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Dolphin Watching, Ocean Rafting & Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling (from Keauhou Bay)

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Look for playful dolphins as you raft to snorkel the pristine marine sanctuary at Capt.Cook's Monument, Kealakekua Bay and Place of Refuge!


Considered to be one of Hawaii's finest snorkel sites, the marine sanctuary at Kealakekua Bay is truly a wonder of nature. Also of note are the unbelievable coral gardens at the Place of Refuge, home of the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. Enjoy snorkeling among a variety of tropical fish, eels and coral reefs. The wide array of marine creatures that frequent this area will take your breath away! The world famous Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins also frequent this bay and can often be seen here after they return from feeding in deeper waters.


  • Guide

  • Beverages

  • Flotation devices

  • Fruit

  • Snacks

  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)
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Morning Snorkel Cruise

An early morning tour perfect for those wanting a longer snorkeling excursion!

This four-hour adventure cruise will explore the historic Kona coast, sea caves and lava tubes as you make your way to the Captain Cook's Monument at Kealakekua Bay and the Place of Refuge.

Duration: 4:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Beverages / Flotation devices / Fruit / Snacks / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)


  • 07:30

    Check-in at Keauhou Bay Boat Ramp

  • 08:00

    Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Cruise (4 hrs)

  • 12:00

    Return to Ramp

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Afternoon Snorkel Cruise

An afternoon tour for those wanting a later start and a shorter tour!

This three-hour adventure cruise will mainly focus on snorkeling at the Captain Cook's Monument at Kealakekua Bay.

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Beverages / Flotation devices / Fruit / Snacks / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)


  • 12:00

    Check-in at Keauhou Bay Boat Ramp

  • 12:30

    Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Cruise (3 hrs)

  • 15:15

    Return to Ramp

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  • (For Check-In) Keauhou Bay Time: 07:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Keauhou Bay Time: 12:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Keauhou Bay Time: 07:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Keauhou Bay Time: 12:00:00

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  • Guests should have some snorkel/swimming experience and be comfortable in the ocean.

  • Guests must be able to speak, read & understand English well enough to sign a waiver and comprehend safety instructions.

  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

  • Children 4 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Swimsuit

Requirement(s) - Others
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  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

Additional Note(s)
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  • Dolphin sightings are not guaranteed.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • All participants who go in the water must wear a flotation device.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Morning Snorkel Cruise
  • You can book a maximum of 12.

Afternoon Snorkel Cruise
  • You can book a maximum of 24.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you required to wear a life jacket?

No, but they are on board in case of an emergency.

Do I need to be able to swim to participate?

No, there are life jackets and other flotation devices on board. Please inform the crew if you cannot swim before entering the water.

Can I swim with dolphins on this tour?

No, this swim is not designed for swimming with dolphins.

How far in advance should I book this activity?

We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.

Is there a safe place to store my belongings while on tour?

Yes, there is dry storage on the boat.

What kind of boats will be used?

The boats are all six to twelve passenger RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) that offer high-speed rides as well as comfort and fun!

Will we see whales?

Every year Humpback Whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii, and although not guaranteed, they are often seen between the months of December and April.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 18:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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