Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

C Big Island LLC

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Randy B ·
· September 25, 2016
Dre and Captain Laura were great! Due to confusion on our part, they accommodated us by picking us up at an alternate site. While watching out for our safety, they provided good instruction on use of the equipment and how to exit the boat. We had ample time to snorkel at the Captain Cook site. Both Dre and Laura provided good information about the sites we visited. While the dolphins were not at the expected sites, they caught sight of a pod on the way back to the harbor. We took a few minutes to watch them as swam past us. We would highly recommend this tour.


Dawson N ·
· September 24, 2016
This tour was one of the highlights of my Hawaiian adventure. We saw 4 dolphin pods and were able to view one of the pods in the water. Captain Laura and first mate Dre were the best crew. This tour is different from others as it is very respectful of the dolphins and will not chase them.


Mary G ·
· July 24, 2016
Absolutely awesome! Captain Chris was superb,,,informative, patient and helpful. This was a highlight of our trip.

What You'll Get

Kealakekua Bay/Capt Cook Snorkel Tour travels south to a marine life conservation called Kealakekua Bay and home of the Captain Cook monument. Along the way we stop at historical sites and talk about local legends and points of interest. If the ocean conditions permit we will enter the sea caves.Once in Kealakekua Bay we snorkel there for apx 1 hour. Guest can expect to sea turtles, bright colored reef fish, coral that’s over 1500 years old, the Captain Cook Monument, fresh water springs, and be on the lookout for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins which pods can easily run over hundreds strong. Lunch wraps, snacks and refreshments are all provided for on the boat. 

About Snorkeling with Wild Dolphins
There is approx. 1,000 spinner dolphins that call the Big Island Waters home.  Spotted Dolphins, Pilot Whales and small pods of Pacific Bottlenose are also commonly found in these waters. There is a 95 % chance that you will encounter dolphins. The spinner dolphins are nocturnal eaters and by morning they return close to the shores for play time! When the captain meets up with a pod of dolphins you and the water guides are given the go ahead to jump in a snorkel with them. Dolphins will more than likely come close to you as they are very playful and the babies are quite curious. After snorkeling with the spinner dolphins we continue back to port and it's time for the dolphins to sleep. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Civitavecchia port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Boat is not wheelchair accessible
  • Weight limit is 275lbs (125kg)
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name
  • Suggested items to bring: sunglasses, sunblock and towel
  • Snorkel gear equipment
  • Lunch wraps, snacks & refreshments
  • Flotation devices
  • Professional local captain and crew
  • Port pickup from Kailua Kona Pier
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Go Pro SD Card (available to purchase) - You can rent the Go Pro to film your experience and take the SD card home with you

Departure Point
Kailua Kona Pier

Departure Time

3 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Kailua Kona Pier

Voucher Info
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