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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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Journey back in time — when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands — on this 3-hour lunch or dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Travel 12 miles down the Kona Coast to the Captain Cook monument. Learn the many secrets of the Big Island as a local historian points out more than 50 points of interest along the way. At Kealakekua Bay, enjoy a Hawaiian-style buffet dinner with live entertainment, then relax and experience a beautiful sunset on the return trip. One complimentary cocktail is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

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Sail up the scenic Kona coastline, getting views of ancient lava flows and verdant cliffs, and stopping at the Captain Cook Monument, on this afternoon sail in Kealakekua Bay. Slip into the water using the provided snorkeling gear to see vibrant schools of fish, living coral, and even pods of spinner dolphins. Learn about the area's underwater flora, fauna, and ecosystem through guided commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.73
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$82.73
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Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Adventure Aboard Luxury Catamaran

Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Adventure Aboard Luxury Catamaran

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Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this snorkeling cruise and dolphin watch. Cruise through the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife. After a safety briefing and some basic instruction from the lifeguard-trained crew, jump in the water for a snorkel. Also, enjoy dolphin watching and a Hawaiian-style barbecue lunch. Then relax with a cocktail from the premium cash bar and enjoy the timeless beauty of the Kona coastline on the return trip. Bring a towel. Everything else is included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure

Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure

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On this exciting Kona submarine tour, dive deep below the cobalt waters just off the Kona coast, where an entire world of fish and marine creatures is waiting just below the surface. As the submarine descends towards the colorful reef, peer through the portholes at fish that swim to within inches of the submarine windows, and experience the sense of peace and calm in this world beneath the waves. This is a great way to explore underwater without even getting your hair wet, and, if you’re very lucky, there’s even the chance you could see a passing shark.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.12
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$152.12

Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour from Kona

Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour from Kona

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Swim near a manta ray natural habitat on this 1.5-hour night snorkeling tour from Kona. Led by an expert guide, journey five minutes off the Big Island’s west coast where the mantas come to feast on plankton. Dive in the water, and swim in an area known for manta ray sightings. The area is lit by your vessels diving lights, so you can get a clear view even in dark waters. Afterward, dry off, and enjoy warm soup, bread rolls, and hot drinks as you recount your underwater adventures.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$138.60
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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Take a Kealakekua Bay snorkeling cruise, and depart from the waters of Keauhou Bay to scour the Kona coastline for dolphins, turtles or, even, whales in the winter months. Upon arrival in Kealakekua Bay, peer overboard at the crystal clear waters that teem with colorful reef fish. After receiving expert instruction and snorkeling equipment onboard, you'll jump in the water to experience some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.22
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Deluxe Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

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Ensure you find some of the best snorkeling sites in Hawaii on this sail and snorkel adventure leaving from Keauhou Bay Pier. Set sail along the Kona coastline toward the Captain Cook Monument, where your adventure begins. Jump into the clear water to explore the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, which is home to schools of colorful fish and pods of spinner dolphins. Your tour includes breakfast, lunch, and equipment such as snorkeling gear and boogie boards.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$141.82
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Kona Coast Snorkel Tour

Kona Coast Snorkel Tour

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Make your boat ride a luxurious experience on this snorkeling tour to the South Kona coast. Theater-style seating, arm and headrests, and both a breakfast buffet and barbecue lunch ensure a comfortable cruise, while high-quality snorkel gear for diving off the remote South Kona coast promise sightings of the tropical aquatic life you came to see.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.03
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Kona-Kohala Coast Sunset Sail by Catamaran from Waikoloa

Kona-Kohala Coast Sunset Sail by Catamaran from Waikoloa

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Experience the magical Hawaiian sunset from the water on this evening catamaran cruise from Anaehoomalu Bay. Set sail along the scenic Waikoloa and Kohala-Kona coastline, sip a glass of wine as you gaze out across the Pacific, then relax on deck as you watch the sunset over the Big Island.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.58
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.11
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Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Reef Snorkel Adventure!

Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Reef Snorkel Adventure!

