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Save BIG on Kamanu’s Dolphin Swim & Snorkel!

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Kamanu Charters

Save BIG on Kamanu’s Dolphin Swim & Snorkel!

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boats_kona_seaquest_boxboats_kona_fairwind_boxKEALAKEKUA BAY is a blue water marine preserve, known for abundance, biodiversity, coral cover, and some of the best Kona snorkeling. Boat entry puts you next to a sheer lava wall with prolific fish traffic. Just past the point is Captain Cook’s monument. It’s a great snorkel trip & fun boat ride with dolphin watching, breakfast & BBQ lunch.

 

Kona Snorkel Trips | Kealakekua Bay

Fair Wind II

The Fairwind II visits one of my, Snorkel Bob’s, favorite reefs in Hawaii, Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cook—what a guy). The deluxe 4-1/2 hour lunch cruise departs Keauhou Harbor with a tropical breakfast and 2-1/2 hours of snorkeling. Then it’s BBQ on-board and a no host bar. This is the only boat permitted to moor at Kealakekua, so the reef is less abused than a troubled teen from Hollywood High. The reef is prolific with my, SB’s, little bitty fish buddies, who are sure to be your friends too, given 1/2 a chance. The 60’ cat has EZ water access, fresh water showers, a 15-foot water slide, a high-dive platform and ample shade. Snuba avail. for additional $71.88 paid direct on-board boat.

*CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS:
Kealakekua AM trips require a minimum 24 hour advance booking: disembarkment & transport is too late for 9AM trip departure from Keauhou Harbor. Call Snorkel Bob’s Kona stores for advance reservations between 8AM-5PM Hawaii time the day before. Ask about afternoon trip options if AM Captain Cook’s is unavailable: (808)329-0770 or (808)885-9499.

PRICE:
Adult $153.13
Child (4-12) $98.05
3 & under $31.95
*72 hr. cancellation policy for groups of 10 pax or more

TIME:
9-1:30 Daily

INCLUDES:
Muffins, pastries, fresh organic fruit, Kona coffee, herb tea and juice. BBQ lunch with burgers (meat or veggie), pasta salad, fresh pineaple, spuds and fruit juice. Gluten-free options available with advance request. No-host bar.

DEPARTS:
Keauhou Bay, Main Dock

Sea Quest Rafting

Sea Quest runs hard-hull rubber boats, 2-6 people on the smaller vessel and up to 12 on the bigger one. The 4-hour AM tour to Captain Cook’s and Place of Refuge is $120.03/adults and $98.60/kids 5-12. Randie’s small-group format makes for a better outing. Drinks & snax included. Rafts allow sea cave and lava tube penetration. This trip goes to 2 world-class snorkeling sites– Honaunau Bay (Place of Refuge), followed by Kealakekua Bay.

PRICE:
Adult $120.03
Child (5-12) $98.60

TIME:
8 AM-12 PM Daily

INCLUDES:
Includes fruit, chips, soda and juice.

DEPARTS:
Keauhou Bay, Main Dock

*No pregnant women, bad backs/necks, or recent surgeries due to health risks riding raft.

kona snorkelingKamanu Dolphin Swim & Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Combo

The dolphin swim and Kealakekua Bay snorkel combo makes this 1
a fave with my, SB’s, persnickety crew. The 3-1/2 trip begins with a briefing to respect boundaries when swimming with the dolphins, the dolphin swim, then a snorkel in abundant, beauteous Kealakekua Bay. Sammies, chips, juice & sodas are served post-snorkel. Captain John provides his favorite island highlights on the return trip. The rigid hull raft seats 17, but goes out with 10 pax max for added comfort. A friendly crew and comfortable seating round out the experience. Must be at least 7 years old & capable of climbing aboard the swim ladder. No pregnant women, bad backs, neck problems or recent surgeries. SB Special Price available when you bring SB gear onboard.

PRICE
Reg. $139 | SB Special $103.13 (when your bring your SB gear)

TIME:
AM-12:30 PM

INCLUDES:
Sammies, chips, sodas &
 juice.

DEPARTS:
Honokohau Harbor, 8:30 AM check-in. Allow 10 minutes drive from Kona, 30-45 min. from Waikoloa/Mauna Lani due to morning traffic.

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Kona Manta Night Snorkel

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Kona Manta Night Snorkel

Kamanu Charters

Captain John calls around daily and often travels to multiple sites to find the best manta action. His primary vessel is a 36′ sailing catamaran, with an occasional ride on his new rigid hull raft. Arrive at the manta site, gear up, and watch sunset before communing with the rays. Jump overboard, grab hold of the float, and watch the divers around the “campfire” as they flash their dive lights to attract plankton. The mantas feed on plankton, offering an up close & personal manta experience. This is a great adventure for all ages, with snorkelers ages 4-90. Floating and breathing air through a tube is all that’s required in this Kona snorkeling adventure.

PRICE:
$95 per person.

TIME:
5 – 8:30 PM Daily.

INCLUDES:
Includes wetsuit tops, snax & soda. Beer & wine available for purchase post-snorkel, bring ID.

DEPARTS:
South side Honokohau Harbor, 4:30 PM Check-in.

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