Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument Snorkel - Small-Group Experience

21 Reviews | Big Island of Hawaii, USA

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Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Overview

We carry a maximum of 6 passengers so we can offer a more intimate snorkel experience than the larger "cattle boats" in Kona.

In addition to delivering a more private experience, our small group size allows for more time in the water. Our passengers are able to quickly enter and exit the water as we explore Kealakekua Bay.

If you book all 6 seats on any trip, you will have your own private charter. In addition to being the only party on the boat, you'll be able to work with your captain to customize your trip to your liking. For instance, you'll be able to decide whether to pick up and move to a new location or continue snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay (time and conditions permitting).

Don't miss this opportunity to snorkel the famous Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument, in a private small-group experience that's unmatched. Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime!

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Average 4.62 out of 5 stars based on 21 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument Snorkel - Small-Group Experience
Eric_C, Dec 2021 Verified
The captain and the crew were amazing! We had a very good time. My girlfriend and I booked this tour because we didn't want to hike or kayak to the Captain Cook monument. The tour was about 3 hours and 30 minutes long, and the boat was a joy to ride in. I personally like adventure, and the smaller boat provided a better experience than the bigger boats I've been on tours with.I really enjoyed the ride out to the Captain Cook monument. It was about 30-45 minutes long, and it was fun because we sat at the front of the boat, holding on the rails. Once we got to the Captain Cook monument, we had one of our guides snorkel with us and let us know what we're seeing, and he guided us to the nearby areas. We snorkeled for about one hour and came back to the boat.Once back on the boat, we were offered cut pineapples and some light snacks and beverages. Afterwards, the captain asked what we wanted to do, and offered us two choices; we can either go looking for whales, (because at the time of this writing, it is the beginning of whale season in Hawaii in December) or to go see manta rays at the manta ray cleaning stations.We opted for looking for whales, and although we didn't find any this time, we still had a blast riding on the boat, and looking around for the whales. The views were incredible while we were underway on the sea.Overall, I highly recommend the tour based on the professionalism of the crew and the overall experience we had. We got much more than just a simple snorkeling experience. This was definitely one of the moments I will remember for years to come!
Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument Snorkel - Small-Group Experience
Marybeth_S, Dec 2021 Verified
Was skeptical at first about a small boat but only having a small group was the best thing, our 2 guides were wonderful and listened to what we wanted to do. Even took us on a small detour on the way back to look for whales. If you are looking for a great snorkeling experience I suggest going with this group versus the largee ones, you won’t regret ir
Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument Snorkel - Small-Group Experience
Diana_B, Dec 2021 Verified
Such an incredible trip! Hunter and Shelly were fantastic…very knowledgeable and helpful! Loved that it only allowed 6 passengers. We are a family of five so we had a sweet woman along for the ride. Pineapple at the end was a great touch
Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument Snorkel - Small-Group Experience
Julianne_H, Dec 2021 Verified
The small group experience ensured we had individual attention according to our experience with snorkeling, skill levels, and tips that helped us each be comfortable and safe. The captain was attentive to safety protocols and procedures. The crew were very attentive to our comfort and safety in the water. We saw fantastic varieties of fish, coral, and urchins, many of which the guides would point out specifically. We even got a few history lessons at points along the shore of cultural significance.
Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument Snorkel - Small-Group Experience
hadleyandbradb, Dec 2021 Verified
Shelly the captain and Brent the swim guide are SO nice and really make this family experience a fun a memorable time. Our kids (10 &12) favorite part of vacation by far! They were both thoughtful and attentive and took the time to find ways to make the trip fun for the whole family, truly can’t thank them enough!!!
Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument Snorkel - Small-Group Experience
Brigetta_W, Nov 2021 Verified
Small group experience with Captain Shelley and Brent. Exceptional Snorkeling in the bay and fun boat ride there and back. Highly recommend!
Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument Snorkel - Small-Group Experience
Keith_H, Nov 2021 Verified
Great trip -really enjoyed the small boat experience. Brent joined us in the water and provided a great tour pointing out all kinds of fish and interesting items. Also great personal texts from Captain Shelly!
Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument Snorkel - Small-Group Experience
pkbrady, Nov 2021 Verified
We had a great time snorkeling, learning some Hawaiian history and seeing some whales and dolphins. The crew was fantastic to us and were fun to talk with.
Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument Snorkel - Small-Group Experience
Cecilia_D, Nov 2021 Verified
Coral Reef Adventures is the BEST. Their care and concern for each and every passenger is remarkable! The ship is super clean, the adventures many, the history and stories fun and interesting, and the crew (Brent and Shelly) super helpful and nice. Highly recommend!
Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument Snorkel - Small-Group Experience
Cecilia_D, Nov 2021 Verified
Brent is an outstanding cultural and snorkel guide; and Shelly is a super skilled captain. We highly recommend Coral Reef Adventures to anyone seeking a personal small boat snorkeling experience.

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