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Private Snorkel Tour Big Island, Hawaii | Kona Snorkel Trips

Quick Details

Hour Glass Trip Duration Options: 2 to 4 hours

Clock Trip Times: 8:30am, 1:30pm, & the manta start time changes with the setting of the sun

Map Marker Departure Location: Honokohau Harbor in Kona, Hawaii

Private Morning Tour Up to 18 guests
Private Manta Tour Up to 18 guests
Private Afternoon Tour Up to 18 guests


Here at Kona Snorkel Trips, we offer a variety of cool and amazing Kona ocean snorkeling tours, but sometimes you’ve just got to have things your own way. We understand, and we are here to help tailor your private snorkel tour Big Island experience for your family or your group bringing you to the spots that are must-see in Kona Hawaii!

What you get when you book a private Kona snorkel tour:

  • We bring the boat, the crew, and the fun. You just tell us where you want to go and what you want to do!
  • Want to play at some of the world’s top snorkeling destinations? – Yep, we can do that.
  • Want to slip into the water and watch huge, otherworldly manta rays swim below you? – We can do that too!
  • Want to lounge in the sun on our boat and look for whales during whale season? – Ditto?
  • Want to honor a loved one and say goodbye on the ocean – We can help with that too.

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Please note that all ages are welcome on any private charters, but we do not have infant life jackets.  Parents should come equipped with life jackets for their little ones.  The private manta snorkeling tour is not recommended for those under the age of 5.

There is a seven-day cancellation policy on all private Kona tours.

Important Details 

  • For safety, swimming skills are required for all guests to enter the water
  • You should have prior snorkeling experience and consider yourself an intermediate snorkeler for the manta snorkel
  • Expectant mothers or those with regular back or neck issues are not permitted due to the adventurous nature of our retired Navy SEAL boat
  • We do not recommend our vessel for those 75 and older due to the adventurous nature of our retired Navy SEAL boat
  • You should be in good physical and mental health
  • Those with reoccurring shoulder issues are not permitted on the manta snorkel – you must be able to have your arms outstretched for 30-40 minutes
  • For safety, you must be able to converse in English