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Luxury Dolphin Sail and Kona Snorkel provided by Hawaii Nautical

Luxury Dolphin Sail and Kona Snorkel

Luxury Dolphin Sail and Kona Snorkel
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$505.52
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100% of travelers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Snorkel in secluded locations far from the crowds
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    6
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Skip the impersonal large group tours and head out into the waters off the Kona Coast on this half-day luxury sailing excursion capped at 6 guests to ensure a personal experience. In addition to offering background about the area’s marine life, your guide supervises snorkeling in secluded locations often inaccessible to visitors. A picnic lunch, private changing rooms, and fresh-water showers are available on board for your comfort and convenience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Private changing rooms, showers, and restrooms on board
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch and unlimited refreshments
  • Small group size ensures an intimate experience
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Private changing rooms, showers, and restrooms on board
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch and unlimited refreshments
  • Small group size ensures an intimate experience
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2774P18
Important information
Inclusions
  • Unlimited refreshments
  • All snorkel equipment
  • Picnic or Bento Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation.
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA Honokohau Harbor, 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Outer Basin Slip #38 “Hawaii Nautical”
Additional information
  • Certified Dolphin Smart Supplier
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please select #1 Picnic or #2 Bento in notes menu when booking, or inquire with provider about catering upgrade options for purchase
  • A maximum of 6 people per tour
  • Make it a private charter by purchasing all 6 available tickets on the four-hour tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Unlimited refreshments
  • All snorkel equipment
  • Picnic or Bento Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation.
Departure details
  • Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA Honokohau Harbor, 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Outer Basin Slip #38 “Hawaii Nautical”
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Certified Dolphin Smart Supplier
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please select #1 Picnic or #2 Bento in notes menu when booking, or inquire with provider about catering upgrade options for purchase
  • A maximum of 6 people per tour
  • Make it a private charter by purchasing all 6 available tickets on the four-hour tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 1, 2021
A note from Luxury Dolphin Sail and Kona Snorkel
All guests must submit this health-screening form prior to boarding. To help keep you and our staff healthy, and maintain Hawaii as the safest U.S. state for visitors and locals alike, we strictly adhere to every possible precaution against the transmission of COVID-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
10 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
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Yasmine K
Corte Madera, CA32 contributions
Mar 2020
We had such a nice morning out on the water with these guys. I am 6 months pregnant and this was the only tour that would accommodate me. My husband and I expected there to be 4 others on the boat, but it was just us + captain mike and clark as the crew / scuba guide. Usually, tours will cancel if they aren't closer to capacity so we were grateful that they took us out. It was pretty chill moving at our own pace.

There was a nice spread of banana bread, fruit, nuts and coffee when we arrived.

Clark and Mike were super friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The weather was a bit overcast but it was still a great day on the water. We saw a baby whale and its mama!!! Hung out for a bit just to watch them swim by.

Then we headed out to a good spot for scuba diving. They provided a snorkel mask and a neon vest that you can inflate if you want, for visibility / safety. The water was warm and we got to see a lot of different fishies. I really enjoyed just floating and swimming around with this big pregnant belly. It was such a relief on my back to feel the buoyancy of the salt water :) Clark and Mike really just let us move at our own pace and wanted us to enjoy ourselves.

When we got back on the boat there was lunch. We ordered the bento boxes, which they microwaved. Nothing too fancy, but it hit the spot.

The boat was also stocked with tons of drinks. If plenty of beer and cocktails for those who can/want to have some.

Overall, it was a really nice way to spend a morning / early afternoon in hawaii.
Written March 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hawaiinautical
Mahalo for reaching out and sharing your experience with us! We're happy you enjoyed the sail and will share your feedback with the crew.
Written March 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marc R
Manchester, TN10 contributions
Went out on 1/18 with Doug and Tess for the Luxury Dolphin Sail and Kona Snorkel tour. Early 50s couple with very little snorkel experience. They explained everything great and we had a nice quiet spot to snorkel for as long as we wanted. Many cool things to see up and down the shore! Tess stayed in the water to give tips and direction. What was initially a nervous experience turned into a great morning in the water.

The boat is amazing and we did some great sailing after the snorkel. Fun trip all around. Definitely recommend.
Written January 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hawaiinautical
Mahalo for reaching out and sharing your experience with us! We're happy you had a great time and hope to see you again soon.
Written October 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tami M
1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Friends
Our catamaran trip consisted of 4 guests total (only 4!). The catamaran was beautiful, luxurious and included any amenity you could imagine. Private bedroom, bathroom etc.

We went to Makalewena which can only be accessed by 4WD or boat. It was clear blue water and snorkeling with sea turtles.

Captain Jack and Gabby were wonderful hosts and catered to everything we could possibly need.

I would take this tour again in a heartbeat.

It was a little tricky finding the boat slip 38 (at the farthest end of the harbor) but other than that, it was a perfect day!
Written April 23, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Coolieana
Captain Cook, HI19 contributions
Jun 2019
Our trip was outstanding! The boat is so large and comfortable, no problems with a choppy sea. Great food, good drinks and a nice and friendly crew. I think it's the only tour like this on the Big Island and will definitely go again.
Written September 23, 2019
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hawaiinautical
We’re so happy you enjoyed your sail! We hope you come back soon.
Written October 21, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Glovergirls
2 contributions
Jun 2019
Our family of 4 sailed with Captain Kirk and his Skipper Bridgett on June 19th. We have been to The Big Island 4 times and have been on a boat each trip, but no other experience compared to this one. We did the 4 hour Kona snorkel adventure and saw several spinner dolphins. Kirk and Bridgett couldn't have been any friendlier or more accommodating and we all agreed that it was by far the best excursion of our 2 weeks in Hawaii. We will definitely do this again next time, it is worth every penny!!
Written August 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hawaiinautical
Mahalo for your feedback! We're so happy you had a good snorkeling experience and really appreciate you taking the time to review the sail. :0)
Written October 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Oded N
18 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Memorable experiences are the best part of a good vacation. This trip on this specific boat and this crew delivered in spades. Priceless.

