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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-322-2788
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$83*
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93%
Ranked #24 of 205 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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.
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Sheridan, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We have been taking this morning cruise since our kids were small now just the adults go. This was our 8th or 9th outing. The Bay is a beautiful pl;ace to snorkel. The crew and staff are fantastic, always helpful, always friendly, and always professional. The Fair Winds is a must when visiting Kona. Did I mention the mai tai's... More

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Inuvik, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We went on the Morning Snorkel Cruise & BBQ. Customer service was excellent, we mixed up what day we were booked for but they fit us in the day we showed up and cancelled our booking. The receptionist was very nice about it. It was a great trip overall. The mooring location is excellent. The captain was humorous, the rest... More

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15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Capt. Kirt was amazing. Showed us all many spinner dolphins on our morning ride to the Capt. Cook Memorial where we spent 2.5 hours snorkeling. Breakfast was excellent. Muffins, croissants, bagels, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, juice. Lunch was excellent burgers and hot dogs or veggie burgers grilled fresh on the boat. Saw so many fishes! Had a high dive or... More

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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We go on the Fair Winds Cruise every time we visit Kona. Great Staff, safe and wonderful. I can say enough about the great trip.

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Upper Chichester
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I spent 10 amazing days in Hawaii, but I must say that the most beautiful and enjoyable activity I experienced during my stay was the Fair Winds Snorkel trip. The Captain and crew were very friendly, provided lots of information and a delicious barbecue - even the weather was perfect! I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This trip was an awesome experience, from the friendly, thorough, but not hovering, staff and crew, to the breakfast and BBQ luncheon and, of course, the snorkeling experience itself. Especially appreciated were the super-relaxed, and no-rush atmosphere, with plenty of time for everything. However, I must admit to being the tiniest bit disappointed with the snorkeling, which had been touted... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Since I was travelling alone, I wanted to go snorkling on a 1St Class vessel. It was important to me to been close by too vs having to go into Kona vs Keauhou Bay. This trip was everything I wanted it to be. Most outstanding crew and services! But the best thing was getting in and out of the water.... More

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San Jose, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Booked the morning bbq cruise as a group activity during my recent destination wedding. Easy to book. Check in was smooth even though we got a little lost finding parking. The trip was amazing. Beautiful sights and a comfortable boat. Water slides and high jump was definitely a hit with our crowd. Tried to book a second trip while we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had so much fun on the tour! (1) the staff are amazing - funny, good spirited, especially the videographer who buddied up to our kids and made the experience more meaningful, (2) the general joy that everyone had about the natural surroundings (from the porpoise to the grilled pineapple). We have been on lots of these tours, but this... More

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Langley City, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was a last minute addition to the trip but one that was really enjoyed. You can book online for a cheaper price then they sell in Kona and offer a AAA discount that doesn't seem to be advertised. You might be best to call in to their office and see what specials they have. Once on the boat, the... More

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