On our trip to the big island of Hawaii this March break my family took in the snorkling cruise and the historic dinner cruise.
The snorkling cruise had a naturalist on board who talked about whales etc on the ride out. We stopped a couple of times on the ride out when we encontered whales to take pictures etc. The snorkling itself was amazing, a really beautiful spot over a coral reef with a pretty good drop off to deeper water (so between 5 feet at the shallowest to about 30 feet at the deepest in the area. They had good equipment, lots of flotation devices if you wanted them, the slide and jump tower from the boat. They also offered scuba and snuba upgrades if you wanted but we stuck to the snorkling. Lunch was plentiful and good food. The dinner cruise was also very impresive. Lots of interesting information as we sailed down the west coast ending in the bay with the monument to cpt Cook. In the bay during supper the were a number of packs of dolphins, I would say about 20 dolphins in total. I have seen trained dolphins in marine parks many times, it is really interesting to see that they behave much the same in the wild doing flips and jumps often in groups. Supper was very good, I enjoyed the food much better than at the top rated Luau we also attended at the Sheriton. Music on board during supper and the ride back was also great. Free parking was available at their office, just a 5 minut walk away. There was also free public parking just down the road as well. First class all the way, thanks to the wonderful crew!
Visited March 2014 J-Mem
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