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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

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78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
+1 808-322-2788
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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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78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
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+1 808-322-2788
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fair Winds Big Island Ocean tours offered an outstanding ride on their boat named Hula Kai… Located at the harbor just feet from the Sheraton Kona this snorkel boat ride offers an outstanding experience to view the manta rays located just seven minutes away from...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed everything about this trip. Comfortable boat, great snorkel sights, good food and fantastic crew. The trip was very well organised, from check-in to disembarkation. I can’t speak highly enough of the crew. They were all very friendly and knowledgeable. To top the day off,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fair Winds trip from its base at Keauhou Bay to the snorkel site at the Capt Cook memorial is undertaken on a motor catamaran which appears to accommodate about 60 passengers. Arriving by car requires free parking in a gravel car park about 200m...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fair winds offers two snorkeling trips in the morning. The first one is for beginners and offers one snorkel stop at captain cooks. That boat seems “more fun” with slides and all but we chose the second cruise for moderate to advanced snorkeling going to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the sunset Manta Ray snorkelling trip as one of first excursions in Hawaii and were not left disappointed. Staff were friendly and professional and all the equipment was provided easily and to size. It felt safe in the water and you got to...More

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Longhorn_01
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Johnny P | Property representative |
Aloha, Great question! The Manta Departure times change throughout the year depending on what time the sun sets. Right now, in July, the cruise departs at 6:30 pm but you wouldn't be entering the water until about 7:00... More
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Longhorn_01
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Johnny P | Property representative |
Aloha, We will take a maximum of 26 snorkelers on the Manta excursion.
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Tabimono
December 31, 2017|
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Aloha, if you have gear that you like you're more than welcome to bring it on board with you. We provide Sea Sports snorkel gear.
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