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Captain Cook Express

Snorkel the crystal clear waters of historical Kealakekua Bay!

Quick Details

*Must be reserved at least five days prior to your tour date to qualify for the Web Special. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. No children under the age of five.

$98 $88
Child (5-11)
$86 $76
Private Charter

Dive Into One of the World’s Best Snorkeling Spots!

With the world-renowned and historic destination of Kealakekua Bay just minutes from our point of departure, the Captain Cook Express is a personal, exciting, and efficient way to see the Bay named one of the world’s best snorkeling locations. Kealakekua Bay is a 315-acre marine sanctuary that boasts incredibly protected waters year round making it the best place in Hawaii for beginning snorkelers.

After a full hour of snorkeling in the crystal clear waters directly in front of the monument to Captain James Cook, you make your way back to Keauhou Bay along the South Kona coastline. Your Captain maneuvers our custom-made vessels into the sea caves at the base of Hualalai, hugging the coast and detailing the culturally significant and geologically fascinating features along the way. Watch for dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and even herds of thousands of goats! If you plan on snorkeling while in Hawaii and want to see what few do, this is the tour for you.

Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Tour Features:

  • Snorkel Kealakekua Bay (Capt. Cook Monument)
  • Tropical snacks, juice, and water
  • Explore sea caves and lava tubes
  • Watch for dolphins and whales
  • Great tour for beginner snorkelers


  • Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this activity
  • Individuals who experience regular back or neck pain are not eligible to participate in this activity

Departure Times


  • Check-in 8:45 a.m. – Depart 9:00 a.m.
  • Return 12:00 p.m.
  • Duration: 3 hours


  • Check-in 12:30 p.m. – Depart 12:45 p.m.
  • Return 3:45 p.m.
  • Duration: 3 hours