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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

#3 of 201 Tours in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
+1 808-322-2788
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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 2 days ago

We had a great experience with this company. We called morning of and were the last ones to take the remaining spots. The ladies who helped book it couldn't have been nicer. We were a party of 9. Ages ranged from 3 to 70. Everyone...More

Thank KTO711
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on morning breakfast/lunch snorkeling trip to Captain Cook monument site with my eight year old. We both had a great time seeing tons of fish and he loved the water slides and diving platform on the boat. The food was better than expected and...More

Thank shannonp20172017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family had a wonderful day snorkeling with Fair Wind! Although the boat carried a lot of people, the crew had outstanding organizational skills and made sure that everyone got their equipment, breakfast and lunch quickly and easily. The reef we visited had abundant sea...More

Thank Travelingwithgoblins
Reviewed 5 days ago

I highly recommend the afternoon Kealakekua baycruise, especially if you don't swim or afraid of deep waters like me. They have plenty of floatation devices on their vessel, in my case i used both the inner tube and the belt just to be extra cautious....More

Thank Pradeep G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked the afternoon snorkeling trip and rode a catamaran for 45 minutes to a protected cove. The corral reef was right below the surface and we were provided with snorkeling equipment that worked very well. The catamaran also had two slides and a high...More

Thank rosiebertles
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our 5th time on a Fair Wind cruise and they never disappoint! Excellent food and excellent crew are the norm, and the snorkel destination is tough to beat!

Thank Tim E
Reviewed 6 days ago

My friends and I decided that snorkeling would be our big excursion for our Hawaii trip. We chose Fair Wind because of their great reviews. We decided to go on the breakfast and lunch Captain Cook snorkeling trip. And we were not disappointed! Attentive staff,...More

Thank April R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best snorkel boats I've tried. One tip I'll offer is that we were on the site for 1 hour and 20 minutes. With kind of cold water (to us) we did two 30 minute snorkels with a break in between....More

Thank mandre
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second trip on the FairWind. We loved it just as much this time. Great breakfast, fun crew, plenty of seating and the best snorkel spot. Lunch is great too and my kids had a blast on the slides and the high jump....More

Thank Brenna2006
Johnny P, Public Relations at Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Brenna2006, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed your second trip with us! We will let the crew know that you had a great time. We hope to see you again in the future!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the afternoon snorkel and snack cruise. Staff were so helpful, kind and patient, especially Andy! His calm demeanour enabled someone petrified of the water to have a first time ever experience in the ocean!

Thank cinroneng5
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Dayna C
We are considering afternoon cruise but concerned with how many people are on the boat. Do you have a nice snorkeling experience with all those people right next to you? Is the snorkel gear included? Thanks so much!
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
Hello. I see that your review said you did the afternoon Kealakekua Bay. I've been trying to decide between the AM and the PM cruise. I heard the morning has more wildlife and fish to view and that it can be a little warmer because afternoons can get a little cloudy. Were you well pleased with the amount fish/dolphins/whales you saw and did you think it was any cooler in the afternoon? Thank you.
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
Michelle M
We're planning a morning snorkel on the Fair Wind II and was wondering if they have lockers to safely store items. On their web page they suggested bringing a camera, but I would be hesitant to bring it if I couldn't lock it up. Thanks in advance!
16 December 2016|
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Response from Johnny P | Property representative |
Aloha, I'm sorry we do not have lockers. However, we have not had theft issues on our boats. Your items are safest with you on board or left back at your hotel. We recommend not to leave anything in your car. Almost... More