Snorkel Kona-Top 2 Snorkel Spots-Captain Cook Monument & Place of Refuge

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Snorkel two of Kona’s best spots on one trip!

Kealakekua Bay (sometimes incorrectly called “Captain Cook Bay”) is a well-known historical site and underwater marine sanctuary. The large bay is situated so as to ensure calm (lake-like) waters year round.

Honaunau Bay at Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park is a uniquely beautiful spot that The Travel Channel named one of “America’s Best Beaches”. Snorkeling here is almost always calm and the waters have exceptional visibility most of the year.

This adventure provides guests with snorkeling, as well as cultural, and environmental information relevant to the island of Hawai’i and its history. Along with the snorkeling and history your captain will show you several spectacular, unique volcanic geological phenomena including sea caves and lava tubes.

Check-in is at 7:30 am and don't forget your camera!

Stop At:

• Dolphin Discoveries, 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St Keauhou Bay, Boat Launch Ramp, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Activity Details
Join us early and be one of the first each morning to see the underwater beauty near Cook's Monument and Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park. We leave early so that we can have you in the water before the crowds. Usually at this time of day the waters of the Kona coast are crystal clear and offer great visibility. View over 100 different varieties of tropical fish along with an occasional reef shark or sea turtle. These lively snorkeling spots are home to a variety of marine life.

Depending on the day we may even enjoy a little sightseeing along the coastline where you can view sea caves and lava tubes. If you are lucky, you may spot a pod of dolphin or a whale, which can be found here year round (humpback whale migration is seasonal)!
Departure & Return
Departure Point78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA Departure Time7:30 AM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Friendly knowledgeable guides
  • Snacks, fruit, juice and bottled water
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Flotation Aids included
  • Gratuities
  • Please bring towel and cover-up
  • Use reef safe sunscreen (zinc based is recommended- no oxybenzone and octinoxate. lotion, no spray)
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child under 8
  • Must be under 285lbs
  • Must be comfortable swimming in the ocean
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Electronic Waiver required to be signed prior to tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Must be able to climb up a latter to get back in the boat
  • Not recommended for travelers with neck problems
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Hard to find. Just a small sign on a tree where their check in desk is located. I had even emailed them earlier for more detailed directions and I still ended up wandering around the Sheraton and was therefore late to check in. Our Captain, Mike, was very knowledgeable, but made me uncomfortable by how often he was on his phone while steering. I also asked for pointers with the snorkeling equipment and he looked at me like I was from another planet. We never felt rushed and they provided us with plenty of food and beverages. We saw dolphins and a couple people saw a whale.

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