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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

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Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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About Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides
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. *Save 10-15% by booking direct at Fair Wind Cruises official website.
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Spot dolphins, turtles, and schools of colorful reef fish in their natural habitat along the Kona coastline of the island of Hawaii on this Kealakekua Bay snorkeling cruise. The tour is family-friendly and open to beginners on up, as all snorkeling equipment and instructions are included. All you have to do is to relax and spot reef fish, coral, and other sea life.
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$98.29 per adult
106 reviews
Kealakekua Bay’s clear waters and colorful marine life are perfect for snorkeling: learn how to snorkel on a half day cruise through Kealakekua Bay, the perfect choice for nature lovers. There is plenty of time for enjoying the onboard water slide and high jump platform, which add a dose of family-fun for younger travelers. Plus, a continental breakfast and lunch are included for a seamless experience.
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$160.14 per adult
124 reviews
Make your boat ride a luxurious experience on this snorkeling tour to the South Kona coast. Theater-style seating, arm and headrests, and both a breakfast buffet and barbecue lunch ensure a comfortable cruise, while high-quality snorkel gear for diving off the remote South Kona coast promise sightings of the tropical aquatic life you came to see.
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$175.16 per adult
112 reviews
Swim near a manta ray natural habitat on this 1.5-hour night snorkeling tour from Kona. Led by an expert guide, journey five minutes off the Big Island’s west coast where the mantas come to feast on plankton. Dive in the water, and swim in an area known for manta ray sightings. The area is lit by your vessels diving lights, so you can get a clear view even in dark waters. Afterward, dry off, and enjoy warm soup, bread rolls, and hot drinks as you recount your underwater adventures.
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$138.60 per adult
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are a family of four with 2 young adult children (19 & 24). We chose this cruise because everyone knew how to snorkel and the Hula Kai is a slightly smaller boat than the other snorkel boat. We stopped at 2 snorkel spots and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank vvrosen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Based on reviews and description of boat we decided this was the best snorkel cruise to take. We booked the afternoon snorkel with snacks. In fact we changed our reservation once on BI because our plans changed and they were very accommodating and rescheduled us...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third visit to the big island and each time we've gone snorkeling with the Fairwind. It's a great boat and the captain and crew are fantastic. The lunch was delicious. My sister has some medical issues and the crew was so helpful....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank IrishLadyfromOR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 9, mostly teens 19-15, and cruised on July 4th. We had experienced and beginner snorkelers. The spot, Captain’s Cook was perfect with lots to see. The breakfast was great and the BBQ was tasty, plenty of food. However, the cookies...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank luvschumi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing day trip! A short boat ride with breakfast led us to pristine turquoise waters. For the next few hours we snorkeled, slid down the water slide, jumped from the boat, talked to the friendly crew, and ate a good lunch. The company has...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour exceeded all expectations and 13yr old boy with me rated this the best time of his first trip to Hawaii. It tied for first with me too (late 60s). Perfect for all ages- included 2 delicious meals, unlimited water coffee juices, all snorkeling...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bellsouthern
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on Oahu and the Big Island for 2 weeks. My husband, my 2 boys (ages 11 and 12) and I signed up for this snorkel cruise at the last minute and we were SO glad we did. It was an AMAZING experience. The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 3rd trip with Fair Wind Manta Snorkel and we were in awe at the end of the night ! We saw 6 or 7 mantas, an ongoing, amazing and unforgettable show for us. Even when we were back on the boat the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Andreea S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by hotel concierge. Prompt on timings, very knowledgeable and friendly staff and Captain. They has enough equipment for everyone. Slides for fun on the boat. Going there that had water and juice and snack mixes no charge. The bay was nice with lots of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SVD6544
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend Fair Winds snorkel cruise. We had such a wonderful time. The breakfast included fruit, juice, coffee, frittata, muffins. The cruise takes about 40 minutes to get to snorkel spot. Then you can be in the water until about 12:30 pm. The lunch...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Theresa L
April 25, 2019|
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Aloha, Check-in is at our office in Keauhou Bay, right next to the pier. If you received an email confirmation, there would be directions included at the bottom. If you did not receive an email, please give us a call, and... More
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February 24, 2019|
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Aloha, Our adult price is for anyone over the age of 12. We also have a rate for children 4-12 and toddlers 0-3 years old. Mahalo!
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Easily 100. Plenty of room to roam.
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