Big Island of Hawaii

Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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Deluxe Sail and Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Ensure you find some of the best snorkeling sites in Hawaii on this sail and snorkel adventure leaving from Keauhou Bay Pier. Set sail along the Kona coastline toward the Captain Cook Monument, where your adventure begins. Jump into the clear water to explore the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, which is home to schools of colorful fish and pods of spinner dolphins. Your tour includes breakfast, lunch, and equipment such as snorkeling gear and boogie boards.
  • Explore some of Hawaii's best snorkeling sites: Your guides take you to the best spots
  • Includes continental breakfast and a deli-style lunch with soft drinks
  • Get insights into the marine life from your guides: Fish identification cards are provided
  • Snorkel in confidence under the supervision of your guides

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Snorkel Gear, Flotation Noodles
  • Reef Safe Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop
  • Gratuities are not included but greatly appreciated
  • Alcoholic beverages are available onboard for additional charge with a credit card purchase only
  • Due to safety concerns we do not allow full face masks on our tours

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740, USA

    Check in location for Hokulani is at 8:15am at Keauhou Bay located at the end of Kaleiopapa Street continuing past the boat ramps. You may park on Kaleiopapa Street. Hoku Nui is a 50 ft Catamaran with a blue sail bag. The boat departs Keauhou Bay at 1pm. Contact 808-322-2500.

Start time

08:15 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

The Captain Cook Monument

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Captain Cook

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Advise Staff of any Dietary Restrictions 24 hrs prior to tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
Operated by Sea Paradise

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.
  • 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.

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Susan_B
Everything was done well. Captain and crew were great. Boat is beautiful (the nicest head I’ve ever seen on such a boat). Food was great and plentiful. Crew made sure we all stayed fed and hydrated. Few gave us background on Hawaiian legends and history. We had our own gear, but the onboard gear looked clean and well maintained. Highly recommend this company.

