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Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona

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Snorkel and Dolphin Adventure

From $170.81

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this snorkeling cruise and dolphin watch. Cruise through the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife. After a safety briefing and some basic instruction from the lifeguard-trained crew, jump in the water for a snorkel. While you're enjoying the crystal clear snorkeling the crew will be grilling a delicious BBQ burger lunch. Then relax with a cocktail from the premium cash bar and enjoy the timeless beauty of the Kona coastline on the return trip. Bring a towel. Everything else is included.
  • Take a cruise through protected marine sanctuaries
  • Excellent chance of dolphin or other marine mammal sightings
  • Discover Hawaii’s underwater paradise
  • Enjoy a barbecue burger lunch
  • All snorkeling gear is included

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • About 2 Hours of snorkel time
  • Reef safe sunscreen
  • 20 foot waterslide
  • 15 foot high dive
  • 100% Wheel Chair accessible
  • Fresh Water Showers, three restrooms and shade
  • Sanitized masks, snorkels and fins
  • Excellent chance of dolphin or other marine mammal sightings
  • Free parking 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI 96740-about a one block walk away from the pier.
  • Snorkeling takes place in the Red Hill area. We do not snorkel in Kealakekua Bay.
  • Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Wet suit rentals

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy
    75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    All cruises board 30 minutes prior to departure. 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua Kona, HI 96740 (Ilima Court Shopping Center) is the address for Body Glove Cruises main office where the closest free parking is located. Guests must walk one block to the Kailua Kona Pier for boarding.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Kailua Pier

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Body Glove Cruises

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 18 & younger must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals are available with 48 hour notice
  • Service animals allowed
  • Lower deck 100 % wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking for priority boarding
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • Near public transportation
  • Check-in 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time at the Retail Store at 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI, 96740
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Liability Waiver required.
  • We do not snorkel in Kealakekua Bay. If you're interested in seeing Kealakekua Bay join us on our Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay.
  • This adventure is on Hawaii Island in Kailua Kona.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 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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Featured review
The crew was very kind and helpful, a great excursion over all. I would highly recommend this to any one looking to have a fun day in the water.


