Dolphin Reef & Captain Cook Snorkel Adventure
Get up close to colorful marine life on this Kealakekua Bay tour. This 1-hour snorkel adventure is a fun, interactive way to learn about the area's cool creatures and attractions. Join us today for an unforgettable underwater experience.
You'll head about 17 miles south to Kealakekua Bay to begin your tour. En route to the snorkel site, your knowledgeable guides will point out numerous historical locales and recount the local lore behind them. They'll also be on the lookout for whales and dolphins; if the weather cooperates, your guide may allow you to splash near the boat to have the dolphins come up and play!
Once you arrive at the snorkel site, you will have about an hour to explore to your heart's content. You can expect to lay eyes on turtles, coral, the famous Captain Cook monument, sea caves and lava tubes - to name a few. Lunch is included on this Kealakekua Bay snorkel tour: deli wrap, fruit, chips and water or juice (subject to change).
Reviewer: Robert Furtado
We loved this tour! On the way out the captain spotted a pod of Spinner Dolphins and we got to snorkel with 18 dolphins who were as interested in us as we were in them. We then spent about an hour snorkeling among the most beautiful assortment of fish we had,ever seen! Just be aware of the fact that the boat is,an inflatable "zodiac" type boat. It has no facilities and the ride I'd fast and rough. This wasn't a problem for us but could be for anyone with back or sea sickness issues. The crew was very helpful and experienced. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Hawaii.
Reviewer: Roma Klicius
The trip to the Captain Cook's place was fantastic by itself. Small group of people ( 10 of us) were taken on the Zodiac boat along the coast , stopping twice at the latitudes to enjoy the blue clear waters, abundance of Yellow Tangs ,openings of lava tubes, - all that while absorbing information provided by our frendly Captain. The actual snorkeling beat all expectations! All colors, shapes, sizes- amazing! I even saw a couple of gorgeous Humumununukuapua'a fish!
Reviewer: Piero Calligaro
Great crew, great boat and an awesome adventure. Can not rave about this excursion enough. The boat is just the right size for an intimate ride. Everyone is looked after and there is some flexibility to allow for the unexpected.(Like spotting a wild goat herd)
Reviewer: Terri Brightwell
It was very exciting to snorkel at the reef and hear the Dolphin facts from the two gals escorting us by boat. They were very knowledgable!! The unexpected picnic lunch was a bonus too!! Use sun screen before getting on their boat like they tell you!!
Reviewer: George Tower
This is an awesome excursion. The scenery is breathtaking; the history intriguing; and the snorkeling unforgettable. When you go under the crystal clear water, it's like you jumped into the middle of a tropical fish tank. All shapes, sizes, and colors of fish swim all around you and throughout the colorful coral below. If you're lucky - I was not - the dolphins may even visit your snorkeling site.