Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch

Kona Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch


Duration: 4.5 hours

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

$169 Adults (18 and up)
$99 Children (Ages 6- 17) Must be accompanied by 18+ Adult
Free Infants (5 and younger)
$94 Ride Along

Step aboard our 65′ Catamaran for a fun-filled day of adventure!


Watch for Spinner dolphins that join us frequently along the way to the snorkel site. We do not swim with dolphins.

Step aboard a multi-million dollar catamaran, loaded with luxury features to provide you with the most
comfortable snorkeling experience in the industry. Cruise 10 miles to a protected and secluded marine
sanctuary, teeming with thousands of tropical fish.

This 4.5 hour cruise includes continental breakfast, lunch, plenty of shade, cushioned seating, restrooms changing rooms, showers, high-dive platform, 20′ waterslide, about two hours of water time, pristine snorkeling, snorkel gear, Rx masks, snorkel instruction, life vests, inner tubes, flotation station island, water toys, sea-view boards, stand-up paddle boards, noodles and Reef Safe sunscreen. Cocktails are available for purchase from our premium bar, offering local spirits, craft beers and blended libations.

Wetsuits and GoPro cameras are available for rent.

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

Included On This Trip:

Breakfast, Lunch, sodas, juices and snacks
Snorkel gear, instruction and flotation toys
Full service premium bar featuring local spirits and craft beers
Plenty of shade, fresh water showers, and restrooms
20 foot water slide & 15 foot high dive platform
Double wide swim steps
Excellent chance of dolphin or other marine mammal sightings
Approximately two hours of snorkeling in the Red Hill area (not Kealakekua bay)



Fruit, yogurt & scone and assorted Danishes.


BBQ beef burgers, Hawaiian style chips and cookie. Vegan/vegetarian taro burgers available with 48 hours notice.


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.



I have special dietary needs, can you accommodate me?

For those requiring special dietary needs, we provide Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian requests at no extra charge with 48 hours notice.

Scheduled times and menu items are subject to change, based on season and items available.


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.



Gina B wrote a review Apr 11, 2021
We had a wonderful time on our Body Glove Cruise! The staff was excellent, friendly and helpful! The boat is clean, comfortable, with very nice amenities. My adult sons enjoyed jumping of the upper deck and trying to paddle board. We say dolphins and had pretty good snorkeling! All in all it was a great family trip. We would absolutely choose Body Glove again!

David B wrote a review Mar 2021
The entire Body Glove team made the boat ride, snorkeling, and other water activities a great memory. We saw whales, fish, and dolphins. The boat was clean, cared for, and organized well. The instructions were terrific, the food was clean, pre packaged, and well done. Even with the "Covid" cloud hanging over the world, this trip felt safe and was a lot of fun.