Kona Afternoon Snorkel & Sail

Kona Afternoon Snorkel & Sail

Duration 3 Hours

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



Your afternoon Big Island snorkeling tour begins with a sail down the beautiful Kona Coast on the Newest catamaran in Hawaii, the Hoku Nui, our spacious 50 foot catamaran. 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 Hoku Nui 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 for additional purchase 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, and floatation noodles are provided aboard the Hoku Nui

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 sign your waivers for each guest (link found in your confirmation e-mail) and check in near the boat at Keauhou Bay located at the pier at the end of Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua Kona, HI 96740. Please do not check in at any buildings. Public restrooms are located on the east side of Kaleiopapa Street near the end parking lot. Restrooms are also onboard our vessel. Parking is limited at the pier. Free parking is available along Kaleiopapa St. Please check in with crew in blue shirts 15 minutes prior to departure at the end of the pier and allow 3-5 minutes to walk from your vehicle to the boat.

The boat sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 2:00 PM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM.
Check-in: 1:45 pm
Location: Keauhou Bay (Departure & Return): Keauhou Bay located at the pier at the end of Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Trip Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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.

Cancellation Policy

*Cancellations require 24 hour advance notice for most bookings and a 72 hour advance notice for bookings made through Pleasant Holidays. We also require 72 hour advance notice on private charters or group bookings of 10 or more guests. You must contact us at 808-322-2500 or email info@seaparadise.com to cancel your tour. 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 must provide a physicians note for each guest cancelling within 24hrs of tour start time for a full refund. 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.