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Mauna Lani Sea Adventures

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68-1292 S Kaniku Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9729
+1 808-885-7883
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Puako Snorkel cruise amazing

My wife and I have taken snorkel cruises with the major carriers on the Big Island as well as on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
1943papa34
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Colleyville, Texas
Almost too easy to have that much fun diving

Nothing that wasn't good about this diving experience. The staff, dive masters, and accommodations... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bigdaddyhayes
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Welcome aboard Winona, our 50-foot, Polynesian style sailing catamaran! Winona is U.S.C.G. Certified for a maximum of 49 passengers, with plenty of room to comfortably accommodate large groups while still being cozy enough for smaller, intimate gatherings. She has a 3/4 covered cabin area to protect you from the sun and wind, and her large viewing windows allow you to still enjoy the views outside from her covered seating area. Her open deck is spacious and provides plenty of outside seating and areas to sunbathe. Winona's "Stairway to the Sea" allows easy access to and from the ocean for snorkelers and swimmers. She is equipped with two restrooms for your convenience. The dress code on Winona is casual to resort attire. We suggest flat, soft-soled shoes or sandals. Hard sole or high heel shoes are not recommended. Winona does have nonskid decking so bare feet are welcome. We recommend you bring along sunglasses, a hat or visor, waterproof sunscreen and a beach cover up to help protect you from the sun. Towels are provided. Our helpful staff will provide instructions and then equip you with all you need for a spectacular snorkeling experience! Mask, Fins and Snorkel sets or View Boards with built in windows are available to start your adventure. We offer everyone a safety vest and defogger to help keep your experience both safe and fun! If you would like a special keepsake of your group's event, let us know. We can arrange professional video services (above and below the surface) for your group at an additional cost. For individual travelers staying on the Resort's grounds, the hotels provide free shuttle service to and from our departure and arrival locations. Our Captains and Crew look forward to assisting you in creating wonderful memories of your stay in Hawaii! Aloha!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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68-1292 S Kaniku Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9729
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+1 808-885-7883

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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I have taken snorkel cruises with the major carriers on the Big Island as well as on Maui....while all those outings were excellent and professionally managed we agreed Mauna Lani Sea Adventures ranks #1 on our list. Capt Spike and the entire...More

Thank 1943papa34
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nothing that wasn't good about this diving experience. The staff, dive masters, and accommodations were all great. Friendly, helpful, easy, etc... Steve, Gary, Spike, all made for good dives. The dive sites were close and great. I know there are more "epic" diving adventures to...More

Thank bigdaddyhayes
Reviewed 5 days ago

The visit to the Big Island was complete with a family snorkeling experience. Thank you to the crew.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This sunset cruise was so much fun! I went with my mom and friend. First you board a dingy boat and it takes you out to the catamaran which is about 100 yards out. Then you have to climb up a ladder and onto the...More

Thank csabol
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, helpful staff with a monologue that puts a smile on your face. Rocky boarding the catamaran from the pontoon launch boat, but when you follow instructions you can climb right aboard with little difficulty. Comfortable clothing, the ocean is warm and so is the...More

1  Thank kobrakommander_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

DM Gary was fantastic and lead us with a few others on a 2 Dive morning off the boat offshore. Boat is small, but works very well. Both sites were within 10-15 mins from dock and offering solid diving. Turtle Cleaning Station offered great Viz,...More

Thank NelsonLife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to snorkel - beautiful water. Saw turtles right away. Boat was in great condition/clean. Friendly crew - Capt. Spike. He was very welcoming, friendly, lots of info. Only comment - Rethink snacks & add a bit more - 2 mediocre bowls of chips...More

Thank dovecanyoncalif
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did 3 tanks (1 tank as a refresher and a 2-tank morning dive) with Mauna Lani Sea Adventures and am very happy with the choice. All my dives were with Adam, great instructor, fun and safe. Dives are completely hassle-free (you don't lift a...More

Thank Luca R
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It was a gorgeous day for a day on the boat. Staff was great and accommodating with drinks and snacks. They took us to a nice snorkeling spot--not an abundance of sea life, but we had fun nonetheless. We are all beginner snorklers. I wore...More

Thank LoriGP123
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Excellent two tank dives handled in a friendly and thoroughly professional manner by Gary (captain) and Spike (our dive master). Saw wonderful turtles, a huge barracuda and a reef shark! Would highly recommend.

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Hi, Sorry I am not very familiar with how to get around Hawaii, we rented a car so not sure of what your alternatives are. We planned our excursions for the Mauna Lani Sea Adventures through their website. The hotel does... More
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