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Gotta Go!!
Jacqueline_B, Sep 2023
We had the best time! The entire crew was awesome, going out of their way to be helpful at each opportunity. Safety briefing was outstanding, had everone engaged and laughing. Breakfast snacks, lunch and the availability to enjoy adult beverages...what can we say!! Would definitely recommend!
Was okay
Rebecca_H, Sep 2023
It was really to wavy. There were many that experienced motion sickness. I didn’t experience this on another excursion. The food wasn’t great. But the staff were absolutely amazing!!
Fair review about this experience
Dulce_D, Sep 2023
Five stars for the staff, hey are amazing. The 3 stars is for the snorkeling site. Very minimal corals maybe to over exposure to tourists activities like us. I would say choose to go in a more secluded snorkeling site offered by some. Companies. I see the five star rating is probably more for the staff who are really incredible- food is good too, but I want the real deal on the snorkeling portion of it - not very many fish and coral reef seems like needing a rehabilitation
This excursion is a must!
Jessica_k, Aug 2023
I can’t say enough good things about this excursion! It was myself, fiancé and our 2 kids, and another family a mom and her 2 kids. The youngest was 2 and the oldest 8 for the kids and everyone had a blast! The staff are incredible and the experience itself was just perfect. The staff were so helpful, friendly and knowledgeable! This is one thing I will highly recommend to everyone who is looking for something to do!
A fun experience (PLUS food)
Serena_A, Aug 2023
Really fun experience, mostly families (not my friend and I), but the crew was great and so was swimming and snorkeling. The breakfast and lunch were both nice. The cheeseburger was yummy and fresh! Very attentive crew keeping everyone safe and a friendly bartender. I loved having access to bathrooms and they even had prescription snorkeling masks! I didn’t use one but it seemed like they went above and beyond to ensure everyone could enjoy their time. They had a snorkeling lesson for beginners as well as pool noodles, a couple of paddle boards, as well as a floating pad. There’s a high jump and a slide. I feel like this was so safe, well organized, and the crew was great. Definitely worth the price and exceeded my expectations.
Great time
Tanya_L, Aug 2023
The crew was amazing fantastic, and the scenery was spectacular! I appreciated how kind, personable and helpful everyone was.
Sea and sunshine
TineRask_L, Aug 2023
Great snorkling, nice food, beautiful views. Extremely friendly and helpful crew including Cosmo, Bob and the other guys.
Do it.
Paul_S, Aug 2023
We have snorkeled many times. This one was great. We had good good, a full bar, a great crew and a good boat. They had some high seas and were able to handle it. We had a great conversation with Adam who told us about the farms around the island and the farmers market.
Great experience
Jessica_S, Aug 2023
It was so Beatiful and he crew was amazing! Breakfast and lunch were really good. Snorkeling was fun, got see some pretty cool fish.
Nice boat+snorkeling
Anne_G, Aug 2023
Nice boat expérience. Snorkeling spot ok. Lack of environmental friendly packages and awareness. Lovely crew.
Great day!
Melissa_M, Aug 2023
Hosts were nice and fun. Breakfast was simple but great - yogurt, granola, fruit and pastries. Free soda, juice and coffee. Burgers for lunch were amazing. They did offer taro burgers for vegetarians. I think you’re supposed to tell them ahead of time if needed, but they seemed to have extra. Boat ride was about an hour each way. Stopped to show some spots and saw some dolphins on the way back in. I’d say get there right at 7:30 if you want a spot inside or (right side under awning on top had shade on the way out too). Hosts were bringing us drinks all day, super helpful.
Fun excursion
Rhea_W, Jul 2023
Crew was awesome and everything on and off the boat was fun. Lots of options and good for all ages. Food was better than expected and the drinks were great. We’ll do it again next time.
Fun, relaxing and fresh
heather_f, Jul 2023
Had a lot of fun I have been about 6 times on the Body Glove, my husband and friends first time and they enjoyed it. I was able to practice my old free diving skills and introduced the ocean and snorkeling to my husband in a comfortable environment. I will be doing this again with my kids. We did not see dolphins but the captain tried to find them.
Great for multi generation families and those with young kids
Lisa_B, Jul 2023
The boat is huge although seating in awkward. Many seats facing backwards. Not optimal for the best experience. Red Hill snorkeling was ok. The food was precooked but good. Crew was friendly and very helpful. Saw spinner dolphins. In my opinion this is for families with young kids and or multi generational families where snorkeling level is varied. I was disappointed that I chose this trip because it only made one snorkeling stop. The rest of the time was open swim, slide, high jump, eat and wait for those who did those things to finish and then ride back to dock. That is fine if that’s what you are interested in. I came to see fish and was very limited on how far I was allowed to swim away from the boat. I completely understand why. I much MUCH preferred the Hula Kai snorkeling boat. A bit of freedom to go where conditions are good for snorkeling. Water play was an afterthought. Seats all had forward facing view and many were shaded.
The best employees and customer service!
Rebecca_K, Jul 2023
I cannot rave enough about the amazing customer service and friendliness of the employees. They were constantly helping with food, cleaning up, asking if we needed anything, chatting with us, answering questions. a world after covid where customer service sucks so much and people aren't taking pride in their work, this was AMAZING. It helped my son and I feel so much more confident in the water.
Great family activity!
Christian_G, Jul 2023
Very good hospitality from all of the crew. They provided a continental breakfast and burgers for lunch. Not just snorkeling, but water sports too. All around a fun time!
Ok fun
Marcin_S, Jul 2023
It was just ok. The catamaran was great, food was good , crew was very nice just the spot for snorkeling wasn't so nice, nothing spectacular:(( captain Cook is much much better
Excellent service and experience.
Brian_c, Jul 2023
The crew was very kind and helpful, a great excursion over all. I would highly recommend this to any one looking to have a fun day in the water.
Great Snorkeling adventure
Christine_H, Jul 2023
This was a three generation snorkeling adventure. The process in for check in was smooth. The staff was exceptional in providing service to all our family. I’ve been on several snorkeling tours and I was very impressed with the level of safety. We had grandchildren that had never snorkeled so we appreciated the extra safety information. The staff was constantly observing us while snorkeling and helpful. The breakfast served was basically muffins and pastry with orange juice or soda. The lunch was pretty good and they offered seconds for ppl that were still hungry. My grandchildren and daughter loved this snorkeling tour. My husband was impressed as well!! Only issue is we didn’t see dolphins. We did have any issue with being able to sit together but that was resolved quickly.
Great trip
Carol_S, Jul 2023
The staff was excellent. They were on top of everything that was happening on the boat. Everyone had a great time and felt very safe! Loved the kids floats. They had stuff for all ages

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