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Make your own way to Honokohau Harbor to board your catamaran. Your guide provides snorkeling gear and a safety briefing as your boat travels along the volcanic Kona coast to Kealakekua Bay. Keep an eye out for wild dolphins and perhaps whales (seasonal) along the way.

Hear from your guide about the marine animals and history of Kealakekua Bay, which was the birthplace of the Hawaiian monarch, King Kamehameha III, and the burial place of 18th-century explorer Captain Cook.

When you reach Kealakekua Bay, hop in the warm water for snorkeling at a coral reef loaded with tropical fish.

Your tour includes a picnic lunch served on board the boat, snorkeling instruction, and use of snorkeling gear. Be sure to bring swim gear, dry clothing, towel, and sun protection. Your tour ends with return to the harbor in Kona.
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Kealakekua Bay
Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
Hang Loose Boat Tours

Set out from Kailua-Kona for a half-day snorkeling tour to Kealakekua Bay, one of the top snorkeling destinations on the Big Island. Look for dolphins and other marine life in the wild, and then use the provided snorkeling gear upon arrival in Kealakekua Bay. This tour is suitable for all levels of experience and includes a picnic lunch.

  • Half-day snorkeling and dolphin tour to Kealakekua Bay from Kona
  • See wild dolphins, tropical fish, and a coral reef up close
  • Learn about the wildlife and history of the Big Island
  • Includes snacks, drinks, picnic lunch, use of snorkeling gear, and guide
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing experience!

We loved the crew: Captain Mike and Jacob were knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. They made sure everyone had a great experience. We swam with 4 different pods of dolphins. We saw sting rays, a manta ray breach the water and turtles. Snorkeling in Kealakekua...More

2  Thank Holmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
So many dolphins and at a great price!

I loved this tour! Swimming with dolphins has been on my bucket list for forever and I finally got to do it... in the wild! The guides were extremely nice and knowledgeable and I loved swimming around with the dolphins. This tour was nice because...More

2  Thank Aubrey T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Wonderful trip with excellent guides

We started our morning at 8:00 AM with a welcome by the boat captain. He welcomed everyone then sent us to the boat to get our gear and board the boat. At the boat we met the Master of the Deck who got us checked...More

2  Thank Craig N
Reviewed 16 August 2018
Disrespectful: Staff left from parking lot without notice

Unfortunately, I had a very bad experience with this company: I wanted to do the dolphin snorkel tour but was a bit late, I came 10 minuts prior to departure. The staff from the tour company waited at the parking lot, I signed and he...More

2  Thank SabrinaM1290
Reviewed 14 August 2018
Dolphins Galore! `

My 10 year old daughter and I did this excursion and couldnt have been more pleased. We saw dolphins within 2 minutes of leaving the harbor. They were everywhere! Leaping and spinning out of the water. It was a spectacular sight. We then got into...More

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31 July 2018|
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Response from Kelly H | Reviewed this property |
They had blow-up life vests for us to use. They also had pool noodles.
Suzanne G
24 July 2018|
Response from jjluke | Reviewed this property |
If you are porting in Hilo, this is at the other end of the island in K-Bay.
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