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From Hawaii: Eco-Friendly Snorkeling Experience with BBQ

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84 reviews

Activity provider: Body Glove Cruises
Water activity

From Hawaii: Eco-Friendly Snorkeling Experience with 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 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

Join a morning snorkeling and dolphin-watching cruise with paddleboards and kids' activities from Kailua-Kona and explore the underwater world off the coast of Hawaii. Enjoy a light breakfast, a barbecue lunch, and a full-service premium cash bar throughout your trip.

Start with an early-morning departure and cruise ten miles down the spectacular Kona coastline to reach your snorkeling destination for the day, a protected marine sanctuary. As you travel, enjoy a light breakfast of tropical fruits, assorted pastries, bagels, juices, teas, and Kona coffee.

Then, sit back and enjoy the boat's comfortable amenities, including a large shaded cabin with cushioned seating, 3 restrooms, and freshwater showers.

Once you arrive at your snorkeling spot, get kitted out with your mask, fins, and snorkel. Prescription masks are also available. If you're new to snorkeling, take advantage of a short introduction to snorkeling offered by the lifeguard-trained crew.

You'll also have access to a host of flotation toys, including noodles, vests, inner tubes, and more. Or, make use of the stand-up paddleboards available on board at no additional cost. A waterslide and high-dive platform also provide endless entertainment for the kids.

Or, if you just feel like kicking back and doing nothing, check out the floating "relaxation station". Your crew will even swim your refreshments out to you at your station.

And while you're exploring, having fun, or just unwinding, the crew will be preparing lunch. Once you're done snorkeling, belly up to a full-service premium cash bar, featuring a large selection of liquors, mixes, and local brews.

Your Kona snorkeling cruise comes to an end with a return transfer back to the harbor in Kailua-Kona.

  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • 2 hours of snorkel time
  • Reef-safe sunscreen
  • 20-foot waterslide
  • 15-foot-high dive
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Go Pro cameras

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Meeting point

Meet at Kailua Pier. Free parking is available at 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI 96740 a short walk from the pier. Please be punctual, refunds are not available for late arrivals.

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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 84 reviews

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Fantastic trip. Would definitely do it again. I'm quite frugal (cheapskate) and even I thought it was well worth it. The boat was great, the breakfast and lunch were great, the snorkeling was great. I brought my own mask and snorkel so i cant comment on that. The fins they provided were adequate. The sunscreen and anti-fog worked great. Their anti-fog worked better than some other stuff we had bought previously at a dive shop. The customer service was fantastic. The First Mate Madison was super friendly and helpful. I get motion sickness and she suggested Ginger Ale, with ginger powder and then ginger chews that I kept in my mouth the whole time. They had all of it on hand and were able to provide all that I needed. She also had some suggestions for where to try snorkeling and had another crew member go out and show me. I can't remember his name (he free dives) we went out and he showed me some cool stuff and we talked about free diving and how to train for longer breath holds.

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March 18, 2023

This trip was amazing!!! I saw a manta ray, 3 whales, an entire mega-pod of dolphins, flying fish, and coral fish. And the crew was incredible; they went above and beyond to ensure an excellent experience. I have never snorkeled before, but they were very patient, gave me a ton of guidance, and make the entire experience wonderful. I highly recommend this trip!

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January 3, 2023

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

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