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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

#3 of 199 Tours in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
+1 808-322-2788
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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. *Save 10-15% by booking direct at Fair Wind Cruises official website.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
+1 808-322-2788
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chose the morning cruise, snorkels and flippers provided. A light breakfast is provided, fresh fruit croissants muffins and local coffee, juice and cold water. Short cruise to the captain Cook memorial, a quick briefing and then snorkel time. The bay is full of lots of...More

Thank MartinvanRooy
Reviewed yesterday

This was only my second time snorkeling and I was a bit apprehensive. I consider myself a good swimmer but I do have a fear of drowning. I decided to use the yellow belt around my waist to help support me so that I could...More

Thank sankeytl
Reviewed 3 days ago

The construction company I work with rented both of the Fair Winds 2 and Hula Kai. One was for those with children and the other without. Even though it was private tour it was wonderful. My wife and I have taken kayaks across the bay...More

Thank konamarc
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I took this tour on our Honeymoon in July 2017. Fair Wind was an excellent company and we loved our experience! All of the staff and crew were very friendly and attentive. The boat ride was smooth and it took us to...More

Thank RickyW630
Reviewed 6 days ago

We simply loved our snorkle with Fairwinds. The bay is beyond belief in terms of beauty. Although the boat was full it didn't feel crowded and the staff was excellent. They even got my non swimmer husband in for a snorkle using a life jacket...More

Thank KateH8708
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the afternoon trip to the Captain Cook monument for snorkelling in the bay. The boat takes about 45 mins to get there, which is a pleasant trip but not that interesting. Kids were kept entertained by free juice and snacks. The crew fitted...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an exceptional snorkel cruise aboard the Hula Kai. Captain Corey went out of his way to find the best snorkel spots along the Kona Coast given the weather conditions while making sure we hit the must-see Captain Cook's monument in Kealakeakua Bay. The...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love to snorkel, this is an awesome adventure. Everything for you to enjoy the experience, even if you don't know how to swim. Our 20 month old got a chance to get in a safety seat innner tube and had a wee of...More

Thank Kiwi513
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our cruise was on the Hula Kai. Absolutely perfect in every way. The catamaran was able and clean and spacious. The crew was extremely professional, friendly and eager to please. The snorkeling sights provided wonderful views of colorful coral and zillions of beautiful fish and...More

Thank kauboi
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband went on the Manta diving trip. I have been snorkeling several times and this was my husbands first time. He was the only one on board who hadn't been before. the crew of 3 was so helpful and experienced. making sure all equipment...More

Thank rrossik
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25 July 2017|
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Response from Johnny P | Property representative |
Aloha, we do not have a videographer or photographer on board. You are more than welcome to bring your own underwater camera.
Dayna C
9 April 2017|
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Response from Johnny P | Property representative |
Aloha, Our afternoon cruise typically has fewer people than our morning trip. Whether the cruise is sold out or not is dependent on the time of year - any school breaks or the days surrounding any major holiday tend to be... More
Korri M
7 February 2017|
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Response from Johnny P | Property representative |
Aloha, Fortunately, regardless of weather, the amount of marine life is the same morning vs. afternoon. Typically in Kona, the clouds roll over the mountain in the afternoon and can cause overcast weather conditions... More