MORNING SAILING & SNORKELING TOUR
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MORNING SAILING & SNORKELING TOUR After sailing down the beautiful Kona Coast on our spacious 50 foot catamaran, your snorkeling adventure will begin in the pristine waters and the vibrant reef of the Marine Sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay. "Hawaii the Big Island Revealed" guide book says, "snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay near the monument is perhaps the best you will find anywhere in the state." PRICES Adult - $165 Per person Children (4-12) – $110 per person Toddler (3 and under) – $55 per person ITINERARY The Hoku Nui sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 8:30 am. Keep a watchful eye out for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Hawaiian Humpback Whales (seasonal Dec-April), and other marine life while you sail down the beautiful Kona Coast. As you enter Historic Kealakekua Bay, you will observe the World Famous Captain Cook Monument (sail time approx. 45 min.) Your snorkeling will begin in the pristine waters and the vibrant reef of the Marine Sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay. "Hawaii the Big Island Revealed" guide book says, "snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay near the monument is perhaps the best you will find anywhere in the state." Make sure to bring an underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish, pods of spinner dolphins that are also commonly spotted in the bay, and the landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. Exiting the bay, we set sail for "Red Hill" (weather permitting). The Red Hill area is home to unique underwater lava formations such as archways and lava tubes, and more snorkeling with schools of vibrant sea life. As your snorkel adventure comes to an end, we will set sail back to Keauhou Bay arriving by 1 pm (approx.), with majestic memories of your Sea Paradise trip that will last a lifetime. CHECK-IN Be sure to sign the e-waivers for each guest prior to check in and meet directly at Keauhou Bay located at the end of Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua Kona, HI 96740. Please do not check in at any buildings. Public restrooms are located on the east side of Kaleiopapa Street near the end parking lot. Restrooms are also onboard our vessel. (Please allow additional drive time in anticipation of possible traffic delays) You will be met by crew at the end of the pier approx. 15 minutes prior to departure and will be boarding Hoku Nui which is a 50ft Sailing Catamaran with a blue sail bag. DROP OFF Return to Keauhou Bay at approx. 1 pm. THINGS TO BRING We have limited space to stow gear. Be sure to dress comfortably. Sea Paradise operates "shoe-less boats" so wear sandals or shoes that are easy to remove. We suggest you bring: swim wear, a cover-up, sunglasses, reef safe sunscreen, hat, towel, and camera. Gratuity is not included in the price of the tour but tips are greatly appreciated. *Snorkel equipment is provided on all of our tours. Personal gear is welcome aboard, please note, we NO longer allow the use of full-face snorkeling masks on our excursions due to safety concerns. Upload your favorite photos to us on social media. Instagram hashtag #seaparadisehawaii and Facebook: Sea Paradise Inc. INCLUSIONS Our tropical-style continental breakfast and deli-style lunch includes fresh island fruits, pastries, ham, turkey, assorted cheeses, bread, and wraps. Maui Style potato chips and assorted cookies for dessert are also included. (menu items may vary) Complimentary beverages include variety of Hawaii juices, green tea, regular, and diet soft drinks. Adult Premium Beverages will be available for credit card purchase after guest participate in water activities. ** BYOB not permitted.** IN THE WATER Your captain will select the best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay, as our friendly and professional crew members provide site briefings and historical facts. Our crew members will provide snorkel tips and basic snorkel instructions to guests of all ages and experience levels. Floatation noodles, masks, fins, and snorkels are provided aboard Hoku Nui. Snorkel time is approximately one hour at each location.
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