Big Island of Hawaii

Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure

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Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

The Kona Coast on the Big Island has some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. On this small-boat cruise, explore the sea caves and lava tubes along the South Kona coast, enjoy swimming and snorkeling at Honaunau Bay and Kealakekua Bay, and look out for bottlenose dolphins, green sea turtles, and pilot whales.
  • Snorkel at two top sites: Honaunau Bay and Kealakekua Bay
  • Incredible marine life sightings including dolphins, turtles, and whales
  • No snorkeling experience necessary: equipment and instruction provided
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Water & Juice
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Flotation Devices (including snorkeling vests & view finder boards)
  • Bottled water
  • Towels
  • Sunscreen

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    CHECK IN 8AM - The boat departs at 8:15am Check in at our office in Keauhou Bay.

Start time

08:15 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Swimming & snorkeling experience not necessary but recommended
  • Must be able to climb a short pool ladder
  • Women that are pregnant and individuals with back injuries are restricted
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Dave_B
Brendan & Kourtney were excellent guides, very organized, knowledgeable and helpful with clear snorkeling instructions.

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Lots of fish
Christine_M, May 2024
There was plenty of fish and coral reef to see at both locations. We also saw some dolphins on the way to the snorkel location. We saw some sea caves on the way back.
Response from Host, May 2024
Aloha Christin! Thank you for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii's Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We are thrilled you enjoyed the marine sanctuaries that we are able to call part of our home. And seeing dolphins is such a pleasant surprise! We hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo nui loa!
It was great being on a...
debbie_c, Apr 2024
It was great being on a small vessel which allowed us to get closer to the shore to view sea caves and arches.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Debbie! Thank you for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii's Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We enjoyed showing you the Kona Coastline from the water and sharing our Hawaiian history with you. Mahalo nui loa
A beautiful snorkel area
Teresa_B, Apr 2024
This was a great snorkel adventure. I have never seen such a great variety of fish. It was nice to have our captain comment on sights along the coast on the way back to the dock.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Teresa! Thank you for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii's Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed all of the varieties of fish in our marine sanctuaries along the Kona Coast. We hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo nui loa!
Great excursion
Stephanie_L, Apr 2024
Great excursion. Great spots. Just the right amount of time to enjoy everything. Pick up would be good to offer for thr future. It was a hassel getting a Ride to the place from hotel.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Stephanie! Thank you for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii for your Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We are so happy to spend your vacation with you showing you our gorgeous snorkel sites. Thank you for your recommendation on offering pick-up. We appreciate the consideration so we can make your experience as enjoyable as possible. Mahalo nui loa
A great time!
Staci_M, Apr 2024
Captain Steven and Darcy were so nice and accommodating. Snacks, water, and gear all provided. This was a calmer boat ride but I took Dramamine the night before and morning of and the sea was a lot flatter. The tour is absolutely great with a lot of views of lava tubes and caves made by years of erosion. The only sad part was that we only saw one small sea turtle, no dolphins but the fish and eels were all out!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Staci! Thank you for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii's Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We are so happy to show you the Big Island and all of the fish and eels in our beautiful waters! Mahalo!
Amazing !
V_D, Dec 2023
We were on the snorkeling tour with Natalie, Kaitlyn and Rachel. They were very helpful, kind and considerate. They went out of their way to teach first time snorkelers and boost confidence. The overall experience was amazing!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Aloha! Mahalo for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii’s Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We are pleased to hear you had an amazing experience and allowed our crew to share their Aloha. Mahalo nui loa
Beautiful and exciting morning
dianna_j, Nov 2023
Caves, lava tubes, coral, crashing waves and competent captain Skylar. What a fun morning and exhilarating boat ride. If you are on the fence about whether to do it or not…stop. Just go. It was worth it.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Aloha Dianna, thank you for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii for your Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! It truly is paradise when you are viewing the caves, lava tubes, coral and crashing waves! We loved sharing the Kona Coast with you and exploring the underwater world. We hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo nui loa
Great trip!
Sue_T, Oct 2023
We had a great time. Crew were interactive, knowledgeable, and knew some wonderful viewing and snorkeling spots. Would definitely recommend this experience.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Aloha Sue! Mahalo for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii for your Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We are so happy to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the crew and snorkeling destinations! We hope to see you again! Mahalo nui loa
It was an amazing trip,...
Federico_S, Oct 2023
It was an amazing trip, The captain gave a very good tour, The fish were amazing,I'm very happy, The next time I come back I will do it again
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Aloha! Mahalo for joining Sea Quest Hawaii for your Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We love hearing you had an amazing trip! We can't wait to see you again! Mahalo nui loa
Amazing!!
Allison_O, Oct 2023
