My Kona Adventures

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Phone (808) 895-8951
Address 78 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Charter boat tours for snorkeling, fishing, whale watching, or enjoying the beautiful rugged coastline off Kona. Boat tours depart from Keauhou Harbor.

• General: Cost: Paid • General: Kid Activities • General: Photo Opportunity • Sightseeing: Dolphins • Sightseeing: Fireworks
• Sightseeing: Whale Watching • Sightseeing: Wildlife • Tours: Boat & Submarine • Tours: Charter / Private • Tours: Full Day
• Tours: Guided • Tours: Half Day • Tours: Photography • Cultural & Historical: Memorials / Statues • Water Activities: Boats / Sailboats
• Water Activities: Cliffdiving • Water Activities: Fireworks Cruise • Water Activities: Fishing • Water Activities: Manta Ray • Water Activities: Snorkeling
• Water Activities: Spearfishing • Water Activities: Sportfishing • Water Activities: Water Sports

We met Nick at Keauhou Harbor at 7:30am so we could beat the rush hour traffic of other tour boats. We headed directly over to Kealakekua Bay and we were able to snorkel without the disturbance of other tour boats. Our ride on the boat was relatively smooth.

Kealakekua Bay is my favorite spot to snorkel on the Big Island. Nick provided masks and snorkels for us which fit and worked fine. We saw an abundance of colorful fish and explored the beautiful reef. I was able to shoot a short video of an eel swimming between nooks. Then Nick spotted some dolphins and got us close so we could jump in and swim near them. There were dozens of them.

Nick allows his passengers to dictate how they want to spend their time. If they want to spend the entire time snorkeling, so be it. If they want to head out and see dolphins, he can do that too.

Then Nick took us to another snorkeling spot called 2 Steps, which is next to the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park also known as the Place of Refuge Heiau. This spot is not as exclusive as Captain Cook Monument since it's easily accessible from the shore. There were quite a few fish here - the area was beautiful, but somewhat crowded. There were a lot of snorkelers.

After snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay, Nick told us the story of Captain Cook and tragic demise at the hands of the Hawaiians. Nick gave us fresh fruit, including a pineapple he carved up for us in unique way (check out the photo).

Later that evening, we met with Nick to experience the Manta Rays near the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay at Keauhou Harbor. Nick brought another captain with him and we headed out a few hundred yards off shore near the bright lights that shine on the water at the Sheraton Hotel.