Participants get to enjoy the historic Kona coast, snorkel with tropical fish, and explore the area where James Cook first arrived
About This Deal
- 3rd option is for someone who wants to go on the boat for the trip but does not want to go in the water and snorkel.
- This snorkeling trip features personal attention in a small group setting. Participants get to the historic Kona coast early in the morning to beat the crowds and enjoy the wonders of the Big Island all to ourselves. Entering the calm waters of Kealakekua Bay, guests get to snorkel with tropical fish, above coral gardens, and with luck, watch Hawaiian spinner dolphins, green sea turtles, and humpback whales (during whale watching season – November to March). Participants can see where the famous explorer James Cook first arrived in Hawaii, and visit the site of the historic Ka`awaloa village and Hawaiian Royalty.
- Captain Cook Snorkeling and Dolphin Cruises operates a well-maintained USCG certified vessel – a 34′ Scarib rigid hull inflatable boat that carries up to 25 guests as well as the USCG licensed captain and crew. But they generally limit the trips to 22 passengers.
- Captain Cook Snorkeling Cruises’ 34′ Scarib boat is also equipped with 2 ladders for easy and convenient return to the vessel upon returning from the snorkeling excursion. Seating is available both in the sun and shade so when guests need the sun to warm up after snorkeling there’s a place in the sun for everyone.
- All of the Kona coast and Kealakekua Bay snorkeling tours include snorkel gear, snacks, bottled water, and tropical sodas. Participants should bring sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, and a towel.
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About Captain Cook Snorkeling Cruises
Visit the bay Captain James Cook of the Royal English Navy landed, first made contact with the royalty and people of Hawaii - and learn about the rich and dramatic history of first contact between Hawaiian and Western Culture here. Once at the Monument area we will outfit you with snorkel gear and instruct you where to snorkel and how to use your gear. Explore the beautiful, calm, warm waters of Kealakekua Bay, teeming with tropical fish and float above green coral gardens below. Water clarity is typically 100' visibility and the colors of emerald green and cobalt blue are common. Considered by many the very best snorkeling in all the Hawaiian Islands. Spinner dolphins are seen in this bay on over half our trips. join us!