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Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast provided by Ocean Sports Cruises

Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast

Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Discover the best snorkeling off the Kohala Coast on this 3 hour Big Island snorkel cruise. Aboard a comfortable catamaran, admire Hawaii's postcard-worthy beaches, mountains and shoreline. Then, dive into the pristine Pacific waters for a chance to see beautiful tropical fish, acres of healthy coral reefs and maybe even a green sea turtle!. Marine life briefing, snorkel instruction (both onboard and in the water) and all snorkel gear and flotation devices are included too. Enjoy personalized service from your expert captain and crew and unlimited single-serve beers, wines and soft drinks as well as individually wrapped picnic sandwiches and snacks.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
After boarding your boat via our shuttle (at Anaeho'omalu Bay) or directly from the dock (at Kawaihae Harbor), enjoy refreshing tropical juices as you explore your vessel. Your Captain will provide a safety briefing as you get underway. The crew will brief you on the marine life you're going to see, and outfit you with snorkel gear. Upon arrival to the site, your crew will help you into the water and even provide a personalized tour of the reef (though you're free to explore with your buddy). When you're done playing in the water, return to the boat and enjoy beers, wines and soft drinks, as well as individually wrapped picnic sandwiches and snacks. Cruises departing on our catamaran Seasmoke (most Mondays) also include real near-coastal sailing on your return to the bay. Take the helm under the guidance of our experienced captains, or relax on deck and let us do the work!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5134_W0010
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Use of Snorkelling equipment • Beers, Wines, and Soft Drinks • Expert captain and crew • Marine Life Briefing and Snorkel Lesson • Snacks • Lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
61-3655 Akoni Pule Hwy, Waimea, HI 96743, USA Until August 31, 2021 THIS CRUISE WILL DEPART FROM KAWAIHAE HARBOR. From April 16 - December 14, cruises depart from Anaeho'omalu Bay OR, Kawaihae Harbor. Please contact us at least 24 hours prior to your activity date to confirm your departure location.
Inclusions
Use of Snorkelling equipment • Beers, Wines, and Soft Drinks • Expert captain and crew • Marine Life Briefing and Snorkel Lesson • Snacks • Lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
61-3655 Akoni Pule Hwy, Waimea, HI 96743, USA Until August 31, 2021 THIS CRUISE WILL DEPART FROM KAWAIHAE HARBOR. From April 16 - December 14, cruises depart from Anaeho'omalu Bay OR, Kawaihae Harbor. Please contact us at least 24 hours prior to your activity date to confirm your departure location.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
If you require a wheelchair, please contact supplier prior to reservation confirmation so we can discuss options and vessel limitations with you.
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
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Matthew P
Saint Louis13 contributions
Great Snorkel Experience
Jun 2021
What a great experience. The crew was outstanding, the snorkel site was full of all kinds of fish(big, small, colorful, etc). The captain even let the kids drive the boat to get some photos taken. Would highly recommend as our entire family loved it.
Written June 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Snorkel Adventure Cruise. We're so happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the trip and your interactions with our crew...and we're very happy that you let us borrow your kids for awhile for some "training at the helm"! We know there are a lot of activity providers on the Big Island, and we're honored you chose to join us, and to recommend us! Mahalo and a hui hou
Written June 27, 2021
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David H
Zihuatanejo, Mexico5 contributions
Clear water, abundant fish, 1st class!!
May 2021 • Couples
What a great trip! The captain and crew, the boat and the reef were all 1st class!! Water was super clear and reef is healthy... teeming with fish... what a variety! Captain Will knows where to go to deliver the best outing, and his team shared lots of interesting info.
Written June 7, 2021
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KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback to the Viator community (and us) about your Snorkel Adventure Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the snorkeling, and your interactions with our Captain Will and crew! We know that the decision to participate in activities right now can be a challenging one to make, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. We look forward to sharing more adventures with you the next time you're in "our neighborhood". Mahalo and a hui hou!
Written June 8, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dmm1307
Kailua-Kona, HI6 contributions
Snorkel and Whale watch all in ONE!
Feb 2020
Hello! My family and I went out on the mid morning snorkel/whale watch. It was such a fantastic time for ALL! My three year old and six year old had such a wonderful time in the water and on the boat. The crew was top notch and took such great care of us. The snorkeling was beautiful and the whale watching was LIFE changing. A whale came right up to the boat and hung out with us for a long time. Even the captain was blown away by this whale experience. They were super mindful of keeping the reef safe from harmful sunscreens, trash, and cut the engine when the whales came close. Thank you Ocean Sports! We will be back!
Written February 24, 2020
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KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Snorkel & Whale Watch Adventure Cruise for the TripAdvisor Community (and us). We're so happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the trip, the snorkeling, your interactions with our crew, and got to see those Humpbacks (we can't make those close encounters happen, but we're always so excited when they do)! As a locally owned and operated company on the Big Island, we rely heavily on word-of-mouth recommendations and we're honored to have earned yours. We look forward to sharing that next adventure with you! Mahalo
Written February 25, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

