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Zodiac Ocean Rafting & Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling (from Honokohau Harbor)

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Experience the Big Island's remote Kona Coast on a speedy 24-foot, Zodiac ocean raft and snorkel nature's secret wonders at Kealakekua Bay!

Description

Go with Kona's most experienced rafting company, taking you on an exciting aquatic adventure to historic Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii's first marine snorkel preserve, and the well-known site of Captain Cook's memorial monument. Keep your eyes open for Hawaiian spinner dolphins, manta rays, green sea turtles and other unique marine life that frequent the area. The quick moving and agile Zodiac rafts provide quite the thrill, making them recognized worldwide as the best way to explore this special marine preserve known for its secret lava tubes, sea caves, sea grottoes.

Includes

  • Snacks

  • Guide

  • Instruction

  • Soft drinks / Juice

  • Bottled water

  • Fruit

  • Snacks

  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)
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5-Hour Beat the Crowd Mid-Morning Snorkel
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Enjoy an extra hour in the crystalline waters of Kealakekua Bay as you explore the lively underwater world Hawaii is famous for! This 5 hour cruise takes you along the stunning coastline and into the pristine, protected bay with a chance to swim with dolphins.

Swimming with wild dolphin is not guaranteed but if they are in safe waters, guests are allowed to jump in for a brief dolphin encounter!

Duration: 5:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue and Fri
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Snacks / Guide / Instruction / Soft drinks / Juice / Bottled water / Lunch / Fruit / Snacks / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

Schedule

  • 09:45

    Check-in at Honokohau Harbor Store

  • 10:00

    Departure

  • Ocean Rafting & Snorkel Adventure (5 hours)

  • 15:00

    Return to Harbor

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4-Hour Deluxe Morning or Afternoon Snorkel
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Either get up early or sleep in during your Hawaiian holiday and enjoy a perfect opportunity to bask in the beautiful Hawaiian sunshine and explore the tropical waters of Kealakekua Bay, one of Hawaii's premier snorkel spots!

Duration: 4:30 hour(s)
Available: Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Snacks / Guide / Instruction / Soft drinks / Juice / Bottled water / Fruit / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

Schedule

Starting time: 08:15 - 12:45 (Show more)
  • 08:00

    Check-in at Honokohau Harbor Store

  • 08:15

    Departure

  • Ocean Rafting & Snorkel (4 hours)

  • 12:15

    Return to Harbor

  • 12:30

    Check-in at Honokohau Harbor Store

  • 12:45

    Departure

  • Ocean Rafting & Snorkel (4 hours)

  • 16:45

    Return to Harbor

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3-Hour Morning Wild Dolphin Swim
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This adventure will take you along the coast line looking for the Hawaiian spinner dolphins. Here in Kona we typically see more than 50 – 100 spinner dolphins in their pods resting along the shoreline. Not only will you learn about these beautiful marine mammals, you will have the rare opportunity to get in the water and see them move about in their own habitat.

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Thu and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Snacks / Guide / Instruction / Soft drinks / Juice / Bottled water / Lunch / Fruit / Snacks / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

Schedule

  • 07:45

    Check-in at Honokohau Harbor Store

  • 08:00

    Wild Dolphin Swim Adventure (3 hours)

  • 11:00

    Check-out

This was my first snorkel trip ever and I couldn't stop talking about it. The entire experience from the boat, to the staff, to the waters, to the history was amazing!!!! I will definitely do it again!

Mr. Anonymous

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Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.

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

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

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

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • Check in location may change to the Kailua-Kona Pier due to ocean conditions. You will be contacted if your check in location changes.

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

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 1.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are prescription snorkeling masks available?

Yes, masks are available between the range of -2 to -5. Please inform the crew upon check-in if you would like a prescription mask.

Are we allowed to bring in our own food and drinks?

Yes, please note that you may not bring any alcohol or glass containers.

Are you required to wear a life jacket?

No, you are not required to wear a life jacket on this tour, but they are available in case of an emergency.

Can I go into the sea caves on this tour?

Yes, but it is contingent on it being safe enough to enter and that will be determined by the captain on the day of your tour.

What kind of boat will be used?

Cruise along the waters in a 24-foot Rigid Hull Inflatable Zodiac vessel powered by twin outboard motors that produce a quick moving and highly maneuverable ride. The rafts are perfect for exploring shallow coves, sea caves, and lava tubes located along the coastline. Passengers sit on the side pontoons and each boat can hold up to 16 passengers. All vessels are U.S. Coast Guard certified and inspected yearly and all captains are licensed by the Coast Guard.

What is the snack menu?

Fresh Tropical Fruit including delectable Pineapple, Chips Cookies, and an assortment of Soft Drinks, Juices and Water.

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Reviews

This was my first snorkel trip ever and I couldn't stop talking about it. The entire experience from the boat, to the staff,... to the waters, to the history was amazing!!!! I will definitely do it again! more

Mr. Anonymous

If you like snorkelling mixed with a little history, this trip is a must. We have snorkelled all over Hawaii and this is as good ...as it gets. The water is crystal clear, the coral is beautiful, and the fish, turtles, and spinner dolphins just complete a perfect day! Captain Ken tells you all about the monument and the events that led to Captain Cook's demise. As we arrived at Captain Cook, we found ourselves in the middle of a pod of well over 150 spinner dolphins who were playing in the area that day. They remained there the entire day! And on the ride home, we had a lot of fun mixed with several stops at caves or other points of interest where Ken would tell you the 'story' or explain the legend! This was just a great trip to a beautiful location. We will do it again the next time we am on the Big Island! more

David and JoAnn Judd

Devon new his business and made our activity wonderful and pleasent.

Mr. Anonymous

Capt. Deron Verbeck gave us a great ride and some interesting, cultural and scientific information. Katie was a good helper and ve...ry enjoyable. Good sandwiches. The snorkeling was fun. more

Ken F.

This was an awesome experience. I would go again and again.

Cody

We saw sperm whales, pilot whales and spinner dolphins in addition to fantastic snorkeling. Our Captain Chuck was exceptional. H...e was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He went out of his way to show us a great time. more

Carol Smith-Knoxville, TN

CAPTAIN CHAD AND BRANDY WERE EXCELLENT ENTERTAINERS! THEY KEPT US LAUGHING THE WHOLE RIDE OUT. WE SAW THE SPOTTED SPINNER DOLPHIN ...PODS WHERE THEY TOOK US SNORKELING. THE SNORKELING WAS WONDERFUL TOO. THIS WAS THE SECOND TIME FOR US. MUST ASK FOR CHAD, HE MAKES IT GREAT!!!! PAY HIM MORE MONEY. more

hoho

Very tour to do! There was not too much people on zodiac (9 + our guides). Thank you very much Chris, Devante and Jennifer! It h...as been a pleasure to do this activity with you! more

Del & Ro

The kids loved this!!! I was afraid I might bounce out but it was fun!!!!

Kris

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  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 17:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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