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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

Address: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-322-2788
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Since 1971, Fair Wind has been the leader in snorkel cruises on the...
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Snorkeling is fun, but when you get to take a boat out to where there's lots of colorful fish and a garden of coral you get to really experience the full beauty of the sea. We found that the Fair Winds was the outfit to go with. Courteous and knowledgeable crew that bends over backwards to make sure your experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The morning snorkeling trips were booked up so we opted for the shorter afternoon snorkeling trip and were not disappointed. 1-1/2 hours in the water is long enough to see the variety of fish and coral reef. My only complaint is the amount of people on the boat. One woman rammed right into me in the water, didn't even bother... More 

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Bismarck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We totally enjoyed snorkeling in the bay, eating the food the friendly staff prepared and were excited to be able to see whales and dolphins besides!

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Boat was just the right size. Held 36 people I think. Two washrooms,modern equipment great staff. The captain said seas were a bit rough so captain cook monument area was our destination. A good breakfast was served complete with coffee and juice before the first snorkel outing. The bay is calm,water a bit cool and visibility great.we the cruised to... More 

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East Greenville, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This tour provided a family-friendly experience with snorkeling, two water slides and a high dive from a large catamaran. The vessel was comfortable, providing alternatives for both sun and shade lovers. Snorkel gear was provided with appropriate instruction. Flotation devices were also available for those wishing to use them. Food was mediocre but this was not a gourmet cruise however,... More 

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Antelope, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Had a great time! Saw whales & lots of fish. Food was great & the crew was very helpful. Be sure to bring sun screen & a hat. Don't forget to go down the slide & jump from the top deck.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I would recommend this trip to anyone who likes snorkeling . Boat and crew were very professional and knowledgable . We did the morning cruise to captain cook momorial and we would do it again in a heartbeat. They served us muffins and and fresh fruit for breakfast and burgers and hot dogs for lunch . Boarded the boat at... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The staff from check in to the crew is always helpful and friendly. The food is fresh and there is something for everyone (vegetarians and food allergies included). This was our 4th time on the cruise and it never disappoints. Lot's of fish in the bay, spinner dolphins and whale watching are great this time of year and the waterslides... More 

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Sherwood Park, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This 4.5 hour snorkel cruise is great for people of all ages and snorkel abilities. My 70 year old mother (who is not a swimmer and especially uncomfortable in the ocean and putting her face in the water), my two kids (ages 12 and 14 and both very comfortable in the water) and I (mid-forties and somewhat comfortable snorkelling), all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We enjoyed our morning snorkeling tour with this company. It included continental breakfast and grill lunch. They take you to the best snorkel spot which is Kealakekua Bay. As a non-swimmer, they make you feel very comfortable and experience snorkeling just as a swimmer would. We saw many whales while we sailed to Kealakekua Bay. The water is so clear... More 

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