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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

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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...more
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78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
+1 808-322-2788
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great snorkeling tour. Crew were friendly and fun. The sea life is amazing at the places they visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melbourne505
Reviewed 4 days ago

I recently took my 3rd snorkel trip with Fair Wind. All 3 trips have been perfect! This year we had a great crew, delicious food and excellent snorkeling. Last year we saw dolphins and whales while cruising to snorkel areas, but alas, not this year....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hikenswimgirl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Would definitely recommend this morning snorkel cruise to anyone who enjoys snorkeling and wants to visit some out of the way places. We went to two different locations where there were no other boats, which was a big plus. These locations are only accessible by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JoyL2358
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This our 4th time joining the Fair Winds group for a day snorkeling at the Captain Cook memorial on the Big Island, Hawaii, and we were not disappointed. This company consistently provides an excellent experience from the light but plentiful breakfast served upon boarding to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bob K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing staff: very friendly and helpful; attentive to needs Delicious food: Lots of healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free options, always enough for everyone - better than expected! Great experience: I tried SNUBA for the first time - fun experience; beautiful fish at the snorkel sites; we saw...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the afternoon trip which is 4 hours long and gives you 1.5 hours snorkeling time. The boat and the guides were great. Kealakehua Bay was absolutely beautiful with clear green water. The water was pretty cold in spots. The bay is really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wanda K
Reviewed 1 week ago

All in all a good, high quality company and trip. Crew was friendly and attentive. Snorkeling gear provided by the company was ok, although not as good as equipment we rented for the week from a local shop. Breakfast was fine, and the bbq lunch...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our snorkel cruise with Fair Winds. The staff are so fun and very intent on ensuring your comfort and safety. Both breakfast and lunch were very good. The snorkel spot we went to was wonderful. Very calm and clear water. Perfect spot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank moximani
Reviewed 1 week ago

Professional from making the reservations to the experience itself. Had a fabulous time for the second time with these guys. Great gear too. They went out of their way to ensure even the most nervous traveler comfortable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MinervaPercy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our family favorite for the whole vacation. The boat was deluxe and big enough that sea-sickness wasn't a problem. The crew was very nice. The food was very good for a boat. We especially enjoyed our time with Jay for the SNUBA. She...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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November 3, 2018|
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Response from Don L | Reviewed this property |
Easily 100. Plenty of room to roam.
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
July 2, 2018|
Response from Johnny P | Property representative |
Aloha, We will take a maximum of 26 snorkelers on the Manta excursion.