Kailua-Kona Water sports

Our most recommended Kailua-Kona Water sports

From Keauhou Bay: Snorkel Cruise to Captain Cook's Monument

1. From Keauhou Bay: Snorkel Cruise to Captain Cook's Monument

Embark on an unforgettable day at sea from Keauhou Bay to Captain Cook's Monument on a guided Yacht trip. Enjoy scenic views of the Kona coast as you sail and indulge in tasty light snacks and tropical fruit juice. Meet your guide at the Keauhou Bay Pier. Hop aboard, relax and enjoy the ride. Cruise past rock formations, stop at beautiful coves, and soak in the views. Set sail along the beautiful Kona coast on a trip from Keauhou Bay, marvel at the ancient Kealakekua Bay, and see the Captain Cook Monument. Splash into the clear waters to swim, snorkel, or sunbathe onboard. Spot the colorful fish underneath the water, and take photos with your marine camera of the dolphins and other marine life. Enjoy site briefings and snorkeling tips from the crew members. Life jackets, floatation noodles, viewfinder boards, masks, fins, and snorkels are provided. Energize yourself with fruits and tropical juice. The crew will help you enter and exit the water if needed and will provide fish identification cards. They will even take you on a guided snorkeling tour.

Kailua Kona: Humpback Whale Watching Adventure Cruise

2. Kailua Kona: Humpback Whale Watching Adventure Cruise

See majestic humpback whales and listen to them sing on this whale watching cruise from Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Over 8,000 humpback whales journey over 3,500 miles to Hawaii every year. Between December and April, these incredible creatures gather to breed and raise their young. This 2.5-hour whale-watching experience in Kona offers you an incredible opportunity to view humpback whales up close in their natural habitats. Hear the whales sing with unique underwater hydrophones. Keep your eyes open for other marine creatures like spinner dolphins, pilot and sperm whales, manta rays, sea turtles, and more. Whale sightings are guaranteed or you can join the cruise again for free.

Honokohau: Kona Snorkel and Sail with Drinks and Snacks

3. Honokohau: Kona Snorkel and Sail with Drinks and Snacks

Head to the meeting point and step aboard a stunning 53-foot catamaran. Be greeted by the friendly captain and crew, then set off along the scenic Kona coastline.  Soak up stunning views of the shore and the ocean, and look out for dolphins, green sea turtles, and seasonal whales (December to April). Enjoy a stop to cool off in the crystal clear water, and go snorkeling in search of colorful fish and fascinating coral reef. Back onboard, enjoy a refreshing alcoholic drink and some tasty snacks. 

Kailua-Kona: Catamaran Cruise with Hualālai Volcano Views

4. Kailua-Kona: Catamaran Cruise with Hualālai Volcano Views

Feel the wind in your hair as you sail along Hawaii's dynamic coast with this catamaran cruise from Kailua-Kona. Soak up some sun on the spacious deck or take in the views from the shaded seating area. Sail with a refreshing, chilled beverage in hand.  Check in at the activity provider's slip and hop aboard a comfortable ship in Honokohau Harbor. Feel the ocean breeze in your hair as you set sail past the western slopes of the Hualālai volcano. View where the volcano meets the ocean.  Watch turquoise waves crash upon the black lava rocks. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like sea birds and dolphins as you glide across the water. Relax aboard a ship that is maintained to the highest safety standards.  Snap pictures of the sweeping shoreline to share with your friends and family back home. Enjoy the good weather that this section of the island typically experiences. Return to your meeting point at the end of your cruise. 

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The best day trips and excursions from Kailua-Kona are:

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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What people are saying about Kailua-Kona

All of the crew was kind, friendly and helpful for those who needed more assistance than others while snorkeling. Great boat, great trip, great snorkel, worth the money!!!

Caring and knowledgable staff with safety at the forefront. Lots of history woven in. The area where we snorkeled had a diverse array of fish species. Lots to see!

The crew was great, patient, understanding, and catered to all our needs to make it a very enjoyable experience.

Wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable crew. Exceptional snorkeling.

Great would do again boat was clean and crew was great