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Big Island’s Top Rated Snorkel Company

Our Most Popular Kona, Hawaii Snorkeling Trips

  • Best Value!
From $268 $227.80 per Person

Book the Big Island’s two most popular tours together and save! Choose between the famous Captain Cook snorkeling tour in the iconic and pristine marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay OR skip the crowds on the Deluxe Morning Snorkel where you’ll likely be the only boat snorkeling at the site.

Then join us to snorkel with giant manta rays – the most popular night snorkel in the world – all while saving $$$!

 

  • Most Popular
From $139 per Person

Explore the waters near Garden Eel Cove or in front of the iconic hotel to observe manta rays in their natural habitat. Your experienced Lifeguard Certified guide will take you into the water where you surround a custom-built snorkel board with high-powered lights. Book this one-of-a-kind experience today!

We also offer

Whale Watching Tours | Private Excursions | More Snorkel Trips

Our Most Popular Kona, Hawaii Snorkeling Trips

  • Best Value!
From $268 $227.80 per Person

Book the Big Island’s two most popular tours together and save! Choose between the famous Captain Cook snorkeling tour in the iconic and pristine marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay OR skip the crowds on the Deluxe Morning Snorkel where you’ll likely be the only boat snorkeling at the site.

Then join us to snorkel with giant manta rays – the most popular night snorkel in the world – all while saving $$$!

 

We also offer

Whale Watching Tours | Private Excursions | More Snorkel Trips

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Kona Snorkel Trips is Hawaii’s highest-rated and most reviewed snorkel company. We specialize in the best Kona snorkel tours available. Our passionate and friendly crew delivers once-in-a-lifetime experiences on a daily basis. Not convinced? Read some of our Over 4000 Five-star Reviews!

We are a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner!

5 Stars

We booked the four-hour private morning snorkeling tour — and it was hands-down the best one we’ve done on the Islands. Jeanette And Alexis were incredibly knowledgeable and forthcoming, taking us to quiet spots and ensuring we saw plenty of wildlife above and under the waves. Pilot whales, a spinner dolphin superpod, eagle rays, a zebra eel, and lots of triggerfish, idols, parrot fish, and more. Both guides would would also get in the water, and point our group at notable sights. Above the waves, we learned about Hawaiian history and culture. Big thumbs up!

– Peer Schneider - Google
5 Stars

This is my first Google review. We live in Kona and had some friends visiting who were looking for a fun ocean excursion. We booked a Manta snorkel for three adults and three children (ages 10, 9 and 7). The trip was the most fun we've had on any excursion in Hawai'i. The crew was not only friendly and knowledgeable, but safety was front and center from the time we were at the dock until we returned. Our kids (and us adults) had the time of their lives. Mahalo nui Kona Snorkel Trips. Keep up the excellent work.

– Jeffrey Foster - Google
5 Stars

Had an amazing experience with their night manta ray tours. 5 manta rays and a monk seal, which the guides said was pretty out of the ordinary. Even better, we had booked a day tour with them - the day before they said they may need to cancel because there werent enough spots filled. We only had that day left to snorkel and they went above and beyond to find us another tour for the morning. Amazing customer service and an amazing experience means 5+ stars. Thank you!

– Troy Thomas - Google
5 Stars

We all had an amazing experience start to finish! This is a small group experience with a fantastic crew. We did the later trip and were blown away by how many rays we saw barrel rolling up close. Between the crew and the abundance of these gentle giants, it was definitely the highlight of our already wonderful trip. We had a 9 and 12 year old with us and they loved it too. I highly recommend Kona Snorkel!

– Paul Amato - Google
5 Stars

Loved it! The guides made stops to and from Captain Cook to point out land marks, history and share stories. The snorkeling portion was very well guided. I felt safe and had all my questions answered. The guide pointed out all of the sea life and was a strong swimmer. Length of time at Captain Cook was perfect as well. My personal goal was to see an octopus and we did! We saw tons of different fish, a sea turtle, octopus an eel and beautiful coral. Snacks and drinks were perfect after the swim. I highly recommend this company for a snorkeling tour. Fun, organized, thoughtful, full of beauty and adventure.

– Ashton Glass - Google
5 Stars

Excellent customer service! There was a problem with our reservation due our mistake while booking it and they were prompt to answer my call and provided a reasonable solution to it. We are really looking forward to our snorkeling experience now that our reservation is set. It is gonna our first visit to Hawaii and I’m glad we were able to get this booked ahead of time.

– Mirna Avila-Patton - Google
Awesome Tour

The mantas were active and fun to see. The crew and captain were cheerful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

– Megan B - Google
5 Stars

Our family of five (two adults, three teens) had a great time in the night manta snorkel trip. We had the fantastic all-female crew, who were enthusiastic, professional, and informative. We were on the float with Shayleigh(sp?), who kept the stoke high and helped us attract a lovely manta. We saw a small reef shark and a few other fish while out. The manta swooped and rolled near us for over 20 minutes, allowing for lots of views and video. Thanks to the whole crew for being awesome stewards of the ocean and sea life! Highly recommend!

– Cynthia Brothers - Google
Lovely way to spend a morning in Kona Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

My boyfriend and I had a great time on the morning snorkel and boat tour! The captain and guide were both friendly and kept things safe and fun. We were encouraged to point out dolphins so we could get as close as is allowed to them, and it was so cool to see them do tricks from the boat. The speedboat itself was so cool, too. If you like adventure, I recommend sitting in the front for a bumpy ride :). We also had a great time snorkeling in Captain Cook. The snorkel is a popular spot for tours as it’s usually a 4-mile hike to the spot. The water is sooo blue and we even saw reef sharks from a distance. 100% recommend!

– EbbyBowles - TripAdvisor
Amazing snorkel trip Discover Pawai Afternoon Reef Snorkel

We had a great time with Sheri and Jeanette! They were so knowledgeable and helfpul. What really made the difference is that they got into the water themselves and guided us around the reef and helping the not so great swimmers in my group to locate fish. Everyone had a blast. What was also great is that we went to a spot that was off the beaten path and we had the place all to ourselves! highly recommend this tour.

– Jeff C- TripAdvisor
Whale Watching

Took the whale watching tour. Saw a number of whales and dolphins. Liked the boat which is close to the water vs. the larger boats. The crew was very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended.

– Gary Sanders, Google
Great Snorkel trip! Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

Really enjoyed the morning snorkel trip! We saw spinner dolphins, whales, a turtle, Manta rays and an octopus! Snorkeling was clear and beautiful. Crew was attentive and knowledgeable. Great work Shelene and Andy!

– Alicia M, TripAdvisor
Amazing!!!

I would give them a million stars if i could!!! We got to see five manta rays that got within face touching distance! Followed by an incredibly smooth star gazing boat ride! Great people! 10/10 would recommend

– Oliver M, TripAdvisor
This is the Manta trip you deserve!

We did the night Manta trip and it was EPIC. The crew was amazing! They made sure we were safe and had a good time. They were professional and knowledgeable. And fun!! We saw so many Mantas! So close we could see right through them. I’ve never been so impressed by an excursion in my life. Captain Andy, Janelle and Resa were the best! Thank you for the memories of a lifetime.

– SuperDluxe, TripAdvisor

Make your Hawaii trip unforgettable!

If you’re going to come all this way to the Big Island of Hawaii, you might as well make it unforgettable! Kona Snorkel Trips specializes in simple, convenient, fun snorkeling tours, along with seasonal whale watching trips.

You’ll have plenty to brag about to your friends, family, and coworkers when you get home after one of our trips. Go home with a story you’ll be able to tell for the rest of your life: Schedule your tour today!