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Set sail along the Kona Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island on this half-day charter cruise and enjoy a tailor-made experience for you and your group. Admire views of the Captain Cook Monument, explore lava tubes and sea caves, and dive in to swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the Pacific. This tour is completely customizable so you can spend as long as you like snorkeling or simply relax on deck and soak up the scenery.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00

Glass-bottom Boat Reef Tour

Glass-bottom Boat Reef Tour

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Experience the rainbow-colored fish and bright corals beneath the waves without ever getting wet during this glass-bottom boat trip from Kona. Climb aboard your 36-foot (10-meter) vessel (specially designed for floating above reefs) with an expert naturalist as you explore the incredible marine landscape of Hawaii. As you cruise, observe Hawaii’s underwater coastline and admire fascinating creatures like dolphins, turtles and maybe even a seasonal whale or two.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.44
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Expedition South Kona

Expedition South Kona

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This action-packed day trip takes you to three snorkeling spots around South Kona, one of which is a remote location many locals don’t even know about. Explore sea caves, lava tubes, and reef systems, and keep your eyes peeled for pilot whales and spinner dolphins who play in the boat’s wake. Lunch and snacks are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.41
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Captain Cook Exclusive

Captain Cook Exclusive

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Kealakekua Bay was famously the spot where Captain James Cook was killed and lies along Hawaii’s scenic Kona Coast. On this afternoon tour, discover the bay’s historic sites and natural wonders on a thrilling boat cruise. See the Captain Cook Monument, explore the sea caves and lava tubes around the bay, and dive in to swim and snorkel amid colorful marine life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.56
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Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphins in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island (5 Hr)

Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphins in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island (5 Hr)

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Aloha Kayak Co. exclusive tour permit to launch and land on both sides of the bay has a limit of 12 guests per guided tour. We are permitted for 2 tours daily, one afternoon, and one morning. Once on the water at one of the most pristine kayaking locations in the world, you will visit a protected Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD) while being narrated about the history and culture of the area. Along the way to our destination you will have the opportunity to see clear blue waters, Ancient Hawaiian Temples, Burial Caves, Towering Sea Cliffs and watch the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins play and rest in their natural habitat. We will spend time exploring the Captain Cook Monument snorkel area, snorkeling one of the most pristine coral shelves in the world, abundant with wildlife and breathtaking underwater landscapes.We will visit the monument and walk trails with historical sites all around us.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.87
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Sunset Sail Experience at Kona from Honokohau

Sunset Sail Experience at Kona from Honokohau

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Explore the beautiful Kona coastline from while aboard the Honi Olani, a 53-foot sailing catamaran. Catch the moment the sun slips below the horizon...you may even see the green flash. Enjoy the blue Pacific Ocean and maybe catch a glimpse of wildlife at play. Snacks and beverages served aboard. Unlimited non-alcohol beverages. Two free alcohol drinks per adult.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.58
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Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure

Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure

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The Kona coastline is an aquatic playground that's filled with possibility, whether it's snorkeling with manta rays, searching for dolphins, or watching whales in winter. For an exclusive, comfortable, and private way to explore the Kona coast, this rugged, catamaran-style boat is perfect for small group excursions—since the itinerary and activities are completely catered to only you and your group. Along with a professional, knowledgeable captain who can recommend fun-filled activities, experience a private charter in Kona that you and a group of up to 24 people are sure to never forget.
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  • 4 hours
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$1,300.00
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$1,300.00
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Pau Hana Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Pau Hana Sunset Cocktail Cruise

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Enjoy the warm tropical breezes and unparalleled views of the Big Island aboard a well-appointed catamaran. This cruise includes unlimited soft drinks, tropical juices, beers and wines and a variety of individually wrapped crunchy snacks.. Great fun -- great photo ops! Please note: Cruises scheduled on the vessel Alala are not sailing trips...you'll be cruising under power. Looking for a sailing cruise? Most Mondays we depart on our legendary sailing catamaran, Seasmoke Same price; same amenities, but you'll experience real coastal sailing! Call us to confirm your vessel. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO VANDALISM OF OUR TENDER BOAT AT ANAEHO'OMALU BAY, ALL CRUISES WILL DEPART FROM THE DOCK AT KAWAIHAE HARBOR THRU AUGUST 31. 2021.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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Ultimate Ocean Encounters Midday Snorkel

