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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

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78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
+1 808-322-2788
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US$ 138.24*
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel from Kona
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US$ 87.09*
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise
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US$ 153.13*
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Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise
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Since 1971, Fair Wind has been the leader in snorkel cruises on the Big Island of Hawaii. Cruises include morning and afternoon tours to pristine Kealakekua Bay aboard the spacious Fair Wind II. Enjoy one of Hawaii's top snorkel locations and site of the famous Captain Cook Monument. Perfect for families of all ages and experience levels. Includes (2) 15-ft waterslides and high-jump platform. *Save 10-15% by booking direct at Fair Wind Cruises official website.
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78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
+1 808-322-2788
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a near drowning experience in Mexico several years ago and despite loving to swim and snorkel, I have not been able to get myself to go back in the ocean. I saw that people had written that the water was calm where this boat...More

Thank JoyI
Reviewed yesterday

First, never having snorkeled before, I was unsure of which cruise to choose…the larger Fair Wind II cruise with up to 100 snorklers, or the smaller Hula Kai. I called and talked to very friendly staff who steered me to the Fair Wind II as...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family did the morning excurision on the Fair Wind II. It was an amazing adventure. We opted to do the snuba and are glad that we did. Becky is an awesome dive master. She was very patient as some of us initially struggled with...More

Thank sobiech87
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the manta ray night snorkel with Fair Winds during our family trip in August 2017. It was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced (I'm a big animal person so for me, it was spectacular). The rest of my family really enjoyed the...More

Thank reneek22
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun excursion! Good value for the spending. We opted for the underwater camera rental and, when the turtles showed up, were so glad we had! Crew was fine, though only the captain really seemed to mingle. Glad we did this!

Thank Bsb12
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing time on our morning snorkeling and BBQ cruise. The reef is very rich and well protected. Our two kids (2 and 5) really enjoyed seeing the fish, the corals, sea urchins and we even spotted dolphins. The crew are fun, incredibly...More

Thank selvcar
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At first my wife and I weren't sure what to expect, thinking it was out in the deep ocean what about sharks ect. However the tour takes you right out the front of the Sheraton hotel about 200 meters from the sure. They shine lights...More

Thank DanEames
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the night Manta Ray snorkeling tour. The entire crew was super friendly and professional. We got to see multiple rays that were so close to us. The hot soup and hot chocolate was just perfect after snorkeling. This was certainly an incredible experience....More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great snorkeling by captain cook monument. Afternoon trip was fun and still long enough to enjoy. Crew was good, cash bar. What makes this trip perfect is the snorkeling location.

Thank fire_lilly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took us on our underwater journey -- less cumbersome then SCUBA, more freedom than SNORKELING, DIVEMASTER BECKY taught us the ropes in no time flat, allowing for maximum underwater time, and it was a blast! My wife and 16 year old daughter especially loved it,...More

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Questions & Answers
25 July 2017|
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Response from Johnny P | Property representative |
Aloha, we do not have a videographer or photographer on board. You are more than welcome to bring your own underwater camera.
Dayna C
9 April 2017|
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Response from Johnny P | Property representative |
Aloha, Our afternoon cruise typically has fewer people than our morning trip. Whether the cruise is sold out or not is dependent on the time of year - any school breaks or the days surrounding any major holiday tend to be... More
Korri M
7 February 2017|
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Response from Johnny P | Property representative |
Aloha, Fortunately, regardless of weather, the amount of marine life is the same morning vs. afternoon. Typically in Kona, the clouds roll over the mountain in the afternoon and can cause overcast weather conditions... More