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Wild Dolphins and Reef Snorkel Kealakekua Bay

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US$ 139.00
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This adventure is 3-3.5 hr long. Snorkel with

wild spinner dolphins and observe

sea turtles at Kealakekua Bay during this half-day boat excursion from Kailua-Kona. A professional captain and crew greet you aboard a Zodiac-style vessel at Honokohau Harbor and take you to explore sea caves and lava tubes en route to the marine conservation area. Use provided gear to snorkel with abundant

tropical fish on the coral reef and see the 

Captain Cook monument.

Lunch and live commentary are included.
  • Enjoy a snorkel tour of Kealakekua Bay
  • Search for native animals, such as dolphins, sea turtles, and tropical fish
  • Learn about the local environment and pass the Captain Cook monument
  • Satisfy your hunger with an included lunch and refreshments
What to Expect
Make your own way to Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona to board the 18-passenger vessel and begin your tour. Sail south toward Kealakekua Bay and pass sites, such as the Captain Cook Monument, as the crew gives informative commentary about the history of the area. If weather permits, explore the nearby sea caves—unusual rock formations—which are only accessible by water.

Snorkel around the bay to observe colorful coral and tropical fish. Keep a lookout for green sea turtles and dolphins that are usually seen swimming around these waters with their pods. Enjoy refreshments and a light lunch before heading back to the harbor.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently went on the dolphin snorkel excursion with Kris as our tour guide and had an excellent time. It was a small intimate group of 6 which was perfect, so we could take our time and Kris catered the tour to our liking. We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lizletsch
Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow thanks for the spectacular review! Swimming with the wild dolphins is one of my personal favorites also. The dolphin reef snorkel really is a spectacular trip and Captain Kris really is the icing on the cake. So glad you promoted him BEST TOUR GUIDE...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice crew and overall experience. Was able to see dolphins, and the amazing life on the coral reef. Even saw a reef shark! Definitely recommend

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Yipsel S
Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Yipsel for your review. Much appreciated. Last week we had whale sharks ( harmless of coarse ) which also was a really neat experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Dolphin snorkel trip in July with Captain Kris, and we were thrilled throughout the journey. Captain Kris was professional, entertaining and found us 3 pods of spinner dolphins to snorkel with. It was a terrific experience and Captain Kris and the C...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Cheryl C
Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Cheryl, we were happy to have you join us and so glad you had an excellent experience with the dolphins and snorkel trip. Thanks for taking the time for an excellent review.

Reviewed 17 January 2018

We got to swim with dolphins, but the reef snorkel was the best part. We saw a sea turtle up close, an octopus, and our guide Dre pointed out a manta ray right behind us. On the way back we even saw a baby dolphin...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Rose W
cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

This is such an excellent trip and one of my personal favorites. Exciting you got to see some Manta Rays during the day as that is rare!

Reviewed 31 December 2017

I am not sure if this is the right boat tour but we booked with C Big Island Tours without knowing it is only a ticketing company. the reservation was easy to make but what we did not get was detailed information on the tour...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mariemF7261GY
cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Aloha Marie, thanks for the review. This trip normally includes going south towards Kealakekua Bay and yes snorkeling with dolphins. There are several companies that depart before us including fishing, parasailing and other snorkel companies that usually give our captain a heads up of where...More

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