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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-345-0268
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Ranked #28 of 180 activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours, Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Santa Maria, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were so glad we chose Fair Wind II for our morning snorkel cruise to Kealakekua Bay and captain cook monument. the staff was friendly and helpful, the equipment great and the food good. they serve breakfast and a bbq lunch. My husband paid extra to snuba and enjoyed it. The water at the snorkel spot is clear and fantastic... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Best vaue on my whole vacation in Hawaii. Way above my expectations. My 12 year old loved the snuba experience. Instructor was amazing.

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was a great cruise and snorkeling adventure. The bay was absolutely beautiful and the crew does a great job of making sure you protect it for future generations to enjoy. I would highly recommend!

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I don't have one bad thing to say. Everything about this trip was amazing! The area to snorkel was gorgeous, food was amazing, the boat itself was a lot of fun (slide and spot to jump!!) and the staff were great too! We chose this as our one tour experience when we were on the big island and I'm so... More

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Half Moon Bay, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Captain Kirk was great. Very enthusiastic, fun, and tons of info on Captain Cook. He also played the ukulele and was super cool to hang out with. We had the best seat on the boat. Right next to him both ways. We will absolutely be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great boat to go snorkeling on, helpful if you are a newbie, but leave you alone if you know what you are doing. The boat is big and comfortable, although there are a lot of people on the trip, it never felt crowded.

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Auburn, WA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Had a great day in the water with Fair Wind. Lots of fish to look at, information about the area. Staff and crew were friendly. Great boat for a large group. We were expecting a smaller vessel, but had fun with all the people we met.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This snorkeling excursion was amazing!!! The sights, the crew, the experience were all top notch. I sometimes wonder if these types of excursions are worth it and if we can just do it on our own - but this trip to Kealakekua Bay with the Fairwind was absolutely well-worth it. Sign up for the excursion and don't worry about a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Fair Wind nailed it again! We saw spinner dolphins in the bay and flying fish on both outbound and inbound boat rides. The snorkeling experience was wonderful, yet again, as were the crew, the supplies, and the food! Our in-laws joined us and were made to feel right at home, even with no previous swimming experience.

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San Diego, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Booking the Fair Wind Snorkeling is always on our agenda when we come to the Big Island! Best snorkeling we've done anywhere. The trip is easy for all ages and Kealakekua Bay is calm and easy.

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