Pawai Bay Afternoon Reef Snorkel

Quick Details

Map Marker Location: Pawai Bay

Hour Glass Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Clock Trip Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m


Enjoy Kona’s most beautiful, local snorkeling spot. Our afternoon snorkeling trip takes place in Pawai Bay (pronounced Pa-vai) – ocean permitting – and is only accessible to guests by boat. That area of coastline is set aside for the use of native Hawaiian children, inaccessible to non-natives.

We are fortunate to be able to moor in the bay and share the beautiful shallow reef wildlife and educational briefings with guests about the wildlife we encounter. This secluded location is a true local gem, and known as the most beautiful local spot in Kona.

Just after boarding, we depart Kona’s harbor, keeping a watchful eye out for Hawaiian spinner dolphins in their natural habitat. Jump in the water to snorkel Kona’s most beautiful local snorkel spot at Pawai, where massive schools of fish, lava rock arches and gorgeous reefs await discovery.

A few small details:

  • We have limited space to stow personal belongings and no dry area.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price of the tour but tips are greatly appreciated.
  • This is not a suitable activity for expectant mothers or those with back or neck issues.
  • Chevron down Tour Includes
  • Snorkel tips & basic instruction, and non-alcoholic beverages on boat.

  • Chevron down Gear Provided
  • Mask, snorkels, fins, and floatation devices.

  • Chevron down What to Bring
  • Swimsuit (please arrive in it), sunglasses, hat, sun protective cover-up, reef-safe sunscreen, and camera! A dry bag is recommended.