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Address: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808-322-2788
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Description: If you’re looking for a unique snorkel adventure with great service amidst...
If you’re looking for a unique snorkel adventure with great service amidst luxurious comfort – Hula Kai is for you! Discover underwater caves and arches. See whales, dolphins, Mantas, and amazing historical sites. Swim with exotic tropical fish around remote reefs and ancient underwater lava flows. The options are endless! All snorkel gear is provided, and our experienced guides are there to help you. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and a hearty barbecue lunch during cruise.
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A great snorkeling day!

We went on the morning snorkeling tour and had a great time. The crew is fantastic and when they spot "Critters (the captain's term)" such as whales, dolphins, sea turtles, etc... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We went on the morning snorkeling tour and had a great time. The crew is fantastic and when they spot "Critters (the captain's term)" such as whales, dolphins, sea turtles, etc., he will stop and float in the area while we watch them frolic in the water. The food is quite good and the snorkeling is good for Hawaii. Still... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

informative, so when we returned in March 2015, we signed up with Fair Winds for the Hula Kai day trip, the Hula Kai Snorkel with the Mantas and went back to Captain Cook's Monument. Great staff and we highly recommend them.

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Lady Lake
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The morning snorkel cruise on the Hula Kai is really a Great time. The staff is very pleasant and helpful with every detail. The snorkeling was great and the addition of the sea rockets and snuba really made it a special time! I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone looking for a great water experience!!

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This activity was well worth the cost. Comfortable seats, great food and lots of sun. Really appreciated the vision corrected masks!

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Anacortes
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ruff water put a bummer on the trip, but the captain made the right call. If you are in Kona the Hula Kai and Fair Winds is a must. We have been on the Fair winds morning snorkel trip for 10 years in a row. Thats how much we like the company.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This snorkel trip is worth the money. The ride out is less than 5 minutes, and then you are holding on to a long, floating raft for viewing, which is right next to the boat. There were a ton of plankton where we were (away from the other boats)--even the crew commented about how plentiful the plankton were--but the manta... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Excellent!!! From the captain and crew to the marine life. We saw a humpback breach, spinner dolphins spinning and all sorts of reef fish. It was great to be on a smaller boat and have the individual attention from the captain and crew. We felt well cared for and we had an awesome experience - already planning to go again... More 

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Richmond, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Enjoyed the cruise and the experience in the water with the Rays was amazing. A truly must do experience while in Kona.

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Louisville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

One of the best snorkel trips we have ever been on. The smaller boat made it seem like we were with new friends instead of strangers. There were many opportunities to Snuba, paddle board, and snorkel. This tour was a pleasant surprise.

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Reno
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Nice boat and friendly/professional crew. Didn't care for the Snuba upsell which was given a bit more emphasis than necessary in my opinion. Because of surf conditions didn't get the variety of snorkel sites expected and that was a disappointment. You pay your money and take your chances re weather and conditions. Lunch provided was pretty good.

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