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Review of Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides
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$87.03*
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise
Ranked #2 of 198 Tours in Kailua-Kona
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Took the snorkeling tour with Fair Winds down to Kealakekua Bay and the Captain Cooke monument. These guys really do it right. Great attention to detail...very focused on environmental and safety concerns...really keyed to customers. This was a real special, enjoyable experience; well worth the time and money.

Visited October 2013
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“Amazing snorkeling, beautiful day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Thanks to the crew of the Fair Wind II for a most wonderful and incredible day out snorkeling. The catamaran cruise was surely one of the highlights of our trip to the big island, as we took a 1 hour cruise out to the captain cook monument, where the water was perfect and the fish and coral were extraordinary today. The water was crystal clear, no current, easy to snorkel. The crew served a perfect breakfast and cooked hamburgers on the grill for lunch. These things, along with potato chips, pasta salad and fruit made for the enjoyable luncheon fare to compliment the perfect weather and sights.

There was a snorkel lesson for those who needed it, there were inner tubes and boogie-boards for the kids on board. Snuba was also available for an extra charge for those interested.

Thanks to all for a most memorable day! I highly recommend this trip if you are looking for a snorkeling adventure on the Big Island.

Visited October 2013
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“Terrific”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

This is a great experience. Everything on the boat was great. The crew was amazing, the areas we went to were great for snorkeling. The food was good, and overall everything just works! Do not miss on this great adventure.

Visited October 2013
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“What about bookings from Canada.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Cannot book online with your company from Canada as you do not allow for entry for Canadian provinces. Also, we are not staying at a resort or hotel but a private condo as such there is no entry for this either.
Also, your 1-800 phone number does not work from Canada?
How can we book?

Visited October 2013
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Big Bear City, California
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“Don't miss these boat tours!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

While in Hawaii (Big Island) we booked the Fair Wind's Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cook's Monument) Catamaran cruise. This is a "must do" while in Hawaii.

The ship was totally designed to make a snorkel trip easy for the least, to most experienced swimmers.

The food was awesome, and the crew was very friendly and helpful. They were available to answer any questions you might have, and readily helped anyone in need.
By the way, our captain was Captain Kirk.

We so enjoyed the catamaran cruise that we booked the Hula Kai trip the following week. Also great, but if you can't do both, I would suggest trying the Kealakeua Bay trip to start.

The company also does a Manta Ray night cruise. I am sure that trip would be awesome also, but we picked another company for that trip. We had heard that the Manta Ray trips North by the airport has more Mantas.

Visited October 2013
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