is a marine protected area (MPA) 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.
Fair Wind 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, 2-1/2 hours of snorkeling & BBQ with no-host bar. Snuba too! More Info
Child (4-12) $109.60
3 & under $32.11
Kona Night Manta Snorkel
Rays swim in all Hawaiian waters, but the Big Island of Hawaii (Kona) is the hub of manta ray action. Floating & breathing air through a plastic tube is all that’s required on a Kona night manta snorkel.
Big Island, Hawaii is the hub of manta ray activity. Paddle a traditional Hawaiian double-hull canoe & snorkel with mantas–a steersman and guide make it a breeze. Maximum manta snorkel time and quiet, personal communion with the rays. 2 canoes, 2 crew per boat, only 6 pax max. More Info
$113.54 per person
A snorkel adventure unique to Big Island, Hawaii. Floating and breathing air through a tube is all that’s required in this manta snorkel. Captain John calls around daily and visits multiple sites to find the best manta action. 36′ sailing catamaran or an occasional ride on a rigid hull raft. Ages 7 & up. More Info
$116.90 per person.
Whale Watching & Sunset Sails
Humpback whales migrate annually from Alaska to Hawaii to mate & give birth. December thru April is whale watching season, with the main action end of January through mid-April. A standard whale watch goes 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Snorkel Bob’s Yacht Consortium offers a full range of trips & vessels: zodiac rafts for up-close and personal adventures, vessels with shaded cabins, WC & no-host bar, or multi-format trips with snorkeling, whale & dolphin watching, breakfast, lunch or sunset cocktails.