Dolphin and Reef Tour - Ocean Encounters
Your snorkeling adventure will begin in the pristine waters and the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary at Kealakekua Bay, near the Captain Cook monument. This is perhaps the best snorkeling spot you will find anywhere in the state. Take your underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish, reefs and pods of spinner dolphins that are also commonly spotted in the bay.
First-time snorkeler? - Not a problem -
We specialize in first-time snorkelers, because we believe that everyone should get the chance to
experience Kona's spectacular under-water beauty. If you feel uncomfortable at first, don't worry! Our first mates will snorkel with you until you feel comfortable on your own.
Operates: Daily. Check in at 8:00am for departure at 8:30am.
Departure Point: Honokohau Marina and Small Boat Harbor.
Duration: 4 hours.
Equipment: 46 foot Delta with a restroom, plenty of shaded areas, easy on and off swim step and ladder, and lots of room to walk around.
Capacity: 37 passengers.
Light lunch, including poke, ceviche, fish dip, and light snacks.
Sodas and water.
Inclusions: Excellent flotation devices and a wide assortment of masks, snorkels, and rubber fins, from sizes 1 to 13. All gear is included for your enjoyment. There is a 10 minute lesson on how to use the gear properly, so that you will enjoy every moment of your snorkel.
Exclusions: All Ocean Encounters guests receive 10% off of all qualified menu items at the Bite Me Fish Market Bar and Grill (dine in only) and 20% off fish fillets from the fish case.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Restrictions: Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within forty-eight hours of the scheduled check in time.
This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker. Parents of infants must bring their own flotation devices if they plan on taking their children in the water. There are no guarantees of seeing dolphins, due to the fact that these creatures are in the open ocean and not in an aquarium. However, we know where they like to hang out and are hardly ever disappointed.This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 10% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.
Child 6-11 Snorkeler
Infant 5 and Under
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- # 36-50 Feet
- # Mono Hulled Power Yacht
- # 31-50 People
- # Kona Area
- # Snorkeling
- # 4-6 Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # Includes Lunch
- # Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Moderate
- # Morning
- # Sea
- # No Translation Available
- # No Minimum Age
- # Kona Area
- # Hilton Pier
- # Honokohau Harbor
There has been 1 review written about the Dolphin and Reef Tour with Ocean Encounters.
Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5
Best tour I've ever taken. We had a blast swimming with the wild spinner dolphins