Water activity

Big Island: Eco-Friendly Snorkeling Experience and BBQ

4.8 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: Body Glove Cruises

Big Island: Eco-Friendly Snorkeling Experience and BBQ

Activity provider: Body Glove Cruises
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From US$ 170.81 per person

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Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this 4.5-hour snorkeling cruise and dolphin watch. Snorkel in the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to over 600 species of ocean wildlife.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take a cruise through protected marine sanctuaries on an eco-certified tour
  • Snorkel with the chance of seeing dolphins and marine life
  • Discover Hawaii’s underwater paradise
  • Enjoy a delicious and filling lunch
  • Make the most of complimentary snorkeling gear
Full description
You will need to arrive at 7:30 AM for your 8 AM departure and cruise through protected marine sanctuaries. Cruise ten miles down the Kona Coast to the snorkel destination, a protected marine sanctuary. Relax, you will have over two hours of water time to enjoy the marine life, underwater topography, and coral reef. Cruise in comfort! The boat’s main lower deck features a large shaded cabin with cushioned seating, tables, a premium bar, three restrooms, and freshwater showers. You won’t go hungry. Enjoy a light breakfast of tropical fruits, assorted pastries, bagels, juices, teas, and Kona coffee. While you're taking in the fun, the crew prepares lunch. After snorkeling, belly up to a full-service premium cash bar, featuring a large selection of liquors, mixes, and local brews. This boat hosts one of the only blenders on the Kona Coast. Your mask, fins, snorkel, and prescription masks will be provided to you. For beginners, a friendly “Snorkel 101 Class” is available from the lifeguard-trained crew. A host of flotation toys, including noodles, vests, inner tubes, and even “Sea View Boards” for those who don’t want to get their face wet. They even include the use of stand-up paddleboards and an array of other flotation devices at no additional cost. Kids of all ages love the 20’ waterslide and high dive platform. If you want to kick back and do nothing, check out the floating “relaxation station”, the crew will swim you out refreshments. Wetsuits are available for rent on board.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • 2 hours of snorkel time
  • Reef safe sunscreen
  • 20 foot waterslide
  • 15 foot high dive
  • Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
  • Go Pro Cameras
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

· Free parking available at 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI 96740 · Arrive at 7:30 am for a 8:00 am departure. Refunds are not available for late arrivals. · Vessel departs from the Kailua Kona Pier a short walk from the free parking.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Waterproof camera

Know before you go

  • Boarding begins at 7:30 AM and departure is at 8:00 AM. Refunds are not possible for late arrivals
  • This cruise is 100% wheelchair friendly, the customized boarding ramp, with portable extensions, accommodates all wheelchairs including manual, electric, and scooters
  •  Please bring a towel
  • All guests must complete a liability waiver prior to boarding
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 73 reviews

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This truly was one of the best excursions for the entirely family we've had so far on the island after a little over a week. From boarding to getting back to the dock, the crew was extremely attentive and supportive to us. We have two children under eight. They spent the entire time (~2 hours) in the water and did not hear the patented "I'm board" or "The water's too cold" bit. And they aren't strong swimmers yet. The Body Glove really has all the accessories aboard to keep everyone having fun in the water. And while keeping everyone safe. This excursion really is worth it. Thanks Captain Bob and his crew for such a great time.

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August 16, 2022

This was one of the highlights of our trip to the Big Island. Great crew, so friendly and helpful, and the boat was spacious and comfortable. The captain gave us some interesting history as we cruised along the coast. We saw dolphins, flying fish and had a great time snorkeling. They provided breakfast and a BBQ lunch, both were great! We would do it again in a heartbeat, and wish they had an all-day trip, 1/2 day was too short!

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June 29, 2022

Service, food, and drinks were awesome. Boat itself was great. Loved the extra fun swimming devices provided. Snorkeling itself was the only kind of bummer. I’ve experienced snorkeling with a different company in Hawaii twice before and they were able to get us to better, more calm, shallower, and more visible reefs. I also liked learning about the history of Hawaii provided by the other company. If I could combine the two experiences for both companies they’d both get 5 stars.

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May 18, 2022

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