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Captain Zodiac - "Beat the Crowd" Hawaii Snorkeling Tour

Looking to attend the outstanding Captain Zodiac snorkeling tour, but wish to go with fewer people? Well this is the tour for you! This Hawaii snorkel tour departs from the Honokohau Harbor at 10 am and arrives at Kealakekua Bay around noon right as other tours will be leaving, allowing you and your Ohana (family) to enjoy a quiet and more personal snorkeling experience. This tour is about 5 hours long, so you get more time to snorkel and sight see the gorgeous coastline.

The Captain Zodiac “Beat the Crowd” Hawaii snorkeling tour brings you to Kealakekua Bay, one the most stunning snorkel spots in all of Hawaii. The Bay is overflowing with wildlife and has almost transparent water so you can see all of the life under water as you snorkel. While on the boat, your Captain will “talk story” about all of the Hawaiian history of Kealakekua Bay.

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy a 5 hour mid-day Big Island snorkeling tour
  • Rafting tour covers 14 miles of scenic shoreline on the Kona Coast
  • See lava tubes, sea caves, blowholes and archways along the rugged shoreline
  • Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve
  • Chance to see a variety of marine life, including turtles, dolphins and a wide variety of tropical fish

Tour Inclusions:

  • Snorkel gear (high-quality silicone masks, Rx masks, fins, float boards or vests)
  • Detailed snorkeling instruction
  • Light deli lunch with fresh pineapple, chips, cookies and an assortment of refreshing soft drinks

Please note: In Captain Zodiac's efforts to minimizing human impact on Hawaii's environment, does not provide plastic bottles of water on the trip.  They encourage guests to use reusable water bottles and guests are welcome to bring their own or purchase available ones at check in.  There are fill-up stations available at the office and on the boat.

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Where and When:
Check in at 9:45 am. Departs at 10:00 am and returns at 3:00 pm.
Check in at Honokohau Harbor View Map
Driving directions: Honokohau Marina and small boat harbor is located approximately 5 miles south of the Kona Airport (fourth traffic light) and approximately 2 miles north of the town of Kailua-Kona (third traffic light). The harbor entrance (Kealakehe Parkway) can be found by looking for a sign on the highway marked HONOKOHAU MARINA between mile markers 97 & 98. After turning onto Kealakehe Parkway make your first right and look for a mall with a blue tile roof. Our office is the first on the right in the mall.
Children must be at least 4 years old to participate.
Due to the bouncy nature of the ride, pregnant women or people with back or neck problems may not participate
Special Notes:
Life jacket, snorkel and mask are provided. You are welcome to bring your own snorkel and mask.
This tour might not be available if a cruise ship is visiting Kona on the day of your requested tour day.
Operation Days:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (and some Wednesdays)
5 hours
Captain Zodiac
Tour is on a 24-foot Zodiac raft that is U.S. Coast Guard certified and inspected yearly by the U.S. Coast Guard.
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