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Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona

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Snorkel and Dolphin Adventure
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this snorkeling cruise and dolphin watch. Cruise through the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife. After a safety briefing and some basic instruction from the lifeguard-trained crew, jump in the water for a snorkel. While you're enjoying the crystal clear snorkeling the crew will be grilling a delicious BBQ burger lunch. Then relax with a cocktail from the premium cash bar and enjoy the timeless beauty of the Kona coastline on the return trip. Bring a towel. Everything else is included.
  • Take a cruise through protected marine sanctuaries
  • Excellent chance of dolphin or other marine mammal sightings
  • Discover Hawaii’s underwater paradise
  • Enjoy a barbecue burger lunch
  • All snorkeling gear is included

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • About 2 Hours of snorkel time
  • Reef safe sunscreen
  • 20 foot waterslide
  • 15 foot high jump platform
  • 100% Wheel Chair accessible
  • Fresh Water Showers, three restrooms and shade
  • Sanitized masks, snorkels and fins
  • Excellent chance of dolphin or other marine mammal sightings
  • Free parking 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI 96740-about a one block walk away from the pier.
  • Snorkeling takes place in the Red Hill area. We do not snorkel in Kealakekua Bay.
  • Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Wet suit rentals
  • Guests must provide their own transportation to the Kailua Kona Pier.
  • Guests must bring their own towels.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    All cruises board 30 minutes prior to departure. 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua Kona, HI 96740 (Ilima Court Shopping Center) is the address for Body Glove Cruises main office where the closest free parking is located. Guests must walk one block to the Kailua Kona Pier for boarding.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Kailua Pier

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Body Glove Cruises

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children 18 & younger must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals are available with 48 hour notice
  • Lower deck 100 % wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking for priority boarding
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • Check-in 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time at the Retail Store at 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI, 96740
  • Liability Waiver required.
  • We do not snorkel in Kealakekua Bay. If you're interested in seeing Kealakekua Bay join us on our Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay.
  • This adventure is on Hawaii Island in Kailua Kona.
  • Hotel pick-up is not available.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 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
The crew is friendly, helpful, and patient with new snorkelers. The breakfast is continental so eat something before hand if you usually eat more than that. The blueberry muffin was very tasty. The lunch was tasty burgers. There were hundreds of fish, a few different types. They provide snorkeling equipment. Alcoholic drinks cost extra, but are plentiful. The boat is comfortable. We recommend this tour.