So much fun!! Cannot recommend enough. 2 snorkel spots and many pit stops to see all the sea caves!! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained what landmark was and how it came about! What a fantastic experience!!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Aloha Allison! Mahalo for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii for your Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We are thrilled to hear you had so much fun!! We loved sharing our knowledge of the Kona Coast with you. We hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo nui loa
Would go again
Connie_M, Oct 2023
The guides were excellent and informative. The snorkeling trip was a major highlight of our visit to Kona. 10/10
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Aloha Connie! Thank you for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii for your Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We enjoyed sharing the history of the island with you and some of the best snorkeling spots on the Kona coast with you. Mahalo nui loa
Snorkeling in Hawai’i
Anonymous, Oct 2023
Skylar and Libby were great! We had so much fun and saw lots of fish, dolphins, coral, and cost line. We recommend this snorkeling adventure!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Aloha! Mahalo for joining Sea Quest Hawaii on our Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We are so happy to hear you had fun and enjoyed the underwater world as much as the Kona coastline! We hope to see you again! Mahalo
Fun, sun and fish!
Stephanie_R, Sep 2023
Steve and Adam were great! We saw a lot of cool stuff and had plenty of time to snorkel. Thanks for making my last day on the BI fun! Mahalo!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Aloha! Mahalo for joining Sea Quest Hawaii on our Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! What a fun way to spend your last day on the Big Island! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your two snorkel stop tour! Mahalo nui loa
Great experience!
Kay_G, Aug 2023
Our crew was very professional and knowledgeable of the area. After our first stop we were provide with plenty of snacks and fruit and given time to dry off before we headed to next spot to snorkel. The reefs are spectacular and it was well worth the $. The equipment provided was clean & new. I would say that this trip is more for those who’ve snorkeled before and want to spend their time in the water and we did just that.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Aloha Kay! Mahalo for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii for your Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the underwater world with us. Our crew takes great care to make sure that they are good stewards of the land and ocean and hearing your enjoyment of the day gives us great pleasure to know that we are doing a good job for our guest. Mahalo nui loa
Great time...
Julius_J, Aug 2023
Great time Lots of snorkeling time and very informative narration. Sea caves were awesome and we learned a lot!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Aloha Julius! Mahalo for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii's Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We are so happy to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the time underwater as well as the time on the boat. Mahalo nui loa
Best part of our trip
Hannah_C, Aug 2023
This snorkel excursion was the best part of our stay in Kona. The water and fish were breathtaking. Captain Steve was so knowledgeable and charming, and his crew Katelynn and Libby were very nice and helpful. We were wishing we could do it again once it was over, we had so much fun. Absolutely recommend.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Aloha Hannah! Mahalo for choosing Sea Quest Hawaii for your Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! To hear that this was the best part of your trip fills our hearts with Aloha! We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you again on your next trip to the Big Island! Mahalo nui loa
Must Do Snorkel
Nina_G, Aug 2023
Definitely a fun experience. The crew (Steve, Noah, and Adam) are very experienced and a fun bunch. We went to two spots and Captain Cook was the best of the two. Loved the snacks and drinks that came with the excursion. Totally appreciated the up close tour of the lava rocks.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Aloha Nina! Mahalo for joining Sea Quest Hawaii on our Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure! We are so happy to hear that you loved snorkeling at Captain Cook and the up close views from the water of the Kona Coast. We hope to see you again in the future! Mahalo nui loa
Excited to come back again
Victoria_J, Jul 2023
Such a great start to the day, snorkeling in the gorgeous waters of Hawaii. Our crew Kevin and Kaitlyn were very professional, courteous, and knowledgable, we never felt rushed. Loved to see the color photo book on board to help confirm some of the sea-life we witnessed after our swims. Yummy snacks in-between snorkeling stops, including fresh cut fruits and drinks. I get motion sickness easily, so I skipped the snacks and stuck with my 2 Dramamine that morning to be safe and it was. No sea-sickness at all! Headquarters, boat and equipment very clean, loved having the pool noodles available too. Next trip back to Hawaii, we are planning to join you guys again
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha, Victoria! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful, sea sick free, day on the water with us! We're very fond of our beautiful coastline and sea creatures and are so glad that you were able to enjoy both. We look forward to seeing you again! Mahalo nui loa!
The perfect snorkeling adventure
Hannah_M, Jul 2023
Such a wonderful experience. The perfect mix of educational and fun. We saw so many different types of fish and loved riding around on the boat. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha Hannah! Mahalo for joining us on our Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure. We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful experience. We hope to see you again. Mahalo nui loa
A Big Island MUST!!!
Jamie_M, Jul 2023
Amazing from start to finish! Easy booking, easy to find and easy check-in…Whole Sea Quest team were first class! Skylar and Kourtney were amazing. The perfect balance of being great guides and being super informative while also allowing you to be independent in the water. We saw countless species of fish, quick sighting of some dolphins, sea caves, learned about the natural history of the island and more. Equipment is great and easy to use for us greenhorns. Snacks and water/juice were super welcome after each spot. The small group was an added bonus allowing for plenty of space to see everything and not be crowded. Thank you to Skylar, Kourtney and all the Sea Quest team!! 100% recommended. Jamie and Kelsey
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha Jamie & Kelsey, Mahalo for sharing your Deluxe Morning Adventure snorkeling experience! We are thrilled to hear you had such an amazing time! Your kind words about our crew are greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo nui loa!

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