Ultimate Ocean Encounters Midday Snorkel

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On this 3-hour excursion you can expect to see and snorkel with as much sea life as possible. Trust our Captains and Crew with their knowledge of the Kona Coast and all the beauty it has to offer. Keep your eyes out for spinner dolphins, turtles, whales, colorful schools of fish and vibrant reef. Our crew will be happy to share some fun historical facts, snorkel tips, and fun fish stories. Strap on your snorkel gear and get ready to jump into the warm Hawaiian sea, for the Ultimate Ocean Encounter.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.17
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$86.17

Kona Sport-Fishing Large Group Private Charter - 6 Hours

Kona Sport-Fishing Large Group Private Charter - 6 Hours

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Head out to the ocean from the coast of Kona with this six-hour charter trip, suitable to those who are seasoned at fishing and newbies to the sport alike. You'll have a captain and crew on board to help you out and if fishing isn't really your thing, you are welcome to just sit back and enjoy the ride.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,884.96
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$1,884.96
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Captain Cook Cruises 8:45am Private Boat Charter - Snorkel & Dolphins

Captain Cook Cruises 8:45am Private Boat Charter - Snorkel & Dolphins

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Explore the coast of Kona like a VIP by booking this private charter tour for just you and your group. You'll make your way from Keauhou Bay to Kealakekua Bay, where you'll get the chance to don snorkeling gear and hop into the ocean, with instruction and pool noodles available for those new to the activity.
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  • 3 hours
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$978.60
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CAPTAIN COOK CRUISES 8:45am DELUXE SNORKEL & DOLPHIN TOUR - Kealakekua Bay

CAPTAIN COOK CRUISES 8:45am DELUXE SNORKEL & DOLPHIN TOUR - Kealakekua Bay

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Cruise, Snorkel and Dolphin Adventure at Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument You'll spend a day exploring the sea caves and rugged Kona coast as well as snorkel Hawaii's best underwater preserve! This tour takes you to the calmest waters on the big island with the most spectacular snorkeling and enjoyable emerald green and cobalt blue ocean water. You will appreciate the fast boat ride, avoiding the normally long trip from Keauhou Bay to Kealakekua Bay. We bring the snorkel gear and snacks/botttled water. We'll provide snorkeling instruction and flotation noodles for a relaxed snorkel experience. You bring the sunblock, sunglasses, towel and camera! Join us!
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  • 3 hours
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$99.95
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CAPTAIN COOK SNORKELING CRUISES 11:45am SNORKEL & DOLPHIN TOUR - Kealakekua Bay

CAPTAIN COOK SNORKELING CRUISES 11:45am SNORKEL & DOLPHIN TOUR - Kealakekua Bay

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Cruise, Snorkel and Dolphin Adventure at Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument You'll spend time exploring the sea caves and rugged Kona coast as well as snorkel Hawaii's best underwater preserve! This tour takes you to the calmest waters on the big island with the most spectacular snorkeling and enjoyable emerald green and cobalt blue ocean water. You will appreciate the fast boat ride, avoiding the normally long trip from Keauhou Bay to Kealakekua Bay. We bring the snorkel gear and snacks/bottled water. We'll provide snorkeling instruction and flotation noodles for a relaxed snorkel experience. You bring the sunblock, sunglasses, towel and camera! Join us!
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  • 3 hours
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$99.95
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Legends of the Waterfalls & Volcano Full-Day Tour (Hilo, Hawaii)

Legends of the Waterfalls & Volcano Full-Day Tour (Hilo, Hawaii)

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Experience Hilo and learn why Hilo was one of the favorite places for Kamehameha the Great. Take a dip in the ocean, explore a tidepool, and check out beautiful rainbow falls. See for your own eyes how powerful yet beautiful Lava truly is. This tour is approximately 10 hours.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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What people are saying about Water Tours in Big Island of Hawaii

