Snorkel two of Kona’s best spots on one trip! On this 4 hour adventure you get to snorkel the beautiful marine sanctuary at Cook’s Monument in Kealakekua Bay and the Place of Refuge.
CAPTAIN COOK SNORKEL TOUR
- Guests Ages 6+
SNORKEL THE MOST POPULAR AND BEAUTIFUL SPOT IN ALL OF HAWAI’I, KEALAKEKUA BAY.
We offer three different times to meet your taste. Each snorkel is 3-hours long. These trips provide the longest snorkeling times at Kealakekua Bay with an average of 1.5 hours of actual snorkeling time. Just like on our longer trips, this adventure has 100’s of different varieties of tropical fish along with an occasional “Honu” (Hawaiian green sea turtle) or local dolphins.
Your Captain will share some Hawaiian History and get you up and personal with some sea caves and lava tubes. Water, juice, and snacks are provided on all snorkel trips.
If you are new to or have never snorkeled before this is the ideal choice! Particularly good for families with younger children or swimmers who aren’t certain if they are “seaworthy” enough for one of our longer trips.
What are the Captain Cook Snorkel Tour Schedules?
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: This snorkel trip beats the crowds to Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument. We are often the first boat in the bay and our guests get time to enjoy the reef with limited interruption.
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: This snorkel trip is designed for those who want a later start and enjoy the warmest part of the day. With the sun fully overhead, you’ll get to see the reef and it’s most vibrant at Kealakekua Bay.
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: This Captain Cook snorkeling trip is geared for those who want to escape the crowds. This lazy afternoon snorkel leaves the dock for a more relaxed adventure to the best snorkel spot along the coast, Kealakekua Bay.
What Sea Creatures Will I See Snorkeling in Captain Cook, Hawaii
Hawaii is home to some of the most biologically diverse sea life. Apart from that, there is a whole host of marine creatures that are native only to the Hawaiian Islands. This means that you can expect some amazing views from both above deck and below water.
Some things that you may see while snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay on our Captain Cook Snorkel Tour are sea turtles (Honu), reef fish like parrotfish, pufferfish, sunfish, and triggerfish, alongside eels, crabs, and other sea creatures and crustaceans
Join Captain Cook Snorkel Tour for an unforgettable day in the water
You will be able to see and learn so many things on our snorkel tour! The incredible summits of the Big Island jut out from the water, where creatures may swim alongside and the bow of our boat.
Experience the Beauty of Kealakekua Bay with a Captain Cook Snorkel Tour
Noted as one of the most beautiful snorkeling destinations in the world, our Captain Cook Snorkel Tour will take you through the reefs that populate Kealakekua Bay. You are sure to come face to face with plenty of tropical fish whose colors span the entire rainbow.
Our Captain Cook Snorkel Tour offers a 1.5 hour chance to dive into the warm waters of Kona Coast. This means even greater chances of seeing amazing Honu (sea turtles), fish, and if you’re lucky, some other rare marine life that might cruise by.
One of the most spectacular sights to see on your venture to Kealakekua Bay is a possible glimpse of dolphins or whales, that may be playing in the waters or breaching off the side of the boat.
If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, for your friends and family, you can’t go wrong with this wonderful day out on the water.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When you book, you’ll receive a booking confirmation email. Within this email is a button that says “Get Directions”, which will take you to Google Maps. You can also Google “Dolphin Discoveries” for directions.
You should not arrive any earlier that 10 minutes before your check-in time. Your check-in time is located on your booking confirmation email.
You should sign your waiver as soon as you receive your booking confirmation email. There is a link on the email for our online waiver. Each adult needs to sign their own waiver. Only one adult needs to sign for each minor.
Our charters depart on time. If you are running late, you should call 808-322-8000 as soon as possible.
In your booking confirmation email you’ll receive parking instructions.