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Wild Dolphin Encounter & Reef Snorkel on Zodiac Navy Seal Speed Boat..!

Wild Dolphin Encounter & Reef Snorkel on Zodiac Navy Seal Speed Boat..!

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Limited to minimum of 6 & maximum of 14 people, this guided snorkeling adventure by speedboat provides a more intimate experience of Hawaii’s marine life and coral reefs than is possible on a larger group tour. The schedule is customizable, but swimming near wild dolphins. All snorkeling gear, snacks, and drinks are provided.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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This half-day boat cruise takes you to the two best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay: The reef beneath Captain Cook's monument and the underwater lava formations of Red Hill. In addition to breakfast and lunch, your guides provide all necessary equipment, basic snorkeling tips, and identification charts to help you spot fish and dolphins in their natural habitat. Don’t forget your camera—the route showcases sweeping views of the Kona coastline.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Waikoloa Catamaran Morning Snorkel & Lunch

Waikoloa Catamaran Morning Snorkel & Lunch

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Step aboard a 54 foot catamaran for a dolphin and turtle cruise from A-Bay that includes snorkeling gear and assistance from on board snorkel guides. Since the catamaran has ample deck space and shaded areas to relax, it’s a comfortable, uncrowded way to cruise the coast, and you’ll have the chance to spot humpback whales during the whale watching months of December through April.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona

Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona

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Small groups and a short boat ride set our experience apart. Call tour provider directly to confirm availability, seats are limited. 8.0.8 3.1.3 1.1.1.6 You may be asked to move time or date if you have not confirmed availability. In order to book this tour prior swimming and snorkeling experience is required. Guest's must be able to independently climb up a side boat ladder. Not recommended for guest's who have undergone surgery or have mobility/physical restrictions. Contact tour provider for exceptions. Snorkeling with our beautiful Kona manta rays is an experience you don't want to miss. You will never forget having these gentle giants swim so graceful before your eyes. Our expert captains and in-water guides are pulling out all the stops to make sure you get the best viewing possible. This family run business takes pride in sharing the importance of taking care or our land, ocean, animals, and each other.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)

Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)

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In terms of history, scenery, and marine life, there isn’t anywhere on the Big Island of Hawaii that compares to Kealakekua Bay. This protected cove on the island’s west shore is where Captain Cook met his end, and today a memorial stands at the bay to honor the famous explorer. On this guided Big Island kayaking tour, hear the history of Captain Cook as well as surrounding temples, and, after paddling past rugged sea cliffs and caves, snorkel and swim in the clear waters of this Marine Life Conservation District.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

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Splash into the crystal-clear waters of Kealakekua Bay on this Big Island snorkeling adventure! Dart in and out of sea caves and explore the gorgeous Kona coastline in an agile Zodiac raft. Snorkel among colorful tropical fish, and keep an eye out for other marine life like whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Along the way, learn about the island’s geologic history and local legends from your expert guide, and see the spot where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii.
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  • 4 hours
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Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii (READ FULL DESC BEFORE BOOKING)

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Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii (READ FULL DESC BEFORE BOOKING)

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View dolphins in their natural environment with guides who respect these intelligent creatures’ boundaries. After feeding in deeper waters at night, spinner dolphins come close to the Kona shore where they often interact with boats, playing in their wake. The utmost respect and care are given to our aquatic friends to assure that we do not disrupt their rest, nursing and breeding behaviors. Depending on where and when we locate the dolphins there may also be time for a quick snorkel at one of the many beautiful reef areas along the Kona coast line, quite possibly Kealakekua Bay.
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  • 4 hours
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Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed

Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed

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Embark on an evening adventure and swim near Hawaii’s manta rays. Start the tour with a sunset sail on a comfortable trimaran to ‘Manta Ray Village’. After a safety briefing, put on your snorkel gear and spend an hour in the water using a state-of-the-art, lit up flotation device to stay on the water’s surface and observe the manta rays bellow as they feed on plankton. Finally climb aboard the boat and warm up with hot chocolate and snacks as you return to shore.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Zodiac Raft Whale Watching Adventure

Zodiac Raft Whale Watching Adventure

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Winter is the most exciting time to be out on the water in Hawaii, as it’s the time of year when thousands of migrating humpback whales visit the islands. On this exciting Big Island whale watching tour, experience the thrill of traveling aboard a high-speed raft, and then seeing a whale swimming just in front of the boat. Though the boat will obey the federal laws and not approach within 100 feet (30 meters), it isn’t uncommon for the whale to decide to swim up under the boat!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kona Snorkeling - Beat the Crowd to Kealakekua Bay

Kona Snorkeling - Beat the Crowd to Kealakekua Bay

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Kealakekua Bay is one of Hawaii's best marine sanctuaries, which means it is often crowded with visitors. This snorkeling tour lets you avoid the crowds by taking you out onto the bay in a Zodiac raft, which can reach the places bigger boats can't go. Once in the water, you can explore the marine life-filled world beneath the bay's crystal-clear water.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island

Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island

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Get up close with humpback whales near the Big Island of Hawaii on this guided, whale watching excursion. During Hawaii's whale season, the ocean is full of activity from humpback whales migrating from the Pacific Northwest to breed and nurse their young. Hear the whales with a hydrophone and learn about their behavior patterns from the certified naturalist guide. Snacks and light refreshments are provided.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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Set sail down the Kona coastline aboard a trimaran, arriving in the Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve for an afternoon of snorkeling. Splash into the turquoise waters near the Captain Cook Monument, and search for pods of spinner dolphins that frequent the bay. All equipment is provided along with light snacks and reef-safe sunscreen to make the trip convenient.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Snorkel with Wildlife on the Kona Coast

