Morning Sail and Snorkel Tour
The Hokulani sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 8:30am. Keep a watchful eye out for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Hawaiian Humpback Whales (seasonal Dec-April), and other marine life while you sail down the beautiful Kona Coast. As you enjoy your tropical style breakfast, entering Historic Kealakekua Bay, you will observe the World Famous Captain Cook Monument. (sail time approx. 45 min)
Your snorkeling adventure will begin in the pristine waters and the vibrant reef of the Marine Sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay.“Hawaii The Big Island Revealed” guide book says, “snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay near the monument is perhaps the best you will find anywhere in the state”. Make sure to bring an underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish, pods of spinner dolphins that are also commonly spotted in the bay, and the landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. You will then have a moment for another breath taking view of the bay while you enjoy a sumptuous lunch with beverages. Exiting the bay we set sail for “Red Hill”(weather permitting). The Red Hill area is home to unique underwater lava formations such as archways and lava tubes, snorkel with schools of vibrant sea life. As your snorkel adventure comes to an end, we set sail back to Keauhou Bay by 1pm (approx..), with majestic memories of your Sea Paradise tour that will last a lifetime.
In the Water
Your captain will select the best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay, as our friendly and professional crew will provide site briefings and historical facts. Our crew will provide snorkel tips and basic instructions to guests of all ages and experience levels.
Life jackets, floatation noodles, and view finder boards as well as masks, fins, and snorkels are all provided aboard the Hokulani. The crew will guide you into the water and will have lunch ready when you have snorkeled up an appetite. Snorkel time is approximately 1 hour at each location.
On the Menu
Our tropical-style continental breakfast and deli-style buffet lunch include Fresh island fruits, pastries, and muffins. Ham, turkey, tuna with Monterey Jack, Swiss, cheddar or Colby cheese on assorted rolls, bread, and tortillas wraps. House Salad, Maui Style potato chips and assorted cookies for dessert are also included.
Complimentary beverages include coffee, black or green tea, hot cocoa, regular and diet soft drinks, juices and iced tea. (menu items may vary).
We have a bar on board stocked with Beer, Wine, Tropical Cocktails, and Mixed Drinks available for purchase.
Check-in starting at 8:00 am at the Sea Paradise store in the Keauhou Shopping Center which is located at: 78-6831 Alii Drive Suite #144 Kailua Kona, Hi 96740 -OR- you can E-SIGN your waivers (link found in your confirmation e-mail) and go directly to Keauhou Bay. The boat sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 8:30 AM and returns at approximately 1:00 PM. Keauhou Bay is located at: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. PARKING IS LIMITED AT THE PIER. Free parking is available in areas along Kaleiopapa St. Please allow 3-5 minutes to walk from your vehicle to the boat.
Dress comfortably for your Kona snorkeling tour. Bring swimwear, a cover-up, sunglasses, reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, towel, and camera. Note that we have limited space to stow gear and keep it dry. Sea Paradise operates “shoe-less boats,” so wear sandals or slippers that are easy to remove. Gratuity is not included in the price of the tour, but tips are greatly appreciated. Upload your favorite photos to us on Instagram or Facebook and hashtag #seaparadisehawaii.
Adult (18+): $132.00 + taxes and fees
Child: (4-17): $77.00 + taxes and fees
Toddler: (3-under): $27.00 + taxes and fees
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