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.