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Kohala Coast Snorkel & Picnic Adventure Cruise (from Waikoloa & Kawaihae)

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Depart from Waikoloa Beach and discover the Big Island's most remote snorkeling spots filled with tropical fish and scenic views along the lush Kohala Coast.

Description

Explore exotic coral reefs and encounter colorful tropical fish, Hawaiian sea turtles, and more! During the tour, expert marine naturalists will get in the water with you, guiding you to the remarkable marine life below, and teaching you the basics of how to snorkel. The majority of the year (April 16 - Dec 14), the crew will sail you along the scenic Kohala Coast, to the best snorkel location for that day's ocean and weather conditions. During Whale Season (Dec 15 - April 15) search the Kohala Coast for the island's annual visitors, the Humpback whales.

Includes

  • Deli Style Lunch Buffet

  • Instructor

  • Open Bar (Unlimited drinks / including alcohol)

  • Flotation devices

  • Continental breakfast

  • Cruise fee

  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)
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Sailing Catamaran Adventure (from Waikoloa)
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The tour departs from Anaeho’omalu Bay on the Sailing Catamarans “Seasmoke” or “Manu Iwa”.

- 09:00 am departure from Apr 16 until Nov 30.
- 10:30 am departure from Dec 01 until Apr 15.

Duration: 4 - 5 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Deli Style Lunch Buffet / Instructor / Open Bar (Unlimited drinks / including alcohol) / Flotation devices / Continental breakfast / Cruise fee / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

Schedule

Starting time: 09:00 - 10:30 (Show more)
  • 08:30-08:00

    Pick-up from Select Waikoloa & Kohala Hotels

  • 08:30

    Check-in at Waikoloa Beach Marriott

  • 09:00

    Picnic Lunch & Snorkel Sail (3.5 hrs)

  • 12:30-12:45

    Check-out & Drop-off

  • 10:00-09:30

    Pick-up from Select Waikoloa & Kohala Hotels

  • 10:00

    Check-in at Waikoloa Beach Marriott

  • 10:30

    Picnic Lunch & Snorkel Sail (3.5 hrs)

  • 14:00-14:15

    Check-out & Drop-off

Adult/Child ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Power Catamaran Snorkel Adventure (from Kawaihae)
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Cruise departs from Kawaihae Harbor on the Deluxe Power Catamaran “Alala”.

Available from April 16th - Nov 30th.

Duration: 4 - 5 hour(s)
Available: Tue and Thu
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Deli Style Lunch Buffet / Instructor / Open Bar (Unlimited drinks / including alcohol) / Flotation devices / Continental breakfast / Cruise fee / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

Schedule

  • 08:30-08:00

    Pick-up from Select Waikoloa & Kohala Hotels

  • 08:30

    Check-in at Kawaiahae Harbor

  • 09:00

    Picnic Lunch & Snorkel Sail (3.5 hrs)

  • 12:30-12:45

    Check-out & Drop-off

This is a great day for an experienced snorkler and, at the same time, individuals less confident in the water. An abundence of sea life, including a manta, a great beach and beautiful vista were all part of the experience. Followed by a smooth but good sail home, it was enough but not too much for a first morning after a late arrival. Food good, crew great and helpful, equipment good and boat comfortable - great for the activity type and well maintained. All in all, a very good experience.

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  • (For Check-In) Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort - Anaeho'omalu Beach (69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Beach, HI 96738) Time: 08:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Kings Land in Waikoloa (69-699 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI, 96738, US) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas (69-555 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort (69-550 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilton Waikoloa Village (69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Aston Shores at Waikoloa (69-1035 Keana Place, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Vista Waikoloa Condos (69-1010 Keana Place, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort (69-1000 Kolea Kai Circle Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Mauna Lani Bay Hotel (68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 96743) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Fairmont Orchid (1 North Kaniku Drive, Waimea, HI 96743) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Nomura Hawaii Village (68-1270 South Kaniku Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel (62-100 Kauna'Oa Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Mauna Kea Beach Resort (62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort - Anaeho'omalu Beach (69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Beach, HI 96738) Time: 12:30:00

