Big Island of Hawaii

Snorkel on a Navy Boat in Kealakekua Bay Reef

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Dolphin Encounters and Reef Snorkeling Excursion

From $99.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the waters off the Big Island on this exciting combo tour. Get your adrenaline pumping as you cruise out and along the coastline on a speedboat. Look for caves, cliffs, whales, dolphins and other marine life along the way. Afterwards, jump into the clear waters and explore the underwater world as you snorkel around. Snacks, drinks and snorkel equipment are all included.
  • Zip around the coast of the Big Island on a speedboat
  • Boat size limited to 14 for a more personalized experience
  • Great value combo experience of boat ride, wildlife watch and snorkeling
  • Snorkel equipment, snacks and drinks are all provided

What's Included

  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

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

      Please arrive 10 min. early. Address is 78-7138 Kaleiopapa Street. Look for boat launches / ramps at the bottom of the road & meet at the picnic table by the restrooms. Park Free along road, NO parking in the long narrow stalls designated for vehicles w/boat trailers.

    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
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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.
    • 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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    Featured review
    Our guides were helpful, and delightful. The trip was the fun active adventure I was seeking and I highly recommend.


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    I would recommend going with a larger company.
    Julie_H, Apr 2024
    The guides were not personable at all. Only talked with a few from our group. They drove the boat super fast and didn’t let us enjoy the scenery. It was like they were racing to get there and back. We were only with them for two hours. The snorkeling was OK.
    Fun tour with music and dolphins
    Bernadette_J, Apr 2024
    Crew expertly invited the dolphins we saw to swim through our wake. The music was great and the view of the coral reef underwater was spectacular. There was a collegial feeling among crew and customers that was delightful. We would recommend this experience to anyone and hope to do it again.
    Fantastic adventure
    Julie_R, Apr 2024
    Our guides were helpful, and delightful. The trip was the fun active adventure I was seeking and I highly recommend.
    We had a great trip!!...
    Adam_T, Apr 2024
    We had a great trip!! Captain and crew were very enjoyable. Saw lots of different fish. Also got some history of the shoreline on the return trip.
    Fun ride and beautiful snorkeling
    Pam_H, Apr 2024
    Very fun boat ride out to the bay! We did see dolphins up close from the boat. On the way back we tucked along the coast and saw the caves. Boat ride was fast and not for someone wanting a smooth ride over.
    Family trip
    debbie_w, Apr 2024
    We were a party of 10 and everything went smoothly. It was myself and husband, my parents and my 4 adult children plus two significant others. Everyone enjoyed the day out on the water and some saw an octopus, stingray and eel !! Sadly we didn’t see any dolphins but that’s ok, maybe next time !!
    Best ever!
    Alison_A, Mar 2024
    Erik and Peyton were incredibly kind warm and inviting. Getting the experience of this trip and boat ride was a highlight for us. Incredible views, awesome tropical fish. We saw spinner dolphins, turtles, and MANTA RAY! It was incredible. The boat ride alone was so awesome. Erik took us on a ride we’ll never forget. THANK YOU! Aloha!
    Amazing Experience
    Katie_M, Mar 2024
    We loved this experience! The instructions were clear and we were safe and entertained the entire trip. Plenty of time in the water! Dennis and Shawn had fresh pineapple, water, and humor that made the experience memorable once we headed back toward the dock as well.
    Amazing and worth it
    Jessica_K, Mar 2024
    We accidentally went to the wrong location and were 15 minutes late, but the captain waited for us, which was an absolute blessing. The captain was funny and cool. He took us to some spots along the coast after the snorkel. Beautiful views of course and there were a lot of fish. He cut up some pineapple and it was just an overall amazing experience.
    Worst ever! Don’t book! Scam
    Elizabeth_A, Mar 2024
    DO NOT BOOK! SCAM! Worst experience ever! The boat NEVER showed up! Zero communication! Second time we wasted our entire last day and didn’t get to do a boat trip because we booked here. Happened with a fishing trip last year in Kauai too! Then an hour later somebody casually returns my call asking if I called and when I say “yeah the boat never showed” they say “oh it’s in the shop” nice try, thanks for the call. Even a refund doesn’t make up for an entire lost last day on the island and lost experience when we could have gone with a reputable company. All the other boats showed up had a canopy and left with their passengers on time.
    Absolutely disappointing
    Lisa_M, Mar 2024
    We were supposed to meet at 7:50am, I got there at 7:40am with another family. No one ever showed up and later on the family got ahold of the third party they booked it with and got told the operator didn’t have a boat and won’t take us out! This is ridiculous. I am still waiting on my refund. The operator hasn’t reached out to me since
    DO NOT BUY!!
    Cicely_M, Mar 2024
    This provider doesn’t answer phone calls and changes appointments before checking your availability. Worst customer service EVER!! STAY AWAY!!
    Tried calling dozens of times to no avail
    jbelden916, Mar 2024
    Should never trust anyone that doesn’t list a phone number. Couldn’t get a hold of them to modify the reservation. Unable to find the location
    Worth it.
    Frank_M, Feb 2024
    The crew was absolutely great. Great people with sense of humors and knew a lot about the area. We had a great time.
    Fun, fast and memorable!
    Lynnsay_C, Feb 2024
    Great trip! It was as fun jaunt out to Captain Cook cove area for snorkeling. No fuss, small boat and upbeat tour guides. On our way back we stopped for whales which were all around us. Got to see a baby humpback breach multiple times! We sped around to some sea caves and learned a little history and lore about the areas. Overall, 5 stars would go again! Also, just note that the boat is a speed boat, and goes FAST. It was a lot of fun, but if you’re looking for a gentle, smooth boating experience, this one is not for you.
    Fantastic small boat adventure
    Suzanne_Z, Feb 2024
    The trip was fantastic. Erik, our guide took us along the coast, we saw sea caves and beautiful scenery. He gave us some history of some of the sacred places we went by. He was so patient in getting us all equipped and ready to snorkel. Giving us all plenty of tips for the best viewing. It was my first time and it was so enjoyable. The fresh pineapple was delicious. We also saw whales and Hawaiian spinning dolphins along the way. What a fantastic morning for us all.
    Nice afternoon snorkeling
    tracyryan18, Feb 2024
    Dennis and Eric were great tour leaders. We saw many colorful fish ant the reef and even some whales on our way. We enjoyed their playlist and interesting commentary as they showed us the Big Island’s beautiful “playground”. We think they need a larger pineapple tray!
    Incredible Experience
    Robin_M, Feb 2024
    Captain Scott scouted out whales for us to see! Incredible experience! The snorkeling wasn’t great (only 5-6 different kinds of fish), but the captains and the boat trip were awesome!
    10/10 recommend it. The...
    Karishma_V, Jan 2024
    10/10 recommend it. The crew was incredible and the snorkelling view was next level. Additionally, the advantage of going in the boat was we got to see spinning dolphins and a tiger shark!
    Beautiful Kona Snorkel
    Glenn_T, Jan 2024
    Dennis and Eric were a great team. Fun to share the day with. They took us to a really nice spot to snorkel and even arranged for us to see a whale on the way!

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