5 Hours
Duration
Big Island
Location
Lunch
Meal
8:30AM
Tour Times
Best Of Hawaii

The Hokulani sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 8:30am. Keep a watchful eye out for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Hawaiian Humpback Whales (seasonal Dec-April), and other marine life while you sail down the beautiful Kona Coast. As you enjoy your tropical style breakfast, entering Historic Kealakekua Bay, you will observe the World Famous Captain Cook Monument. (sail time approx. 45 min) Your snorkeling will begin in the pristine waters and the vibrant reef of the Marine Sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay.  “Hawaii The Big Island Revealed” guide book says, “snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay near the monument is perhaps the best you will find anywhere in the state”. Make sure to bring an underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish, pods of spinner dolphins that are also commonly spotted in the bay, and the landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. You will then have a moment for another breathtaking view of the bay while you enjoy a sumptuous lunch with beverages. Exiting the bay we set sail for “Red Hill”(weather permitting). The Red Hill area is home to unique underwater lava formations such as archways and lava tubes, snorkel with schools of vibrant sea life. As your snorkel adventure comes to an end, we set sail back to Keauhou Bay by 1pm (approx..), with majestic memories of your Sea Paradise tour that will last a lifetime.

In the Water:
Your captain will select the best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay, as our friendly and professional crew members provide site briefings and historical facts. Our crew members will provide snorkel tips and basic instructions to guests of all ages and experience levels.

Life jackets, flotation noodles, and view finder boards as well as masks, fins, and snorkels are provided aboard the Hokulani. The crewmembers will help you enter and exit the water if needed and will provide fish identification cards. They will even take you on a guided snorkel tour and have lunch ready when you have snorkeled up an appetite. Snorkel time is approximately 1 hour at both locations.

On the Menu:
Tropical style continental breakfast and deli style buffet lunch includes: Fresh island fruits, pastries, and muffins. Ham, turkey, tuna with assorted rolls, bread, and tortillas wraps. Monterey Jack, Swiss, Cheddar, and Colby cheese. House salad, and also Maui Style potato chips. Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, mustard, mayo, upcountry veggies. Assorted cookies for dessert. Beverages include: Kona Coffee, black and green tea, hot cocoa, regular and diet soft drinks, juices, and iced tea. Cold storage is provided.  
(menu items may vary)

Schedule:

  • Availability: Monday to Sunday
  • Tour Time: Departs 8:30 AM (8:00 AM check-in)
  • Duration: 5 Hours

We suggest you bring:

  • Swimwear
  • Cover-up
  • Sunglasses
  • Reef safe sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Gratuity is not included in the price of the tour but tips are greatly appreciated.

Please Note: We have limited space to stow gear and keep it dry.
Sea Paradise operates a “shoe-less boat” so wear sandals or shoes that are easy to remove.

Restrictions:
Sailing availability on day tours will be determined by the Captain based on wind, and weather conditions.

Location & Check in details:
Check-in at 8am at the Sea Paradise store located at 78-6831 Alii Drive Suite #144, Kailua-Kona, Hi 96740 in the Keauhou Shopping Center. (Look for the 3 tall flag poles. Just north of the Tropic’s Bar.) We will then issue your boarding passes and give you driving directions to meet the boat for departure at Keauhou Bay.

Special Notes:
Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure time.

Activity Company: Sea Paradise

Tropical style continental breakfast and deli style buffet lunch includes:

Fresh island fruits, pastries, and muffins.
Ham, turkey, tuna with assorted rolls, bread, and tortillas wraps.
Monterey Jack, Swiss, Cheddar, and Colby cheese.
House salad, and also Maui Style potato chips.
Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, mustard, mayo, upcountry veggies.
Assorted cookies for dessert.
Beverages include: Kona Coffee, black and green tea, hot cocoa, regular and diet soft drinks, juices, and iced tea.

Note: Cold storage is provided.  (Menu items may vary)