Wild Dolphins and Reef Snorkel Kealakekua Bay

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What You'll Get

Board your 18-passenger boat at Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona and travel south to Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, home to the Captain Cook monument. Along the way to the marine conservation area, your captain and crew stop at historical sites to discuss local legends and points of interest. If conditions permit, you'll explore nearby sea caves.

Arriving at Kealakekua Bay, you'll have approx. one hour to snorkel (gear provided). Expect to spot green sea turtles and brilliant reef fish on the ancient coral beds. Be on the lookout for spinner dolphins that call this bay home; their pods, including babies, can easily contain hundreds at a time. There is a high chance you will encounter these nocturnal eaters that return close to shore in the morning to play and swim curiously alongside you. Pilot whales and small pods of Pacific bottlenose dolphins are also commonly found in these Big Island waters.

Visit, too, the Captain Cook monument and freshwater springs. A lunch of deli wraps, fresh fruit, granola bars, chips, juice and water are all provided on board before you return to the marina.

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
  • For adults who prefer not to snorkel but just ride along, pricing is the same as a child
  • Boat is not wheelchair accessible
  • Weight restriction: 275 lbs
  • Snorkel gear
  • Lunch, snacks and refreshments
  • Flotation devices
  • Professional captain and crew

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc.
  • GoPro camera, available to rent
  • Secure Digital (SD) card, available to purchase 

Departure Point
Honokohau Harbor

Departure Time
Check-in 8:30am; depart 9am

3 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Honokohau Harbor

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