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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 181 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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denver city, tx
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I'll admit I was hesitant to take a large tour. We have worked in islands and witnessed the mass off humanity on these cries being bullhorned through the day, but after reading reviews on this we decided to go for it; and i must say I was completely impressed on many levels. first the ship is set up well, with... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had an outstanding morning and delicious food. We did not realize seating was first come first served and there is very limited seating downstairs in the shade. Had I known that, I'd have arrived a lot earlier. So we sat topdeck which was a bit crowded with all the people and all their stuff. There are some umbrellas up... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We did the Fair Wind snorkel cruise seven years ago, and returned this year for another great trip. The captain and crew were extremely friendly and helpful, and the snorkeling was great - better than what we have found in the Caribbean. We did the afternoon cruise which is considerably less expensive than the morning trip that includes lunch. A... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

What a great time for my entire family. The ages of our large group of 18 started at 3 months all the way through 60. The young kids had a great time seeing the fish through the viewing boxes and boogie board viewers. The older kids had a blast on the water slides. Two large Mahi mahi were caught on... More

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Sacramento, California
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32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We booked this with a large group because we all wanted to snorkel and eat some great food. The crew was wonderful, helpful and friendly. We were first time snorkelers and were a little nervous at first. The crew makes you feel super safe and it's worth the money! The food was also great. The breakfast and lunch they provided... More

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Elmira, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The afternoon cruise was a good value and a great introduction to snorkeling in one of the world's best snorkeling coves. Friendly crew, informative instructions. Snacks were limited, but the experience was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Had to book for a large party and was worried not everyone would like it. Fun for all ages and staff rocked!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

An excellent excursion in all respects! Helpful and safety-minded crew. Great food provided. Beautiful surroundings, swimming, and cheerful companions on the trip.

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Santa Maria, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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