michael g
2 contributions
Great experience! Extremely capable and professional crew
Jan 2020 • Couples
The seas were really rough that day but the captain handled everything ably and gracefully, even when the coast guard called our boat to assist a smaller vessel that was reportedly being blown out to sea (it didn’t take long and turned out everyone was fine) The snorkeling was excellent! Saw lots of beautiful fish and living coral and one very shy octopus 🐙 the lunch and open bar also left nothing to be desired.
5/5 would highly recommend!
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review you Snorkel Adventure Cruise for the Trip Advisor Community (and us). We're so happy to read that despite the weather conditions on the day you joined us, that you enjoyed the cruise, and we appreciate your kind words about our captain and his abilities in handling the vessel. As a locally owned and operated company on the Big Island, we rely heavily on word-of-mouth recommendations and we're honored to have earned yours. We look forward to sharing more adventures with you the next time you're in our neighborhood. Mahalo
Written January 20, 2020
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Jessica Reed
Clearwater, FL48 contributions
Kid-Friendly, Educational & Excellent Value
Nov 2019
Our whole family absolutely loved this snorkeling experience. Our young kids (ages 6, 5 and 3) have never been snorkeling before, so we had no idea how they would do. The captains and other staff were immediately welcoming of them, made sure they understood instructions, gave special attention including allowing them to "drive" the boat (while off ;) and encouragement. The boat had plenty of equipment that fit them, and while our youngest initially wasn't a fan of getting into the water, they all thoroughly enjoyed it and saw some amazing animals! We saw so many different colorful fish, a sea turtle, and my husband went further out and saw a White Tip Reef Shark with a few other people. The food and drinks they provided were better than expected. Highly recommend getting the JOTO Universal Waterproof Pouch Phone Dry Bag, which allowed us to take videos underwater with a new iPhone. After we got off and went away, we realized we accidentally dropped something small on the boat, and the staff went back and searched for it and thankfully found it and returned it to us quickly. Our kids have been asking when we can go snorkel again! We are truly grateful for this memorable experience, that is leading us to a new family hobby to enjoy together!
Written November 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Htrott728
Parker, CO1 contribution
Great time
Sep 2019 • Couples
Very relaxed and fun the guys were great. Everyone was fun and made it comfortable for those who were a little nervous.
Written September 17, 2019
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Hannah S
3 contributions
Awesome Snorkeling Experience
Sep 2019 • Couples
We had a great day on the water! The guides were awesome- knowledgeable and funny! The boat ride was fun. We saw a lot of dolphins, snorkeled with sea turtles, and an array of different fish. I would highly recommend (even if your aren’t an experienced swimmer or snorkeler!)
Written September 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael M
Oceanside, CA247 contributions
Excellent Snorkel Boat Trip
Jul 2019 • Couples
Booked the 9 AM snorkel trip and had a fantastic time. Our 3 boat guides were very knowledgeable and accommodating. There was a deli lunch after the snorkeling was completed. On the way back they hoisted the sails and we sailed most of the way back. There was also beer and drinks available for the return trip.

We had a fantastic time and enjoyed every minute of the trip. Our guides went out of their way to make sure we had a nice time. Thanks! Highly recommend this boat trip!
Written July 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eric Hans B
52 contributions
Top notch excursion!
These folks know how to run an excursion. Very professional, friendly and helpful. Boat was in great shape. Very relaxing cruise with very good naturalist too. We didn’t want to come back. Welcome juice, sodas and water. Later the bar is open. They have all the gear you need and very thorough safety briefings. If you’re a first time snorkeler, you come to the right place. We’ve been on other tours and again these folks do it right! Hats off to Capt Will, Adam, Ryan and whole crew, and efficient reservation process too!
Written March 23, 2019
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Sharon Z
Petaluma, CA9 contributions
Whales, and reef, and food; oh, my!
Mar 2019 • Family
Perfect day! The crew is both friendly and informative, and we felt completely safe on and off the boat. We saw Humpbacks galore! The water was so clear, and there was so much diversity at the reef that the time just flew. And then we were given lunch and drinks, and even a Mai Tai, while rock music played and we sailed the seas. Couldn't ask for any better than that!
Written March 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Wonderful Family Night on the Water.
Wonderful evening on the water. The entire crew was top notch, making you feel truly relaxed. They continually chec
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Incredible!
The friendly Ocean Sports crew made our whale watching experience incredible! We were able to see whales during the
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Sunset Whale Watching
Fantastic sunset whale watching cruise. Great crew made sure our trip was awesome. Highly recommend!
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Great Whale Cruise!
We did the wake up with the whales cruise on Monday April 5. They had warned us we may not see any whales do to it
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Great Tour
Friendly staff and professional service. They were very courteous and knowledgeable. We loved the boat and cleanlin
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Beautiful Day on the Water
Our family enjoyed the whale watching experience. A beautiful day out on the boat! The boat was gentle and the sn
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Perfect adventure for the fam, of all ages
Perfect whale watching cruise for extended family vacay together...boat was big enough that there was plenty of roo
takemeaway23
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Great morning with the whales
This was a great way to start off the morning. We went on Monday, March 15th and saw lots of whales and even some
Tara C
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Best whale show ever!
This was the best whale watching show i have ever experienced! The crew was soo kind and new what they were doing!
384jeannettew
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Relaxing venture
Seeing turtles and whales. Our Captain was excellent telling us about the ocean habitat. Took a lot of pictures.
midwestmatt
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Watching the sunset with the whales
Great experience from an excellent crew for our sunset cruise. The crew checked in on us multiple times to ensure w
S5marty
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Great experience
Great trip! Saw lots of whales; some very close to the boat. The crew was excellent. They were very attentive and p
Letsalltakeabreath
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What a great way to star the day!
What a great way to start the day! This crew was amazing and informational and loads of fun. It was the perfect way
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Several Whales in A-Bay
We chose the Wake up with Whales from A-Bay. Wonderful tour even during Covid. The Catamaran Seasmoke is licensed
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Whale Watching
Wonderful!!!! A baby humpback whale and her mother swam within ten feet of our boat and many dolphins swam beside u
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