Water activity

Big Island: Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook & Marine Life Tour

4.8 / 5

60 reviews

Big Island: Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook & Marine Life Tour

Activity provider: Hang Loose Boat Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 110 per person

Cruise the coastline, look for marine life, and explore sea caves. Discover historical locations where ancient Hawaiians created legends still told to Hawaiian children and visitors today.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Snorkel in Kealakekua Bay
  • Watch dolphins in their natural habitat
  • See colorful sea creatures beneath the turquoise waters
Full description
Experience a true Hawaiian adventure and observe Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins as they travel along the coast. Snorkel in Kealakekua Bay and marvel at the range of corals and marine life.  Your modern, 24-passenger catamaran allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy the view of Kona’s coast while enjoying on board snacks and beverages. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the memory of this unique excursion.
  • 4-hour cruise
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Safety briefing
  • Snacks (chips, granola bars, rice krispies, fruit snacks)
  • Beverages (water, juice, ginger ale)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Underwater camera (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

· Hang Loose Boat check-in is at: Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramps. · We are located 4.5 mile south of the Kona Airport and 3.5 miles north of Kailua Kona. After turning into the Honokohau Harbor take the very first road to your right. Follow the road which veers to the left until it ends at a large parking lot. When you get to the parking lot drive to your left towards the boat ramp. You will meet your crew member by the pavilion next to the public restrooms.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • Please bring: swimsuit, change of clothes, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, long sleeve jacket or sweatshirt, and motion sickness medicine (most effective is taking a pill the night before and also on the day of tour at least an hour before scheduled departure)
  • Tips are not included in the ticket price
  • Underwater cameras are available for purchase onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

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The guides were great, friendly and gave us a nice tour while explaining each area. The snacks included turkey, ham and veggie sandwiches, fresh cut pineapple, soda, water and chips. They also provide snorkeling equipment and ample time to enjoy the reefs. The views are spectacular, we got to see dolphins, turtles and a variety of fish. The boat includes a well kept bathroom, two levels, one with shade and comfortable seats, the top view is highly recommended. Bring plenty of coral reef sunscreen. Highly recommend doing this activity, worth every penny.

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April 26, 2022

The crew were just outstanding. They were knowledgeable, cordial, and polite, but also a lot of fun. The equipment we received was also great quality, I never had any issues. The bay where we snorkeled was incredible. The water was very clear, visibility in each direction must have been close to a hundred yards. They variety of wildlife could not be overstated, and the corals were well-preserved and intricate. A very great tour overall.

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February 15, 2022

Had such an awesome time! Captain was so chill, and great to talk to. Took us to a great spot for snorkeling. One from our party who didn't want to snorkel was even able to stay on the boat. On the ride back we got some great background on the places on the shore we passed. Overall a great time!

August 1, 2021

Product ID: 76855