Kona Afternoon Snorkel Adventure

Kona Afternoon Snorkel Adventure

Adults: $77 + Tax & Fees
Children: $47 + Tax & Fees
Toddlers 3 & Under: Free


Your afternoon, Big Island snorkeling tour begins with a sail down the beautiful Kona Coast on the Hokulani, our spacious 45-foot trimaran. We’ll stop in the pristine waters of world-famous Kealakekua Bay. This marine sanctuary is one of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii, with clear blue waters and a vibrant reef to explore.

The Hokulani sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 2:00 pm. As we sail down the Kona Coast, keep an eye out for Humpback Whales, from Dec-April, and Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, year-round.

Approximately 45-minutes later, we’ll enter Historic Kealakekua Bay, where you’ll spot the World Famous Captain Cook Monument. “Hawaii the Big Island Revealed” guidebook says, “snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay near the monument is perhaps the best you will find anywhere in the state.” Bring an underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish and sea life swimming through the vibrant reef and ancient lava flows.

Enjoy the view over light snacks, or “pupus” as the locals call them. These include Maui Style chips and fresh, tropical fruits and beverages. Then it’s back to Keauhou Bay, arriving by approximately 5 pm. While your Hawaii snorkel adventure has come to an end, your memories will last a lifetime.

Your captain selects the best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay and our friendly crew members provide site briefings, historical facts, snorkel tips and safety instructions to guests of all ages and experience levels. Masks, fins, snorkels, life jackets, floatation noodles and viewfinder boards are provided aboard the Hokulani.

Our professional crew will guide you in the water and can also provide you with fish identification cards. Snorkel time is approximately one hour.


Check-in no later than 1:30 pm at the Sea Paradise store in the Keauhou Shopping Center which is located at: 78-6831 Alii Drive Suite #144 Kailua Kona, Hi 96740 -OR- you can E-SIGN your waivers (link found in your confirmation e-mail) and go directly to Keauhou Bay. The boat sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 2:00 PM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM. Keauhou Bay is located at: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. PARKING IS LIMITED AT THE PIER. Free parking is available in areas along Kaleiopapa St. Please allow 3-5 minutes to walk from your vehicle to the boat.

Dress comfortably for your Hawaii snorkeling tour. Bring swimwear, a cover-up, sunglasses, reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, towel, and camera. Note that we have limited space to stow gear and keep it dry. Sea Paradise operates “shoe-less boats,” so wear sandals or slippers that are easy to remove. Gratuity is not included in the price of the tour, but tips are greatly appreciated.


Check-in: 1:30 pm
Location: Sea Paradise at the Keauhou Shopping Center
78-6831 Alii Drive Suite 144 Kailua Kona, Hi 96740
Keauhou Bay (Departure & Return): 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Trip Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Los Angeles

Reviewed July 27, 2019

Afternoon snorkel-like swimming in an aquarium

Although I grew up in Southern California I am not a good swimmer and I was nervous about the idea of snorkeling in the open ocean but the crew members were reassuring and with the help of the noodle I was able to have an excellent snorkeling experience. The music and vibe on the small boat was great coming and going. Highly recommend this experience even for the not great swimmers out there (you know who you are)!


Reviewed March 1, 2019

Excellent Adventure for the Entire Family

Enjoyed this evening on the wat

We went on the afternoon cruise with Captain Morgan and his crew to the Captain Cook Monument. The staff and crew were helpful and professional. The crew shared stories about Hawaiian history on both the voyage out and back. We saw whales and dolphins and had an exciting time snorkelling. When we called the next day to book another adventure, they unable did not have an available tour, but they went out of their way to help find a your with another company that would fit our schedule.. That is what you call service. They provide a fun adventure for a great value and I highly recommend Sea Paradise. I look forward to scheduling another adventure with them when we return to the island.

er. The servers were great. Had a lot of great sushi, maintains, and desert. Was a nice relaxing cruise with Hawaiian music playing.