714 reviews
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Lisa_R, Apr 2024
Best snorkeling adventure ever. Extremely professional staff, and I was delighted to see that there were lifeguards provided. Also equipment was outstanding, and I was even able to get prescription facemask. it was clean comfortable fun and perfect.
Would definitely do again!
Candra_H, Mar 2024
This was a fun, relaxing and very well organized excursion, highly recommend!! They covered everything from food to sunblock to water toys, boards, slide, noodles and snorkel gear. Large clean vessel to cruise on for a memorable morning. The crew took great care of us and were a pleasure to work with. Cannot rate this experience any higher. Book it!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Candra_H, Thank you for choosing Body Glove Cruises for your Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch excursion from Kailua-Kona, and for sharing your wonderful feedback with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience onboard our luxury catamaran. It's great to know that you found the excursion to be fun, relaxing, and well-organized. Providing everything from food to sunblock, water toys, snorkel gear, and more is all part of our commitment to ensuring our guests have a memorable and hassle-free experience. We're delighted that you enjoyed cruising on our large, clean vessel and that our crew took great care of you throughout the morning. We strive to provide exceptional service, and we're glad to hear that our crew exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your glowing recommendation, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back onboard for another unforgettable adventure in the future!
Brilliant morning
Elaine_L, Mar 2024
Great morning snorkelling very helpful crew Saw dolphins a mantra ray and flying fish would highly recommend this tour
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a brilliant morning on our Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran with Body Glove Cruises. It's fantastic that you enjoyed the snorkeling and found our crew to be very helpful. Seeing dolphins, a manta ray, and flying fish must have been an incredible experience! We're delighted that you had the opportunity to witness such marine life during your tour. Thank you for recommending our tour, and we appreciate your kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more memorable adventures in the future!
Let's do it again tomorrow!
Amanda_H, Mar 2024
Had a fantastic time! Crew was lovely and informative. Perfect weather and good food. Beautiful scenery above and below the water. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha, Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time on Body Glove Cruises' Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch aboard a Luxury Catamaran. We're delighted to know that you found our crew to be lovely and informative. Providing excellent service and ensuring our guests have a memorable experience is always our top priority. It's wonderful to read that you enjoyed perfect weather and delicious food onboard. We strive to create the perfect environment for our guests to relax and enjoy the beauty of the ocean. We're thrilled that you found the scenery both above and below the water to be beautiful. The waters around Kailua-Kona are truly stunning, and we're honored to have been able to share that with you. Thank you for your recommendation, and we would love to have you join us again for another amazing adventure tomorrow or anytime!
janine_m, Mar 2024
We had a great time. The crew was awesome. Food was terrific. Would definitely do that to her again.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha! We're so stoked that your enjoyed your ocean adventure with us! We are already looking forward to your return! Thanks a million for the five star rating and kind words! All of our best wishes back at you!
Would do this again!
Chad_W, Feb 2024
This was our highlight during our time on Hawaii. The snorkeling was beautiful with plenty of fish to see. If snorkeling turns out to not be your thing, there are plenty of other options including inner tubes, stand up paddle boards, a water slide and a high jump. The food was great. We were blessed enough to see whales and dolphins on our cruise back to the port. Most importantly the staff was fantastic. They were incredibly friendly, fun and serving. They loved to serve the guests however they could. This was a great experience!
Perfect Day
Kristylynne_G, Jan 2024
It was so much fun! We enjoyed the food and the staff. The snorkeling was great. They had everything we needed including prescription googles. I would go again.
Best snorkeling and overall boat trip in many years on this Island - Excellent trip, crew, equipment and boat
JenniferN_S, Jan 2024
Overall, this was a great value. The snorkeling itself was good as the reef and fish are coming back (since the bleaching years back) to the spot we went, and we had plenty of time to snorkel and eat lunch. The trip was wonderful; by luck we saw 2 humpback whales close by breaching, which was amazing and and a huge added bonus; this is the migration time of year. The captain stopped the boat for a short time so we could see them come up again as this was on the way to snorkeling. Overall, the view was always wonderful along the coast. The food was good, the service excellent, there was a great crew. The boat seemed new and incredibly clean, and the snorkeling equipment was definitely new and totally clean and fit well - this is rare in my experience. The crew was wonderful, and the captain told stories and history throughout the cruise. Also, dolphins herded us back part of the way!! I Highly recommend this boating company and particular trip!!
Wonderful Christmas Day Cruise
Diane_A, Dec 2023
My husband and I took our family of 14, 4 kids + spouses and 4 young grandchildren (ages 6,4,3,2) on this cruise. It was a lot of fun for everyone. We saw bottle nosed & spinner dolphins and some whales. The spinner dolphins investigated us while we were anchored so we also got to see them swimming underwater! We also saw some pretty colorful fish while snorkeling. We pushed the little ones on the viewing boards, some of us rode the paddle board, some jumped off the platform, and most everyone went down the slide. Food and drinks were very good, and the crew was excellent.
Great snorkel cruise
Luke_G, Dec 2023
My boys and I had a great time with the crew on this snorkel cruise. The snorkel spot was great along with the slide and high dive from the boat! Crew was fun, helpful, and knowledgeable. Didn't see dolphins until the very end of the excursion but glad we got to see some!
My favorite part of our trip to Kona!!
Tiffany_S, Dec 2023
Pleasant staff very friendly and accommodating! 5 stars!! Fun scenic boat ride! Snorkeling was excellent! We saw tons of fish on the reef, even an octopus! We even got to see a whale on the way to the snorkel spot!! All of the toys are offered to play with in the water- Floaties, rest raft, paddleboard, etc! Our eight-year-old loved the slide and our 23-year-old loved the high jump!
Fantastic, fun tour!
Tiffany_F, Dec 2023
We had an incredible day on this boat with our 9 year old son! The boat was large enough so we never felt over-crowded, the service on the boat was truly excellent, and Jeremy, the captain, provided a fun and safe environment where we laughed and also learned quite a bit. We saw humpback whales, dolphins, snorkeled with so many fish. My son absolutely loved the slide off the boat. A+++ experience all around! Thanks for a great day!
Great Family Excursion!
Terri_C, Nov 2023
The atmosphere on the boat was perfect! Plenty of room for all, good music & narration all along the way. Fun adventure for our family. Service staff was fabulous.
Fabulous excursion for a family of all ages.
Natalie_L, Oct 2023
It was great all the way around. Food was great, music was great, the crew was great. Highly recommend for a half day excursion.
Great Time
Lisa_B, Oct 2023
Great crew and experience. Plenty of water activities in addition to snorkeling - slide, jump, water toys. Food was good with breakfast and lunch. Instruction and safety first rate. Highly recommend.
Gotta Go!!
Jacqueline_B, Sep 2023
We had the best time! The entire crew was awesome, going out of their way to be helpful at each opportunity. Safety briefing was outstanding, had everone engaged and laughing. Breakfast snacks, lunch and the availability to enjoy adult beverages...what can we say!! Would definitely recommend!
Was okay
Rebecca_H, Sep 2023
It was really to wavy. There were many that experienced motion sickness. I didn’t experience this on another excursion. The food wasn’t great. But the staff were absolutely amazing!!
Fair review about this experience
Dulce_D, Sep 2023
Five stars for the staff, hey are amazing. The 3 stars is for the snorkeling site. Very minimal corals maybe to over exposure to tourists activities like us. I would say choose to go in a more secluded snorkeling site offered by some. Companies. I see the five star rating is probably more for the staff who are really incredible- food is good too, but I want the real deal on the snorkeling portion of it - not very many fish and coral reef seems like needing a rehabilitation
This excursion is a must!
Jessica_k, Aug 2023
I can’t say enough good things about this excursion! It was myself, fiancé and our 2 kids, and another family a mom and her 2 kids. The youngest was 2 and the oldest 8 for the kids and everyone had a blast! The staff are incredible and the experience itself was just perfect. The staff were so helpful, friendly and knowledgeable! This is one thing I will highly recommend to everyone who is looking for something to do!
A fun experience (PLUS food)
Serena_A, Aug 2023
Really fun experience, mostly families (not my friend and I), but the crew was great and so was swimming and snorkeling. The breakfast and lunch were both nice. The cheeseburger was yummy and fresh! Very attentive crew keeping everyone safe and a friendly bartender. I loved having access to bathrooms and they even had prescription snorkeling masks! I didn’t use one but it seemed like they went above and beyond to ensure everyone could enjoy their time. They had a snorkeling lesson for beginners as well as pool noodles, a couple of paddle boards, as well as a floating pad. There’s a high jump and a slide. I feel like this was so safe, well organized, and the crew was great. Definitely worth the price and exceeded my expectations.

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