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Private Dolphin Encounter / Kealakekua Reef Snorkel

Private Dolphin Encounter / Kealakekua Reef Snorkel


    • Adult: $135
    • Child: $95
*rates subject to change by season or demand


Strap on your snorkel gear and get ready to jump into the warm Hawaiian sea, for the swim of a lifetime. On your 4 hour Ocean Encounters journey, you will travel to Kealakekua Bay, to join more than 600 underwater species.

As you make your way down the exquisite Kona coast, heading south to Kealakekua Bay, we will be focused on finding the Hawaiian spinner and spotted dolphins.  You will spend some time with them, so be sure to bring your camera. Meeting the Hawaiian dolphins in their natural environment is something that you won't soon forget. Some people even call it a spiritual event.

Your Kealakekua Bay snorkeling adventure will begin in the pristine waters and the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary at Kealakekua Bay, near the Captain Cook monument. This is perhaps the best snorkeling spot you will find anywhere in the state. Take your underwater camera back out to capture the colorful schools of fish, reefs, pods of spinner dolphins that are also commonly spotted in the bay.

You will then have a moment to take in another breath-taking view of the bay and its natural beauty, while you enjoy light snacks. Bottled water included. 

First-time snorkeler? – Not a problem!

We specialize in first-time snorkelers, because we believe that everyone should get the chance to experience Kona's spectacular under-water beauty. If you feel uncomfortable at first, don't worry! Our first mates will snorkel with you until you feel comfortable on your own.

We have excellent flotation devices and a wide assortment of masks, snorkels, and rubber fins, from sizes 1 to 13. All gear is included for your enjoyment. We will give you a 10 minute lesson on how to use the gear properly, so that you will enjoy every moment of your snorkel.

Price includes all necessary gear

Mask, fins, snorkel, wetsuit (if necessary), and flotation devices if needed. Soda/water and dry snacks provided.

You should bring

Towel, Sunscreen and don't forget your Camera!

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Price range: $$ (From $100-$249)
Price may vary depending on the date you select
Kailua-Kona, Big Island