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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay Snorkel and Marine Life Adventure provided by Hang Loose Boat Tours

Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay Snorkel and Marine Life Adventure

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 16/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay Snorkel and Marine Life Adventure
If you feel sick, please stay home. Travelers to Hawaii require test for COVID-19 or self quarantine for 14 days after the arrival. Please, let us stay open and obey the rules. Mahalo!
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Updated 16/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Set out from Kailua-Kona for a half-day snorkeling tour to Kealakekua Bay, one of the top snorkeling destinations on the Big Island. Look for dolphins and other marine life in the wild, and then use the provided snorkeling gear upon arrival in Kealakekua Bay. This tour is suitable for all levels of experience and includes a picnic lunch.
Highlights
  • Half-day snorkeling and dolphin tour to Kealakekua Bay from Kona
  • See wild dolphins, tropical fish, and a coral reef up close
  • Learn about the wildlife and history of the Big Island
  • Includes snacks, drinks, picnic lunch, use of snorkeling gear, and guide
What to Expect
Make your own way to Honokohau Harbor to board your catamaran. Your guide provides snorkeling gear and a safety briefing as your boat travels along the volcanic Kona coast to Kealakekua Bay. Keep an eye out for wild dolphins and perhaps whales (seasonal) along the way. Hear from your guide about the marine animals and history of Kealakekua Bay, which was the birthplace of the Hawaiian monarch, King Kamehameha III, and the burial place of 18th-century explorer Captain Cook. When you reach Kealakekua Bay, hop in the warm water for snorkeling at a coral reef loaded with tropical fish. Your tour includes a picnic lunch served on board the boat, snorkeling instruction, and use of snorkeling gear. Be sure to bring swim gear, dry clothing, towel, and sun protection. Your tour ends with return to the harbor in Kona.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch (sandwiches, fresh fruit) -if any diet restrictions, please bring food specific to your needs.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (NOT included in this tour. Please be sure to check-in at Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramp 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740)
  • Underwater disposable camera is available for purchase on board
  • GoPro rental (upon availability -call to reserve)
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Additional Info
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is NOT included. Please be sure to check-in at Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramp 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide English and Japanese (upon availability)
  • Age restriction: minimum age 4 years old; maximum age 65 years old
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in an advanced pregnancy
  • Supplier's cancellation policy is 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience for a full refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the start date of the experience will receive no refund.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Lindsey H wrote a review Oct 2020
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I recently did the morning dolphin swim that also goes to the bay where you can snorkel. The dolphin swim was definitely in the top 3 experiences of my life. We saw 3 pods of 15 dolphins in the water. I am a good swimmer so I was able to swim right along side them, it was pretty
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kimberly M wrote a review Mar 2020
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It awesome!! We live on the island and was great to see the island from a boat view. The crew was very polite and informative. The swimming and snorkeling was the best!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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BoardingPass727054 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Great experience. I'm a single mom traveling with my teen kids and we had a great time. Jacob and Adam were approachable, friendly, professional, and very attentive to everyone on board. There was even a translator who worked for the tour company for a Japanese couple on board,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Extraordinary563549 wrote a review Feb 2020
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We ended up on this tour when the one we had booked with a different company had canceled. The crew was very nice. Gave some nice history about the Hawaiian coastline at the end of the tour. When we saw the boat we were going to be on we were disappointed. We have been
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Brandi C wrote a review Feb 2020
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Jacob and Adam were kind, knowledgeable, and fun! They made sure we had an amazing day, while being respectful to wildlife and nature. We were lucky enough to see whales breaching, swim with wild dolphins and explore the reef. We highly recommend this experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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aflo16
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Absolutely Amazing!!
If you do one thing in Kona, make it this. We had an absolutely incredible experience. The crew was absolutely fan
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Night Manta Ray
Excellent night with Captain Simon and crew. The experience watching the beautiful Manta’s is unbelievable. Captain
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jasonbJ3426NZ
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5 Star Charter!
Great day on the water with Captain Jacob and Ryan. They had their hands full with a large group some of which had
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lilyktickle
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A must do!!
I had such an amazing time! I got to see so many manta rays as well as other types of marine life. The guides were
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LisaPisa_CA
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Must do activity while on the big island!!
The idea of swimming in the middle of the ocean and at night is definitely terrifying...but it was actually a very
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ekb1011
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Must do !!!!
This was such an amazing and unforgettable experience . The manta ray was so close I could have touched her
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christinebN7449OO
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A must do!
Such an amazing trip. Staff was awesome and made for a great experience! Kelly was the best! The actual time out on
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magical!
Simon and crew were absolutely awesome, so friendly yet very professional. This is a bucket list item that you mus
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kkhuran
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Great visit review by Three couples
The guide Simon was great. We got an opportunity to see Manta rays up so close which is once a lifetime experience.
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Setallcouch
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Dolphins Tour/Manta Ray Tour
This was now our second adventure with Hang-loose can’t say we’ve been disappointed yet! First with the day tour of
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P6833MKfredl
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A great ride
The boat is just the right size. It was easy to get a good view but large enough that it was a nice ride. The capta
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LisakoSF
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5 star private charter
Thank you Capitan Jacob and guide Ryan aka Spinner for the perfect day on the water today. We saw a manta, lots of
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Patty R
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Memorable experience
The crew was friendly and helpful and the mantas are magnificent. There were about half a dozen swimming in our vic
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915gillianc
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Incredible experience with a great crew!
Seriously the most incredible experience!!! I am nervous about open waters but stuck to the instructions of the cre
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TrevsLaLa
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Night Manta Ray snorkel was so fun!!!
I have to admit that I was scared to death to do this, but it turned out to be my favorite thing that we did. The t
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