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Kahaluu-Keauhou, United States
Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This half-day boat cruise takes you to the two best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay: The reef beneath Captain Cook's monument and the underwater lava formations of Red Hill. In addition to breakfast and lunch, your guides provide all necessary equipment, basic snorkeling tips, and identification charts to help you spot fish and dolphins in their natural habitat. Don’t forget your camera—the route showcases sweeping views of the Kona coastline.
  • Cruise offers coastline views often missed by visitors
  • Guides provide snorkeling equipment and fish identification chart
  • Snorkel around Captain Cook monument and underwater lava formations
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks included
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Provide Flotation, Masks, Fins, Snorkels
Reef Safe Sunscreen
Lunch
Breakfast
Snacks
Filtered Water
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
Keauhou Bay , Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740, USA

Check in location for Hoku Nui is at 8:15am at Keauhou Bay's finger pier located at the end of Kaleiopapa Street continuing past the boat ramps. You may park on Kaleiopapa Street. Hoku Nui is a 50 foot Catamaran with a blue sail bag. The boat departs Keauhou Bay at 1pm.

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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 44 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sea Paradise
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument .

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  • "They provide reef safe sunscreen (you will need to reapply multiple times), snorkel equipment, and noodles for flotation." See review
  • "The food was healthy and had a nice variety; leave no trash behind was practice (a crew member jumped into the ocean to get a water bottle out!" See review

