This zodiac boat 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 zodiac boat allows you to avoid the big crowds of the larger snorkel boats.
After leaving the harbor, 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 the steep sea cliffs with sea caves, lava tubes and mountain views. You’ll experience blowholes and possibly see dolphins on your way to the bay.
Your professional captain and crew will be searching for pods of Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins to snorkel with. The early morning hours when the water is calm is the perfect time to swim with wild dolphins! This small speed boat makes it possible for everyone to slide off at once to ensure you will see dolphins.
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. The Bay is home to another pod of spinner dolphins, as well as manta rays.
On the way back to the harbor we will stop at other beautiful locations such as Red Hill coral reef. If you are feeling extra adventurous and the conditions are safe, the captain will allow you to snorkel in a sea cave!
Honokohau Harbor, Hawaii
74-429 Kealakehe Pkwy. Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Customers will receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.