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Snorkel Cruise off the Kohala Coast

Ocean Sports
North Kohala, Waikoloa
Transportation Available
Lunch Included
Open Bar Included
3 Ocean Sports sailboats


  • Snorkel at a premier spot(s) off the Kohala/Kona Coast
  • Lunch and open bar included
  • Stable and spacious catamaran with indoor & outdoor seating and sailing available
  • Free convenient pick-ups from most Kohala and Waikoloa hotels
  • Whale watching Dec 1 - Apr 15 and dolphin/turtle viewing year-round
$148 per adult
  • Departs Morning
  • Duration 3 hours

Pricing & Availability


Set out on the clear warm waters looking for marine life and soaking up the beautiful views along the beautiful Kohala Coast! The 3 hour cruise will stop at one or more premier snorkeling stops based on the day’s weather and ocean conditions, where snorkel gear, marine life briefing, snorkel lessons, flotation devices, and a guided tour of the reef are available for you to enjoy the water. Relax on a spacious 50’ - 65’ catamaran, whether on the comfortable netting perched above the water, the sitting areas around the deck, or in the indoor cabin, and enjoy a deli style lunch buffet, soft drinks, and complimentary bar. The boats have easy entry to the water via staircases with handrails, as well as fresh water showers (via a hose with a shower head). 

The boat departs from the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort beach, except Wed/Sat/Sun from Apr 16 - Nov 30 it usually departs from Kawaihae Harbor (no sailing). Cruise time is 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Dec 1 - April 15 and 9 am - 12 pm April 16 - Nov 30. Free pick-up service is available at most Kohala and Waikoloa hotels approximately 1 hour prior. Check-in for those driving themselves is 30 minutes prior.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • Convenient location only 5-15 min from Kohala Coast Resorts with free pickups, versus driving 40-60 min to Kona
  • Onboard marine naturalist provides in-depth briefing on marine life and snorkels with guests
  • Less crowded snorkeling spots than Kealakekua Bay in Kona (often only boat there)
  • Open bar with cocktails and local Hawaiian beer
  • Sailing (except Alala boat out of Kawaihae or if winds are not present)
  • Available flotation belts make snorkeling easier and more relaxing
  • Well-regarded business that has been a mainstay of the Kohala Coast for over 35 years and is still run by the original founders
Traveler Ratings
TravelShack Customer rating:

4.5 out of 5 stars
Also rated on:
Guidebook Reviews

Lonely Planet Guidebook:

Ocean Sports is well run


  • North Kohala, Waikoloa
  • Waikoloa
Departure Points
Waikoloa Marriott Resort beach (most days)
Kawaihae Harbor (Wed/Sat/Sun, Apr 16 - Nov 30)

Available at most Waikoloa/Kohala hotels about 1 hour prior
Check-in for those driving is 30 minutes prior
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Follows federal laws that protect dolphins and whales by not approaching them aggressively, although these animals may approach the boat quite close on their own
  • Has adopted the West Hawaii Voluntary Standards for Marine Tourism (WHVS)
  • Involved in efforts to reduce the aquarium trade which depletes fish populations enjoyed by tourists
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds after 24 hours prior to activity time
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.712% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
  • 3% Harbor Tax