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Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast
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Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast

By Ocean Sports Cruises
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$159.00
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$159.00
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Ages 0-99, max of 49 per group
Duration: 3h
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  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Beers, Wines, and Soft Drinks
  • Expert captain and crew
  • Marine Life Briefing and Snorkel Lesson
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • ʻAnaehoʻomalu Beach, 69-275 Waikōloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5134_W0010

  • 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.
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast?
Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast price starts from $159.00. Discover and book Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast on Tripadvisor
What is the Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast cancellation policy?
Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast?
Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast is hosted by Ocean Sports Cruises. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Ocean Sports Cruises on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5134_W0010

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

dqueen2013
dqueen2013
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Glass bottom boat
Excellent views of reef. Lots fish Suitable all ages. Easy to get on and off boat. Not suitable if wheelchair depen
Arya H
Arya H
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Great time despite no whales
Unfortunately did not get to see whales during our tour, but the crew was attentive and accommodating and we had a
TJMcHugh
TJMcHugh
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Great for families
The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. We saw lots of whales and the entire family (ranging from 8 to 60) had a w
mel4e
mel4e
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Worth it!
We started our Hawaiian vacation early in the morning with a whale watching cruise - it was incredible! The crew w
wstewart
wstewart
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Great fun for our 3 generation family with toddlers
Great experience for our family. We enjoyed spotting some whales and following 3 of them for about 30 minutes. The
F1142UHmeganl
F1142UHmeganl
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Great crew and a great time
Staff took great care of us. There were only a few of us on board so we got to interact with the crew and they had
fresprit
fresprit
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Quiet comfortable glass bottom boat cruise.
Captain Jason & his mate Ti were very good hosts. They were very knowledgeable about all the reef fish & coral we s
778jud
778jud
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Learn about and view coral reefs and marine life
Fun and educational boat ride. Great way to break up the day and see coral and sealift from the comfort of a shaded
V3630MGaarond
V3630MGaarond
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Amazing adventure
We got to see a bunch of sea turtles. The crew provided a ton of information on the islands and sea life.
dngalvas
dngalvas
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Great excursion.
Nice relaxing ride. Saw many fish, sea cucumbers etc. even saw a large green turtle. Definitely would recommend.
763bretd
763bretd
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Good fun family experience
Very relaxing and comfortable. Very knowledgeable of sea life. They were able to find an show us the best sea lif
AbsfromCA
AbsfromCA
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A must do on your Hawaii vacation
I booked this cruise a little less than a week in advance, and I’m so glad there was availability! I went with my b
Thomas D
Thomas D
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Fun excursion!
Simple yet fun excursion. Friendly staff, very knowledgeable and a fun group of people. Outstanding value, grea
klamberta
klamberta
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Excellent Experience
It was a fun experience. Great and knowlegeable hosts, clear water, wonderful sea life. I highly recommend it. The
JanaTustin_CA
JanaTustin_CA
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Had a great time
Our family of 10, including two toddlers, loved the glass-bottom boat cruise hosted by Captain Sam. It was like sno
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Dmm1307
Kailua-Kona, HI6 contributions
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
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Matthew P
Saint Louis18 contributions
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
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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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Julie T
Tucson, AZ8 contributions
May 2022
Fun morning out on the water! Our family enjoyed this snorkeling cruise to Puako from Kawaihae very much. Our crew Sam, Mike, Scott and Kai were great! They were knowledgeable and covered snorkeling safety as well as a good marine life briefing before allowing us to jump in. We were provided with everything we needed to enjoy the day. We were able to see Manta Rays, Turtles, Reef Sharks and a variety of beautiful fish during our 1 hour snorkel. The staff definitely kept an eye for everyone's safety in the water which is always appreciated. Capt. Sam took us a little farther out to look for some dolphins on our way back. As good as these guys were at their real job they were super hospitable getting drinks and food for the passengers on the way back as well! Sodas and juices for the kids and adult beverages were great for adults!
Written May 30, 2022
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KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Snorkel Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the service and information provided by Captain Sam, Mike, Scott and Kai. We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're honored you chose to join us for part of your day! Mahalo and a hui hou
Written May 31, 2022
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David H
Zihuatanejo, Mexico6 contributions
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
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Leanne H
Wanaka3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We had a beautiful experience snorkelling on the coast. We didn’t see any whales, but we did hear them, and we did see loads of dolphins swimming next to the boat. A magical experience. The staff (Sam, Lorrie and Tom) were super friendly, welcoming and safety conscious.
Written December 20, 2021
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KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Snorkel Adventure Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise and your interactions with our crew. We're sorry you didn't get to see the Humpbacks who you got to listen to (it's the beginning of the season here so a lot of our Humpback friends haven't yet arrived to the islands) --- but seeing the dolphins...what a treat! We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we really appreciate that you were able to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and Mele Kalikimaka
Written December 21, 2021
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Happiness307788
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Amazing morning with the Ocean Sports crew! Easy drop off/check in and we got moving quickly. The crew were so helpful and friendly with all of our questions. Snorkeling was amazing, saw so many different fish and anemones and even a sea cucumber! The boat is great, with tables inside for shade and seats up front and on the back for a bit of sun pre/post snorkeling.
Written August 7, 2022
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KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Snorkel Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, your interactions with our crew, and got to see so many sea creatures! We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and a hui hou
Written August 8, 2022
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Michael M
Oceanside, CA247 contributions
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
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michael g
2 contributions
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
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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, FL50 contributions
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
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Sharon Z
Petaluma, CA13 contributions
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
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