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Kealakekua Bay and Wild Dolphin Adventure

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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
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Beverages
  • Lunch (sandwiches, fresh fruit) -if any diet restrictions, please bring food specific to your needs.
  • Entry/Admission - Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
  • Entry/Admission - Hang Loose Boat Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Kealakekua Bay
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
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Great way to spend a day on the Big Island. The crew were great and really made it a fun and easy day
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This was my favorite excursion on our trip. The staff was amazing. Answered any questions we had and were so friendly. Made sure we got to see and swim with spinner dolphins Provided a yummy lunch as well
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Great experience with this company, so glad we went with them. My sister, mom and son went on this excursion with me and everyone had a blast. The crew members were all great but a special shout out to Adam who took some extra time with my mom and helped her snorkel at the bay
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We just finished a boat tour, snorkeling with dolphins and had a fabulous time. The captain, Charlie, was a great tour guide, had a great sense of humor, and finder of dolphins. We saw many! His mate, Adam, was attentive, polite, knowledgeable and a great help constantly making
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All the staff was amazing, really friendly, and all the time trying to help! We saw dolphins just one minute after departure and after that we found more and we swim with them, amazing! Also, Kealakekua bay is a must! We made snorkel in several places and that bay is the best
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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