Reviews

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Great snorkel tour
Valerie_R, Apr 2024
Great crew, really nice boat, nice snorkel locations, and all around fun time. We have used a couple other snorkel companies and what I like about this one is they take a smaller amount of people which is nice. Plenty of snacks/food and beverages. The crew was very attentive, made sure everyone was safe and having fun. Definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Valerie, Mahalo for choosing Sea Paradise for your snorkeling adventures and for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time in the company of the crew and vessel. We hope to see you for more fun in the sun!
Great boat and crew!
Dan_W, Apr 2024
Captain Mike and his crew were fantastic! We are already looking forward to our next excursion with them! Thanks!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Dan, Mahalo for choosing Sea Paradise for your snorkeling adventures! We look forward to having you join us, hopefully in the near future. Until then, A Hui Hou!
Great trip. Highly recommend.
Shane_S, Mar 2024
The crew was friendly, informative and knowledgeable. The snorkeling was first class, lots of variety and crystal clear water.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha Shane, Thank you for your kind compliments of our tour and crew! We hope to be apart of your next ocean adventure! Mahalo!
This is the boat to choose
Nathan_S, Feb 2024
Superb crew! I don’t remember names but the woman who did natural and cultural history on the trip was spectacular. The boat is almost new and pristine. The snorkel equipment is new and properly cleaned. Captain’s two snorkel stop itinerary allows a quieter part before Captain Cook site. Everything was really fantastic.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha Nathan, We are so happy you enjoyed your time with the crew and captain visiting the pristine waters South Kona has to offer as well as the protected marine sanctuary. Maybe a Manta Ray tour next time? Mahalo and a hui hou!
We had a wonderful time!...
Anelise_B, Feb 2024
We had a wonderful time! Ship, the crew, and the experience were all amazing! Would definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Mahalo Anelise for your review of our Deluxe Snorkeling Tour. So happy you had a wonderful time with our crew and boat. Please return again!
Amazing!!!
samantha_v, Feb 2024
This was a great experience. The boat was beautiful! The staff was fantastic. They took us to two really great snorkeling spots. We were lucky to see a manta ray snorkeling and several tropical fish. We saw many whales and we even got to catch whales breaching the water. It was incredible. The staff spent time explaining Hawaiian culture and the significance of the sites we visited. It was smaller tour with an intimate setting which we loved. They had simple breakfast, lunch, snacks and a bar to purchase drinks. They provided all the snorkeling gear and even helped to supply sunscreen. It was an amazing experience I will highly recommend it to anyone and will return to this excursion.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Aloha! Huge thanks for leaving a wonderful review on your tour with us. We are ecstatic to hear of all the wildlife you encountered, as well as knowing our comapny as a whole truly makes the difference in our guests experiences. It's great to hear our guests enjoy educational aspects of our tours, just as much as they enjoy the activity itself. Thank you for your fine recommendation, we hope to have you join us again! Mahalo!
Amazing Day Boating and Snorkeling
Arnav_P, Jan 2024
I could not more highly recommend this snorkeling tour. The crew provided great service throughout the trip, telling stories about the area/wildlife, giving us time to see watch nearby whales and dolphins on the ride over, providing drinks/food, etc. The boat itself was a beautiful catamaran, with a net area to sit in the front that put you just above the water, where you could see dolphins from just feet away. The snorkeling site itself was pristine, with tons of fish. Plenty of time was given at both sites.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Aloha, thank you for your excellent review of our deluxe snorkeling tour. We are so pleased you enjoyed our boat, crew and most of all the marine life. Mahalo!
Great experience from...
Tamara_C, Jan 2024
Great experience from start to finish (book, reschedule, directions). The event and staff were awesome! It was relaxing and fun. We snorkeled and watched for whales on this snorkeling trip.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks Tamara for your excellent review of the Deluxe Morning Snorkel Tour. We are so pleased that you enjoyed every part of the tour, including the staff, boat and most of all the marine life. Please return and book again in the future. Mahalo!
Would love to go again!!
Carolee_P, Dec 2023
The crew was amazing!! Knowledgeable, fun, helpful, and made everything go smoothly! The boat was spacious, comfortable, and had great bathrooms. Continental breakfast and lunch were yummy and snorkeling at the reef was amazing!!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thanks Caralee for your wonderful review of our deluxe snorkeling tour. We are so pleased you enjoyed our boat, crew, food and the amazing reef. Please return in the future!
Great crew, awesome fish
Philip_B, Dec 2023
Great crew, awesome snorkeling, mediocre food, expensive drinks If they fixed the last 2 items, I would give them a 10 out 5 stars.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Mahalo for your great review of our deluxe snorkeling tour. We are so pleased you enjoyed our boat and crew.
New boat great crew.
MICHAEL_J, Nov 2023
Captain Mike Morgan Jesse Laykin and C were a great and helpful crew. Good service and congenial. Provided helpful tips and safety information. 2 year old vessel specially designed and equipped for snorkeling. Great excursion.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Aloha, Mahalo Nui Loa for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear you had a great time in the company of the crew and vessel. We hope to see you soon!
Use Sea Paradise
Susan_B, Oct 2023
Everything was done well. Captain and crew were great. Boat is beautiful (the nicest head I’ve ever seen on such a boat). Food was great and plentiful. Crew made sure we all stayed fed and hydrated. Few gave us background on Hawaiian legends and history. We had our own gear, but the onboard gear looked clean and well maintained. Highly recommend this company.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Mahalo nui loa for your review Susan! We agree that the boat is beautiful :) We hope to have you join us again in the future! A hui hou
Snorkeling in Paradise
Kathleen_M, Oct 2023
Crew was fabulous and very knowledgeable. They were very cognizant of everyone’s comfort and safety.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Mahalo Kathleen for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our crew and the Deluxe Sail and Snorkel Tour. We hope you will return again in the future.
Wonderful experience
Richard_L, Oct 2023
Everything about this voyage was amazing really. The catamaran was quite new and very clean, the crew were really helpful and friendly, breakfast was yummy snd lunch was amazing. But most of all the snorkelling was a wonderful experience discovering undersea canyons and an abundance of marine life on two occasions. It was my first time snorkelling and I can’t wait to do it again. For a kiwi, visiting the captain cook memorial was also very poignant, the only small thing was that the captain promised more of a talk on Cook on our return home and that didn’t happen. We wished that we had also booked out manta ray trip through this company. But you don’t know what you don’t know, thanks so much for a memorable experience.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Aloha Richard, We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to be a part of your special memories! We are so sorry to hear we may have missed more talk on Captain Cook, we hope you'll have the opportunity to come back for more adventures soon. Until then, A Hui Hou and safe travels!
Respect
Janet_K, Oct 2023
We loved arriving at Captain Cook’s monument in such a respectful way. I really enjoyed that the ancestors we thanked and permission to enjoy the area was requested. Very special. Mahalo
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Mahalo Janet for your excellent review of the Morning Deluxe snorkel tour. We are so pleased you enjoyed the chants and respectful way our boat entered the bay. Aloha and hope to see you again
Must Experience!
Anonymous, Aug 2023
Incredible morning tour! The crew provided an amazing experience, we could not have had a better snorkel tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Mahalo for your review of our deluxe morning sail tour. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time. Aloha!
FANTASTIC crew and great snorkel sites!
Christine_B, Aug 2023
The great smooth boat ride and the knowledgeable crew! My sister and a friend and I had a great time. It was the best day of our visit.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time Snorkeling Kealakekua Bay and hope you can join us for more ocean adventures in the future. Mahalo and safe travels
BRAND NEW CATAMARAN with a SMALL GROUP of guests!
Melissa_D, Aug 2023
The whole fam loved this tour! Firstly, the boat is BRAND NEW and it is NOT CROWDED at all. It’s absolutely gorgeous!! I enjoyed the fact that each of the crew members PERSONALIZED the TOUR with their unscripted stories of Hawaii, deep knowledge of the Hawaiian history, melodious chanting, and safe navigation of the rugged coastline. A variety of SALTY AND SWEET SNACKS paired perfectly with a DELI-STYLE LUNCH (including pickles and my favorite jalapeño chips) to accommodate even the most pickiest of eaters. A SNORKELING MASK, and FLIPPERS were provided and FREE SUNSCREEN was available to all. SeaParadise knows who to spoil their guests!!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Mahalo Melissa for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you and your family had such a memorable time on the morning snorkel tour. Our crew really enjoys each customer and strives to have a safe and fun experience for everyone. Mahalo!
Perfect excursion!!!
Ray_R, Jul 2023
We really enjoyed this excursion. The crew was awesome, the catamaran was clean, and the food & drinks were tasty. The gear was sterilized and in great condition. If you’re not a strong swimmer they’ll give you a noodle to float on which makes it very relaxing. The crew turn into lifeguards at each site (they’re in the water) so safety is a high priority for them. The snorkeling was unbelievable….so many fish in the clear refreshing Hawaiian waters!! This is a must-do on the Big Island!!!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha Ray, We are thrilled you enjoyed your time aboard HokuNui and that you felt taken care of by the crew who puts everyones safety as a hight priority. We hope you can join us for more ocean adventures in the future! Mahalo nui loa for choosing sea paradise and a hui hou!
Great experience
Mae_D, Jul 2023
Great crew, beautiful boat and fun snorkeling. Loved that it was a smaller group, not a big commercial operation.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha Mae, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the company of our crew and vessel, we hope you'll think of us on future visits to the Big Island!
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