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Snorkeling Tours in South Kona

From dolphins to a dazzling array of tropical marine life, a Kona snorkeling tour with Sea Quest Hawaii is a must! Browse our tours below!

Experience the Best Snorkeling Off the Big Island

Explore our incredible Big Island snorkeling tours below to find the right one for your Hawaii vacation. Whether you want to start your day with a snorkeling adventure, visit the wild dolphins, or see the sea in a whole new light with a nighttime manta ray experience, we’ve got a Kona snorkel tour for you!

Get Up Close and Personal with South Kona's Marine Life on Our Snorkel Tours

Each and every one of our snorkel tours departing from South Kona guarantee the adventure of a lifetime! We take pride in our experienced captain and crew’s ability to create an unforgettable experience out on the water. Whether you choose to partake in one of our semi private or private snorkeling tours during the day or our extremely popular manta ray night dive; you’re signing on to make lasting memories!

We pride ourselves on being both ecologically responsible and experts at putting you in the middle of the action. While we take many precautions to ensure that Kona’s marine wildlife is safe, we can guarantee up close and personal encounters with the ocean creatures.

From the hundreds of types of tropical fish who inhabit South Kona’s reefs to the spinner dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and manta rays that swim in our beautiful bays– there is no limit to the adventure that lies within one of our snorkel expeditions.

Discover South Kona’s Underwater World with Our Snorkel Tours

Beyond the marine life that is native to the Hawaiian tropics, the Big Island has lots of impressive seascapes that exist just below the surface of the water. Things like underwater caves, lava tubes, and expansive reefs are all sites we will explore during one of our daytime snorkel tours or private boat charters.

The best part of embarking on a snorkel tour with us is that we create an extremely intimate expedition. Our boat allows for smaller groups, this means that we can truly craft our adventure during the time booked around your goals and bucket list items! We’ll allow for ample time in the water as well as a fun journey out and back where you may get to see spinner dolphins, humpback whales, honu and more cruise alongside our vessel!

There is so much to see and so little time to explore it all; which is why we want to make sure that we maximize your time with us. Don’t be afraid to talk to our captain and crew; ask questions about the underwater landscape and the types of creatures you run into, as they are experts on Kona’s ocean world.

Our Snorkel Tours Go All Around Kona’s Coast

We won’t just stay in one spot for most of our Kona snorkeling tours. Aside from the manta ray night dive, where we stick to hanging onto the floating device in the water; to ensure those massive creatures feel safe to come to us. Almost all of our snorkeling expeditions will take you to different popular and maybe a few more secretive reefs along the South Kona Coastline.

The main areas that we try and hit during our time out on the water are: Puʻuhonua O Honaunau and Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cook’s Monument). While you may not get to drop in to explore each reef– as we do have tours that go to different areas, we can commit to giving you the best experience during your time with us. We encourage you to do your research around each snorkel destination and choose the tour that best fits what type of experience you are looking to have! Whether that’s catering to the time of day that you would prefer, the size of the group that goes out (or even a private tour), or even the type of creatures that you would like to see!

The bottom line is that we have a snorkeling experience sure to please everyone! So, be sure to check each one out and book to come see us and the beautiful South Kona Coast soon!

What Do Others Think of Sea Quest?

Wow Wow Wow!

The night snorkel was amazing! I was told not to get my hopes up & that they don’t always see Manta Rays, well we did, we had an amazing show! These giants did a graceful dance for us for 45 minutes. The staff was amazing, especially John & Captain Nick! The crew really made sure we were in the perfect spot & well taken care of... Please put this on your bucket list!

– Amy Blalock Castilo · Facebook

Absolutely incredible manta snorkel tonight with Captain Manu as well as a great crew (thanks John!!!). What a wonderful company. Everyone is so friendly, fun, and knowledgeable. I’ve done many manta snorkels before and this was, hands down, the best experience. Do yourself a favor and do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It’s magical.

– Michael Olson-Brown · Facebook
Best Guides Ever

Kevin & Kelly our guides, 5-4-2018 were exceptional, knowledgeable, articulate, attentive and The absolute best tour guides ever! Our party of four all agreed this is the best time we’ve had in two weeks on the Big Island. Loved the morning Two Step snorkel, cave and coast line exploring, and Captain Cook snorkeling! Mahalo

– Robyn Waltrip · Facebook

So much fun. Great snorkeling at kealakekua bay. We had a bit of rough water so honaunau stop was a bit murky and the southern stop was diverted and became a boat ride. Crew skylar and captain K were terrific. I would not recommend if you have back or joint issues zodiacs can put a beating on you, a little sore the morning but worth the adventure.

– Karen Macdonald · Facebook
Above & Beyond

Captain Lauren and first mate Skyler went above and beyond and even put themselves in danger to save my husbands life. My family is eternally grateful. You absolutely are our HEROS. You were there at the perfect time and you calm and professional at a time when I was unable to be. You saved my husbands life and we can never thank you enough!!!

– Valerie Moreno · Facebook