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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

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Address: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
Phone Number: +1 808-322-2788
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Since 1971, Fair Wind has been the leader in snorkel cruises on the Big...

Since 1971, Fair Wind has been the leader in snorkel cruises on the Big Island of Hawaii. Cruises include morning and afternoon tours to pristine Kealakekua Bay aboard the spacious Fair Wind II. Enjoy one of Hawaii's top snorkel locations and site of the famous Captain Cook Monument. Perfect for families of all ages and experience levels. Includes (2) 15-ft waterslides and high-jump platform.

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Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise

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Awesome Half Day Snorkel Trip!

Typically my boyfriend and I will seek out snorkel spots on our own and drive/hike to those spots On this trip I decided that I wanted to take a snorkel tour with one of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lisa M
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Typically my boyfriend and I will seek out snorkel spots on our own and drive/hike to those spots On this trip I decided that I wanted to take a snorkel tour with one of the boating companies. We had been referred to Fair Wind and we joined them for a 4 hour tour to the bay where the Cook Monument... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are very friendly and accommodating. They offer all the equipment needed and great flotation devices for swimmers who need it. Lots of fish to see and you can hear them eating the coral as well. Grandpa, kids and us adults all enjoyed it. Water & punch included, plus yummy snacks and fresh fruit. They kindly ask for tips, which... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to visit Big Island. I'm from Oahu. Decided to so something different and booked a snorkel trip. I'm happy I did. Great day. Beautiful boat. Two great snorkel spots with clear beautiful water and lot's of fish. Had a yummy BBQ lunch. On the way home we were greeted by Dolphins which was a bonus. I would recommend this... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The snorkeling was amazing, and the crew were friendly and very helpful. The underwater marine sanctuary was gorgeous with abundant sea life, and Fair Wind made the snorkeling experience easy. We had three generations on our trip, and we all had a great time!

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Hawaii just to do this and it didn't disappoint. We got to see 5 huge manta rays. We snorkelled as did everyone else on our trip and I'd say it would be better than a dive. They constantly brushed against us as they fed on plankton. For about 40 mins they swam around us barrel rolling in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable day. Snorkeling was great, lots to see, fish everywhere. Kids had a great time on the water slides and doing flips from the top of the boat. They have Snuba (with a hose instead of tank) available on the boat. Kids tried it and said it was great. Ready to try scuba now. They served a light breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time to the island plus I came here to celebrate my birthday, i booked 3 cruises with Fair Wind and I absolutely loved it, every cruise was just magical and unique. The experience the crew has is just amazing plus I also did the snuba with -Mike 💯❗️he takes good care of you! Your safety is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip, we had a group of 8 and had a great day! Crew was fantastic weather was great. Boat was clean nice condition and safe. The boat was equipped with all necessary equip, paddle boards and underwater motorized jet packs. Good tour would led recommend.

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Thank Kurt R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always love this boat trip have been on it many times. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to snorkel or snuba. Great crew beautiful fish with fresh fruit and pastries. They BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch it is a good deal.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fair Wind team was quite friendly and determined. We departed on time and we had a great time by the bay. They were prompt to answer any questions and provide identifications for the fishes we had seen.

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