Body Glove Cruises
Body Glove Cruises
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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About
Whether you’re looking to sit back and relax on a double decker catamaran or a vessel that’s more speedy and agile we have you covered. Our 65' catamaran, the Kanoa II is a multimillion dollar vessel designed with quality and comfort in mind. First-class amenities, plenty of shade, three restrooms, handicapped accessibility, and a premium cocktail bar await you! The Kona Explorer, a 41 foot super raft, is equipped with cushioned bench seating, tons of shade, and a restroom! Every seat on board doubles as safe storage for your belongings, so you will not have to worry, as we pick up speed. Twin Suzuki 350's provide a fast and fun adventure and the option to travel farther to remote snorkel sites! Snorkel excursions, sunset dinner cruises, seasonal whale watches and exclusive charters are available. All Body Glove Cruises' ocean adventures depart from the Kailua Pier in downtown Kailua Kona. Free parking is available at Body Glove Cruises' Retail Store about a block away.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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2023

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Argent194
Temecula, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We bought our tickets through Costco.com and save over $130 on two tickets. I would recommend this for anyone who is looking for a peaceful relaxing cruise, the crew was awesome, the ship was clean, food was great and sunset was beautiful. They narrate the history of the island and what you are seeing and the live music was really good.
Written January 26, 2020
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Aloha Melvin, Thank you so much for joining us on the Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise! We love being able to provide a fresh and new perspective of the Kona Coast for our guests visiting the island. There is no better way to experience a place you are visiting than to learn of the local history. The Big Island of Hawai'i such a rich and beautiful history, we love being able to share it with everyone! We hope to see you out in the water with us again soon! Mahalo, Derek Williams @ Body Glove Adventures
Written February 3, 2020
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Barbara80020
Broomfield, CO1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I was vacationing on my own on the Big Island, and decided to do a dinner cruise, mostly just to get out on the water. I booked the trip online, then visited the Body Glove office to sort out parking (I needed handicap-accessible parking). They could not have been more helpful; told me exactly what I needed to do (which was simple), and also let the dock employees know to expect me.

I parked very close to the ship, which was unloading passengers from a snorkel trip when I arrived. I was afraid it would take a while to switch from snorkel mode to dinner mode, but they were surprisingly quick about it.

Each adult >21 received a coupon for a free cocktail, as they boarded. I don't drink alcohol; I could have ordered a virgin pina colada (or whatever), but I was happy with water, so I gave my drink ticket away to someone at my table. After that first freebie, cocktails seemed pretty reasonably priced, given the situation; I think they were $8 or $9.

Every detail of the actual cruise was very well executed. A woman gave historical information about the places we went past, and a man played the guitar, with electronic rhythm accompaniment. They performed one or two songs together, as well. Both were good at their jobs.

Dinner was surprisingly tasty. First, they handed out small packets of macadamia nuts, and then, a fresh green salad. The main course was some sort of ribs (beef ribs, I think - not particularly flavorful), a delicious coconut curry (no meat), some rice and a roll. Dessert was cheesecake, which was still partially frozen, but quite nice nonetheless.

The historical narration was given on our way south to Kealakekua Bay, interspersed with live music. When we got to the bay (the farthest point), we had a decent look at the Captain Cook monument, then hung around in the bay for a bit before we headed back north to the Kona dock. During the trip back, the musician took requests.

We were lucky enough to see some spinner dolphins (at least, those on the starboard side could see them). And some sea birds sensed the opportunities presented by a dinner cruise, and hung out on/around the boat for about half an hour.

We enjoyed a nice sunset.

Disembarking was very smooth and efficient.

