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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

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Address: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
Phone Number: +1 808-322-2788
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Since 1971, Fair Wind has been the leader in snorkel cruises on the Big...

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.

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$149*
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Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise

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Stop it! You are rocking the boat!

I was there in January with my family. Boy, did we have fun! The Fair Wind boat had just what we needed for a great day. 2 slides off of the back. (plug your nose when you hit the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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LaneMeyers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was there in January with my family. Boy, did we have fun! The Fair Wind boat had just what we needed for a great day. 2 slides off of the back. (plug your nose when you hit the water. I did not, and got a sea brain wash. I've never had water that far up my nose.) They have... More 

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Johnny P, Public Relations at Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides, responded to this review

Mahalo LaneMeyers! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your trip with us in January! Kealakekua Bay is a very well protected bay so even when the winds or surf is high; it is still possible to have a great day of snorkeling. We will let the crew know you had a great time! A hui hou! (Until next... More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had family visitint the island and tried the fairwinds. We had a great time. The crew was very helpful and knowledgable about the area. Also very helpful for young people and those who are not as comfortable in the water. Only complaint would be the food... very overcooked burgers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bought this for a wedding gift for a couple and joined them. Overall the cruise was good. Saw dolphins there, and the staff seemed very knowledgeable. I am not a swimmer and they dealt with getting me comfortable in the water. The place itself was amazing. The only downside was that the food was not so great. The boat was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I went on a snorkel day trip. From the start, the most amazing customer service at the front office. From there we boarded with the help of the awesome, energetic crew and our captain, Elvis. Then a nice and easy breakfast as the boat took off. They took us to Captain Cook's monument (the captain educated us... More 

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Johnny P, Public Relations at Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides, responded to this review

Aloha Anna! Thank you for taking the time to write us such a thorough review! We are glad to hear you had a great day with us! More 

Superior, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous time. This was such a great tour for our family. Captain Kirk was very kind and a great tour guide. We had a delicious lunch and breakfast. This was one of our favorite days in Kona.

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Thank you! We are delighted to hear you had a great time! We will the Captain Kirk and his crew know that you enjoyed your trip! More 

Batavia, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We snorkeled with Fair Wind on the Big Island and had an amazing time! The crew was fantastic and made sure everyone was well taken care of! Many options for snorkeling for those who have trouble wearing traditional gear as well as water slides and hi dive to give everyone an unforgettable 4.5 hrs. on the water!

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Johnny P, Public Relations at Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides, responded to this review

Aloha Jstevens236! We are glad to hear you had a great day of snorkeling with us! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! More 

San Dimas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

best place to snorkel and guides excellent, enjoyed the slides and dive ramp. water very clear and able to see lots of fish. Crew took great care of everyone. Capt Kurt excellent, friendly, and knowledgable

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Johnny P, Public Relations at Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides, responded to this review

Aloha wineloversandimas! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip with us! We will let Captain Kurt and his crew know that you had a great time! A hui hou! (Until next time!) More 

Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the whole trip. The crew was amazing. The ride to the bay was nice and refreshing. Water at the bay was warmer than I wanted.

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Johnny P, Public Relations at Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides, responded to this review

Aloha! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with us! We will let the crew know you had a great day! More 

Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband, son (12) and I went on the snorkel and BBQ excursion that was offered with Fair Wind. It was wonderful. The staff was great and a lot of fun. The food was good. We did the snuba excursion that was separately offered on the boat. The instructor was awesome. We saw lots of fish. The Fish Talk on... More 

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Santa Rosa, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decided to splurge for my son's 18th birthday. He, my older son and I opted for the Deluxe Kona Coast Snorkel & BBQ Cruise. Experience exceeded expectations! Both snorkel locations were exceptional, the food was super fresh and delicious, the captain and his crew were all friendly and very helpful, the cruise included paddle board lessons so we took full... More 

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Johnny P, Public Relations at Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides, responded to this review

Aloha Cherie! Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you had a great time! More 

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