Hawaiʻi Passes Bill Banning Sunscreen That Can Harm Coral Reefs

Reef Safe products by Tropical Seas®  We are excited to announce that Hawaiʻi is the first state in the country to pass a law banning the sale of over-the-counter sunscreens containing chemicals known to harm coral reefs. Oxybenzone and octinoxate are the two ingredients in many commercial sunscreens that are now prohibited from being sold […]

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Women Rule the Seas in Kailua-Kona

Maggie Brown, Owner Body Glove Cruises Maritime history is rich with legendary tales of cantankerous, heroic seamen. Taking to the sea is primarily thought of as a male dominated career and past time, however women have always been a part of this rich history. In fact, there are many places where women are moving beyond […]

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Protecting Our Oceans and Promoting Sustainability

Body Glove Cruises Designated a Kuleana Green Business! Body Glove Cruises is proud to be recognized as a Kuleana Green Business by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce. The Kuleana Green Business Program recognizes and honors businesses who promote environmental responsibility and implement sustainable business practices throughout Hawaii. In Hawaiian, the word “kuleana” means responsibility. Businesses […]

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What’s in a Name? The History of Naming Boats

  Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? When it comes to boats, maybe not. Historically, naming boats and other seafaring vessels had very practical purposes. Ensuring you were boarding the correct boat was only one of them. If a boat had its own unique name, passengers and crew would know they […]

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Tako Tuesday! Discovering Hawaii’s Octopi

Do you like takos? Not the yummy meat stuffed tortillas we all look forward to every Tuesday, but the eight-armed kind who live in the ocean. Tako is the Japanese word for octopus. Since Hawaii is the most ethnically diverse state in the nation, it’s common for residents to adopt words from other languages. While […]

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The Talent and Personality of Bruddah Kalima

Shawn Cantor, more affectionately known as “Bruddah Kalima,” shares his musical talent aboard Body Glove’s Historical Sunset dinner cruise every Wednesday through Saturday evening. He first picked up the ukulele at the tender age of eight years and is playing and singing ever since. “My family is very talented, whether it’s playing an instrument or […]

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Why To Visit Kona for the Holidays

It doesn’t take much arm twisting to talk someone into visiting Hawaiʻi, but the winter holidays are an especially nice time in paradise. While most people on the Mainland are digging out snow boots and shovels and heading to the mall for holiday shopping, why not give yourself and your family the gift of a […]

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Celebrating Makahiki Season

The Makahiki is an ancient Hawaiian festival, honoring the Hawaiian god Lono. The festive holiday spans four consecutive lunar months, from approximately October through February. The focus of the season is a celebration of the ʻaina (land), fertility and the harvest. This Hawaiian tradition coincides with the fall and winter holidays celebrated by other cultures around the […]

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Make it Memorable! Body Glove’s Sunset Dinner Cruise Perfect for Special Occasions

   At some point in time, everyone is searching for a unique and perfect place for a special occasion dinner. Whether celebrating an anniversary, birthday or setting the backdrop for a romantic proposal, the perfect dining experience is paramount for pulling off a successful event.    Diners commonly search for a restaurant with an oceanfront […]

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E Komo Mai First Time Snorkelers!

Are you planning a visit to the Island of Hawaiʻi and thinking of trying snorkeling for the first time? If you are, you are in for a treat, as a whole new world awaits you. The waters off the coast of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi are crystal clear, warm and home to […]

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"“it is worth the time and money”"
My wife and I went on the cruise without expecting much. We were really surprised. The crew was so nice and and the short history of the island was great. The food was what caught us off guard. As a person whose family is from Hawaii, I figured the food was going to be plain and bland. It was the opposite. My favorite lomi salmon did not disappoint, the beef and chicken were just as good and to top it off, it is all you can eat and throw in one free cocktail as part of the purchase price. We had a great time and would do it again.

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