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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 183 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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Kailua-kona, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The Fair Wind is my absolute favorite thing to do on the Big Island. I am 73, have been a pretty good swimmer all my life, but it doesn't matter if you swim or not, YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME on this attraction. One of the best things I like is that the Fair Wind crew has respect for... More

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Seattle, Washington
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This company does a great job on the night time manta ray snorkel trip. Great boat, not overly crowded, great education about these magnificent creatures, great equipment to help maximize the experience.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I booked this snorkel expedition without ever snorkeling before and we absolutely loved it! The snorkeling was amazing! And if the snorkeling itself wasn't enough, the breakfast and lunch made it a truly unique experience. Also, we have to give a shout out to Capt. Elvis and the rest of the crew, thanks for making it such... More

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed this excursion. Tons of professional and friendly staff to help you both in and out of the water. Snorkeling was amazing with many fish, corals and marine life. We even saw a sea turtle!

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Terrell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Book in advance. This is a really good snorkel for all ages and experience levels. Highly recommend and the pricing may seem higher but consider you are getting breakfast and lunch and the price is cheap. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Chino Hills, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

had just a fantastic day..wish it would have lasted a few weeks. The time spent in the cove was great and the crew was on the spot with help and information.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went on the Fair Wind II morning snorkelling trip. The line was long and I was expecting room to be at a premium on the boat, but there was room for everyone. We sat on the top deck of the boat, and Captain Kurt was very friendly and helpful. I was nervous about getting seasick as I get motion sickness,... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We own the Kona Sugar Shack Vacation Rental and we refer all of our guest to Fairwinds. This is one of our favorites things to do in Kona. Happy, professional people! If you don't have fun on these cruises, it is your own fault.

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Corona, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had the holoholo card and our concierge recommend ed this trip to us. The staff on the boat was so nice and friendly. We saw dolphins, great fish and had fun on the slides and floating on the innertubes. I would highly recommend this cruise.

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Montara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was the sixth time we did the morning Snorkel Cruise on the Fairwind II. It was exactly as we expected. Fantastic! We brought along a friend, who had never snorkeled before, and the crew made it very easy for her to feel comfortable and safe getting into the water. This is a trip that I always recommend to people... More

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