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Captain Zodiac - "Beat the Crowd" Hawaii Snorkeling Tour

Departing from Honokohau Harbor, located just north of Kailua-Kona, this Big Island snorkeling tour on board a raft takes you south to Kealakekua Bay, one of the best snorkel spots in all of Hawaii. Departing at 10 am, we arrive at Kealakekua around noon when other morning tours have left, so you'll enjoy a more uncrowded snorkeling experience. This tour is also 5 hours long, which allows for more time exploring the coastline and extra time in the water snorkeling.

Kealakekua Bay is a marine preserve, featuring crystal clear water and a wide variety of marine life. The water is usually very clear with excellent visibility. Snorkel over the bay's vibrant reef and find yourself surrounded by colorful tropical fish and the occasional green sea turtle. The bay is also a historic location, home of the Captain Cook Monument.

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy a 5 hour mid-day Big Island snorkeling tour
  • Rafting tour covers 14 miles of scenic shoreline on the Kona Coast
  • See lava tubes, sea caves, blowholes and archways along the rugged shoreline
  • Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve
  • Chance to see a variety of marine life, including turtles, dolphins and a wide variety of tropical fish

Tour Inclusions:

  • Snorkel gear (high-quality silicone masks, Rx masks, fins, float boards or vests)
  • Detailed snorkeling instruction
  • Light deli lunch with fresh pineapple, chips, cookies and an assortment of refreshing soft drinks

Please note: In Captain Zodiac's efforts to minimizing human impact on Hawaii's environment, does not provide plastic bottles of water on the trip.  They encourage guests to use reusable water bottles and guests are welcome to bring their own or purchase available ones at check in.  There are fill-up stations available at the office and on the boat.

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Where and When:
Check in at 9:45 am. Departs at 10:00 am and returns at 3:00 pm.
Check in at Honokohau Harbor View Map
Driving directions: Honokohau Marina and small boat harbor is located approximately 5 miles south of the Kona Airport (fourth traffic light) and approximately 2 miles north of the town of Kailua-Kona (third traffic light). The harbor entrance (Kealakehe Parkway) can be found by looking for a sign on the highway marked HONOKOHAU MARINA between mile markers 97 & 98. After turning onto Kealakehe Parkway make your first right and look for a mall with a blue tile roof. Our office is the first on the right in the mall.
Children must be at least 4 years old to participate.
Due to the bouncy nature of the ride, pregnant women or people with back or neck problems may not participate
Special Notes:
Life jacket, snorkel and mask are provided. You are welcome to bring your own snorkel and mask.
This tour might not be available if a cruise ship is visiting Kona on the day of your requested tour day.
Operation Days:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (and some Wednesdays)
5 hours
16 passengers
Tour is on a 24-foot Zodiac raft that is U.S. Coast Guard certified and inspected yearly by the U.S. Coast Guard.
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