With their incredible marine life, amazing coral, and crystal clear water, you’ll love these snorkeling spots around the Big Island.
Captain Zodiac began operations in 1974 and has been operating continuously for over four decades. They use small uncovered, raft style boats for their adventures that can accommodate a maximum of 16 people; the boats are uncovered because Captain Zodiac Tours believe that covered vessels will take away from the natural raft experience that the company is known for. This is a high-speed, adventure-style tour.
A lightweight and fast-paced adventure off the waters of the Kona Coast, a trip with Captain Zodiac Tours offers an open-air adventure aboard a high-end motorized raft that’s perfectly suited for action.
Tour Times, Descriptions and Pricing were current when posted but are subject to change.
4-Hour Raft and Snorkel
$115 per person
$83.87 per child (5-12 years old)
Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun from 8 AM, 12:30 PM
The tour goes to Kealakekua Bay, which is a marine preserve with some of the best marine life on the Big Island. Snacks, fruits, and drinks are provided on this exciting boat cruise.
5-Hour Beat the Crowd Adventure
Mon, Tues, Fri from 9:45 AM
The same experience as the 4-Hour Raft and Snorkel Tour, but the difference is with the timing; the 5-hour cruise departs at 10 am, getting you to the snorkeling destination at around noon when the bigger cruises are already gone. You will, therefore, get the opportunity to snorkel in a more private and intimate setting. A light lunch is served along with fruit and drinks.
$130 for Adults and $93.55 per child (5-12 years old)
3-Hour Wild Dolphin Swim
Available, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, this a morning adventure with a check in time of 8 am. This tour gets you close to dolphin pods, and there is also the possibility of you having a dolphin encounter which is an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. This exciting tour includes snacks drinks, snorkel gear, and professional instructions from top quality instructors.
The cost is $115 for adults and $75 for children between the ages of 8 and 12.
3-Hour Whale Watch and Sunset Whale Watch
(Seasonal) The 3-Hour whale watch is available in winter only. The dates for the tour are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and the check-in time for the cruise is 8 am. The Sunset Whale Watch is available on Tuesdays only at 3:15 pm. Both cruises give you the opportunity to observe these massive animals from very close up in a small 24-foot open Vessel. This is surely an exhilarating experience for all to enjoy.
The cost for adults is $89 and $59 for children 5-12.
74 -425 Kealakehe Pkwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740