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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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Ranked #24 of 188 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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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I'd never snorkeled in water deeper than 5 ft before so I didn't know what to expect. This experience was amazing! The crew was great, the weather perfect and the snorkel site outstanding. I just wish I'd had an underwater camera...

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Fair Wind's catamaran was spacious enough to accommodate probably 70+ people but you are still able to walk around & view the sights from different vantage points when cruising to your destinations. The snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay is spectacular! Novices & pros alike can appreciate the clarity & the varieties of marine life. Special care is always taken on... More

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of fun! First time snorkeling and was easier than I thought it would be. Crew was very helpful. My favorite part was they had masks for those of us who wear glasses. I could see really well through the mask without glasses. The snacks were great! Sweet pineapple and orange slices as well as pretzels and chips. Even though... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

excellent package, efficient use of time...quickly boarded and on the way to a nice bay for snorkeling and swimming. I splurged for the snuba package and thought it was worth it. would have like my own float and tank. this is my 2nd trip with them and I would them to ad another location. Love the crew always great.

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kincardine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was our fifth time on the Fair Winds morning snorkel cruise which says it all. We take this trip nearly every time we come to Hawaii. It is a nice boat ride with great views of the coast, there are usually flying fish to be seen and sometimes dolphins. Good breakfast and lunch, and the snorkelling is always very... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I had a bad day at Ironman and wanted to get away from the town for the day. We chose Fair winds and really enjoyed the history of the cove we went to and also really enjoyed how the crew was great to work with and where very helpful

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Norfolk Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We were not sure that we could use the fins and the masks so we took this cruise knowing that we could use a floatation device and the window above the water. We did use the flotation device but used the masks. The crew was very attentive, the Captain very informative and the food was really good for a meal... More

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Every step of the way is enjoyable with Fair Wind. Incredibly nice people, boats are in great shape, and sites are excellent.

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Gilbert, Arizona
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was great from the moment the ship set sail. They had about 90 people on the boat and we were worried it would be crowded, but it wasn't at all. There was no fighting for seats - tons of room. The snorkeling was awesome. Snuba offered on board was an extra bonus. It cost $69 per person but was... More

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Glendora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We took our family of 16 on this afternoon snorkel trip including 2 toddlers that were 2 yrs. old and a 5 month old. The crew was so accommodating, even provided a pack n play for us to use, and we all had a blast. Great company = great afternoon!

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