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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel provided by Kona Snorkel Trips

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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

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Departure Point
Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Towels & Sunscreen
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Wendy Kehoe wrote a review Apr. 2020
1 contribution
Kona Snorkel was AMAZING! What a wonderful experience...We were a small group, the captain and crew were super friendly and attentive, and it was all so much FUN. I loved how they kept saying, "This is your tour, guys. Let us know if there is anything else you want to do." It
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Date of experience: March 2020
midgemom wrote a review Oct. 2019
Portland, Oregon116 contributions62 helpful votes
If you get the chance to get out into this bay to snorkel, do it. You have to go on an organized tour boat, kayak and stay attached to your kayak, or hike down/up a steep path to do so. I'd been a few times before but this was the most clear and saw the most diversity in fish.
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Date of experience: October 2019
EliseW wrote a review Sep. 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable, couldn’t have asked for a better trip. We even booked the manta ray trip because we had such a good time on the day trip.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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TanyaSFO wrote a review Aug. 2019
Garden Grove, California5 contributions2 helpful votes
This experience was one of the best things we did on the Big Island. Shari was a great guide and very attentive, and Charlie the boat driver did a great job getting us to and from Kealakekua Bay. They even stopped and let us see some spinner dolphins. Looking forward to going
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Date of experience: August 2019
Abigail B wrote a review Jan. 2013
Kansas City, Missouri1 contribution
Me and my husband did the "Kealakekua Bay/Capt Cook Monument Snorkel Tour" on a zodiac raft with Mike and Luisa. This was probably one of our favorite days in Hawaii! We had a blast zipping along the ocean on the zodiac raft. Mike and Luisa were very friendly and helpful. Mike
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Date of experience: September 2012
About the operator

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By: Kona Snorkel Trips
Manta ray snorkel
Once a lifetime experience to have close encounters with manta rays! Gentle giants..... It was a bit confusing with
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Great time
We travel to Kona annually and have always enjoyed our trips with Kona Snorkel. The snorkel with the manta rays at
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A Truly Magical Tour!!
The Captain Cook Monument Snorkel with Kona Snorkel Trips was an amazing experience that I won't soon forget. Not o
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What a day!
We took a 3 hour tour on the zodiac and had a great time. We snorkeled with a manga ray baby and saw some spinner d
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Renee B
Unbelievable experience
Manta rays are huge and will get very close for an amazing unforgertable experience. I unfortunately got sea sick a
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Best Big Island Experience Yet!
We had an amazing time with Shari and the crew! They were very informative and took safety extremely serious. There
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Trip of a lifetime!
The best experience! The boat is very nice and the Captain and crew were amazing. Went on the Manta Experience and
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Trip of a lifetime
2020 is starting off right!!! We went with Kona Snorkel Trips on the twilight Manta Snorkel and it was everything I
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To be honest..
Host was rude and very much of 'my way or the highway' attitude.. killed the overall experience in a way, though th
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Awesome trip! The trip leaders were very knowledgable and energetic. The mantas swam right up to our bodies and did
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The captain and assistant are wonderful made it feel like home. It was a hands on tour. Would highly recommend this
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Very Kind, Knowledgeable, and Professional
I had never snorkeled and am afraid of the water but I wanted to go outside of my comfort zone and do this for my h
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Awesome Experience
This was an insane experience that was so, so cool. The two guides were excellent and professional, though the lady
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david l
Awesome experience
This was my 2nd time on the Manta Ray night snorkel trip with this company. Both times were freaking awesome. I com
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How this DIFFERS from the rest
There seems to be two spots on the island that tours take people to view manta rays. At our spot, there were severa
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
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