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Do I have time to squeeze in this last activity??

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Do I have time to squeeze in this last activity??

Visiting Big Island mid Oct. to celebrate 30 years of wedded bliss. The last night we are on the island is Monday 10-21. 2013. Our plane leaves KOA at 10:45 pm. Does anyone have an opinion as to whether we would be able to take the Spirit of Kona sunset dinner cruise (5:30 to 7:30pm) from Kona pier, drop off rental car, check bags, security and still make flight? Would appreciate drive times from pier to airport, ease of dropping off car etc. to help make up my mind. Thanks for any advice!

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1. Re: Do I have time to squeeze in this last activity??

Time isn't an issue. From the pier to the airport is less than a half hour so you'd have plenty of time. I just wonder if you wouldn't find it a better use of your time to have dinner at the Four Seasons. The dinner cruise is woefully mediocre IMO and I'd be very hesitant to leave luggage in the car at the pier area parking lots.

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2. Re: Do I have time to squeeze in this last activity??

Iʻve taken one dinner cruise here, not this one, but I didnʻt like it at all.

#1, the boat was pitching side to side and it was impossible to eat in comfort because I had to hold my drink and my plate both or they would immediately slide off onto the floor, and that left me no hand for holding an eating implement.

#2 the food was not anything I would be excited to eat.

And I picked the cruise as a fun thing to do, but it really was not.

#3 The sunset was hazed out by the vog, leaving from Kailua pier.

YMMV, just sharing my take.

I would not leave my luggage in the car at the pier either, and I too would recommend dinner on the sand or next to the sand at the 4S.

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