Kona Afternoon Snorkel


Kona Afternoon Snorkel

Duration: 2.5 hours

Tuesdays and Fridays, 1:00 pm

Departs from the kailua Pier, same as the cruise ship drop off.

$118 Adults (18 and up)
$88 Children (Ages 6- 17) Must be accompanied by 18+ Adult
Free Infants (5 and younger)
$88 Ride Along

Step aboard our 65′ Catamaran for an afternoon of adventure!


Discover Kona’s underwater paradise! Join us in the crystal clear waters of Kona’s Gold Coast for a two hour thirty minute short and sweet snorkeling adventure. Snacks and soft drinks are included. Cocktails are available for purchase from our fully stocked, locally sourced bar. First-timers or experts of all ages can snorkel with us and we provide all the equipment you’ll need including Reef Safe sunscreen. Beginners will be confident snorkelers quickly after the fun introduction lesson from our lifeguard-trained crew. Enjoy the inspiring world of Hawaii’s underwater paradise!


Wetsuits and GoPro cameras are available for rent.

Just bring a towel and a smile and we’ve got the rest!



The Kanoa II is a 65-ft. long catamaran with two decks, a 15-ft. high jump and a 20-ft. water slide. It is a wheelchair-friendly vessel. Our spacious lower deck allows for a full range of movement. Body Glove Cruises has limited handicapped parking on the Kailua Pier where we depart. For pier parking please travel with your handicapped parking placard and when making your reservation let our team know your parking needs. Passes are limited and issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Discover Hawaii on a Kona cruise aboard The Kanoa II!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you depart from?

We are located on the Big Island of Hawaii and depart from the Kailua Pier in the heart of Kailua Kona on the west side approximately six miles south from Keahole Kona Airport.


What if I’ve never snorkeled before?

We specialize in accommodating those who are new to snorkeling and non swimmers. We offer “Snorkeling 101” for beginners or those wanting a refresher course. Our location is a protected bay that offers calm pool like conditions and we offer an array of flotation water toys including: ski vests, life jackets, noodles, sea view boards, boogie boards and inner-tubes. Our Captain’s and Crew are First Aid, CPR and Life Guard certified. There are always at least 3 designated Life Guards who are on watch while anyone is in the water.



Do you have prescription masks?

Yes, we offer masks with built in prescription lenses ranging from -1.5 to -7.0 at no additional charge.



Can I bring my own snorkel gear?

Absolutely, you may bring your own gear.

We also provide all the sanitized gear you will need.

Regardless of whether guests choose our gear or bring their own, we encourage first time snorkelers or guests who want a refresher to attend our “Snorkeling 101” class where we share valuable tips to enhance the fun! “Snorkeling 101” is offered on the vessel by our highly trained crew right before snorkeling begins.


Do you offer wetsuits?

Yes, we offer rental wetsuits. Our water temperature ranges from about 78 – 82 degrees. Most of our guests are comfortable with there swim suits or a rash guard to keep them from getting chilled, however we understand that some get chilled more than others and have these suits available for an additional charge of $8.00 for a wetsuit top and $12.00 for a shorty wetsuit. (tax included)



Can you accommodate Wheelchairs?

Yes, Body Glove Cruises is wheelchair friendly, our customized boarding ramp, with portable extensions accommodates all wheelchairs including manual, electric and scooters. The lower deck of the 65′ catamaran is fully accessible from bow to stern including tables and restrooms. We also limited handicapped parking on the Kailua Pier where we depart for our ocean adventures. To obtain pier parking access please travel with your handicapped parking placard and when making your reservation let our team know your parking needs. Passes are limited and issued on a first come and first serve basis.



What is your cancellation policy?

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy on all of our cruises. That means you can cancel your reservation without penalty up to 48 hours before your reservation date. Once inside the 48 hours prior to your tour, if you choose to cancel your reservation, you will still be responsible for payment in full.



Will I get sea sick?

The bigger the boat, the more stable it is. Our vessel is 65′ in length with a 30′ beam and the largest boat of its kind on the Kona Coast. It’s a totally different experience than being on a smaller boat or a raft. If you know you are prone to sea sickness, we recommend you take Bonine or Dramamine the night before and one several hours before your cruise. Please read directions to see that you are able to take this medication. We carry this on board however, it is best to have it in your system prior to boarding. You are more likely to feel better on the lower deck of the vessel as there is less pitch. We also offer complimentary Ginger pills and a Ginger drink which is great for motion sickness and it’s all natural.



Is there any shade on your boat?

Yes, the Kanoa II has a lower and upper deck with plenty of shaded area as well as areas for sun bathing.



Where will I find free parking?

You are welcome to park for free at our office located in the Illima Court Shopping Center at 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI 96740 about one block away from the Kailua Pier. You may park at the Hotel King Kamehameha which is closer however, they charge by the hour. If you require handicapped parking there are two stalls located in the cul-de-sac in front of the Kailua Pier but come early as they are used frequently. We also have access to pier parking however, it is by reservation only and you must have a handicapped placard to obtain it. Please ask one of our team members for more details when you are making your reservation for your ocean adventure.



Do you provide hotel pick-ups?

We do not provide hotel pick-ups. Our vessel departs from down-town Kailua Kona, at the north end of Alii Drive, from the Kailua Pier. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are options for transportation if you’re staying outside of walking distance.



Marie P Wrote a review

This is a brand new tour starting on April 12, 2022 so there are currently no reviews


The Body Glove snorkel cruise provides the perfect way to enjoy the spectacular coastal views -- from the water! I went out on their new higher speed boat, and she flies! The ride was really smooth, providing relief for anyone with seasickness. I loved the wind in my hair; it was like a little mini blow-dry between snorkel stops, haha! It felt great on this warm day.

We stopped at a fish-attracting buoy about 3 miles off the coast first, where the water was 1 mile deep. I conquered my big fear of deep water and jumped in even though we couldn't see the bottom. It really did feel like we were in outer space! That was just a bonus stop. Then we went to 2-step which had phenomenal snorkeling, and then Red Hill area. It was really fun to have multiple places to explore in the water. Sitting on the side of the boat to enjoy the sunshine after each snorkel stop was so lovely. Lunch was great, and the staff could not have been any more kind and friendly. They had a great selection of craft soft drinks, water and coconut water that they offered us all day. The staff was knowledgeable about the area, telling us about the history of different places along the coast. They were very kind about helping with any rubbish to throw away, helping everyone in and out of the water, making sure everyone was safe while snorkeling, and even rinsing each of us off with fresh water if we wanted after each snorkel.

I highly recommend the Body Glove snorkel trip for an unforgettable adventure and enjoyable boat ride along the beautiful Kona coast. It felt like we were out there all day, but still got back in time to have another activity planned or do some relaxing in the afternoon.