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Kona Speedboat Captain Cook Snorkel

Location: Kona, Big Island

This speedboat tour speeds you to the Captain Cook monument to enjoy the best Kona snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay! This snorkeling location is located perfectly, as it is protected from the wind and is very remote giving you a true sense of paradise. Plus, the small nimble boat allows you to avoid the big crowds of the larger snorkel boats.

What to Expect

After leaving Keahou Bay, we will we zip down the coast line to Kealakekua Bay to snorkel in the pristine waters off the Captain Cook Monument.

On our way, you’ll cruise the South Kona Coastline while enjoying incredible landscape featuring the steep sea cliffs, sea caves, lava tubes and mountain views and spouting blowholes.

After that, we arrive at Captain Cooks Monument where our crew will talk about all the history of Kealakekua Bay before snorkeling the beautiful coral reef. Kealakekua Bay translates to “Pathway of the Gods”, and you’ll understand why when you see this large natural bay surrounded by steep sea cliffs and caves with arid vegetation. Keep your eyes looking for pods of spinner dolphins, turtles, and manta rays, who frequent the bay.

Then it is time to snorkel. Our small speed boat makes it possible for everyone to slide off at once to ensure you don't have to wait to go down the ladder. Just jump right in and snorkel over the pristine coral reef. The early morning hours when the water is calm is the perfect time to see all the sea life that Captain Cook Monument snorkeling has to offer.

On the way back to the harbor, your professional captain and crew will be searching for more pods of Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins to view. To keep the adventure going, we will stop at sea caves and other beautiful locations such as Red Hill. If you are feeling extra adventure we will let you snorkel in a sea cave!


  • 14 customers max
  • Possible wild dolphin sightings
  • Snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay
  • Lifeguard Certified Snorkel Guide
  • High Quality Snorkel, Mask, and Fins
  • Swim Noodles and Lifejacket Available
  • RIB navy seal speed boat
  • Snacks & water included


  • Age recommendation limit 5 - 60 (if not in that range please call us)
  • No pregnancy
  • No neck, back or mental problems
  • Good swimmer & can tread water
  • If over 200 pounds (please call us)


2.5 hours


Boat Departures: 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather, boat mechanical issues, boat guest capacity not met or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to inquire about a cancellation. Full refund when canceling 72 hours before the tour. No-shows will be charged the full price.