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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Highlights
- 3.5-4.5 Hour duration
- 8:30 am daily and 1:30 pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
- Departs from Keauhou Bay (click here for directions), 15 minutes south of Kailua-Kona
- 90 guests maximum
- Set off for a casual cruise along the Kona Coast for snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay (Captian Cook Monument)
- Both breakfast and lunch are provided along with snacks, refreshments, all snorkel gear, reef-safe sunscreen, and floatation devices.
- All ages are welcome!
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Details
Set out on an unmatched Kealakekua Bay snorkeling tour on a big boat with a waterslide! This adventure is not only family-friendly, it’s also very environmentally friendly. This tour welcomes guests of all ages and stages, including pregnant travelers, so no one has to sit this one out.
The tour operator also goes to great lengths to ensure the smallest possible impact on the environment with each tour. All food offered on this tour is vegan, also known as plant-based. If you’re not vegetarian or vegan, don’t let this deter you, everyone raves about the food, including meat lovers.
For the morning snorkel tour, your day starts with a plant-based breakfast, Kona coffee, and beautiful scenery as you cruise down the Kona Coast. Keep an eye out for spinner dolphins, manta rays, and unique volcanic formations on your way to Kealakekua Bay.
This bay is known for phenomenal snorkeling, so you’re bound to see tons of beautiful sea life and coral reefs as you explore during your time in the water. Plus you’ll get some added fun using their waterslide!
As you head back, you’ll be treated to a plant-based lunch, lemonade, and cookies. Enjoy your fresh meal while you kick back, relax, and soak up the views on the way back to Keauhou Bay.
Morning and Afternoon Tours
Tours depart at 8:30 am daily for 4.5 hours and 1:30 pm Tue, Thur, and Sat for 3.5 hours with check-in 15 minutes prior to departure time. This gets you back to Keauhou Bay right after lunch or just before dinner, so you have the rest of the day to continue exploring or relaxing.
Breakfast consists of overnight oats, banana bread, fresh fruit, Kona coffee, tea, and water. Lunch is BBQ jackfruit and coleslaw sliders (similar to pulled pork), chickpea sliders (similar to tuna salad), mixed green and potato salads, sweet potato chips, housemade pickles, lemonade, tea, soda, water, and cookies for dessert. Snacks are available on the afternoon tour.
You can’t miss the manta rays while you’re on the Kona Coast, check out this manta ray night snorkel or dive, go on a small group night snorkel, our most popular night snorkel in Manta Village, or go on a 2 tank manta ray night dive.
Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling FAQ
What is the cancellation policy?
There is a 24-hour cancellation policy for groups of less than 10, 72 hours for groups of 10-20, and 5 days for groups of 21 or more to receive a full refund. In case of operator cancellation, full refunds will be issued.
What if I can’t swim?
Ride-alongs are welcome, but you must be comfortable in the ocean to snorkel. Floatation devices are provided for anyone who wants them.
Can we bring our own gear?
You are absolutely welcome to bring your own gear! Just be aware that no full face masks are permitted. They do supply prescription snorkel masks if you need them.
Is there a bathroom on board?
Yes! In fact, there are 2 bathrooms on board for your convenience.
About Fair Wind
Fair Wind is a fantastic tour operator that always has their impact in mind, both on their guests and on the world we live in. They have been family-run since 1971 and for the last 20 years have been consistently implementing strategies to reduce their impact on the planet. It started with recycling and has expanded to include converting to and using locally produced biodiesel, eliminating single-use items, creating a menu with the environment in mind, and getting Sustainable Tourism Certified. Read more about how their menu choices make a positive impact on the environment.
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