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort - Anaeho'omalu Beach (69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Beach, HI 96738) Time: 08:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Kings Land in Waikoloa (69-699 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI, 96738, US) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas (69-555 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort (69-550 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilton Waikoloa Village (69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Aston Shores at Waikoloa (69-1035 Keana Place, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Vista Waikoloa Condos (69-1010 Keana Place, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort (69-1000 Kolea Kai Circle Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Mauna Lani Bay Hotel (68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 96743) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Fairmont Orchid (1 North Kaniku Drive, Waimea, HI 96743) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Nomura Hawaii Village (68-1270 South Kaniku Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel (62-100 Kauna'Oa Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Mauna Kea Beach Resort (62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743) Time: 08:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort - Anaeho'omalu Beach (69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Beach, HI 96738) Time: 12:30:00

  • (For Check-In) Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort - Anaeho'omalu Beach (69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Beach, HI 96738) Time: 10:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Kings Land in Waikoloa (69-699 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI, 96738, US) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas (69-555 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort (69-550 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilton Waikoloa Village (69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Aston Shores at Waikoloa (69-1035 Keana Place, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Vista Waikoloa Condos (69-1010 Keana Place, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort (69-1000 Kolea Kai Circle Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Mauna Lani Bay Hotel (68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 96743) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Fairmont Orchid (1 North Kaniku Drive, Waimea, HI 96743) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Nomura Hawaii Village (68-1270 South Kaniku Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel (62-100 Kauna'Oa Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Mauna Kea Beach Resort (62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort - Anaeho'omalu Beach (69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Beach, HI 96738) Time: 14:00:00

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort - Anaeho'omalu Beach (69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Beach, HI 96738) Time: 10:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Kings Land in Waikoloa (69-699 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI, 96738, US) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas (69-555 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort (69-550 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilton Waikoloa Village (69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Aston Shores at Waikoloa (69-1035 Keana Place, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Vista Waikoloa Condos (69-1010 Keana Place, Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort (69-1000 Kolea Kai Circle Waikoloa, HI 96738) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Mauna Lani Bay Hotel (68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 96743) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Fairmont Orchid (1 North Kaniku Drive, Waimea, HI 96743) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Nomura Hawaii Village (68-1270 South Kaniku Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel (62-100 Kauna'Oa Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Mauna Kea Beach Resort (62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743) Time: 09:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort - Anaeho'omalu Beach (69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Beach, HI 96738) Time: 14:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • Snorkel locations vary and are selected daily based on ocean conditions.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • A valid, government-issued photo ID is required to consume alcoholic beverages.

  • Swimsuit

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Flip-flops

  • Sunscreen

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The menu is subject to change without notice.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.

Sailing Catamaran Adventure (from Waikoloa)
  • Participants should be barefoot or wear flip-flops since you will board the vessel from the shore rather than a pier, and you will wade into the water up to your knee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you required to wear a life jacket?

No, life jackets are not required to be worn but they are available throughout the boat in case of emergency.

Are prescription snorkeling masks available?

Yes, mask strengths vary so if you have specific requirements please indicate during booking so that we may secure your arrangements.

Will our guide help us with snorkeling if it is our first time?

Yes, your crew will will teach you how to snorkel and even help you put on your gear comfortably. They will always get into in the water with the group.

What is the breakfast and lunch menu?

Continental Breakfast: Assortment of Yogurt and Pastries, Tropical Juices, and Soft Drinks.

Deli Buffet Lunch: Cold Cuts, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese Slices, Tortillas, Whole Wheat Bread. Caesar Salad, Homemade Cookies, Chips and Salsa, Soft Drinks & Juices

Complimentary Bar: Imported & Domestic Beers, White Wine, Well Drinks, Soft Drinks & Juices

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.

Do I need to be able to swim to participate?

No, plenty of floatation devices are available on board for your comfort along with crew assistance. Noodles, boogie boards with viewing windows, life jackets and water skiing belts are all available to use so you can choose what's best for you.

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.

What kinds of boats will be used?

Sea Smoke [Departs from Anaeho'omalu Bay]: The Sea Smoke has won several awards, including accolades for voyages across the Pacific ocean. Incredible sailing experiences and ample deck space (58 feet long by 28 feet wide) make the Sea Smoke a favorite choice for excursions of all types.

