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  • Big Island: Captain Cook Historical Dinner Cruise

    1. Big Island: Captain Cook Historical Dinner Cruise

    Step aboard and step back in time… Join for an enchanting Hawaiian history lesson from the experts on Kona’s one and only Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise. This three-hour family adventure departing from the Kailua Pier is narrated by a local historian tour guide, who will reveal secrets, tell stories and share legends related to the numerous landmarks along the 12 miles of magnificent Kona coastline. Unwind to Captain Cook’s Monument at Historical Kealakekua Bay (only accessible by boat or hiking) with a complimentary cocktail from a fully stocked, premium bar.

    Begin your delicious dinner starting with a Mauna Loa Big Island Macadamia Nuts (Vegan/GF) appetizer. Enjoy a salad starter of Kealaola Farm mixed salad greens, Waimea grape tomatoes, Japanese cucumber, and red onion (Vegan/GF), served with a papaya seed vinaigrette dressing (Vegan/GF). Choose your main co...

    What an amazing experience it is definitely worth the money to come on this dinner cruise

  • Big Island: Eco-Friendly Snorkel & Dolphin Watching Tour

    2. Big Island: Eco-Friendly Snorkel & Dolphin Watching Tour

    You will need to arrive at 7:30 AM for your 8 AM departure and cruise through protected marine sanctuaries. Cruise ten miles down the Kona Coast to the snorkel destination, a protected marine sanctuary. Relax, you will have over two hours of water time to enjoy the marine life, underwater topography, and coral reef. Cruise in comfort! The boat’s main lower deck features a large shaded cabin with cushioned seating, tables, a premium bar, three restrooms, and freshwater showers. You won’t go hungry. Enjoy a light breakfast of tropical fruits, assorted pastries, bagels, juices, teas, and Kona coffee. While you're taking in the fun, the crew prepares lunch. After snorkeling, belly up to a full-service premium cash bar, featuring a large selection of liquors, mixes, and local brews. This boat hosts one of the only blenders on the Kona Coast. Your mask, fins, snorkel, and prescription masks ...

    My husband and I enjoyed this cruise very much. The boat wasn’t overly crowded with patrons. The crew was very capable and very attentive to the needs of the patrons. Both the breakfast and the lunch were good. Nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages were plentiful. The crew provided excellent assistance to all to ensure the snorkeling and other water activities were conducted safely, We are planning to go to the dinner cruise provided by the Body Glove cruise company this week.

  • Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

    3. Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

    Set sail along the beautiful Kona coast on a 3-hour snorkeling trip. At historic Kealakekua Bay, you’ll see the Captain Cook Monument. Snorkel in pristine waters along the reef in the marine sanctuary. With your marine camera, take photos of the colorful fish, pods of spinner dolphins, and the landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. Enjoy site briefings and snorkeling tips from the crew members. Life jackets, floatation noodles, viewfinder boards, masks, fins, and snorkels are all provided. The crew will help you enter and exit the water if needed and will provide fish identification cards. They will even take you on a guided snorkeling tour.

    First time visiting Hawaii and I’m glad we booked this tour. My family and I had so much fun, it was such an amazing experience, and we enjoyed it so much that we booked for a second time. We are looking forward to snorkeling again before leaving Kona☹️ . Tour crew /instructors were friendly and attentive. FYI: please be nice and tip the crew members

  • Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

    4. Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

    Enjoy a fully narrated adventure that starts with a stop at a Kona Coffee Farm. Walk through a lava tube and the orchards with your guide to learn about the harvesting and milling process while sampling a warm cup of Kona-grown coffee. Continue the leisurely drive and pass the scenic view of the Kealakekua Bay and South Point, the southernmost point of the United State, then relax and take it all in at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the shore, like Hawaii’s green sea turtles. In the afternoon, visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a trip around the Chain of Craters Road, for the “mountain to sea” experience. Various stops are made to view magnificent volcanic eruption, and flow sites of the past, the beautiful park coastline, and the remarkable Holei Sea Arch. In addition, your certified tour guide provides educational and insightful narrative abo...

    Guide was excellent. He had alot of knowledge of the land and history, but kept us entertained while telling the story. Couldn't have asked for a better guy.

  • Big Island: Volcano National Park Tour with Lunch and Transfer

    5. Big Island: Volcano National Park Tour with Lunch and Transfer

    Start your day with guided visits to some of the most majestic waterfalls on the Big Island. Stop at the Waipio Valley lookout, where you can admire a dramatic backdrop of lush cliffs that drop into the sparkling blue ocean. Continue riding along the Hamakua coast as more postcard-worthy views pass by your window. Take a short walk through the rainforest for an up-close view of Akaka Falls and the famous Rainbow Falls. In the afternoon, explore the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Explore steam vents and the Halema’uma’u and Kilauea Iki crater lookouts, and take a short hike along the crater rim trail. Then relax and take it all in at Punalu’u Beach, where you can spot marine life from the black-sand shore.

