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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

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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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Amazing Night Snorkel with Manta Rays - Unforgettable

One of the best adventures of our trip. My wife and I were spent 2 weeks in Hawaii. This was our favorite adventure on the Big Island. We were only inches away from a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

One of the best adventures of our trip. My wife and I were spent 2 weeks in Hawaii. This was our favorite adventure on the Big Island. We were only inches away from a beautiful female Manta Ray with an 8 foot wing span. Manta Rays do not have teeth or a barb on their tails, so they cannot harm... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We did a half day cruise on the Fair Winds II, and all family members had a wonderful time. The boat was excellent, the tour guids were knowledgeble and friendly, and the snorkeling was great.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was to be the highlight of our trip to Hawaii and they did not disappoint! Despite an overcast day we thoroughly enjoyed the excursion to Kealakekua Bay. The snorkelling was great - the bay is shallow so you can drift right over the coral and there was an abundance of different kinds of fish. We even saw spinner Dolphins!... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went on a night time Manta Ray snorkel on the Hula Kai boat with the Fair Winds company and the experience was amazing. It was a once in a lifetime experience to be able to be in the water with these amazing animals as they glided effortlessly through the water - oftentimes within a few inches from us. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We just got married on the Captain Jack at beautiful Kealakekua Bay with Captain Mark and his crew. They were extraordinary. We had so much fun with them! They took great care of us, guided us to the best parts of the bay and showed us beautiful pods of spinner dolphins. We're so lucky to have had Captain Mark and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

What a comfortable vessel to go on s snorkeling cruise. The food was amazing good also. If you get seasick start taking your Bonnie or Dramamine at least the day before. Despite my seasickness, I still enjoyed most of the cruise and the staff and Captain Mitch were wonderful.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I got a local deal on the afternoon snorkel. Just over $50 with tax. Included is snorkel gear, super helpful staff, yummy but simple snacks, water and punch on the way to the site. We did spot spinner dolphins, our Captain, who steers his large wheel with his feet and strums his uke at times, told us we must have... More 

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Waikiki, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The most amazing experience. They had to cancel first attempt which is very unusual but we were offered a refund or rebook. We went the following night. Seas were calm and it was a beautiful night. Captain and crew were extremely helpful and we were educated about manta rays. You could tell they were passionate about these incredible creatures. You... More 

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Kailua-kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is the best snorkel trip on the Big Island. We live in Kona and are members of the club. We always take visitors on this trip when we can.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have taken a number of snorkeling trips throughout the islands and this was by far the best! They were very attentive to all the passengers so that their experience would be wonderful. I would highly recommend this company!

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