This was a class act all the way.
Written September 29, 2022
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Aloha Barbara80020, We are extremely honored by your kind, thorough review! Your opinion that we are "a class act" means the world to us! Our family ran business has been joyfully sharing our love of our island home and ocean for over 30 years! It is always such a thrill to know that we hit our high standards! Thank you for joining us Barbara80020! Additionally, we are grateful that you noted you were happy with your handicap access! Guests traveling with a handicapped placard may have access to on pier parking! Plan on traveling with your placard and check with our reservations team as soon as you confirm your seats to reserve our limited on pier parking. We also have an adjustable boarding ramp that can accomodate wheelchairs and scooters! Wishing you all the best! Thank you again for joining us!
Written September 30, 2022
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Susan O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We had an excellent time with delicious food and even better entertainment. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and they sang Happy Birthday to him. There was dancing, fun music, a wonderful tour historian who shared Hawaiian history and legends along the way. The staff was absolutely fantastic, attentive and ensured everyone had a great time. I would recommend this dinner cruise to anyone interested and be prepared to watch a beautiful sunset along the way.
Written July 17, 2021
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Aloha Susan O, Thanks so much for rating us the Best dinner cruise in Kona! We're so grateful for your high praises! The time of the day that we offer our dinner cruise is sometimes called the "golden hour" here in Kona. It's such a picturesque time of the day and soaking it up out on the water adds to the beauty. Happy birthday to your husband! We will be sure and share with our crew that you considered their service "fantastic"! Thank you for your recommendations and we hope to see you again soon! We wish you and yours all our best!
Written July 19, 2021
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Robert M
Petaluma5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Everyone very friendly lots of fun food and drinks. The crew and captain were exceptional the captain gave us some island history on the way there and the crew passed out food equipment and went through the safety procedures. This trip is highly recommended, make sure you reserve space before you come.
Written June 28, 2021
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Aloha Robert M, Thanks a bunch for your five star rating and kind words about our adventure! It's always so wonderful to hear guests report that they are recommending our ocean adventures-thank you! Until we meet again, take care!
Written June 30, 2021
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Kelly T
Chicago, IL46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
There is a lot to recommend this dinner cruise - from the live music, the knowledgeable guide who shared the history of Hawaii and the great views and sites (including spinner dolphins and whales) to the great food and friendly, efficient service. I was also very happy that they were able to accommodate my gluten allergy (with advance notice). We went with one other couple and all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Written March 21, 2022
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Aloha U7570OEkellyt, How wonderful that you were blessed with dolphins and whales on our Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay! We love how during Whale Season (December through March) Whales are regularly seen on our dinner cruises to everyone's delight! Spinner dolphins live here year round and seeing dolphins is always a thrill. Thank you for mentioning that we have gluten free options. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free meal options are available on our Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch and our dinner cruise providing you give us a call at least 48 hours before your cruise. Thank you for taking the time to share that you had a great experience and awarding us with a five star rating! Best wishes to you and yours! We hope you are able to join us again someday soon!
Written March 23, 2022
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Michael C
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
I booked the Deluxe Snorkel & BBQ Adventure for my wife and I to be able to do some snorkeling without having to fight the waves and rocky shore at the beaches and parks. I liked the longer duration of this tour over others I researched, as I like to be in the water a long time and take underwater pictures. It was a very relaxing 1/2 day on a wonderful, clean, well appointed vessel. The crew were very helpful and attentive and all had great attitudes, making for a fun day. My only complaint was that I thought we would be going farther down the coast, but went to a spot a short distance away within sight of the pier. Granted there were swells coming at this part of the island the week we were there which I’m sure contributed to the captain’s choice of snorkeling area, but I had hoped to motor along the shoreline more to see it from the ocean. We saw a couple whales on the way back and the captain was very informative about their travels and behaviors. I would recommend giving this outfit your business.
Written January 27, 2022
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Aloha Michael C, Mahalo for joining us and taking the time to share your experience! You're correct, the swells do occasionally determine where we will snorkel. In your case we went to Pawai. Our Captains make the decision to head to Pawai when heading south would not be the best option. That's so awesome that you saw whales! We are always so thrilled to see them and love sharing information about what amazing animals they are with our guests! We are grateful that you are recommending our family owned business! Thank you! Best to you and yours! We hope to see you again someday soon!
