Kona Morning Snorkel & Sail

Kona Morning Snorkel & Sail

Duration 4.5 Hours

Adults: $165
Children: $110
Toddlers 4 & Under: $55

Enjoy a tropical snorkel day in Kona!


Your morning Kona Big Island snorkeling tour begins with a sail down the beautiful Kona Coast on the Hoku Nui, our spacious new Luxury 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 newest Hawaii catamaran, the Hoku Nui sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 8:30 am. As we sail down the Kona Coast, enjoy a tropical-style breakfast while you 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 lunch as we exit the bay and set sail for “Red Hill” (weather permitting). Snorkeling in the Red Hill area gives you another perspective, with schools of sea life swimming through underwater lava archways and lava tubes. Then it’s back to Keauhou Bay, arriving by approximately 1 pm. While your Hawaii snorkel adventure has come to an end, your memories will last a lifetime.

Our tropical-style continental breakfast and lunch includes fresh island fruits, pastries, and muffins. Sandwich selections, potato chips and assorted cookies for dessert are also included. (menu items may vary)

Complimentary beverages include variety of Hawaiian Sun juices, green tea, regular, and diet soft drinks.

We have a bar on board stocked with Beer, Wine, Tropical Cocktails, and Mixed Drinks available for purchase.

In the Water on a Morning Snorkel Tour in Kailua Kona Hawaii
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. Lunch will be ready after you’ve snorkeled up an appetite. Snorkel time is approximately one hour at each location.

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 8:30 AM and returns at approximately 1:00 PM.
Check-in: 8:15 am
Location: Keauhou Bay (Departure & Return) Keauhou Bay located at the pier at the end of Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Trip Time: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

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.

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.

Emi Lee G F wrote a review
Chicago, Illinois
We went on a morning snorkel excursion in Hawaii and it was INCREDIBLE! A highlight of our trip for sure. The whole crew (Captain Micah, Noi, and Alex) was fantastic, very knowledgable, professional, and made us all feel comfortable in the water. The Sea Paradise is a trimaran and is perfect if you want the experience of feeling the ocean breeze at about 10 mph. Not too fast and windy, but not a slow sail. We found it to be the perfect relaxing speed! Lunch and cold beverages served after the snorkel were just what we needed. We got to snorkel in 2 different spots for an hour each, which is the most snorkeling of almost any company in Kona. The snorkeling was also gorgeous! Lots of tropical fish. Excellent experience, I would highly recommend to those going solo, couples, and families alike!

Coolkelly2000 wrote a review
Great crew, nice boat, a smaller group of people. Great snacks and drinks. Bring a life jacket for the littles as it’s a fairly open boat. Definitely will go again!