Snorkel & Dolphin Cruise off the Kona Coast

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Snorkel & Dolphin Cruise off the Kona Coast


Time: 8 am

Duration: 4.5 hours

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  • 4.5 hour morning cruise off the Kona coast
  • 2 hours of water time for snorkeling and swimming
  • Water slide, high dive, paddleboarding, and flotation toys
  • Dolphin, whale, and other marine life viewing
  • Spacious 2-story boat with 3 restrooms, 2 showers, tables, & plenty of shade
  • Breakfast, BBQ lunch, juices, & sodas included; premium cash bar available


On this 4.5 hour cruise, there is ample time for water fun, dolphin, whale (mid-Dec to mid-Apr), and other wildlife spotting, or just relaxing while taking in the Kona shoreline scenery as you travel 10 miles down the coast. Snorkeling gear and snorkel class (as needed), a 20 foot water slide and high dive platform, a variety of flotation and water toys including viewing boards and paddleboards, and friendly onboard staff will keep you (and any kids) well taken care of and entertained. On many trips, you're likely to observe spinner dolphins in their natural environment as they leap out of the water and follow the boat in pods!

Also enjoy a continental breakfast, a BBQ lunch with burgers (or taro patty for vegetarians) grilled onboard, and drinks, along with a premium cash bar. For your comfort, the spacious 65-foot 2-story boat has his and hers restrooms, plenty of seating and shade available, 2 fresh-water showers, and 2 staircases for easy entry & exit from water.

Looking for an evening sunset dinner cruise & historical tour on this boat? Check that out here.

TravelShack's Choice


  • Spacious and comfortable boat with many amenities
  • Snorkel destination (Red Hill) is uncrowded (usually only boat there) versus crowded Kealakekua Bay
  • Ethical and legally responsible way to see dolphins

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Hawaii Big Island Revealed Guidebook:

Good boats, crew, and location make this a good deal, and we recommend it wholeheartedly

Fodor's Guidebook:

Good choice for families; kids love the waterslide and the high-dive platform