Manu Iwa: The Manu Iwa is the go-to vessel for smaller group excursions. Its rear staircase ladder provides hop-in, hop-out access for amazing snorkeling trips. At 50 feet long, there is still plenty of space to relax and enjoy some sunshine on the water.

Alala [Departs from Kawaihae Harbor]: The Alala perfectly combines the best of a snorkel adventure vessel with the smooth comfort ideal for relaxing sunset cruises and oceanside soirees. At 65 feet long by 30 feet wide, this full-service catamaran can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 75 people. The vessel also includes functional restrooms, cabin space and other premium amenities.
Please Note: The Alala is a powered catamaran. Cruises on this vessel are not sailing trips.

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Reviews

This is a great day for an experienced snorkler and, at the same time, individuals less confident in the water. An abundence of s...ea life, including a manta, a great beach and beautiful vista were all part of the experience. Followed by a smooth but good sail home, it was enough but not too much for a first morning after a late arrival. Food good, crew great and helpful, equipment good and boat comfortable - great for the activity type and well maintained. All in all, a very good experience. more

Bea

Excellent. To start, we went out on the Sea Smoke, little did we know, this was owned by James Arness (Gun Smoke TV show) and he r...aced this from LA to Hawaii and beat the pack by 2-days… So we were sailing on a piece of history. Crew was awesome and extremely hospitable. Equipment was very good; food and beverages were high quality and fresh. We arrived at the dive spot and it was amazing, sea turtles to say the least. The black sand beach was amazing and really different than the typical white sugar sand that most beaches are made of. I would recommend this to all skill levels and all ages. On the way back they sent up the sails and turned the engine off, we enjoyed the speed and stability that 60’ catamarans are famous for. If you have a chance, don't miss this opportunity to view the Big Island and its beautiful coastline from the ocean… Well worth the 4-hour snorkel adventure and very convenient to find as this is anchored at the Waikoloa Marriot. more

Paul

The Snorkel Cruise was one of our top two activities. We very much enjoyed the cruise out to the Black Sand Beach. We saw some wha...les along the route. We enjoyed the snorkeling even more. This was our first ocean snorkeling cruise experience. We had snorkeled a little bit over the years but no where with as much color and marine life. Highly recommended whether you have snorkeled or not. The staff is very helpful and seem to enjoy their job. (if you can call that a job). Makes it a great experience. Very convenient launch from the Waikoloa Marriot. Very nice for us because that is where we stayed. Others were shuttled there and I am sure that was no problem either. Nice activity. Would do again. more

Gary

It was my first time to snorkel and I was a little nervous but the staff helped me and my experience was amazing. They went to gr...eat lengths to see that my experience was a good one. more

Louise Huckabay

Two years later and I am still thinking about how much fun we had snorkeling and sailing. Some of the best memories we have from o...ur time on the Big Island. We'll be back as soon as possible! more

shawn1677

This is an amazing snorkeling adventure. The staff is very knowledgeable - very attentive - and everyone of them went out of the...ir way to make this a memorable (and safe) experience for us. One of the guides brought up sea urchins and starfish for everyone to enjoy! Highly recommend! more

DJS

Fabulous time, saw young humpbacks repeat breeches very close to the boat. Best part was when the sails were up. Well worth it.

Emma

When we go to tropical destinations we make a point of booking a snorkel sail sometime during our vacation. We have gone on a num...ber of them in the Caribbean and Hawaii and have really enjoyed them all. Our all time favorite was the Holo Holo charter on Kauai that took us over to Napali. My wife and I, as well as our 3 boys, really like getting out on the ocean in a smooth running catamarran. The Black Sand Snorkel sail was a blast. We really enjoyed the Sea Smoke and the awesome crew. Kane was very friendly and knowledgeable, and Captain Pat was great as well. One of the main reasons I booked this particular snorkel sail was that it was close to our condo villiage in the Waikoloa Beach Resort. I think it may have been the only one available in that area since most of the others were out of the Kona area. The only things I would not comment positively on were the fact that the breakfast offering was not good. All they served were some sliced oranges. Other sails I have been on ha more

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