Written January 31, 2022
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Storyteller734597
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
This was an awful activity as the seas were rough, and we got so sea sick. I was vomiting the entire time. I was so sick that even once we returned to land, I had to lie down for the rest of the day.
Body Glove was aware the water was rough, but still chose not to cancel this activity. It's all about revenue for this company. The entire crew was aware of my sickness, They saw me vomiting in the back of the boat.
I called the next day to request a refund. Someone by the name of Michael or Derek returned my call.
I was told they won't issue me a refund as there were no complaints that day.
Lousy customer service. I didn't call to complain, but if someone is unable to participate in an activity because the company made a poor decision to go on the boat ride despite the choppy ocean, I would think one deserves to get a refund.
It's all about generating revenue for this company-No customer service.
Written January 1, 2020
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Aloha Storyteller734597, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We take the time to read each review and we do take them seriously. Please do not think that we brush over them with a sweeping glance. It is important to us that we do everything we can as a company to reflect on the points presented and how we can best move forward. The decision in holding to our refund policy was not one from holding on to the money you paid for the trip. We did make the call to go out that morning and our Captains do everything in their power to ensure that everyone aboard is safe and secure. The ocean is unpredictable. The best we can do is monitor the conditions and proceed with caution. Beyond that, our crew are well equipped to assist and attend to those who feel motion sickness the hardest. Everyone has a different tolerance to sea sickness. The only element we can control are the remedies we have on board in the form of ginger chews, ginger brew, sea bands, and dramamine. I attempted to express my sympathies for the situation and assert our position, but to no avail. Once again, I am sorry that the motion sickness affected you in such a manner. But your statement about us being a revenue focused company does not ring true. For instance, our guarantees (such as our dolphin and whale watching) state that you can come out with us for free, no extra cost, until you see a dolphin on either the morning snorkel or whale watching tour. In fact, I would like another opportunity to make this up to you. We would love to welcome your party aboard the Kanoa II, complimentary, on any given day you are comfortable with. We are not in the business of creating bad experiences, but great ones. Please let us know if we can make this happen for you. Mahalo, Derek Williams @ Body Glove Adventures
Written January 4, 2020
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Gail C
Boise, ID1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Nice cruise along the island with great views of the historical areas along with narration. Live Music added to the experience. Beautiful sunset, the captain did a great job of missing the rain along the shore and the crew very attentive to all the passengers.
Written September 27, 2021
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Aloha Gail C, Mahalo for sharing that you found our Captain Cook Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua bay to be great! We are excited to read that you had such a nice time! It's also great to read that our captain was able to outsmart the rain and that our crew did was attentive to all the guests! Thank you for joining us! We hope to see you again some day!
Written October 5, 2021
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Odyssey328351
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
The sunset cruise was a beautiful end to our visit to Kona, Hawaii. From beginning to end the crew was most attentive and made the trip enjoyable. We not only got a historical view but also music of the island. All of this was capped of by the most beautiful sunset.
Written January 10, 2020
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Aloha Odyssey328351, Thank you for joining us on the Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise! We love being able to make sure your evening is full of great food, excellent service, and wonderful service. However, while I would love to take credit for the sunset, I just cannot! All I can say is that we do our best to make sure you have the best view! We are honored that you would choose us as your final tour in Hawai'i in the midst of all the other activities available. We hope to see you next time you visit! Mahalo, Derek Williams @ Body Glove Adventures
Written January 21, 2020
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Grace L
Nanoose Bay, Canada68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We went New Year’s Eve and would do the cruise any time again. Delicious buffet, great music by entertainer, and the captain took time to find humpback whales and lots of spinner dolphins. Beautiful way to enjoy the sunset.
Written January 9, 2020
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Aloha 498grace, What a way to ring in the New Year! While we can guarantee amazing food (prepared specially for the New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise!) and amazing entertainment, the whales and the dolphins were an added bonus! We are so glad you were able to have such an amazing experience as the chapter ended on 2019. We hope to see you again next year! Hopefully a bit earlier this time! Mahalo, Derek Williams @ Body Glove Adventures
Written January 21, 2020
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