(From left to right)
Top row: Frank Rom, Shirley Tanzella, Kurt Bell, Donna,
Glen Craig, Jackie, and Bill Burke
Middle Row: Claudia, Rena, CJ Shaw, Greg Hattleburg,
Lisa Bunge, Dave Winter, Barbara Silver, and Uncle Dada Davis.
Bottom Row: Dee Barnett, MaryAnn Blanchard, Mendy Dant,
Puhi Dant, Kathi Dant, and Danny Horimoto.
There are various species of sea turtles found around the world. However, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Honu) are unique in that they spend their entire lives in Hawaiian waters. Other types of Green Sea Turtles are known to make lengthy migrations from nesting grounds to feeding sites. In Hawaii, it is common to see a Honu sun bathing on a sandy beach.
FUN FACT: The Green Sea Turtle cannot pull its head back into its shell like other species of turtles.
Due to over harvesting, habitat destruction, and human disturbance, the Green Sea Turtle is recognized as a threatened species. The Federal Endangered Species Act protects sea turtles in the U.S. This act forbids killing, harassing, or harming protected creatures.
If you have the good fortune to see a Honu while in Hawaii, please respect its space – never touching them and staying at least 10-ft. away.
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Captain - Kurt Bell
Kurt was born in Santa Monica, California. As a child, Kurt and his family spent many years bouncing back and forth from Kona to Los Angeles. After graduating from the University of Redlands, Kurt permanently relocated to Kona and started his amazing family.
Fun Fact: Kurt makes his own Mamaki tea and is also an accomplished guitar and ukulele player.
Those who know Kurt would tell you he is tremendously passionate, caring and widely knowledgeable. We have many repeat guests who revolve their other vacation activities around getting to go out with Captain Kurt.
Hawaii boasts some of the finest snorkel and diving locations in the world. In fact, more than a quarter of the marine life in Hawaii cannot be found anywhere else on earth.
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Award-Winning Snorkel Cruises along the Big Island's South Kona Coast - Since 1971
Daily snorkel trips departing from the historic Keauhou bay, the Fair Wind II takes you down the scenic south Kona coast to Kealakekua Bay. Kealakekua Bay, home of the Captain Cook monument, is a protected marine sanctuary. The calm, clear conditions and abundant marine life, create an ideal snorkel experience for any snorkel- beginner or advanced. To add to the fun, the young and young at heart will want to experience the thrill of Fair Wind’s 15-foot water slide and high dive jump.
If you’re interested in an even more adventurous day, try Hawaii's ultimate snorkel adventure to remote & exotic destinations aboard the Hula Kai. The Hula Kai's unique Hydrofoil Technology allows for faster speeds and smoother rides than other conventional catamarans. Hula Kai goes where others cannot - providing a unique and rare opportunity to experience Hidden Hawaii. While aboard the Hula Kai, we highly recommend trying our Sea Rockets or Stand Up Paddle Boards.
The Hula Kai also hosts a nightly Manta Ray Snorkel. Each year thousands of snorkelers from around the world visit Kona to snorkel with the manta rays. The Kona Coast is one of the best places in the world to get close to and observe manta rays. Their huge 12-foot + wingspans and agile movements are truly memorizing. With no teeth or stingers, they are quite harmless. Manta rays feast on tiny plankton as they swoop down through the water. Experience the giant Manta Rays in first class fashion aboard the Hula Kai.