Water Sports on "The Big Island" of Hawaii

The Big Island has tons of Water Sports.

There are 88 tours in this category with adult prices that range in price from $37.33 to $3240.00 Skip Directly to Tours.

"The Big Island" of Hawaii Water Sports

Big Island Water Sports is obviously a category that includes all the water sports found on the Big Island. This would include:

Although we have these categories listed in their own section of this site we thought it would be helpful to compile all of the 'water sport' tours into one spot so those of you who love the 'water' can see all of your choices at one time. Many of these tours are offered at discounted pricing. For more detailed information regarding each of the above categories please visit that category section for the Big Island.

Have a great time in the water!

Pride of America Cruise Ship:

The following Watersports tours on the Big Island of Hawaii do not pick up at the cruise ship but may be reached in some cases via a short walk, via a taxi cab or by a Rental Car that can be arranged by Tom Barefoot's Tours that will pick you up at the dock with a shuttle. These water sport tours are generally available to you on the Wednesday of your cruise itinerary while docking in the port of Kona.

Look for this symbol in the tour descriptions below to indicate if it is Pride of America compatible.

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Adventures In Paradise

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Snorkel,Kayak, and Hiking

Why not consider a kayak snorkeling tour into the famous Kealakekua Bay with Adventures in Paradise? Kayaks are among the most eco-friendly marine vessels available and are a wonderful way to experience the marine environment. You can also choose to take a night-time kayak tour out to see the giant Manta Rays and jump overboard for a 'once in a lifetime' swimming experience.
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Hang Loose Boat Tours

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Hang Loose Boat Tours

Wild dolphin watch & snorkel, evening sunset & manta snorkel, Kealakekua Bay snorkel.
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Body Glove

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65' Custom Catamaran, 51' Trimaran

Kailua Kona's Body Glove Charters offers snorkel and dolphin watching tours on a daily morning charter, dinner cruises in the evenings, a historical luncheon cruise, SNUBA diving and a whale watch during the winter season. If you are interested in a wonderful 3 hour coastal tour without the snorkeling, Body Glove is the only game in town.
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Wahine Charters

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Dolphin Excursions, Whale Watch Tour - Wahine Charters, Snorkeling and Manta Ray trips from Honokoha

Wicked Wahine Charters operates a series of boat tours out of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. Their 29' custom power vessel can easily traverse the 12 miles of coastline between Honokohau Harbor and the Captain Cook Monument while snorkeling and dolphin watching on the way, or it can take you out on a night time Manta Ray adventure or whale watching.
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Ocean Encounters

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46' Delta

The Kona Coast of the Big Island is famous for its manta rays, dolphins and whales and Ocean Encounters 46' Delta is the perfect boat from which to find and observe these beautiful underwater creatures. Being both seaworthy and stable this is a great boat for anyone but is especially ideal for an extended family with older persons on board or for anyone who is tentative with movement on the ocean.
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Torpedo Tours

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An amazing experience!

Want to have a unique diving experience, try a trip with Torpedo Tours off the coast on Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. The torpedoes are safe and easy to operate and allow you to cover much more distance than you normally could. The torpedo provides all the power to propel you in the water instead of you kicking, which means you'll be expending a lot less energy on your dive. You will likely even be able to swim along with the dolphins as they join the groups for a frolic every couple of days.
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Hawaii Nautical

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Leid Back' Dinner Cruise, Snorkeling and Dolphins, Whale Watch off the leeward coastline,Oahu Scuba

Hawaii Nautical offers a large variety of boat tours throughout the island of Oahu and on the Big Island of Hawaii. Snorkel tours and dolphin watches are offered in the mornings and the afternoons and in addition they offer sunset sails, dinner cruises, scuba and snuba options, whale watching in season and private charters.
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Hawaii Oceanic

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Private Charters, Swim with Dolphins, Kealakekua Bay Tour, Whale Watching

