Join us as we guide you to our paddling destination, historic Kealakekua Bay, then snorkel Captain Cook Monument! See tropical fish, spinner dolphins, green sea turtles, and more.
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Want to snorkel Kealakekua Bay & Capt Cook Monument but uncertain if kayaking is a good choice for your group?
Small group snorkeling trips to Captain Cook Monument for groups with young children, older adults, and beginning paddlers:
If you are wondering if your party is a good fit for kayaking, here’s a perfect alternative. Enjoy all the features of a kayak tour but without the strenuous paddling and for some, difficulty of launching or landing a kayak in ocean swells. If your party includes anyone over age 60, under age 10, beginners, or those with any mobility or health problems, a motorboat trip is a better choice!
Deluxe Captain Cook Snorkeling Tour
Instead of kayaking, relax and join us on a 34′ powerboat and cruise the Big Island’s beautiful Kona coast leaving your Captain to take care of navigating the boat. Our destination is Kealakekua Bay and you are invited to join us on an unforgettable snorkeling adventure to the Captain Cook Monument. This is the same bay and Monument you would have paddled and snorkeled on our kayak tour! In addition to visiting Kealakekua Bay, the motorboat cruise introduces you to Kona’s sea caves and rugged coastline on this relaxing, stable, boat cruise.
The Deluxe Captain Cook Cruise includes:
Departures are at 8:45 am and 11:45 am daily from our meeting location at Keauhou Bay. You will love the quick boat trip (30 minutes) to Kealakekua Bay (snorkeling boats leaving from Honokohau Harbor take nearly an hour). Trip Includes: snorkeling gear, instruction, drinks/snacks, float aids and plenty of snorkeling time. The calm waters of Kealakekua Bay make snorkeling easy and our ladder makes your exit simple. Water temperatures are a warm 80 degrees and water clarity is 100′. You will love snorkeling above colorful tropical fish, amazing coral gardens, and with luck, seeing Hawaiian spinner dolphins and humpback whales (seasonal – November to March).
Avoiding the crowds
The snorkeling features personal attention in a small group setting. Our aim is to avoid the snorkeling crowds by going before and after the heavily populated bigger snorkel boats.