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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 6 days ago

Great for first time snorkelers. The entire crew was awesome and attentive. The boat, amenities and food were great for this adventure. We opted for the optional SNUBA experience and it was amazing. The best way to see and enjoy this great location. Rebecca was...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dante and his crew were awesome. Very informative and very open and friendly Andy was a lot of fun to talk with and very helpful with the snorkeling equipment he also worked hard along with the rest of the crew to make sure we had...More

Thank pnorthrop131
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kind and patient. Knowledgeable and fun. That’s how I would describe the crew. The place where they take you? Impossibly beautiful. I have never seen that many fishes together.

Thank legjack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast/lunch, clean boat, easy water access, courteous crew, and quality equipment. A must do on the Big Island!

Thank janeandnealk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I swam to Captain cook from a nearby beach and didn’t realize how long the swim was. We had swam for over a mile and were tired and thirsty. When we came to the monument, Dante and Issac were on the Fair...More

1  Thank NatalieLMarcus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like to snorkel; it's usually the first thing I book when I decide to vacation somewhere. This time around we wanted to snorkel and to snuba, so we booked a big Fair Winds snorkel/snuba trip to Kealakekua Bay (where Captain Cook's monument is)...More

Thank teleiap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent this morning on the Fair Winds II on their 4.5 hour morning crew with my best friend and our children (ages 8, 14, 14 & 15). The weather was perfect, the food was nice and crew was pretty great. My oldest son got seasick...More

1  Thank Michele S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this on our last day. The boat they took us on was awesome! It had an upper deck that lets you see the most amazing views of the island while having a bite to eat that the crew prepares. They took us out...More

Thank Eiser C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on an afternoon cruise. There weren’t the amount of fish that we expected. Staff were wonderful, helpful, and friendly. The spot you snorkel is so deep and salty there is a hazy view of the corral.

Thank l0rdbens0n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This snorkel adventure totally exceeded our expectations! Beautiful clear water and the fish were 👍🏼👍🏼

Thank hopndoc
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November 3, 2018|
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Response from Johnny P | Property representative |
Aloha, We will take a maximum of 106 passengers on trips aboard the Fair Wind II. It is Coast Guard approved for more. However, we don't fill our trips to full capacity so that even when we are full, there is still plenty... More
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.