Personalization is the key word describing the ocean adventures offered by Hawaii Oceanic on the Big Island. Six passengers is the maximum number that will be on board so you will have all the personal attention you will need on these adventurous tours on a comfortable 30' power catamaran. Tours will include snorkels to Kealakekua Bay, swim with the dolphin adventures, swim with Manta Ray trips and whale watches.
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Sea Paradise

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Snorkel - 50' Catamran

Sea Paradise is a 50 foot sailing catamaran, the Hokuhele, which explores beautiful locations along the Kona coastline. Trips depart from Keauhou Bay heading down the coastline towards the historic marine preserve, Kealakekua Bay. Dolphins or even whales when in season will often become a major focal point of these trips. Evening tours are also available to see the amazing giant Manta Rays.
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Kona Style

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Kona Style

Kona Style offers morning and afternoon snorkeling and sailing on the "Noa Noa," our 50 foot sailing catamaran. Certified for 43 passengers and permitted for operations from Kailua pier, she boasts roomy seating in an open-air shaded cabin and up front in netted trampolines on each side of our retractable swim ladder. She provides a comfortable ride, safe and easy water access and is equipped with a fresh water shower and his/her restrooms.
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Flumin Kohala - Big Island

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Flumin Kohala - Big Island

The KOHALA DITCH has been called a masterpiece by some of those who, over its 110 years of existence, have explored its course from its headwaters in the high forests of the Kohala Mountains to its terminus over twenty miles away in the lowland sugar cane fields near Hawi.
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Anelakai Adventures - Big Island

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Kayak with Anelakai Adventures

Anelakai offers kayak, outrigger canoe and stand up paddling adventures off the Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Aloha Dolphin Tours

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Aloha Dolphin Tours - 25 Foot Power Catamaran, Group and Private Cruises

Aloha Dolphin Tours offers a variety of sea tour choices for exciting ocean adventures. Ideal for small group or intimate private charters this power catamaran makes Kealakekua Bay accessible to enjoy with your family and friends.
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Fair Wind Charters

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50' Sailing Catamaran, 55' Teknicraft Catamaran

Well established as a tour boat company on the Kona Coast of the Big Island, Fair Winds Charters has two beautiful and distinctive boats that offer a complement of tours which include snorkel tours to Kealakekua Bay and evening Manta Ray excursions. Also included as a part of the day snorkels are SNUBA diving and the new sea rocket underwater propulsion vehicles.
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UFO Parasail

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Parasail, Custom Speed Boats

UFO Parasail offers exciting parasail flights on both Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. Maui tours only operate between May and early December when the whales are not visiting these waters but the Big Island is in operation year round. You will have an opportunity to fly on a parasail pulled by 800' or 1200' of line and will be in the air either 8 to 10, or 10 to 12 minutes.
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Ocean Safaris Adventures

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Kayak and Whale Watch, Kayak Adventures, Kayak and Whale Watch, Stand Up Paddle Classes, Watching Do

If you think you might enjoy the adventure of an ocean kayak experience, Ocean Safari Kayak Adventures me be just the ticket for you. Established in 1994, the pristine Kona coastline has been the 'water world' playground of this popular kayak company which has hosted thousands of kayak enthusiasts. A variety of fish, dolphins, beautiful reefs and possibly even cliff diving can all play a part in these exciting kayak adventures.
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Dolphin Discoveries

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25' Rigid Hull Adventure Craft, 32' Zodiac Mark VI

Dolphin Discoveries focuses on finding the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins and/or Spotted Dolphins on their educational and personalized tours. These trips offer small groups the chance to capture a memory of a lifetime while enjoying a cruise along the calm Kona Coast of the Big Island.
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Sunlight On Water

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Snorkeling Tours

Sunlight on Water is the name of an amazing boat that takes you out for a 'dolphin swim' off the coast of Kona on the Big Island. This very stable and smooth riding 40' vessel with quiet engines, comfortable seating, restroom and warm shower accommodates as many as 25 passengers. You will be in search of the dolphins and swimming with them in the open ocean. Manta Ray snorkels are also available in the evenings.
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Kamanu Charters Inc.

