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: Tom Johnson
Just got back to the ship after an amazing afternoon at dolphin reef and captain cook memorial snorkeling. On the way to the coral reef snorkeling we got to stop off and get into the water with a pod of around 30 dolphins! An amazing experience. The two tour guides were awesome and very knowledgeable of the area and folklore. Also felt like a private tour as there was only 4 of us on it. If you are in Kona 100% do this tour! Free lunch and drinks included too :-)
Reviewer: Kristina peeples
We loved our guide on our snorkel adventure. On our zodiac boat we got up close to spinner dolphins and the volcanic coastline. It was a relaxing time on the water and perfect amount of time doing it.
Reviewer: Henry Werch
We saw the spinning dolphins, caves, cormorants, and more. The ride on the Zodiac was exhilarating! Lunch sandwiches were OK. Crew friendly and knowledgeable! As others have stated, there is no head (toilet) on the Zodiac.
Reviewer: Irene Groves
This excursion was so fun we saw spinner dolphins it was perfect there were probably about 14 of us nice small group got to ride a zodiac boat which was fun the guides were awsome.
Reviewer: Sandra Capasso
We chose this snorkel adventure instead of booking with the cruise. So happy we did! There were 6 passengers on this snorkel and we got a lot of individual attention. Captain went out of his way to get us to see dolphins, spinner whales and other sights. Great, great trip! Highly recommend!