Mike and Liz provided a perfect welcoming environment in the spirit of the island - a perfect blend of great hospitality and leaving us space to enjoy the journey.

This boat is not for a racy day going somewhere and getting back. Sitting on the front deck of the Catamaran in comfortable chairs, gazing at the water as the boat navigates through the island waters. I wish there was a bottle we can put that feeling into and open it up back home daily :)
Written July 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hawaiinautical
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and are so happy you enjoyed the experience!
Written October 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cphart01
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Couples
Great experience! Guys on the boat were super friendly, i felt safe the whole time, and it was the perfect amount of time!
Written October 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hawaiinautical
Mahalo for your feedback Cphart01! A hui hou (until we meet again!)
Written December 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

The Kinos
Calgary, Canada7 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Absolutely amazing 4-hour adventure today (9-1) with Captain Kirk (yes!) and his Skipper Clark!! We were a family of 4 (2 adults, a 17-yr old son and 14-yr old daughter). The guys were so kind and very knowledgeable! We were welcomed with fresh fruit, coffee, orange jc and freshly made banana bread (and options for any kind of drink!!). We anchored after an hour and enjoyed lots of dolphins beside the catamaran then jumped in to snorkel (turtles, lots of fish and swam through a sea cave or two). Had a warm freshwater shower on the steps of the boat and were given big fluffy towels to dry off. Our delicious lunch was served while we headed out for another sail and Clark surprised us with homemade, baked on board chocolate chip cookies while we relaxed on deck. The ultimate trip - thank you guys sooooo much for the memories. This is definitely a fav (and we’ve done many in Mexico, the Cook Islands, etc). Hope to meet again!
Written April 27, 2019
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hawaiinautical
Mahalo for your feedback! We're so happy you had a good snorkeling experience and really appreciate you taking the time to review the sail. :0)
Written October 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pro1sro1
Fort Worth, TX9 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
My husband and I visit the Big Island in December and we took this trip and it did not disappoint. The captain and first mate were wonderful and waited on us hand and foot. It was very relaxing and snorkeling was fun, saw lots of fish. I would go again and love to bring my two sons. The food was yummy and drinks came as much as you wanted. When we frist came aboard there was fresh fruit, coffee, and baked goods and it only got better. We had our own cabin with bed, shower and restroom. Albeit we didn't use it we stayed on top the entire visit. But, it was there if we wanted to use it. Sorry, it took me so long to write this review!
Written July 14, 2018
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Gary S
3 contributions
Captain and crew were very good. The boat was very clean. We saw bottle nose dolphin, spinner dolphin, and sea turtles. Then we went snorkeling. The captain knew were to go and the early morning cruise was well worth everything. If asked would I do it again. YOU BET.
Written July 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Hawaii Nautical
M5480VNshellyb
M5480VNshellyb
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We saw lots of turtles and at one point while snorkeling I saw 3 at one time. 3! Loved the fishies too!
This was by far the best fun we had while on Oahu. The guides were super informative and fun! We were running a few
Ty A
Ty A
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Turtle tour experience
I'd like to start with the actual tours itself was an extremely great experience. We really appreciated Captain Gre
Jenny P
Jenny P
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amazing
Hi there! We’re 2 aussie sisters and have always wanted to experience snorkelling in Hawaii. Tour guides were frien
Nancy Y
Nancy Y
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Would Recommend
The guys were so nice and stayed with us in the waters until we were ready to leave. They made sure to lead us to m
F7133DWsandram
F7133DWsandram
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Good
The team that took us out was amazing. They were knowledgeable and had great communication. Flynn, Julia, Clay & Ki
Josie S
Josie S
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So much fun
The crew was amazing they explained everything and were patient for those like me that were not very experienced.
Amy4872
Amy4872
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Fun trip!
Great crew! They were very knowledgeable and helped us see the turtles even with merky conditions. It was a fun t
100velmag
100velmag
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Sea sick
I appreciated that they were prepared for someone (my 12 yo daughter) getting sea sick. They had everything availab
Boday34
Boday34
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Amazing
Awesome crew, they were very informative and helpful. Seen over 7 sea turtles and many different tropical fish.
EHolmes58
EHolmes58
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Trip well worth it
Extremely relaxing. Great crew. Drinks were good as was the food. Fantastic views of Honolulu and just being out in
Rob K
Rob K
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Amazing!
Great job by the crew and they should be recognized!!! The cruise was amazing and you would be remiss if you did no
A4352LXbenh
A4352LXbenh
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Fun
Lots of turtles, fun staff, they were doing a great job keeping everybody safe and having fun! Need to hit the char
Tom W
Tom W
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Great to do for a family with different age kids
Crew was great and attentive. The 2hr time was just right for our family of 5 (11, 15, 17, 2 adults). We saw 5 turt
478wingw
478wingw
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Best reride experience!
Highly recommend for first timers and families. This was a re-ride trip for me from a very old whale watching excu
tash6790
tash6790
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If they extend to 3 hours then you’ll get your moneys worth.
A wonderful morning spent with a lot of room for progress at this cost. To start on a positive, I was able to pho
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