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36' Sailing Catamaran

You'll enjoy "real sailing", snorkeling and whale watching on this trip with Kamanu Charters on their 36' custom designed sailing catamaran "Kamanu" to Pawai Bay. This area, located just north of Kona, is under State Fishery Management . The bay is within the Queen Liliuokalani Trust Land at Kaiwi Point and it is private. They also offer night manta ray snorkels.
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Captain Zodiac

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23' Inflatable Zodiac Rafts, 24 Foot Inflatable Zodiac Raft

One of the oldest charter boat companies in the state, Captain Zodiac offers spectacular personalized and adventurous snorkel and wildlife tours along the coast of Kona on the Big Island. A variety of daily snorkel tours will take you to Kealakekua Bay on speedy 24' Zodiac Rafts and outstanding whale watches are offered during the winter season.
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Splashers Ocean Adventures

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30' RIGID Hull Inflatable Raft

Splasher's Ocean Adventures is an eco-friendly adventure rafting company which operates out of Honokohau Harbor on the Kona Coast of the Big Island. It's 19 passenger, 30' rigid hull inflatable raft offers snorkel and dolphin tours down the coast to Kealakekua Bay, whale watches in season and two exciting evening Manta Ray snorkel tours.
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Neptune Charlies

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28' Orca with Twin Diesel engines

One of the most popular dive shops in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii is 'Manta Ray Dives of Hawaii'. Also known as Neptune Charlies, they specialize in fabulous night dives with the Manta Rays. Being a dive shop however they also have available a wide selection of dives and have dolphin and whale watches as well as snorkel tours.
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Sea Quest Rafting

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Inflatable Rafts, Rigid Hull Inflatable Raft

Quick, maneuverable and personal are all words that accurately describe the tours offered by Sea Quest Rafting. Leaving from Keauhou Bay their 26' rafts travel the distance down to famous Kealakekua Bay to snorkel and the various tours they offer will include other locations as well. These tours are all marine intensive and dolphins almost always seem to play a big role in each ocean outing.
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Adventure X Boat Tours

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Raft Whale Watching, Dolphin Watch and Snorkeling Tour

Enjoy speeds of over 40 MPH on the upgraded zodiac raft used by Adventure X Rafting while touring the areas along the coastline of the beautiful Kona region of the Big Island. Individual tours will include day trips to swim with the dolphins, spectacular evening Manta Ray snorkels and whale watching tours during the migration season.
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Iruka Hawaii

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Dolphin Snorkel Tours, Manta Tour, Whale Watch

Iruka Hawaii offers snorkel and dolphin watch tours off the coasts of the two islands in Hawaii that provide the very best venue for observing dolphins, the Waianae Coast of Oahu and the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Mauna Lani Sea Adventures

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21' Power Catamaran, 50' Sailing Catamaran

The beautiful Mauna Loa Resort in Waikoloa is the departure point for all the activities provided by the Mauna Lani Sea Adventures. Pristine snorkel adventures, scuba diving trips, sunset sails and whale watching trips in season are all available. The 55' Polynesian style catamaran 'Winona' carries intimate groups of passengers on tours along this gorgeous coastline.
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Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures

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Ocean Warrior is a 36 Foot Navy SEAL assault raft boat

Among the fastest power vessels in Hawaii is the 36' Navy Seal Assault boat. Its used by Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures to take tours up the coastline to remote locations to Snorkel and enjoy the caves viewing sea life. Then Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures takes you out to sea to visit and play with the dolphins and whales in season. It also offers a speedy tour all the way to Capt. Cook's Monument to snorkel and returns in just two hours.
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Hula Kai

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Hula Kai part of the Fair Wind

Join us aboard Fair Wind's sister vessel, Hula Kai.
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Kona Town Surf Adventures

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Surf Activities on Big Island

Learn to surf Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Hawaiian Boating Adventures

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Grady White, 30', Power Cat, catamaran design, twin 200 hp Yamaha engines

Design your own customized ocean adventures on the Big Island of Hawaii and choose both how long you want to go out and what ocean activities you want to do on your special tour.
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