Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure


4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

Skim across the waves on an exciting Big Island Zodiac tour to Kealakekua Bay, site of the Captain Cook monument and Hawaii's finest marine sanctuary. Snorkel with a rainbow of tropical fish among beautiful coral gardens in the bay's clear, crystal waters. Enjoy the delightful tropical snacks provided before you head out again, exploring vast sea caves, lava tubes and the rugged beauty of the coastline.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Captain Zodiac Raft Expeditions, 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy Suite 16, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708

This is the original rafting company of Hawai'i, with our family run office set up for checking in each of our excursions. Our office allows indoor seating, air conditioning, convenient restrooms, reef safe sunscreen, children entertainment, souvenir shopping and one fluffy friendly golden retriever, if you are missing yours back home.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, off Highway 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740

This is the original rafting company of Hawai'i, with our family run office set up for checking in each of our excursions. Our office allows indoor seating, air conditioning, convenient restrooms, reef safe sunscreen, children entertainment, souvenir shopping and one fluffy friendly golden retriever, if you are missing yours back home.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Travel down the Kona coast exploring the deep waters of the Pacific ocean looking for any one of our resident dolphin or whales. Making short stops for photo opportunities with views and informative facts about some of our islands volcanoes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve, Island of Hawaii, HI

Hawaii is home to over 85% of coral reefs in America, while on the Big island, Kealakekua Bay is your best opportunities to see one of Hawai'i most spectacular reefs. Enjoy the crystal clear water of Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve where visibility can be 70 to over 100 feet while snorkeling. Snorkel in a well protected bay with over 100 variety of fish in depths of 6 to 50 feet.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI

Once everyone is back on the boat and enjoying the snacks, fresh fruit and cold refreshments, the story about Captain Cook and his influence he had on the Hawaiian population and Maritime community will begin.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, Puuhonua Rd, 82-6099 Puuhonua Rd, Island of Hawaii, HI

Since Kealakekua bay is a Marine Sanctuary, our tour is the only eco-friendly way to see the park from our boat without leaving lasting footprints. The hike down to this area is 2 1/2 miles round trip and a 1000 foot drop in elevation, there are no restrooms or safe way to enter the water from shore without causing injury to yourself or the coral reef.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

On your return journey from Kealakekua Bay travel along the rugged shoreline hugging the coast with our maneuverable Zodiac boats. Listen to the stories of old Hawai'i and how the island was formed while you view different geological features. Our captain and crew are always willing to give out recommendations of places to eat, things to see, or events that are happening around Kona, so don't be afraid to ask.

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions

  • Rafting expedition
  • Use of snorkel equipment including masks and flotation devices
  • Potato chips, cookies, water & soft drinks. Offered on the 8:00 AM & 12:45 PM tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 112 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Operates

Daily

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Christopher_M
April 2022

Captain Chuck was amazing. This is such a better experience then the large boats. You get history, excitement, and a more personal experience.

T4940OCkellyg
April 2022

Great tour with Maria. She had great info and history and was a fantastic captain. We saw pilot whales, spinner dolphins and tons of fish while snorkeling. We had a large group so did a private 5 hour tour. We went with Maria's recommendations and had a great time. Tour included lunch which ...

LoriStArnault
April 2022

I had a great time. The zodiac ride was awesome (sit toward the back for less bumps) and there was plenty of time to snorkel. We even went out far enough in the boat to see a pod of short-finned pilot whales. Lots of fun. More fun than taking the bigger boats crammed with people.

jmtolerico
April 2022

I really liked the intimacy of the trip as they were just a few people with us. They were also nice and considerate and made us lunch and give us drinks. Just a cool time and a fun time snorkeling.

Danielle S
April 2022

Captain Elliot and Maya were amazing! They were fun and even stopped multiple times on the way there and back to let us see dolphins and a sea turtle. We got an abundance of time at the Captain Cook Memorial in Kealakekua Bay! On the way back, Captain Elliot stopped at multiple stops to let us se...

juliafT9214AR
April 2022

Love the adventure and had a blast! Love the adventure and the beautiful weather and the fish! We had a blast!

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from US$128.35 / per person