Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch
4.5 hours – breakfast and lunch included!
A Deluxe Snorkeling & Dolphin Watching Catamaran Cruise in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii!
Step aboard our 65′ Catamaran for a fun-filled day of adventure!
There’s an excellent chance of dolphin and other marine mammal sightings while cruising to our snorkel site.
This 4.5 hour cruise includes continental breakfast, BBQ burger lunch, plenty of shade, cushioned seating, restrooms changing rooms, showers, high-jump platform, 20′ waterslide, about two hours of water time, pristine snorkeling, snorkel gear, Rx masks, snorkel instruction, life vests, inner tubes, flotation station island, water toys, sea-view boards, stand-up paddle boards, noodles and Reef Safe sunscreen. Cocktails are available for purchase from our premium bar, offering local spirits, craft beers and blended libations.
Wetsuits are available for rent.
Bring a towel, the rest is included!
Breakfast: Fruit, yogurt, granola & assorted danishes
Lunch: BBQ beef burders, chips and cookie. Vegan/vegetarian taro burgers available with 48 hours notice
Included on this trip:
- Breakfast, BBQ burger lunch, sodas, juices and snacks
- Snorkel gear, instruction and flotation toys
- Full service premium bar featuring local spirits and craft beers
- Plenty of shade, fresh water showers, and restrooms
- 20 foot water slide & 15 foot high dive platform
- Double wide swim steps
- Excellent chance of dolphin or other marine mammal sightings
- Approximately two hours of snorkeling in the Red Hill area (not Kealakekua bay)
Location: Kona Coast
Duration: 4.5 hours
We are located on the Big Island of Hawaii and depart from the Kailua Pier in the heart of Kailua Kona on the west side approximately six miles south from Keahole Kona Airport.
We specialize in accommodating those who are new to snorkeling and non swimmers. We offer “Snorkeling 101” for beginners or those wanting a refresher course. On our CATAMARAN tours, we offer an array of flotation water toys including: recreational life jackets, noodles, sea view boards, boogie boards and inner-tubes. Our Captain’s and Crew are First Aid, CPR and Life Guard certified. There are always at least 3 designated Life Guards who are on watch while anyone is in the water.
Yes, we offer masks with built in prescription lenses ranging from -1.5 to -7.0 at no additional charge.
Absolutely, you may bring your own gear.
We also provide all the sanitized gear you will need.
Regardless of whether guests choose our gear or bring their own, we encourage first time snorkelers or guests who want a refresher to attend our “Snorkeling 101” class where we share valuable tips to enhance the fun! “Snorkeling 101” is offered on the vessel by our highly trained crew right before snorkeling begins.
Yes, we offer rental wetsuits on our CATAMARAN. Our water temperature ranges from about 78 – 82 degrees. Most of our guests are comfortable with their swim suits or a rash guard to keep them from getting chilled, however we understand that some get chilled more than others and have wet suits available for an additional charge of $10.00.
The bigger the boat, the more stable it is. Our vessel is 65′ in length with a 30′ beam and the largest boat of its kind on the Kona Coast. It’s a totally different experience than being on a smaller boat or a raft. If you know you are prone to sea sickness, we recommend you take Bonine or Dramamine the night before and one several hours before your cruise. Please read directions to see that you are able to take this medication. We carry this on board however, it is best to have it in your system prior to boarding. You are more likely to feel better on the lower deck of the vessel as there is less pitch. We also offer complimentary Ginger pills and a Ginger drink which is great for motion sickness and it’s all natural.
Yes, our CATAMARAN has three large bathrooms and two outdoor fresh water showers.
For our Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch, we recommend you bring your suit, towel and sunglasses. If you wish to purchase cocktails or retail items such as underwater cameras or GoPros, we recommend you bring extra cash or a credit card.
No, unless you have medical reasons to use a specific brand. Body Glove Cruises is the first boat in the state of Hawaii to offer a “Reef Safe” sunscreen that does not harm the coral reef and stays on your skin and not in our ocean. We have several SPF pump stations on board for complimentary use.
The best opportunity to see whales is between late December and through the end of March when the Humpback Whales migrate to Hawaii from the north Pacific. During that time of year, we offer daily Whale Watching cruises and guarantee sightings or come again Free! There are several other species of whales that live in Hawaiian waters year around and are occasionally seen during one of our cruises.
There is an excellent chance of seeing dolphins all year!
You are welcome to park for free at our office located one block away from the Kailua Pier. You may park at the Hotel King Kamehameha which is closer however, they charge by the hour. If you require handicapped parking there are two stalls located in the cul-de-sac in front of the Kailua Pier but come early as they are used frequently. We also have access to pier parking however, it is by reservation only and you must have a handicapped placard to obtain it. Please ask one of our team members for more details when you are making your reservation for your ocean adventure.
We do not provide hotel pick-ups. Our vessel departs from down-town Kailua Kona, at the north end of Alii Drive, from the Kailua Pier. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are options for transportation if you’re staying outside of walking distance.
Pricing until October 31, 2023:
- Adults: $158.00 (plus taxes and fees)
- Children (6-17): $94.00 (plus taxes and fees)
- Children below 5 years old: FREE
Pricing from November 1, 2023:
- Adults: $169.00 (plus taxes and fees)
- Children (6-17): $99.00 (plus taxes and fees)
- Children below 5 years old: FREE
Availability and Schedule:
Approximate Return Time:
Please check-in 30-minutes prior to departure time at The Body
Glove Cruises’ Retail Store
75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI, 96740
at the Ilima Court Shopping Center.
Free parking available, please see FAQ section.
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