The concierge at our hotel said this was the best whale watching tour in Kona. We weren't disappointed. the narrator was very knowledgeable of whales, whale biology, and the island. There were plenty of whales. The boat would follow, get ahead of them, then drift. Twice whales came to us and swam right under the boat. Lot's of fun. They served some fresh fruit and have a cash bar on board as well.
You can upgrade your Snorkel & Dolphin Adventure to SNUBA® adventure.
What is SNUBA? The best way to describe it is that while your on The Big Island it allows you to become a Scuba diver for the day!! After a brief class, because no certification necessary, we'll be under the water, cruising Hawaii's awesome reefs. You will marvel at the hundreds of species of fish, beautiful coral, and the bounty of sea-life below its surface!
SNUBA allows everyone 8 years old and up to experience the incredible feeling of being underwater without all the hassle associated with learning to Scuba. If you can snorkel, you can SNUBA. Breathing and kicking your feet to move around are the only two requirements. It really is that easy!
First and foremost, you don't have to wear all the heavy, bulky equipment like Scuba. You wear a lightweight, comfortable harness and a weight belt. That's it! All the heavy stuff floats in the SNUBA raft at the surface.
Secondly, SNUBA allows everyone to stay at any level they feel comfortable without affecting anyone else. From the surface, down to your maximum depth of 20 ft it's up to you! For some guests, just knowing the raft is never farther than 20 ft offers a great since of security. Small groups of 6 go out at a time. And there is time for both Snuba diving and snorkeling.
Thirdly, there will be a guide under the water with you your entire 30 minute dive, guiding you around the reef, pointing out our incredible marine life.
This adventure is a must-try experience! Accessible only by boat, the crystal clear water of these protected marine sanctuaries is home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife. For beginners, we provide friendly instruction from our lifeguard-trained crew. Let us introduce you to the awe inspiring world of Hawaii's underwater paradise!
$74 for ages 8 and up!