Luxury Snorkel Cruise along Kona Coast on Hula Kai

Meals Included
Hula Kai boat at snorkeling location


  • 5 hour boat cruise down the Kona Coast
  • 2 stops for snorkeling, swimming, SUP, and more water fun
  • Spacious catamaran with comfortable individual seating, 2 restrooms & showers, and easy entry into water
  • Opportunities to spot dolphins and whales
  • Narration pointing out multiple historical sites along the Kona Coast
  • Breakfast with tropical fruit, plus BBQ lunch cooked on the boat with grass-fed beef burgers
$149 per adult
  • Departs 9:30am
  • Duration 5 hours


On this 5 hour deluxe cruise aboard the Hula Kai, visit two unique snorkel destinations, only accessible by boat, while enjoying a half day out on the water in style and comfort. In addition to snorkeling and swimming in the warm waters off the Kona Coast, you can try out standup paddleboarding, Sea Rockets (extra cost), or just enjoy the views from the comfortable full seats with head and arm rests as the 55’ catamaran travels 17 miles down the coast. You will also experience a historical journey from the birthplace of a Hawaiian King to the place of death of the great Circumnavigator Captain James Cook while listening to fascinating stories. A delicious continental breakfast and fresh BBQ lunch will be served, and a cash bar available.

Note: This cruise typically goes to the more remote and less crowded Pali Kaholo and Red Hill spots for snorkeling, but occasionally it goes to Kealakekua Bay if the conditions are too rough at those spots, which is more likely to be the case in the winter. If snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay is your goal, you should consider our Fair Wind II cruise.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • Spacious and comfortable boat with many amenities, including hot BBQ lunch, cash bar, easy water access, and flotation devices
  • Full individual seats with head rests means you are guaranteed comfort and personal space
  • Historical narration
Traveler Reviews
TravelShack Customer rating:

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Guidebook Reviews

Hawaii Big Island Revealed Guidebook:

Fair Wind is one of our favorites for snorkel boat tours

Fodor's Guidebook:

Exceptional (highest rating)

Plush experience with a fast, smooth ride

Moon Guidebook:

The boat is comfortable and the staff is undoubtedly there to meet your every need

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Recipient of Sustainable Tourism Certification by the Hawai’i Ecotourism Association
  • Carefully follows federal law that protect whales and dolphins by not approaching whales closer than 100 yards and dolphins 50 yards (although sometimes these creatures come closer themselves)
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds after 24 hours prior to activity time
  • 72 hours for groups of 10 or more
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.166% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
  • 3% Harbor Tax
  • 3% State Park Tax