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Kahaluu-Keauhou, United States
Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Sail up the scenic Kona coastline, getting views of ancient lava flows and verdant cliffs, and stopping at the Captain Cook Monument, on this afternoon sail in Kealakekua Bay. Slip into the water using the provided snorkeling gear to see vibrant schools of fish, living coral, and even pods of spinner dolphins. Learn about the area's underwater flora, fauna, and ecosystem through guided commentary.
  • Light snacks to keep you fueled up
  • Use of snorkel gear, boogie boards, and flotation devices
  • Use of reef-safe sunscreen
  • Follow a guide on a snorkel tour of the Captain Cook Monument
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Light Snacks (Chips, Fruit, Beverages)
Masks, Fins, Snorkels, Flotation
Snorkeling
Reef Safe Sunscreen
Snacks
Filtered Water
Gratuities not included but greatly appreciated
Alcoholic beverages are available onboard for additional charge with a credit card purchase only
Due to safety concerns we do not allow full face masks on our tours
Keauhou Bay , Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740, USA

Check in location for Hoku Nui is at 1:45pm at Keauhou Bay located at the end of Kaleiopapa Street continuing past the boat ramps. You may park on Kaleiopapa Street. Do not check into any buildings. Hoku Nui is a 50 foot Catamaran with a blue sail bag. The boat departs Keauhou Bay at 2pm.

2:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Advise Staff of any Dietary Restrictions 48 hrs prior to tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sea Paradise
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument .

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  • "I highly recommend this tour to anyone with families or even just for a fun date." See review
  • "My husband is not usually a snorkeling fan because he can't see the fish without his glasses, but they had corrective goggles and he was able to enjoy." See review

