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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 #25 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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San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

This trip was just right right price right place right boat and the perfect time. after the snorkel trip we made it to dinner and saw the green flash what an end to a great day in Kona

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Montgomery, Al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I and his business partner and his wife went on the Fairwinds II morning snorkel and BBQ cruise. We had a wonderful experience. The crew was very helpful, super friendly and informative. The snorkeling was beautiful and the burgers and fixings hit the spot after snorkeling. I higly reccommend this trip for adults and children alike!

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Marion, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Our morning snorkel trip on Fair Wind was a fantastic experience! They provide all kinds of different equipment so that people of all capabilities can be comfortable and enjoy all the great sights of Kealakahua Bay. My wife has often passed on the snorkeling, but this time she spent over an hour in the water. The snorkel location was calm... More

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Kailua-kona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The morning snorkel cruise is always the first experience we recommend to friends and family visiting Kona. It has it all…the boat ride down the coast, the history lesson, the friendly staff, the snorkeling, the burgers, and often whales and dolphins.

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Columbus, Ne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The Fair Winds snorkeling trip was the highlight of our Hawaiian trip. Although the ocean was a tad rough for my daughter due to Hurricane Ana, the experience of snorkeling, from a GREAT boat was unbelievable. Top notch staff ALWAYS their to make the experience perfect. Fair Winds is well worth it!!!!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We did the same day upgrade to snub diving and it was worth every penny!!! The fish and coral was great!! The food was amazing and plenty of it! My wife gets sea sick easily but she was fine on this trip!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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

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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