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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

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Address: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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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Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise

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Catered to the needs of my children and my elderly mother who is a non-swimmer. They had all the possible flotation devices along with the viewing box for my elderly mother. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Catered to the needs of my children and my elderly mother who is a non-swimmer. They had all the possible flotation devices along with the viewing box for my elderly mother. My mother had a blast viewing the beautiful fish. The spot where we snorkeled was gorgeous but best of all the water was calm and still (not turbulent or... More 

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

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are so glad to hear we played a positive role in your family's snorkeling experience! We will let the crew know you had a great time! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Captain Kirk (seriously) and his crew gave us a first rate experience in Hawaii. They knew where to stop to experience the best sea life, had the best service and the food was fantastic. Also, my teenage son got to experience SNUBA diving for the first time and he loved it! Highly recommend this trip.

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

Aloha! Thank you for your review! We're are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip with us! We will let Captain Kirk know you had a great time! More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best way to go to kealakakua Bay you spend your day in the water snorkeling and come back on the boat for an amazing BBQ lunch. My kids absolutely love the slide and the high dive the bar on the trip home is not bad for the adults either.

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

Aloha! Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear your family enjoys our trips! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Can't say enough about this half day excursion! Breakfast and coffee at the first snorkeling stop. Crew highlighted the history and coast views along the way. Lava caves and excellent snorkeling at the 2nd stop. Had a grilled barbeque lunch and a third snorkel stop where some of our family swam with the green sea turtles! Some of the kids... More 

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

Aloha Kathy! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are delighted to hear that your family enjoyed the Hula Kai Morning Cruise. We will let the crew know you had a great day with them! More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We experienced both the Manta Ray and Morning Kealakekua cruises and I thought I'd offer future guests a comparison in case you have the time and budget for only one. In short, I'm giving this a 3-star rating because I'd probably give the Morning Kealakekua a 4-star rating but the Manta Ray Evening cruise only a 2. Our Manta Ray... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great experience! We usually don't the big group tour thing but as we just became obsessed with underwater photography and wanted to get to locations we otherwise couldn't, we gave this a shot. It was a great experience. We did the smaller crowd/longer tour, the Deluxe Kona Coast. The first location was a backup plan as the... More 

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

Aloha Ronn! Your photos turned out fantastic! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip with and that we got to be apart of your underwater photography passion! We will let the crew know that you enjoyed your day with us! More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great crew, boat was full but plenty of space was available to sit, my kids loved the slide and we all loved snorkeling! Worth the money!

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Thank you Cheryl! We are glad you enjoyed your trip! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My teenage daughter and I did the afternoon snorkel trip. It was great! No boring talking or unnecessary stops... Just a quick shot to Captain Kid's Monument and a few hours of snorkeling. They offer all kinds of options to snorkel - inner tubes, viewing box boards... They cover all ranges of swimmers. The afternoon trip is faster and the... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write us a review Steve! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with us! More 

McMinnville, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 5 hour, morning snorkel cruise on the Hula Kai--and had a fantastic trip from start to finish. The crew was friendly, their explanations/short trainings were clear, and the meals they made were first rate. We picked the Hula Kai for its smaller size (40 vs. 100 on the Fair Wind II), two snorkel destinations, and two meals.... More 

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

Aloha Jcwill5! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip aboard the Hula Kai! We will let the crew know you had a great time! A hui hou! (Until next time!) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, two college age daughters and I went on the morning snorkel cruise on the Hula Kai. The equipment provided was excellent. The two stops we made for snorkeling were beautiful. We saw many colorful fish, eagle rays, a guitarfish and amazing coral.The food was great and the crew was professional. The Hula Kai is particularly nice since it... More 

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

Mahalo Rich! We are happy to hear your family had a great time aboard the Hula Kai and got to see lots of different marine line creatures! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! More 

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