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Guests Ages 6+


We offer three different times to meet your schedule. Each snorkel tour is 3-hours long. These trips provide the longest snorkeling times at Kealakekua Bay with an average of 1 hour 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 Hawaiian History and get you up and personal with sea caves and lava tubes. Water, juice, fruit 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, home of the 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 at 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, Hawai’i?

Hawai’i 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 reef fish like parrotfish, pufferfish, sunfish, and triggerfish, alongside eels, crabs, and other sea creatures and crustaceans, and on occasion, sea turtles (Honu).

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! View the incredible summits of the Big Island just 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 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.