erin, Mahalo for thinking of Sea Paradise to explore Kealakekua Bay. It sounds like you had an amazing day out on the water, we hope to see you soon for more snorkeling adventures! Until then, A hui hou
star-5
They took us to a couple...
Danielle_J
, Jan 2022
They took us to a couple of different spots with a lot of wildlife. We saw dolphins and a couple of manta ray. One kid even spotted a turtle. The crew was super helpful and aware of what was going on: they were attentive to those who weren’t great swimmers and were also in the water pointing out different wildlife. They also shared the cultural significance of the places we went to, were respectful, and instructed us on how to respect the area, which was a big plus as well.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Aloha Daniell, We truly appreciate your wonderful feedback. We are glad that you had an amazing experience with us. Can't wait to welcome you onboard again. Mahalo Nui Loa!
star-5
Personal experience!
RoseAnn_C
, Dec 2021
The crew was friendly and willing to share information about the boat. This was a very relaxed long tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Aloha Rose, Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you find it a very relaxing tour. We're hoping to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-4
Definitely recommend
Jessica_G
, Dec 2021
The crew was knowledgeable about the area and made the experience that much more enjoyable! This was my first time snorkeling.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Aloha Jessica, Thank you for your great review. Indeed our crew are very knowledgeable and very informative when it comes to marine life and history of the area. We are glad that you enjoyed snorkeling and we are very happy that Sea Paradise was part of your first snorkeling experience. We would love to see you again. Mahalo!
star-3
One staff kept this from being a 5 star
Sara_D
, Dec 2021
Joshua was wonderful- great storyteller, welcoming, knowledgeable, seemed happy to be there! The other two crew members that acted as lifeguards in the water were also very nice as well. Unfortunately there was one crew member that was rude and abrasive that soured the experience/was toxic energy. He told me to stop complaining when I was sharing one anxiety about snorkeling with my husband …and then he seemed to go out of his way to make me feel uncomfortable after that (or maybe that’s just how he is with everyone, either way it felt like he didn’t want us to be there or he didn’t want to be there- and he was in charge of equipment and drinks, so hard to avoid). Joshua did a really great job trying to create a fun atmosphere for everyone, but the one crew member felt toxic. There are other tours that do a pretty similar tour, so staff can be what makes or breaks it.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Aloha Sara, We have tried reaching out to you to gather more information on your experience. Feel free to give us a call at 808-322-2500 when you get the opportunity. We're happy to hear of your great experience with Josh despite feeling uncomfortable at points in time. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback, we look forward to hearing back from you!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beginner friendly snorkeling trip
Rui_L
, Nov 2021
First time snorkeling and it was fun. Captains are supportive and professional. The trip includes free snacks, water and juice. Overall, it is a beginner friendly snorkeling trip.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Rui, Thank you for taking time to leave us with a great review. We are glad to hear that you had fun snorkeling, and thank you for recognizing the hard-work of our Captains and crew. We hope to see you soon! Mahalo for joining us.
star-5
Snorkel trip with bonus whale watch
John_B
, Nov 2021
Great Sail and snorkel adventure. Crew was very seasoned and friendly. They made everyone feel at home and safe. While crusing down the coast we had a bonus of a whale who decided to entertain us even though whale season isn't for another month. Then when we got to the "Captain Cook Cove" we got a second bonus of a school of spinner dolfins which everyone enjoyed. The snorkeling was great and the sail was very enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha John, Mahalo for taking the time to review us. Your day out on the water sounds truly magical. What a pleasant surprise with the Humpback making it's presence. We hope you'll think of us on future visits. Until then, A hui hou!

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