Snorkel with Wildlife on the Kona Coast

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This "safari" style trip lets you avoid the crowds that are typical of many boat tours. In a small group, head out along the Kona coastline in search of marine life, including dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and whales. When the crew have found the right spot, you can put on your snorkeling gear, jump off board and explore the underwater world.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 11:30AM KAYAK & SNORKEL - Captain Cook Monument

ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 11:30AM KAYAK & SNORKEL - Captain Cook Monument

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Enjoy the waters of Kealakekua Bay with this kayak-and-snorkel combo adventure. You'll climb aboard a two-person kayak and make your way out to the still waters of the Ka'awaloa Cove to swim and snorkel. You'll also get the chance to visit the Captain Cook Monument before heading back to shore.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Kona's Best Snorkel - Captain Cook Monument and Place of Refuge

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Kona's Best Snorkel - Captain Cook Monument and Place of Refuge

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It’s common to spot green sea turtles and spinner dolphins while snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay. This snorkel tour departs Keauhou Bay in the morning to avoid the crowds. Explore the coral gardens with a guide who points out the Captain Cook Monument and Place of Refuge. A tropical lunch, snacks, and beverages are served.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Snorkel Tour to Captain Cook Monument Kailua-Kona, Big Island

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Snorkel Tour to Captain Cook Monument Kailua-Kona, Big Island

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Explore the waters off the coast of Hawaii during a small-group snorkeling excursion from Kailua-Kona. Board an inflatable boat and enjoy easy transportation to Captain Cook's Monument at Kealakekua Bay for a couple hours of snorkeling time. Plus, view the sea caves and lava tubes along the scenic Kona coast and catch sight of dolphins and humpback whales, depending on the season.
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  • 3 hours
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Luxury Dolphin Sail and Kona Snorkel

Luxury Dolphin Sail and Kona Snorkel

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Take the ultimate snorkeling and sailing trip along the Kona Coast during this 4-hour luxury yacht trip with a small group. Explore the stunning beaches and bays of the Big Island aboard a high-end boat, stopping at top snorkel sites and spotting marine life like dolphins, turtles, and whales. Unlimited refreshments, plus snorkel gear and a tasty picnic- or bento-style lunch are also included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

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

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Make the most of your time in port on this Kona shore excursion timed to your cruise's arrival and departure. Get picked up from the port and head out on a sailing adventure to the Captain Cook Monument and Kealkeaua Bay where you can snorkel, swim, and explore caves and lava tubes. Expect to see spinner dolphins, sea turtles, colorful fish, and ancient reefs. Lunch, snacks, and use of snorkeling gear are all included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Manta Ray Snorkel, up to 6 guests

Private Manta Ray Snorkel, up to 6 guests

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Enjoy the opportunity to swim with manta rays on a private snorkel trip off the Kona Coast. Board your private charter at night and head out to an area where these gentle giants are known to swim. Don your provided snorkel gear, equipped with dive lights, and jump into the water for a closer look at these rays while still maintaining a safe distance.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kona Private Charter Ocean Adventure

Kona Private Charter Ocean Adventure

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Skip the hassle and disappointment of crowded tourist boats on this private charter ocean excursion from Kona. In the company of just your party (up to 14 people), cruise by speedboat along the coastline and enjoy the flexibility of customizing the route and activities to your preferences. Jump off to experience Hawaii’s rich marine life and coral reefs—snorkeling equipment is provided—explore lava tubes, trenches, and sea caves, and spot dolphins and (in season) whales.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kawaihae Whale Watch - Guaranteed

Kawaihae Whale Watch - Guaranteed

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Get up, close, and personal with some of the most impressive creatures on earth during this Hawaiian whale-watching tour. Enjoy the serene journey along the Kohala Coast—looking out for lava walls and sandy stretches of beach—before reaching a spot infrequently visited by other boats for a near-exclusive and unspoiled whale-spotting experience. Learn about the whales along the way, as you sip on complimentary soft drinks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 7:30AM MORNING KAYAK & SNORKEL - Capt Cook Monument

ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 7:30AM MORNING KAYAK & SNORKEL - Capt Cook Monument

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With natural beauty, blue waters, and pristine parks all around, no visit to Captain Cook is complete without a day of outdoor activities. With this guided adventure, you get to truly take advantage of the incredible environment, with an itinerary that includes both kayaking and snorkeling. Highlights include padding along the clear waters of Kealakekua Bay, enjoying views of the nearby cliffs, and snorkeling above the island's coral gardens—with all activities and equipment included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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CAPTAIN COOK SNORKELING CRUISES 11:45am SNORKEL & DOLPHIN TOUR - Kealakekua Bay
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CAPTAIN COOK SNORKELING CRUISES 11:45am SNORKEL & DOLPHIN TOUR - Kealakekua Bay

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Explore the Big Island’s Kona Coast aboard a small-group boat trip and spend your time swimming, snorkeling, and dolphin watching. Jump into the calm waters and don your snorkel gear to search for marine life at an underwater reserve. When you’re not in the water, enjoy snacks and light refreshments while keeping your eyes peeled for playful dolphins in the water.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Afternoon Wildlife-watching cruise from Waikoloa (no Snorkel)

Afternoon Wildlife-watching cruise from Waikoloa (no Snorkel)

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The ultimate adventure craft, built for excitement, performance and versatility. Enjoy a fast-paced coastal cruise on Waikoloa newest powerboat, as you zip to see marine wildlife such as dolphins and turtles year round or whales during whale season, December through April. Sightsee along the stunning Kohala coastline and enjoy a fast and fun powerboat ride.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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