Dolphin & Snorkel Cruise off the Kona Coast

Body Glove Cruises
Meals Included


  • 4.5 hour morning cruise off the Kona coast
  • 2 hours of water time for snorkeling and swimming
  • Water slide, high dive, paddleboarding, flotation toys, and scuba (extra)
  • Guaranteed to spot spinner dolphins
  • Spacious 2-story boat with 3 restrooms, 2 showers, tables, & plenty of shade
  • Breakfast, BBQ lunch, juices, & sodas included; premium cash bar available
$148 per adult
  • Departs 8:00am
  • Duration 4.5 hours

Pricing & Availability


Observe spinner dolphins in their natural environment as they leap out of the water and follow the boat in pods! On this 4.5 hour cruise, there is ample time for water fun, dolphin, whale (mid-Dec to mid-Apr), and other wildlife spotting, or just relaxing while taking in the Kona shoreline scenery as you travel 10 miles down the coast. Snorkeling gear and snorkel class (as needed), a 20 foot water slide and high dive platform, a variety of flotation and water toys including viewing boards and paddleboards, and friendly onboard staff will keep you (and any kids) well taken care of and entertained.

Also enjoy a continental breakfast, a BBQ lunch with burgers (or taro patty for vegetarians) grilled onboard, and drinks, along with a premium cash bar. For your comfort, the spacious 65-foot 2-story boat has his and hers restrooms, plenty of seating and shade available, 2 fresh-water showers, and 2 staircases for easy entry & exit from water.

Booking Tips

  • The booking calendar above shows real-time availability. If the date/time is available (including for tomorrow morning), just select it and finish the booking process as soon as possible to claim your spots. The cruise usually sells out, so don't wait too long!
  • Looking instead for a smaller sailing catamaran that departs from Waikoloa / the Kohala Coast? Check out our other snorkel cruise, and compare them side-by-side. This other cruise may also have more availability, especially in the near term.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • Dolphin sighting guarantee or come again for free
  • Ethically and legally responsible way to see dolphins
  • Spacious and comfortable boat with many amenities
  • Snorkel destination is uncrowded (usually only boat there) versus crowded Kealakekua Bay
Traveler Reviews
TravelShack Customer rating:

4.8 out of 5 stars
Also rated on:

April 2021

Shane wrote:

Great morning out on the ocean. Great crew and while a lot of folks never felt crowded at all. Highly recommended. 3 kids had a blast - thanks captain Bob!

March 2020

Jennifer S wrote:

Great staff, great food and lots to see

March 2020

Patricia M wrote:

The entire crew was great! FUN time, will do again

Guidebook Reviews

Hawaii Big Island Revealed Guidebook:

Good boats, crew, and location make this a good deal, and we recommend it wholeheartedly

Fodor's Guidebook:

Good choice for families; kids love the waterslide and the high-dive platform


  • Kona
Departure Point
Kailua Pier in downtown Kona

Driving Distances
45 min from Waikoloa
1 hr 30 min from Hilo
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Carefully follows federal regulations that protect dolphins by not purposefully approaching them closer than 50 yards (although sometimes these playful creatures come closer themselves)
  • Provides complimentary sunscreen that is safe for coral reef
  • Solar panels on boat
  • Have signed on to adopt the West Hawaii Voluntary Standards for Marine Tourism (WHVS)
  • Sustainable Tourism Certified by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association
  • A portion of all proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations for the preservation, restoration, and education of Hawaiian culture and history, its coral reefs, and coral reefs around the world
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds after 48 hours prior to activity time
Tax added at checkout
  • 8.10811% for Hawaii sales tax (GET) and Harbor Tax
COVID-19 Disclaimer
  • For the foreseeable future during the COVID-19 pandemic, by booking and participating, you certify that no one in your party is displaying signs of COVID-19 and have not been in contact with an individual confirmed with COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
  • You will be required to wear a face mask only when boarding and disembarking the boat