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Captain Cook Fun Day!
WENDY_H
, Jul 2022
Worth the money! The guide was very educated and told us a lot about Hawaii. Equipment was good and sanitized.
star-5
Great boat ride and snorkeling experience
Reginald_G
, Jun 2022
Great boat ride and snorkeling experience .very clean boar. Friendly crew. They have all the gears you need. If you have children just ask for a life vest to focus on snorkeling
star-5
Family Fun
Gina_W
, Jun 2022
A wonderful family activity that’s great for those that are too young to actually snorkel. Our little guy loved being on the boat with snacks and drinks and was happy to just swim along beside me while I snorkeled.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha Gina and mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy you and your little guy enjoyed your experience aboard HokuNui. We hope you can join us again for more ocean adventures and one day take your little one to snorkel with us when he's ready :) Mahalo for choosing sea paradise and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Great experience
Adam_S
, Jun 2022
Great experience. Friendly and helpful staff. Educational and entertaining. I would definitely book with them again.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha Adam and Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with the captain and crew aboard HokuNui and we look forward to having you join us in the future! Safe travels and A Hui Hou!
star-5
The crew was nice and the snorkeling was awesome.
Mason_B
, Jun 2022
The boat was nice and the ride over to captain Cook was nice and beautiful. We got to see tons of fish and coral life. They provided every and made sure we were safe while snorkeling.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha Mason, Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review. Kealakekua Bay is a beautiful place to snorkel just like an underwater aquarium. We are so happy you chose to have this experience with us and we hope you can join us again next time you are on island. Mahalo Nui Loa for choosing SeaParadise and A Hui Hou
star-5
A+ Experience
Lori_L
, Jun 2022
Friendly, informative, attentive crew on a CLEAN boat. Wonderful snorkeling experience with granddaughter.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha Lori, Thank you for your short and sweet review. Mahalo for the appreciation towards our crew and the entire team. Hope to see you on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Wonderful experience
Rong_H
, Jun 2022
Nice boat with clean bathrooms. The front has mess net you can sit on it. We are lucky and see Hawaii snipper dolphin.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha Rong, Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and that you got to say hello to our resident spinner dolphins. Mahalo for choosing SeaParadise and a hui hou!
star-5
The Captain and crew were...
Randall_S
, Jun 2022
The Captain and crew were great and very helpful if you needed help with anything. They take great care of there passengers.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha Randall, Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your tour to Kealakekua Bay and that that crew took such great care of you. We hope you will join us again next time you are on island. Maybe for a manta ray tour next time? Mahalo Nui Loa For choosing Seaparadise and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Great 3 hour tour - snorkel and sail was amazing!
Stephr
, Jun 2022
This three hour tour exceeded our expectations. We were greeted and welcomed on board after leaving our shoes at the dock for our 'Below Desk' experience. The catamaran was clean and modern. The deck staff provided beverages, fruit and snacks along with ginger chews (good for motion sickness) while we toured out to the monument. Along the way, they gave us history on the the island and Captain Cook. Once we arrived, they handed our snorkel gear and gave us newbies an overview on how to snorkel., The water was crystal clear and amazing to snorkel in. After snorkeling, the bar was open (credit card only) for the cruise back. I highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha Steph, Mahalo Nui Loa for sharing your experience. We are so happy to hear your time on board exceeded your expectations. We hope you had a relaxing afternoon and will think of us on future visits to come. Until then, A Hui Hou & Safe Travels!
star-5
Go ahead book it👍🏼
venice_d
, Jun 2022
Wonderful experience! The sailboat is nice, the crew is soo fun, food and drinks are great. We saw dolphins! great snorkel spot. They provide all snorkel gear. Great music too! We felt safe and taken cared of the entire trip.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback and wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear of your experience in the company of our crew. Thanks for joining us, we hope to see you soon!
star-5
Unbeliveable experience and Mahalo to the crew!
Kate_C
, Jun 2022
The crew, the captain and the boat were top notch! It was a wonderful experience and catered to the most seasoned snorkelers and the novices! The chant that was done by one of the crew as we entered the bay was such a wonderful representation of the Hawaiian people and their culture. Really made you understand the reverence for the land and sea. Highly recommend it!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha, Mahalo for taking time to review our tour! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour, we take Hawaiian culture very seriously within our company and try our best to share our knowledge with everyone that comes on board! A hui hou
star-5
I love the whole tour , best value for the buck!
ashoka_k
, May 2022
The crew was very friendly, they served snacks and guided the snorkeling tour in the best possible way! The boat was very clean and the snorkeling gear they supplied was good!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha, Mahalo Nui Loa for taking the time to review us. We are is happy to hear of your feedback upon the crew, vessel, & equipment. Thanks for joining us, we hope to see you soon!
star-5
Smooth Sailing
Dessin_M
, May 2022
The crew was outstanding and the ship was beautiful! Our group had a wonderful time and I will highly recommend you guys to all of my friends!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Dessin, Mahalo for taking the time to leave a great review. We look forward to having you join us next time you are on island. Maybe for a Manta Ray snorkel next time :) Mahalo and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Amazing snorkeling experience
Erica_C
, May 2022
The crew was absolutely fantastic. They were lively and talkative, helpful and knowledgeable. Also they were great at anticipating any needs that might arise. Great experience!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Erica, Thank you for the great review. We're glad the you had fun with your sailing tour with us and thank you for the appreciation towards our crew, indeed, they are the best of the best when it comes to making our guests happy. We would love to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Amazing Trip
Luke_H
, May 2022
We had a wonderful time snorkeling with this crew. The boat was new, clean, and bathrooms were nice. The crew was incredibly helpful in teaching and encouraging our inexperienced snorkelers. The captain answered all of our questions, and we had two small kids with A LOT of questions. The captain was so kind to the young ones in our group and let them pull on the sail rope. We even saw two manta rays on the way back! Overall we all had a great time and would recommend this great snorkeling experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Luke, Thank you for taking time writing us a wonderful feedback. Glad to hear the your young ones enjoyed the tour, they can really be curious of so many things which made them more cute. I guessed the 2 giant Mantas would love to say hi to our 2 cute young ones. We are happy over all you enjoyed the tour, till we see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
An experience to not miss!
Hope_R
, May 2022
The crew was extremely professional and kind. They had a deep knowledge of the history, the wildlife and the culture of our snorkeling location. We had a member of our group that was a first time snorkeler, and Roe game him a pep talk that allowed him to enjoy his time. And the drinkz was bomb!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Hope, Mahalo for the great feedback, it's been a pleasure for Sea Paradise to have the best crew in town, they make the tour fun and exciting for the guest. We hope to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Sail and Snorkeling.
Gary_D
, May 2022
Captain and crew were great very informative. It was a great adventure. I would highly recommend this trip. A few snacks on the way. Very nice.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Gary, Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again, maybe a snorkel tour next time with the Mantas. Mahalo!
star-5
Best ever..
Amy_W
, May 2022
This was so Amazing snorkeling was the best.. So glad we booked this.. make sure to book in advance it will sale out..
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Amy, Thank you for the short but sweet review. Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again here on Big Island. Mahalo!
star-5
Best Day Ever!
Amy_h
, May 2022
I really enjoyed the crew and how they worked together. The chant for permission into the bay gave me goose bumps. It was incredible! The snorkeling was magical and the boat ride was incredible!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Amy, Mahalo for choosing Sea Paradise for your snorkeling adventures! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the cultural chant upon entering into Kealakeukua Bay. We are also thrilled to hear you enjoyed the company of our crew and the boat ride to and from. We hope to see soon!
star-4
Great sailing.
Cheryl_L
, May 2022
Great sailing to the cove. Snorkeling was disappointing though. No colorful fish or coral. Crew was great.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Cheryl, We are sorry to hear this as this is not our normal feedback upon Kealakekua Bay. We are happy to hear you found our crew and boat great despite your snorkeling experience!

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