Big Island of Hawaii

Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a Kealakekua Bay snorkeling cruise, and depart from the waters of Keauhou Bay to scour the Kona coastline for dolphins, turtles or, even, whales in the winter months. Upon arrival in Kealakekua Bay, peer overboard at the crystal clear waters that teem with colorful reef fish. After receiving expert instruction and snorkeling equipment onboard, you'll jump in the water to experience some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island.
  • Snorkel cruise along Kealakekua Bay
  • Snorkeling adventure in the warm waters
  • Huge water silde
  • Dolphin spotting
  • Snacks, fruit and refreshments

What's Included

  • Island-made Sweet Potato Chips & Fresh Pineapple
  • Use of inner tubes and other flotation devices
  • Use of snorkel equipment and underwater view boxes
  • Tax
  • Two 15-Ft. Slides & Dive Platform
  • Full bar
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St
    78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    Check in at the Fair Wind office located on Keauhou Bay. **Boarding begins 15 minutes after the listed tour check-in time.** - No refunds or reschedule option if you miss the tour due to late arrival. - Street Parking only

Start time

01:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Since this Kona snorkeling trip departs from the waters inside of Keauhou Bay, you’re treated to a tour of the Kona coastline before even arriving at Kealakekua Bay for some of Hawaii’s best snorkeling. On this leisurely motor along the coast, be on the lookout for pods of spinner dolphins that splash in the waters near shore, and, if you’re lucky, there’s even the chance they could swim right along and jump by the bow of boat.  

Once you arrive in Kealakekua Bay for 1.5 hours of snorkeling, the crew will assist you with snorkeling equipment and provide expert instruction for beginners. There’s also a selection of flotation devices if it’s easier to float than to swim. Once you’ve swam with the schools of reef fish and explored the colorful corals, return to the boat and splash in the water from the boat’s 15-foot (4.5-meter) water slide. Climb aboard from the very top deck, and drink in the panoramic view, and then go hurtling down towards the water where you’ll land with a smile and a splash.

You’ll also enjoy some onboard snacks such as a selection of tropical fruit, and, on the comfortable cruise back to Keauhou Bay, an assortment of beverages are available for purchase to bring the trip to a close.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Must be comfortable in the ocean
  • Full face snorkel masks are not permitted on our vessels
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Great crew and beautiful cruise. The ship is amazing! I’d recommend this experience for everyone! Best Mai Tai in Hawaii!


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The boat was spacious and...
Diane_C, Sep 2023
The boat was spacious and had steps to go into the water. We saw several types of fish. We had a great time.
Repeat Repeat Repeat
Tammy_S, Sep 2023
This is our 2nd time enjoying this adventure! Highly recommend! If you don't want to snorkel no problem, you can just float with a tube and absorb all the sights around you!
Definitely worth the time and money
Chris_A, Sep 2023
We looked at other tours and maybe they are good as well, but we had a blast with this tour group. the crew was funny and informative and you get a nice 30 min boat ride with info about he locations you pass, then 1.5 hr snorkeling, and another nice 30 min ride back. We will do again!
Book this and enjoy!
Mark_B, Aug 2023
Great knowledgeable and helpful crew - great boat with slides, snorkeling equipment, tubes, and more. A perfect day out on the water. Highly recommend!
JosephMark_T, Aug 2023
The crew was amazing the trip was amazing they put safety a high priority fun would highly recommend
Fun times!
Joubon_S, Aug 2023
Kids had so much fun snorkeling & jumping off the boat! We also had the best & awesome crew! The sweet purple potato chips & mai tai drinks? Yum!! We will def be coming back 🥰 #memoriesmade #welovefairwindcruises #kealakekuabaysnorkelintour ✔️
Terri_L, Aug 2023
The crew was great, we had a lot of fun with all of them. Derek, Chris and the crew member that did the offering were so much fun to hang out. They were good sports with my daughter Julie and I and our shenanigans! Mahalo for a great rime.
We had a great time on...
Evelyn_O, Aug 2023
We had a great time on this tour! The crew was amazing. They provided all the equipment necessary and even provided reef safe sunscreen. The chips they served at the end of the tour were delicious. Overall a great time, highly recommend!
Wonderful trip
Peisong_H, Aug 2023
Great experience, very friendly crew! We had a blast! Everything was great. Second to none. We will come back again!
Absolutely amazing
Deweese_M, Aug 2023
Absolutely a wonderful experience snorkling, the crew was amazing and everything was great would recommended this crew and location
Great crew and and three Captain Cook cove of a wonderful place to snorkel.
jwk79, Aug 2023
A thoroughly enjoyable day. Crew is accommodating and attentive, the equipment solid, and the cove absolutely breathtaking. On the way out we saw a pod of spinner dolphins. One word of advice for anyone who is even mildly susceptible to motion sickness: Take Dramamine or some similar remedy before you get on the boat. The water can get really choppy
Perfect Trip to see Fish
Cynthia_K, Aug 2023
Excellent trip…well worth the money! So many beautiful fish. I was worried that the fish would be scared away with all the people. It was SO beautiful. The captain and crew were knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Snorkel gear was perfect. No need to worry about anything.
The highlight of our trip!
Adelaida_P, Aug 2023
Jumping off the top and sliding down! Staff was so friendly. It was the highlight of our trip. The equipment provided was sanitized.
Do it!
Bethanee_B, Aug 2023
Had the most amazing time with the Fair Winds Crew. Everyone felt comfortable snorkeling, jumping off the boat, sliding down the boat, even saw spinner dolphins. Would go back again and again! Thanks for a wonderful time ❤️
Had fun
Darryl_W, Jul 2023
The snorkeling, something I have never done before. The crew was friendly and gave good tips. The sweet potato chips were delicious
Snorkel experience 07/26/2023
Michael_S, Jul 2023
The boat ride out and back with the Captains knowledge narrating as well as the staff attention The equipment you provide as well as the snorkel instructions were very professional and user friendly I did not personally get in the water because of limited floatation assistance belts and the flippers did not fit my feet but other three family members did enjoy the water in the bay
Relaxing and beautiful
Lisa_M, Jul 2023
Boat ride was relaxing we didn't have a huge crowd so that was nice. Love the option to use the.view boxes and the stairs up and down into the water was great and selling point for me . Had time to swim around and view the fish and coral and to just float and relax. Crew was fun and informative. We did afternoon tour on 7/21/23.
Excellent site book activities
Satya_M, Jul 2023
Buy all the activities from Viator It is a excellent site and competitive price compare to all other.
Great Snorkel Adventure
Susan_M, Jul 2023
Our family had a great time on the Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour. The captain was fun and knowledgeable! Snorkeling was great but the slides and high dive was a favorite of our family.
jaime_c, Jul 2023
Great experience staff was amazing … water was super clear and the snacks and drinks were amazing thank you

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