Water activity

From Hawaii: Eco-Friendly Snorkeling Experience with BBQ

4.7 / 5

76 reviews

Activity provider: Body Glove Cruises

From Hawaii: Eco-Friendly Snorkeling Experience with BBQ

Activity provider: Body Glove Cruises

From US$ 170.81 per person

Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this snorkeling cruise and dolphin watch. Snorkel in the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to over 600 species of ocean wildlife.

About this activity

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a cruise through protected marine sanctuaries on an eco-certified tour
  • Snorkel with the chance of seeing dolphins and marine life
  • Discover Hawaii’s underwater paradise
  • Enjoy a delicious and filling lunch
  • Make the most of complimentary snorkeling gear
Full description

Join a morning snorkeling and dolphin-watching cruise with paddleboards and kids' activities from Kailua-Kona and explore the underwater world off the coast of Hawaii. Enjoy a light breakfast, a barbecue lunch, and a full-service premium cash bar throughout your trip.

Start with an early-morning departure and cruise ten miles down the spectacular Kona coastline to reach your snorkeling destination for the day, a protected marine sanctuary. As you travel, enjoy a light breakfast of tropical fruits, assorted pastries, bagels, juices, teas, and Kona coffee.

Then, sit back and enjoy the boat's comfortable amenities, including a large shaded cabin with cushioned seating, 3 restrooms, and freshwater showers.

Once you arrive at your snorkeling spot, get kitted out with your mask, fins, and snorkel. Prescription masks are also available. If you're new to snorkeling, take advantage of a short introduction to snorkeling offered by the lifeguard-trained crew.

You'll also have access to a host of flotation toys, including noodles, vests, inner tubes, and more. Or, make use of the stand-up paddleboards available on board at no additional cost. A waterslide and high-dive platform also provide endless entertainment for the kids.

Or, if you just feel like kicking back and doing nothing, check out the floating "relaxation station". Your crew will even swim your refreshments out to you at your station.

And while you're exploring, having fun, or just unwinding, the crew will be preparing lunch. Once you're done snorkeling, belly up to a full-service premium cash bar, featuring a large selection of liquors, mixes, and local brews.

Your Kona snorkeling cruise comes to an end with a return transfer back to the harbor in Kailua-Kona.

Includes
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • 2 hours of snorkel time
  • Reef-safe sunscreen
  • 20-foot waterslide
  • 15-foot-high dive
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Go Pro cameras
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at Kailua Pier. Free parking is available at 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI 96740 a short walk from the pier. Please be punctual, refunds are not available for late arrivals.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Waterproof camera

Know before you go

  • Boarding begins at 7:30 AM and departure is at 8:00 AM. Refunds are not possible for late arrivals
  • This cruise is 100% wheelchair friendly, the customized boarding ramp, with portable extensions, accommodates all wheelchairs including manual, electric, and scooters
  •  Please bring a towel
  • All guests must complete a liability waiver prior to boarding
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This truly was one of the best excursions for the entirely family we've had so far on the island after a little over a week. From boarding to getting back to the dock, the crew was extremely attentive and supportive to us. We have two children under eight. They spent the entire time (~2 hours) in the water and did not hear the patented "I'm board" or "The water's too cold" bit. And they aren't strong swimmers yet. The Body Glove really has all the accessories aboard to keep everyone having fun in the water. And while keeping everyone safe. This excursion really is worth it. Thanks Captain Bob and his crew for such a great time.

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August 16, 2022

This was one of the highlights of our trip to the Big Island. Great crew, so friendly and helpful, and the boat was spacious and comfortable. The captain gave us some interesting history as we cruised along the coast. We saw dolphins, flying fish and had a great time snorkeling. They provided breakfast and a BBQ lunch, both were great! We would do it again in a heartbeat, and wish they had an all-day trip, 1/2 day was too short!

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June 29, 2022

Service, food, and drinks were awesome. Boat itself was great. Loved the extra fun swimming devices provided. Snorkeling itself was the only kind of bummer. I’ve experienced snorkeling with a different company in Hawaii twice before and they were able to get us to better, more calm, shallower, and more visible reefs. I also liked learning about the history of Hawaii provided by the other company. If I could combine the two experiences for both companies they’d both get 5 stars.

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May 18, 2022

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