Kona Afternoon Snorkel & Sail

Kona Afternoon Snorkel & Sail

Duration 3 Hours

Adults: $125 + Tax & Fees
Children: 4-12 $75 + Tax & Fees
Toddlers 3 & Under $45



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 and sip on a beer or tropical cocktail 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.


Please 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 Kona 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: 1:45 pm
Location: Keauhou Bay (Departure & Return): 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Trip Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cancellation Policy

*Cancellations require 24 hour advance notice on bookings and 72 hour advance notice on private charters. No refunds will be issued if you do not contact us in the required time prior to your scheduled check-in time.

**We have amended our cancellation policy to encourage anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to either cancel or postpone their trip and provide a physicians note. We may also be required to report cases to the Health Department. We wish everyone health and safety during this time. Please reach out to us with any further questions or concerns.

***Guests are required to verify that they are booking their tour on the Island of Hawai'i and will be on island prior to their tour day. Guests are also responsible for arriving at check in time giving ample travel time including possible road traffic delays. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations within the 24hrs due to arrival delays unless we are able to fill the reservation.

SeekerKat wrote a review
Fremont, CA
Must do tour!

A fabulous time with Capt Morgan and 1st mate! The sail to the snorkeling cove by Capt Cook Monument was great. Plenty of snorkel time. Nice snacks & drinks provided. Wish we had skipped the whale watching tour which was way more expensive & just took this one. We saw many whales along the way and sailed among several dolphin pods that were swimming along with our catamaran- a highlight.

Coolkelly2000 wrote a review
We had a nice adventure on this trip. The sailing part was okay, it was cloudy the day we went so couldn't see much of a sunset. As we got to the snorkeling part it got windier and water turned a bit choppy, but the staff was very good at calming people down and explaining why this was going to be fine. We had three visits from giant Manta Rays. Once she came right below us and did multiple belly rolls. It was mind blowing to be so close to these amazing creature. We also saw many fishes.
For non confident swimmers, dont worry you will be fine. You always hold on to the LED lit board and can wear a life vest if you want. Definitely do this, one of the highlights of our big island visit.