Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

264 Reviews | Big Island of Hawaii, USA

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3 hours (Approx.)
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A three hour tour you won't want to miss! Set Sail down the Majestic Kona Coastline with breathtaking views of landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. As you arrive at the "World Famous Captain Cook Monument" your snorkeling adventure will begin in the turquoise waters and vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay. Make sure to bring an underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish, pods of spinner dolphins that are also commonly spotted in the bay. “Hawaii The Big Island Revealed” guide book says, “snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay near the monument is perhaps the best you will find anywhere in the state”.



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Average 4.91 out of 5 stars based on 264 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
Jolene_P, Nov 2022 Verified
This cruise was a small group, perfect size and the boat was not too big. The staff was friendly and informative. I would definitely do this one again! Amazing snorkeling spot too!!
Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
Lacey S, Nov 2022 Verified
This was one of the best snorkeling trips I've ever been on! The crew was fantastic - so friendly, super helpful, and and fun. The catamaran was purposel-built for these trips and is almost brand new. Everything was clean and there was room to store our bags. On our afternoon trip, there were only 14 (I think they said the boat normally takes out 45) so we had plenty of space. It was a great trip and I highly recommend them.The snorkeling was also great! Lots of coral and fish and was even approved by my husband who is really into coral and saltwater fish. It was actually a lot healthier than Hanauma Bay when we snorkeled there in July 2021.P.S. Get there a bit early if you want a parking spot; otherwise you have to park along the road and walk in to the pier.
Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
Joseph_M, Nov 2022 Verified
The crew was great. Entertaining and accommodating. It was a beautiful boat. We got to snorkel in an excellent spot. I would definitely do it again and recommend it to others.
Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
Morgan_L, Nov 2022 Verified
We had an amazing time, great captain and crew! Wondering experience and the snorkeling was very plentiful in array of fish to see.
Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
Robert_H, Nov 2022 Verified
From start to finish the afternoon was amazing. Best snorkeling I have ever done. Capt Morgan(yes that is his name) and crew Asia and Roe were over the top with making everyone feel comfortable and safe. They even got my wife into the water which she was timid about doing so. She had a great time. Snacks were great and the cocktails after snorkeling were also wonderful. They should not change anything they are doing. A prime example of outstanding customer service. They more than fulfilled the price of the afternoon sail. Thanks Capt Morgan and Crew
Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
gwebb53, Nov 2022 Verified
This will be the highlight of our trips! Captain Morgan and the crew get 10 stars for their knowledge, friendliness and ability to ensure everyone had a great time. We would go out with them again in a heartbeat
Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
paul_n, Oct 2022 Verified
I am not particularly comfortable in water and had never done snorkelling before.However, Eden and Logan were both really helpful and did their very best to reassure me.I am very grateful to both of them.
Great Experience Lots of Fun
Andrew B, Oct 2022 Verified
We had a great time and the crew made it very informational with some history and took us to a great view of the reef. My wife and I had a great time and it was very easy to understand and see so much of the history of the island
Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
STUART_U, Oct 2022 Verified
Awesome day, smooth sail. Snorkeling was great!! Lots of information about the history of the bay and the monument. Great time!!
Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
Shelley_F, Oct 2022 Verified
This my first trip outside the contiguous North American continent. I am thrilled to have gone snorkeling with your terrific crew at the tender age of 74. I would do this again but would want to do the Manta ray trip. Thank you for the opportunity to have a great and beautiful experience mahola

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