4 hrs
Minimum Age
Big Island
Kailua, Kona

Morning Snorkel, Marine Watch, and Kealakekua Bay

Experience the rich diversity of the Big Island of Hawaii’s sea life with this 4 hour day tour and Manta Ray combo tour.

We’ll spend the morning searching the Kona Coast for Spinner Dolphins, Whales, and other marine life.

With lots of time to visit Kealakekua Bay, home to the Captain Cook Monument.

Lunch will be served along with water, fresh fruit, and snacks.

In the evening, you’ll get to swim up-close with the Manta Rays.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION 78-7138 KaleioPapa St. Kailua-Kona HI, 96740
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive promptly 15-30 minutes before your tour to check-in.


  • Towel
  • Camera, underwater action cameras are available for rent upon request.
  • Reef safe sunscreen and/or SPF clothing
  • Sunglasses/ Hat


  • History of Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay, and Other memorable historical and archaeological structures.
  • Second snorkel location or offshore marine life encounters with time and conditions permitting.
  • Snorkel Gear: Mask, Snorkel and Fins, flotation upon request.
  • Custom Deli Lunch, Fresh Fruit, Potato Chips, Granola Bars, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Vegetarian, Vegan, and other dietary restrictions will be accommodated upon request.
  • Snacks and lunch
CANCELLATION POLICY We require a minimum of 48 hours notice for a full refund. Please use the contact information on our confirmation email to cancel your trip. No-shows will be charged the full price.

Morning Snorkel, Marine Watch, and Kealakekua Bay

Adult $159
Ages 12 and under

This adventure is operated by Hawaii Island and Ocean Tours

What do I bring?
All you need is your bathing suit and a towel. We provide you with a wetsuit, snorkel masks, and a pool noodle to stay afloat.

Can I bring my own snorkel gear?
Absolutely, but please no fins. You will be floating and don’t want to risk kicking the Mantas.

What if I have never snorkeled before?
If you have never snorkeled before we will teach you how. We will send a certified lifeguard to the location of your choice for a one-hour private lesson to walk you through the basics of breathing through a snorkel. You can fit up to 6 people in your group. You can add a private lesson to your tour when you check out.

How long is the boat ride and the tour?
The boat ride is less than 5 minutes from the dock. Spend the time you paid for in the water with the Mantas. Approximately 40 minutes in water.

Can I touch the Manta Rays?
Absolutely not. It is important to remember they are wild animals in their natural environment. We want to do everything possible to not disturb them and simply observe their majesty.

I have young children, are they able to join?
We welcome children ages 4 and up. We do ask that they are comfortable in the water floating for up to 40 minutes.

What if I can’t swim?
The boat is equipped with lifevests and we would be willing to get you in the water if you are comfortable floating.