Big Island of Hawaii


Kailua-Kona, United States
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sail along the rugged Kona coast and enjoy a dip in the refreshing waters during this morning cruise. Board your vessel and take in the beautiful coastal scenery as you venture out to the reef system. Then, don your snorkel gear and explore under the sea in search of colorful coral reefs and tropical fish.
  • Keep an eye out for dolphins and turtles while you sail
  • Snorkeling instruction is provided if needed
  • Learn about the local environment from your captain
  • Enjoy light refreshments and snacks after your swim

What's Included

  • Snorkeling at Captain Cook Monument for up to 90 minutes
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Gratuity is not included in the price. Please remember a tip for the captain/crew. 20% is customary
  • Swimming and snorkeling instruction is not provided.
  • Guests over 270 pounds

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 205 Kealakehe Pkwy
    205 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    Use Google Map ONLY: 205 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, HI. Stay on Kealakehe Parkway until seeing Red Roof Restrooms. DO NOT turn off Kealakehe Parkway. Meet at the RED ROOFED public restrooms (not the brown roof) 30 minutes before departure to check-in for your cruise.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Kealakekua Bay

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All guests must be able to climb 3 steps onto the boat that is moving from side to side.
  • Guests using canes or who are mobility impaired should not attend this activity
  • Must be fully mobile and possess good balance. Travelers maximum weight 285 pounds.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • 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.


19 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great time in Kona
Mark_M, Apr 2023
Captain and crew were professional and responsive to needs of customers. Snorkeling, seeing dolphins, Trip was very fun and worth the price.
Had a wonderful time and...
Sara_B, Aug 2022
Had a wonderful time and it was perfect for kids! The operators were very helpful and knowledgeable I would Recommend this as well and book again next time we are in the area.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks for your kind words and glad to hear you had a great time on the dolphin and snorkel cruise!
Friendly crew and timely...
Rebecca_C, Aug 2022
Friendly crew and timely departure. The snorkeling spot was pristine in the morning with lots of fish and acquatic life to see.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks for joining us at beautiful Kealakekua Bay! Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo for your 5 star review!
Absolutely Amazing!!!
Shawn_M, Aug 2022
Start to Finish, this was an amazing adventure!!! Captain and crew was friendly, helpful and fun! We especially appreciated how they protected the Reef! Thank you for taking us on the best part of our vacation!
Enjoy the first minutes !
Alan_B, Jun 2022
For the first 15 min we could see many fishes However, the area became so crowded the fish disappeared :( Then there was not so much to see Snacks on the boat were really helpful ^^
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Well that's really not how it works... the fish don't go away but maybe you felt like you wished there were fewer other guests enjoying the area too. Glad you joined us for the snacks and the fantastic experience at this premier snorkeling destination in Hawaii.
Great experience!
Miles_E, Apr 2022
Enjoyable three hours. Great snorkelling spot, complete with Spinner Dolphins and eels. Top guides, too!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thanks Miles for the 5 star review and comments about the location and tour. Hope all your future adventures good ones!
great tour
Cici_C, Mar 2022
It was a perfect snorkeling experience for me, full of wonderful fish. We can see dolphins briefly. Erik, the tour leader, was very friendly. Thank you for all that.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thanks Cici for the 5 star review and glad you enjoyed your trip with us!
Snorkel heaven
Timothy_M, Mar 2022
Fast boat to get you quickly to the amazing snorkeling spot before everyone else showed up lol. Glad we booked the 8:45! Such beautiful water. So many fish. Pretty easy entry/exit of the water.
Freakin Awesome!!!!
Clinton_D, Dec 2021
I was very reluctant to jump in to snorkel. The captain was very reassuring that I can do it. Still afraid but after his pep talk I did it and it was amazing. 😊 they kept us safe and we had a blast. The trip and the staff were amazing. I look forward to seeing them again.
Great Snorkeling, but no dolphins
Ana_M, Apr 2021
The captain was very friendly and helpful. They're were snacks. The snorkeling area was beautiful. However, we didn't see any dolphins. It seems seeing dolphins is about a 50% chance. - On another note, there was an issue because we weren't on the roster. It seems Viator didn't send our info to the tour guide... Luckily there was room.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thanks for the generous comments and happy you enjoyed the trip. The post covid 19 booking issues have now been sorted out and happy we were able to have you along with us!