Reviews

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124 Reviews

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Awesome
Beth_V
, May 2022
Wonderful trip all around! Great crew!! Loved everything about this experience! Time of my life! Recommend!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Beth, Thank you for joining us on our Deluxe Sail and Snorkel Tour, we hope to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Fun snorkeling with the dolphins
Anonymous
, May 2022
Nate took care of us as well as the other crew members. Got to snorkel with some dolphins that showed up. Just had a fantastic time so we booked another evening snorkel trip. Mahalo to the crew.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha, Thank you for joining Sea Paradise and we do appreciate our recommendation towards our crew. They are indeed the best of the best. We hope to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Quality adventuresome excursion
Richsrd_P
, May 2022
Snorkeling in Captain Cook cove. The variety of fish was incredible Boat was gorgeous and well maintained. Staff friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha, Mahalo Nui Loa for taking the time to review us. We are happy to hear of your feedback! We hope you'll think of us on future visits to the islands :)
star-5
Lovely snorkeling and sail trip!
Amy_F
, Apr 2022
The crew all worked hard to provide a comfortable and relaxing experience while also being diligent in terms of safety awareness—there were a lot of boats and people at the Captain Cook monument. We were on the morning sail so we went to two different snorkel sites, both of which were so beautiful. We had wonderful weather and calm water so we felt extra spoiled! I want to come back and do this tour again with my husband next time. I had gone on a manta ray tour with another company the night before, and I’d probably do that again too, but with this company.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Amy, Thanks for choosing Sea Paradise for your snorkeling adventures. We are ecstatic to hear you had a wonderful day out on the water and in the company of our crew. We look forward to your next visit with your husband! Until then, A Hui Hou
star-5
Close up with the dolphins.
Evelyn_B
, Apr 2022
Crew were very knowledgeable and answered every question about the history and sea life during the trip. Breakfast and lunch were served efficiently and enjoyed. Lots of space for all the passengers since they reduced numbers to uphold COVID standards. Nice snorkeling and lots of dolphins. Would use this company again.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Evelyn and Mahalo for leaving us a great review. we are so happy you enjoyed your tour and that the crew was able to answer all of your questions. They truly enjoy what they do and sharing their information with visitors to the island. We hope to see you on your next water adventure Mahalo and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Snorkel the best parts of the big island
Victoria_N
, Apr 2022
Hopped on the beautiful Sea Paradise and we set off for our first snorkel location. The first location was actually my favorite as it was very deep and very vast, much to explore. We got about 45 mins in the water and saw a ton of Black Triggers and Yellow Tangs. My favorite was when they threw a piece of bread in the water as we were getting out and the triggers just swarmed around us. After that it was off to Captain Cook which has some pretty reefs and then a steep drop off. It was cool to see the monument and snorkel it. After that we got to hop back on the boat and got treated to lunch, an amazing story/history about Captain Cook and saw some cool geology on the way back.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Aloha Victoria, Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your charter to Kealakekua Bay and as well as your snorkel along Red Hill. Both are truly gorgeous gems of the island to snorkel. We hope you can join us again the next time you are on island. Mahalo Nui Loa for choosing SeaParadise and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Amazing crew, amazing time
Jen_T
, Mar 2022
The crew were so friendly! The whole experience was lovely. My family and I had a great time and would definitely recommend to a friend.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Aloha Jen, Mahalo for the wonderful review and recoommendation. We are thrilled to hear of your experience! We hope you'll think of us on future visits. Safe Travels
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Relaxing and fun...
Ben_F
, Mar 2022
Relaxing and fun experience with a crew that was committed to giving you an awesome experience. I am not a huge fan of snorkeling, but between the awesome boat, tasty drinks, good food and amazing views - it was a fantastic day
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Aloha Ben and Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you were able to find relaxation and enjoy your time aboard HokuNui. We look forward to having you join us next time you are on island looking for some fun and relaxation. Mahalo Nui Loa and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Great value for an...
Zach_W
, Mar 2022
Great value for an excursion, the crew was phenomenal, snorkelling was beautiful and it was a very smooth experience.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Aloha Zach and Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your trip to Kealakekua Bay and that you had an amazing time with crew aboard Hoku Nui. We look forward to having you join us again! Maybe for a manta ray tour next time! Mahalo Nui Loa and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Phenomenal experience!
Joanne_H
, Mar 2022
This was one of the best excursions I’ve been on! The crew, with Captain Morgan, was phenomenal. Every one did their best to make this a wonderful experience. So helpful with the gear and how to use it. Food was simple but delicious. Just the right amount of people on the boat. Once again, loved the crew! We will recommend to others and will use this company when we visit again. We love Kona!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Aloha Joanne, Thank you for taking you taking your time to write us a review. We from Sea Paradise is glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. We truly appreciated your recommendation. We would love to see you again onboard! Mahalo!
star-5
Amazing
Melissa_A
, Mar 2022
Wow! What a great experience! We had an amazing crew, professional, capable, and fun. Of course the sites were beautiful. You won’t be disappointed.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Aloha Melissa, Thank you for writing us a wonderful feedback, We do appreciate the commendation towards our crew, indeed they are the best of the best. See you on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Worth every penny!
Stefan_B
, Mar 2022
Amazing time and even more amazing crew! Not only did they have awesome customer service, but they were down to earth and even had shared some amazing knowledge of the island itself! Started off our trip with seeing some humpback whales, then hit each snorkeling spot complete with stops along the way to dive into the island history. And on our way back we got a special surprise (whales included).
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Aloha Stefan, Thank you for taking some time to write us a great review and thank you for sharing your experience as well. It seems like our dearly marine life wild animals said hi to our dear valued guests. Indeed, our crew are very knowledgeable when it comes to the history of the island. Hope to see you on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Great Day Snorkeling!
Laurie_B
, Jan 2022
Friendly crew went out of their way to make us comfortable! Beautiful new boat. Smaller group is nice.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Aloha Laurie, Thank you for your wonderful review. We from Sea Paradise indeed always make sure to give our guests always an exceptional service. See you on your next adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
This is a MUST water activity!!
Toni_K
, Jan 2022
This was by far the one of the BEST excursions we had on the Big Island. The catamaran was spotless. It was spacious with two bathrooms! The food was hand prepared and the drinks were hand mixed. YUM! But the snorkel spots were the BEST! I saw so many kinds of fish, ells and coral! I wanted to go again, but our schedule didn't allow it. This is a MUST water activity!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Aloha Toni, We do appreciate you taking time to give us a great review. We are glad that you enjoyed the Deluxe Sail and Snorkel Tour. From Hoku Nui to our hand made prepared food to friendly and professional crew, all for our dear valued guests. We will continue to give exceptional service for our guests. Mahalo!
star-5
Fantastic adventure. We’ll worth the price!
Steven_P
, Dec 2021
Amazing adventure! Great boat and crew. Very clean. Very friendly. Snorkeling was fantastic and the boat ride both out and back a thrill.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Aloha Steven, We are glad to hear that you had an amazing adventure together with our crew and Hoku Nui. We thank you for the amazing review and would love to welcome you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Best Sail and Crew on Big Island!
Emily_Z
, Dec 2021
Captain Tony, Ellie and the rest of the crew were amazing! Saw many colorful fish, no dolphins/turtles/whales but was still worth it. Would go again!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Aloha Emily, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a short and sweet review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time at Kealakekua bay and that our crew and captain took such good care of you. Maybe next time you can join us for a night snorkel with the Manta rays.... Mahalo!
star-5
Paradise lived up to its name
Linda_S
, Dec 2021
The crew, vessel, food and service were top notch. The boat was clean, the crew were knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend this excursion.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Aloha Linda, Thank you for giving us a short but wonderful review. Here at Sea Paradise, we are doing our best to accommodate all the guests needs and make sure they are at their most comfortable boat tour with us. Captain and crew that will always extend their hand to help you. We would love to see you again on your future visit. Mahalo!
star-5
Perfect day
Ashley_B
, Nov 2021
Amazing experience! Would highly recommend this catamaran to anyone wanting a super fun & relaxing day! Totally worth the money!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Ashley, Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a reivew. We are so happy you enjoyed your tour to Kealakekua Bay aboard HokuNui. Mahalo and A Hui Hou
star-5
Great snorkeling trip
Dora_R
, Nov 2021
We were a family of 8 spending Thanksgiving week in the big island of Hawaii and wanted to do a snorkeling trip. So happy we booked this trip! The crew was amazing!! Would do this again!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Dora, Thank you for leaving us a great review. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing Thanksgiving week with us here in big island and making Sea Paradise a part of your amazing trip. We look forward for your future escapade with us. A hui hou!
star-5
If your in Kona and want a great snorkel experience, do this tour
Derek_N
, Nov 2021
Great crew, awesome experience. Plenty of room on the catamaran for gear and viewing. Full size (clean) restrooms too. Would definitely recommend. We would have liked more time spent at Captain Cook monument to snorkel but you could spend hours there! Sailing during lunch, while watching the dolphins in the bay was amazing.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Derek, We appreciate you taking the time to review us! If we could spend all day there, we absolutely would :) Mahalo Nui Loa for joining us, we hope you'll think of us on your next stay.

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