  • Big Island: Captain Cook Sightseeing & Snorkel Expedition

    6. Big Island: Captain Cook Sightseeing & Snorkel Expedition

    Discover the natural beauty and history of Kealakekua Bay on this eco-friendly snorkeling adventure. This stunning 315-acre marine sanctuary boasts protected waters, making it the best place in Hawaii for snorkelers of all levels of experience. Jump in the turquoise waters and marvel at the tropical fish, colorful coral, and marine life. Keep your eyes peeled—you might even catch a glimpse of playful Hawaiian spinner dolphins. After a full hour of snorkeling, let your friendly captain and crew transport you and your small group to the historic Captain Cook's Monument. Hear about the dramatic history of this location as you gaze toward the cove where the white stone monument stands.  On your way back, enjoy snacks and beverages while you ride up the coast learning about local legends and history.   Maneuver into the sea caves at the base of Hualalai, hugging the coast and detailing the ...

    Great adventure! The snorkeling was phenomenal and the captain and first mate were very knowledgeable and fun! I would definitely do this again.

  • Big Island: South Kona Snorkeling and Coastline Exploration

    7. Big Island: South Kona Snorkeling and Coastline Exploration

    Prepare for a thrilling day exploring 3 unique snorkeling locations in South Kona with time to take a break from swimming for lunch with breathtaking views. Begin your snorkeling adventure by heading to the turquoise waters and vibrant reef of the 315-acre marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, with your crew members highlighting interesting sights along the way. Once there, experience a vibrant reef filled with coral and schools of tropical fish. On occasion, even catch glimpses of spinner dolphins swimming nearby. After snorkeling, savor a gourmet deli lunch in the shade of the canopy with the monument to Captain Cook as a backdrop and the cliffs of the bay soaring above you. Next, jet off to a new location with visually spectacular snorkeling opportunities and cultural significance, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau, the “Place of Refuge.” Beautiful Honaunau Bay is fronted by large, smooth, and lava...

    We had SUCH a blast on this tour! The crew was laid back, yet very safety conscious. They went out of their way to help me get into the water slowly using the ladder, and we’re helpful at each stop. Both Dave and Zach were extremely knowledgeable about the sights and the various marine life we encountered. Snacks and lunch were fresh and delicious – such a treat! It was also great to be on a smaller boat where we could (literally) get to know everyone on board. Truly, this was a wonderful experience.

  • Big Island: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, & Coffee Farm Day-Trip

    8. Big Island: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, & Coffee Farm Day-Trip

    The morning is filled with guided visits to some of the most majestic waterfalls on the Big Island. The views stop you in your tracks at the Waipio Valley lookout, where a dramatic backdrop of lush cliffs drops into the sparkling blue ocean. Continue riding along the Hamakua coast as more postcard-worthy views pass by your window before visiting Akaka Falls and the famous Rainbow Falls. Take a short walk through the rainforest for an up-close view and plenty of photo opportunities. In the afternoon, explore the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including steam vents, the Halema’uma’u and Kilauea Iki crater lookouts, and take a short hike along crater rim trail. From here, relax and take it all in at Punalu’u Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the black-sand shore. On the leisurely drive back around sunset, you’ll see views of South Point, the southernmost point of t...

    Robert was friendly, knowledgeable, informative & fun!! Took us to all we wanted to see!

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What people are saying about Kealakekua Bay

We had SUCH a blast on this tour! The crew was laid back, yet very safety conscious. They went out of their way to help me get into the water slowly using the ladder, and we’re helpful at each stop. Both Dave and Zach were extremely knowledgeable about the sights and the various marine life we encountered. Snacks and lunch were fresh and delicious – such a treat! It was also great to be on a smaller boat where we could (literally) get to know everyone on board. Truly, this was a wonderful experience.

First time visiting Hawaii and I’m glad we booked this tour. My family and I had so much fun, it was such an amazing experience, and we enjoyed it so much that we booked for a second time. We are looking forward to snorkeling again before leaving Kona☹️ . Tour crew /instructors were friendly and attentive. FYI: please be nice and tip the crew members

Jacob & Ula (I probably misspelled his name) were great ! They were very knowledgeable & shared cool facts with our group. Highly recommend this tour!

What a great excursion! All the crew were great. They made us laugh & very attentive. I learned a lot about the island. Thank you for a great trip!

Fantastic excursion! Saw a lot of different species of fish. Jacob, Mike & Adam were phenomenal! Above & beyond. Highly recommend