Kona Snorkel Safari

Search for marine wildlife and snorkel along Kona’s captivating coral reef.

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Kona Snorkel Safari Tour Details

Small Groups

Explore the Kona coast with a maximum of 14 guests per tour.

All Gear Included

Bring your swim suit and a towel, and we'll provide everything else.

Snacks & Drinks

Enjoy complimentary refreshments, island sourced fruit, and snacks.

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Kona Snorkel Safari Tour Overview

Captain Cook Snorkeling Tour

A Unique Tour Every Day

Join us for an unforgettable snorkeling experience in the pristine waters of Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Our expert guides will take you to the best snorkel spots in Kona, carefully selected based on the day’s conditions and wildlife sightings. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the vibrant coral reefs and encounter a variety of marine life up close.

Our tour boat is equipped with all the necessary snorkeling gear, including masks, fins, and snorkels. We provide pool noodles for guests that request a floatation device. Our experienced guides will provide you with safety instructions and snorkeling tips before you dive in, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

About The Tour

This tour changes daily, and no two tours are the same. On most days, we visit two snorkel sites and spend 45 minutes in the water at each site. Some days, we go offshore looking for large marine life such as whales, dolphins, and sharks. 

As we snorkel, our guides will point out interesting marine life and provide insights about the unique ecosystem of the Kona coast. From colorful schools of fish to graceful sea turtles, you never know what you might encounter on our tour. Our guides are trained to respect the marine environment, so you can be sure that your experience is eco-friendly and sustainable.

What's Included In This Tour


Bring Your Own

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Everyone who enters the water needs to be able to comfortably swim a minimum of 25 yards in the ocean without a life jacket.

No, you do not need to enter the water. You can stay on the boat while others are snorkeling, as long as you’re at least 18 years old or have a guardian on the boat with you.

On most days, we spend about 90 minutes total in the water.

Yes. We provide foam noodles to all guests, and life jackets by request.

The boat ride to each snorkel site is typically less than 20 minutes, depending on conditions.

Please wear your swim suit to the harbor, and bring a towel, hat and reef safe sunscreen. We will provide all the gear that’s required for the tour (snorkel, mask, fins, floatation).

We require a minimum of 6 guests to run all tours. If we do not reach our minimum, we will offer to rebook you to a different tour or issue a full refund. Alternatively, you can purchase additional tickets to reach the minimum of 6 guests, which will ensure the trip can run.

Cancel up to 24 hours before your tour time for a full refund. Cancelations within 24 hours of your tour time will receive a credit for a future tour with availability. Receive a full refund if your tour is canceled by us for any reason.

Our RHIB boat is not wheelchair accessible, and guests must be able to climb aboard the boat via a ladder.

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