Make your own way to Keauhou Bay where you check in for your snorkeling tour. Your expert guide gets you outfitted with snorkel gear and provides a safety briefing before you set out by boat to nearby Kealakekua Bay.
At Kealakekua Bay, stop to snorkel at one of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii. The bay has been protected as a marine sanctuary for more than 30 years and it typically features excellent water clarity. The sheltered bay provides a great place for beginners to gain confidence in the water, and the diversity of colorful fish and coral reef thrills novices and experienced snorkelers alike.
On the ocean, keep your eyes peeled for Hawaiian spinner dolphins, Pacific bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales who live year-round in these waters. If you visit in the winter, you might catch sight of humpback whales who migrate from Alaska to spend the winter in Hawaii, where they give birth to their calves.
Your guide shows you sea caves and lava tubes along the rugged Kona Coast. Your boat a rigid hull inflatable raft is designed to be narrow enough to enter many of the bigger caves along the waterline. You also see important Hawaiian historic landmarks such as the Captain Cook Monument, located at the site of the former Hawaiian village of Kaawaloa.
Choose from three tours detailed below in the Itinerary. All of the options visit Kealakekua Bay, and include bottled water and snacks, plus an expert captain and guide. Simply bring your own swimsuit, sunscreen, hat, towel and sense of adventure.