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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
"The crew was great, very friendly, helpful and professional. The food was delicious. History and entertainment were good as well. Beautiful sunset."..."
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay
"Huge amount of coral and fish to see. One of the most beautiful sights of my life. Crew was excellent and knowledgeable."..."
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Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Adventure Aboard Luxury Catamaran
"Definitely worth every penny! The crew was so polite and helpful. The boat was clean and food was great! We saw dolphins, manta rays and hundreds of fish. The water is incredibly clear, it was gorgeous! I really loved this experience."..."
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Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure
"Jessica was impressively informative. She explained about coral and the sea life we saw. It was a great trip."..."
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour from Kona
"This was the best thing I have ever done. The Manta's were in your face they opened there Month and you could see every breath they make. It was so awesome. I recommend this trip. I can't wait to go back and do it again. If you go to Kona you have to try it."..."
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour
"Our 2nd snorkel trip with Fait Winds. Check in very easy. Excellent service, clean and sanitary vessel, very knowledgeable crew with a great sense of humor. The snorkel equipment is very easy to use and very comfortable. This tour does not disappoint. Thank you everyone!"..."
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay
"We had a fantastic time with Tony and his crew - they were all fun and friendly! The snorkeling experience was amazing - we got to see two very different reefs (Captain Cook & Iguana), and we enjoyed the history talk during the ride! We would certainly come back and would heartily recommend to anyone!"..."
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Kona Coast Snorkel Tour
"We have been snorkeling many times, and never enjoyed it as much as with the folds at Fairway. The staff was friendly and competent, and the boat was sparkling-clean. We felt safe and pampered the entire time. I would recommend this tour to everyone, and look forward to booking it again on our next Hawaiian trip."..."
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Kona-Kohala Coast Sunset Sail by Catamaran from Waikoloa
"Beautiful experience, wonderful crew! Mike, Ethan and Rob were such a pleasure. Amazing way to see the sunset!"..."
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure
"JC and Davante showed us a great time. Being in the Zodiac allowed us to get up close to a whale shark. Something you can’t do on the bigger boats."..."
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Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook Reef Snorkel Adventure!
"Chase was a great guide! Would recommend his tour and he has local on-site of places to go for food:)"..."
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Glass-bottom Boat Reef Tour
"Went on a saturday morning and there were only 6 of us total and it was great! Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgable. She was very sweet to our 3 yr old and took the time to talk about all of the different fish. Totally worth it."..."
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Expedition South Kona
"Excellent snorkeling. Captain and assistant very knowledgeable and helpful. We were able to get close to some interesting rock formations as well."..."
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Captain Cook Exclusive
"Captain Kendra was great. Very knowledgeable & a lot of fun. Our family of five ages 5-71 felt very comfortable. Definitely recommend this company for a day on the water."..."
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Sunset Sail Experience at Kona from Honokohau
"Amazing experience. The crew were very friendly and nice. The boat was beautiful and you really can't beat watching the sunset from a beautiful boat in Hawaii. As an added bonus, we had a pod of spinner dolphins escort us back to the marina"..."
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Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure
"Fun day on the boat with just our family on our timetable! Good lunch and hospitality! Can’t wait to do it again! Great value for a perfect day with grandparents and kids. Fun for everyone!"..."
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Kona Sport-Fishing Large Group Private Charter - 6 Hours
"Our family spent the day with Capt Taylor and deck hand Nakai (sp?)... it was a great day! The kids got to reel in reef fish and see dolphins, and the guys were hooked into 3 mahi mahi at the same time!! So exciting!! Landed 2 of the 3!"..."
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Captain Cook Cruises 8:45am Private Boat Charter - Snorkel & Dolphins
"We had the best time watching whales, swimming with the dolphins and snorkeling. The captain allowed us to create our own trip since our group had chartered the boat. His assistant was so wonderful! What a memorable time!"..."

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