Snorkelers swim along colorful reefs with Hawaiian spinner and spotted dolphins
About This Deal
Where: The Big Island (74-425 Kealakehe Parkway, Suite 1 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740) Hawaii is a chain of 7 islands. Please check your location and make sure you are booking on the right island.
Included: snorkel gear, wet suit, flotation devices, dry snacks, juice, water
Bring: towel, sunblock, jacket, dry clothes, camera
Adult ticket 12+, child 0-11
ONLINE BOOKING REQUIRED
* Not valid for Kailua, Oahu
About Ocean Encounters
En route to Honokohau Marina, tall and slender palm trees line the road, and white sails peak on the horizon. After a couple turns, the sapphire-blue Pacific appears, telling visitors they've made it to Ocean Encounters.
Once aboard the company's 46-foot boat, they find unimpeded views of Kona's calm waters on the upper deck and shade inside the cabin. But perhaps the most important feature of the vessel is its most nondescript: a sturdy swim step, which they use to climb into and out of the ocean on snorkeling tours.
During four-hour daytime trips, they get to swim with colorful schools of tropical fish and pods of spinner dolphins through the coral reefs of Kealakekua Bay. On evening trips, they venture farther from the coast to watch the sun set, then mingle with glowing manta rays in the sea.