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Body Glove Kona Snorkeling Cruise with BBQ Lunch & Guaranteed Dolphin Sightings
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Embark on a fun Body Glove snorkel tour, Kona's most popular boat trip! Swim at the protected Red Hill marine sanctuary, teeming with sea life, and watch for spinner dolphins in transit, as sightings are guaranteed or you ride again free!

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Big Island snorkeling tours don't get much better than this! With access to a private Marine Sanctuary at Red Hill, where some of the best snorkeling on Big Island can be found, and a boat decked out with lots of cool features, like a built-in water slide, this is sure to be fun for the entire family. Also, watch for wild dolphins along the Kona Coast, as they regularly race alongside Body Glove's boat and leap from the water. As dolphin watching is such a big part of the Body Glove tour experience, if you don't see any dolphins during your excursion, you can schedule to ride again for free!

What's on the Menu?

Tropical Fruit (Vegan, GF), Assorted bagels, Muffins & Pastries, Greek Yogurt (GF) with Granola (Vegan, GF)


Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers, Taro Burgers(Vegan, GF), Pasta Salad (Vegan, GF), Ginger & Garlic Sweet Potato Chips (Vegan, GF)

Boat Information:
Name: The Kanoa II
Size: 65-ft. Powered Catamaran
Capacity: 105 Passengers
Safety: Lifeguard-certified crew members always on board
Accessibility: The boat is a wheelchair-friendly vessel
Amenities: The award-winning, multi-million dollar Kanoa II is designed with first-class amenities on board. Enjoy plenty of shade, cushioned seating, flat screen televisions, a full sound system for live entertainment, and our full-service premium cash bar. The Kanoa II is equipped with three restrooms, two freshwater showers, a 20-ft. water slide, a 15-ft. high dive platform, two large double swim platforms, and floatation toys for everyone.

Please Note!

Full Face Snorkel Masks are not permitted on this cruise due to safety reasons.

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Snorkel Cruise
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 105.
Adult (Age 18 & over)
USD 149.19
USD 149.19
Youth (Age 6-17)
USD 95.14
USD 95.14
Child (Age 0-5)
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Youth (Age 6-17)
USD 95.14
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Child (Age 0-5)
GE Tax and Harbor Fee included
  • Duration: 5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Instruction / Soft drinks / Juice / Flotation devices / Breakfast / Lunch / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins) / Guide / (1) One Standard Cocktail / Complimentary reef-safe sunscreen
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 07:30 Check-in at Kailua-Kona Pier
  • 08:00 Dolphin Watch Cruise
    rnicolaidis_Flickr Enjoy the ride from Kailua-Kona peer to the designated snorkeling spot. Have your camera ready, as Hawaiian spinner dolphins often appear during transit. Watch these majestic animals leap from the water.
  • Kona Coast Snorkeling
    210876 Some of the best snorkeling on Big Island can be found at Red Hill, a private marine preserve where you'll spend the morning hours snorkeling, swimming and playing on Body Glove's slide and water equipment.
  • BBQ Lunch
    20130425055743_1820125569_56_0 Staff will fire up the on-deck grill and set up for a tasty lunch at sea. Feel free to check out the two decks of the Kanoa II, or grab a drink from the bar.
  • 12:30 Return to Harbor
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
    • Wheel Chair Accessibility: Customized boarding ramp, with portable extensions, can accommodate all wheelchairs including manual, electric and scooters. The lower deck of the Body Glove is fully accessible from bow to stern including tables and restrooms. Limited handicapped parking passes for Kailua Pier available, please let us know if you need special parking during booking.  You will need your handicapped parking placard for a pier pass.
    • You are welcome to bring your own snorkel gear, however due to safety reasons, Full-Face Masks are NOT allowed on this tour.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Swimsuit
    • Towel
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Complimentary parking available.
    • Dolphin sightings are guaranteed or come again for FREE!
    • Dietary Needs: For those requiring special dietary needs, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian requests are available at no extra charge with 48 hours prior notice. Please call us to secure arrangements.
    • GoPros and wetsuits are available for rent on board the vessel.
    • Bathrooms, showers and full service cash bar is available on board.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 105.
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Are there restrooms available on the boat?
  • Yes, we have three large bathrooms and 2 outdoor fresh water showers on our boat.
Will I see dolphins?
  • There is always a very good chance of seeing dolphins all year around from our boat as they enjoy riding in the boat's wake. On rare occasions they will come to visit at the snorkel location.
When should I arrive?
  • Boarding is 30 minutes prior to departure time at the Kailua Pier. The Kailua Pier is located in the heart of downtown Kailua Kona, ocean front of the King Kamehameha Courtyard Marriott Kona Beach Hotel. Due to heavy traffic and road construction, please allow extra drive time for traffic delays.

    The following are the current suggested drive times:
    Kailua-Kona - 30 Minutes
    Keauhou - 45 Minutes
    Waikoloa Resorts - 1.5 Hours
    Hilo & Volcano - 3 Hours
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. (groups of 9 or less)
    Any cancellations made after 18:00, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. (groups of 10 or more)
USD 149.19
USD 149.19

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
(4.22/5.00) 4.22 / 5
(74 reviews)

Pick-up Not available
Duration 5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Breakfast, Lunch


the boat ride to the snorkeling site was really good. saw dolphins and flying fish en route. the snorkeling itself was good but not great. not a large variety of sea life. the water was very choppy. ...more
by: Vincent
Boat is well kitted out with good gear. Staff are on hand to help and provide support if required. Breakfast and lunch were perfect for a morning on the water. Even got to try paddle boarding without ...more
by: Kit
Excellent trip. Saw dolphins, fun time snorkeling, helpful crew.

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USD 149.19
USD 149.19
4.22 / 5
Body Glove Kona Snorkeling Cruise with BBQ Lunch & Guaranteed Dolphin Sightings