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Address: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-322-2788
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Description: Since 1971, Fair Wind has been the leader in snorkel cruises on the Big...
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.
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Best snorkeling ever

The boat is very comfortable. The food is good. Easy access in and out of the water. The water is clear and full of fish. The best variety I have ever seen. The crew is laid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The boat is very comfortable. The food is good. Easy access in and out of the water. The water is clear and full of fish. The best variety I have ever seen. The crew is laid back to the point of being indifferent, but they do leave you alone and let you snorkel! I liked the long time allowed in... More 

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Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We went on the mid size - with Captain Kirk *yes that is right :) Cost a little more but well worth it. The boat was comfortable, the view was good all around, it was comfortable - i think 40 people in all. For whatever reason the day we went the snorkelling wasn't very impressive. HOWEVER, spinner dolphins and whales... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We just got back from the Big Island and one of trip highlights was the FairWind Snorkel Cruise. This company has thought of everything. We are a family of 5...3 kids aged 17,6 and 3. The 3 year old can not swim on her own so we were a bit apprehensive initially when booking. Let me tell you she had... More 

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helsinki
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The ship is very large and the experience are geared towards families, which is fine but once at the snorkel site I noticed the crew were not very observant of what was going on in the water, in opposition to what I've seen at other outfits. The crew were sitting in board and facing inward most of the time, instead... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Our afternoon snorkel cruise with Fair Wind was very enjoyable. Crew was very helpful and friendly. Snorkel location was large with plenty to see. Great for all ages. Only minor complaint is that the snacks and drinks left a little to be desired.

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Buffalo, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We took the morning Fair Wind snorkel cruise and found it absolutely perfect. The crew was friendly and the boat very comfortable. Snorkeling area was beautiful, calm waters and full of tropical fish. We saw over 30 different types of colorful marine life. There was plenty of time to snorkel, then lunch is served and then you can snorkel some... More 

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Rock Springs, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We recieved a recommendation from friends and this company exceeded our expectations! We enjoyed learning about the marine life. My children also enjoyed the water slides and high dive on the boat as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We first took a cruise with Fair Wind in 1995. Never having previously snorkeled, they were great with their instruction and offered multiple options to ensure that everyone saw the fish! Over the years (we take an annual trip to the islands) we never miss the afternoon snorkel trip to Captain Cook when we visit the Big Island. The coral... More 

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our Fair Wind's morning snorkel trip was fantastic. This was my third and best trip on the Fair Wind. We saw many dolphins and whales on the trip. The bay is so beautiful. The snorkeling time went by way too quickly. It was a wonderful way to spend our anniversary!

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Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Awesome trip. We enjoyed it 100%. The slides could be upgraded but were highly enjoyed by my family.

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