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Crew Member / Bar Manager - Crystal Hale

Crystal was born and raised in Talkeetna, Alaska. After high school, she traveled the contiguous U.S. with a professional acting company. Crystal has always been an avid traveler, experiencing vast destinations such as: China, Hungary, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Romania.

FUN FACT: Crystal has white-water rafted down the Colorado River – through the Grand Canyon TWICE!

After graduating form Colorado Mesa University with a B.S. in Biology, Crystal relocated to the Big Island of Hawaii and began working with Fair Wind shortly thereafter. She’s always easy to recognize, exuberating an infectious smile and contagious laugh few can match.
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Both boats are equipped with staircases for easy in & out of water access!
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abbey exploring "Turtle Rock" with a stand up paddle board while on the Hula Kai Morning cruise!
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A very old Honu swimming through Kealakekua Bay
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Earth Day was created to promote awareness about environmental issues and was intended to inspire people to take actions towards addressing them.

Here are 10 Simple Steps you can take to help:

1. Learn about recycling and become an active participant.
2. Teach your family about recycling & lead by example.
3. Clean up trash in your neighborhood and local beaches.
4. Use fewer chemicals. Be aware of your household cleaning products.
5. Reduce the use of plastic products (utensils, bottles, etc.)
6. Turn off lights & unplug unused electronics whenever possible.
7. Plant a tree & even grow a garden. Make it a family activity!
8. Donate unused items to charity and/or use them for kids projects & crafts!
9. Compost your food scraps – and use it to fertilize your garden.
10. Treat EVERYDAY as EARTH DAY!

Fair Wind Cruises is proud to be certified as a “Hawaii Ecotourism Sustainable Tour Operator” by The Hawaii Ecotourism Association (HEA). To learn more about Fair Wind’s commitment to environmental sustainability, please visit our website: www.fair-wind.com/sustainability-commitment

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax

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#TBT #Throwback to the original Fair Wind at Kealakekua Bay in 1985.
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A pretty little Honu hanging out in front of the Fair Wind office today!
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Featured Animal of the Month - Potter's Angelfish

The Potter’s Angelfish is a pygmy Angelfish known for its vibrant rusty orange color patterned beautifully with dark blues and purples. Potter’s Angelfish are named after Frederick A. Potter, the first director of the Waikiki Aquarium. Potter’s Angelfish are one of many coral “gardeners” feeding primarily on algae and other organic matter growing on decomposing coral.

FUN FACT: Potter’s Angelfish are endemic to Hawaii! They can be found in reef slopes like the ones in Kealakekua Bay.

Potter’s Angelfish live in pairs or small groups consisting of all females and a single male. If the male should be removed from the group, the largest female will become the groups new male.
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The British established the Captain Cook monument in memory of the site where Cook was killed.
Kealakekua Bay is traditionally a sacred site for the ancient Hawaiians. The name translates to “the pathway of the God,” where it was said the Hawaiian fertility god, Lonoikamakahiki, lived.
The best way to access the magic of Kealakekua Bay is aboard a Fair Wind Snorkel Tour. Enjoy the luxuries of a custom-designed vessel with the convenience of on board restrooms, freshwater showers, a fully equipped galley for barbecue lunches and a historical narrative of what happened in the historic Kealakekua Bay.

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78-7130 Kaleiopapa St Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
78-7130 Kaleiopapa StreetUSHawaiiKailua-Kona96740
(808) 322-2788fair-wind.com
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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.


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"Hula Kai manta night snorkel was amazing."
"I loved the snuba diving."
"Once we got to Kealakekua Bay, it was incredible."
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3 months ago
My 82 YO mother and I took the Afternoon Snorkel Cruise on the Fair Wind II. I chose it because of the wide stairs that descend into the water for easy entry and exit from the water. We were not disappointed and any way. The only thing I was concerned about was getting on and off of the boat from the dock, but very attentive crew helped us on and off with no problems what-so-ever. I was delighted with the experience and would highly recommend it to all who want a calm and safe snorkle experience. Seeing Capt. Cook's Monument up close was a real treat, as I would never hike or swim to see it in person (way too strenuous). The snacks and drinks were excellent. Abby gave a nice conservation talk with video of different fish and creatures which was very good and educated folks on keeping the oceans clean and saving the sharks, and the like. There were lots of opportunities for "added" entertainment like Snuba, alcoholic refreshment, and DVD of your trip, so if you want those things bring your money. And a tip was requested at the end (to which I said psht, I paid enough!). There is nothing I can suggest to make the experience any better, it was that good! If you want more adventure go on a raft or smaller boat; this was definetly for those with young, old or not so daring people. If the Fair Wind Company does happen to read this I would suggest that you could sell water-proof fish identification cards, T-shirts, books, etc. on the boat to make more money. I would have loved a fish ID card to see how many I could find. Mahalo Fair Wind!!
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Shirley Sonnichsen
a month ago
Always great snorkeling and great crew. Captain entertained the kids all the way home. Wish we'd gone in the morning and seen the whale shark!
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Falecia Gospele
7 months ago
Loved loved loved it, I can not wait to get back! The crew was amazing, super friendly. My first time snorkeling was a blast. Also tried the snuba, what a great experience. You have to try this on this boat. They also have a professional photographer/filmer on board for those who do not purchase a waterproof camera.
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Shelly Hall
10 months ago
Best snorkeling experience on any of the islands! Very friendly and helpful crew! Kids loved the slide and high jump. Photographer is funny and makes everyone feel a part of the experience! We made memories to last a lifetime!
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Peter Tanaka
2 months ago
Hula Kai manta night snorkel was amazing. Totally depends on how many come out but we had three and they swam right up to us. Wavy in the water so be warned if you don't have your sea legs!
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David Do Van Minh
7 months ago
The Manta Night Cruise is PERFECT ! IMPRESSIVE and MAGIC ! Crew were perfect. Captain Mike was very professional and careful. And Gosh, Mantas are soooooo COOL and big ! Love the experience ! A must do on Big Island !
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Jean Holm
2 months ago
I loved the snuba diving. Had a great time. Would do it again, the tides came in to high my last 3 days there.
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fatboy 2k
7 months ago
Hula Kai This is the boat to go on in Big Island. Big/well equipped Capt. Kirk and Diver Dan & the crew are the best. Breakfast and lunch on a snorkeling cruise to two spots one being Capt Cook lasts from 0930 to 1430.