Tour Summary: Step aboard a 65’ Catamaran for a fun-filled day of adventure! This 4.5 hour cruise offers breakfast, BBQ lunch, and all the comforts you would expect from being on a $2 million vessel.
- 2+ hours of snorkel time in the Red Hill area (not Kealakekua bay)
- BBQ Lunch + plenty of shade and cushioned seating
- Board a multi-million dollar catamaran, loaded with luxury features to provide you with the most comfortable snorkeling experience in the industry
- 20 foot water slide & 15 foot high dive platform
- Excellent chance of dolphin or other marine mammal sightings
- Gluten free, vegan, or vegetarian meals available upon request (at least 48 hours in advance of your tour)
Important: Towels are not provided, so bring your own!
|(excluding taxes & fees)||$158||$94||$free|
Tour Provider: Body Glove
Tour start time: 8 am
Duration: 4.5 hours
Departure from: Kailua Kona
Pick-up available? No
Included: All your snorkel gear. Breakfast & Lunch. Soda, soft drinks, & snacks. Full service cash bar serving local spirits, craft beers and blended libations. Wetsuits and GoPro cameras are available for rent
Cancellations: Parties of nine or less will receive full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Parties of ten or more require 72 hours notice of cancellation for a full refund. Full refunds will be given in case of operator cancellation.
Read more: about snorkeling on the Love Big Island website in our snorkeling guide.
Step aboard a 65 ft Catamaran for a 4.5 hour fun-filled day of adventure!
There’s an excellent chance of dolphin and other marine mammal sightings while cruising to the remote snorkel site. Dolphins, for example, were seen on 85% (17 out of 20) cruises last year.
The Kanoa II, a multi-million dollar catamaran, is loaded with luxury features to provide you with the most comfortable snorkeling experience in the industry. Cruise 10 miles to a protected and secluded marine sanctuary, teeming with thousands of tropical fish.
Bring your suit and towel, and know everything else is included: continental breakfast and BBQ burgers which are all individually boxed, reef-safe sunscreen, snorkel gear, flotation devices and toys, a 20′ waterslide, three bathrooms, showers and a full service cash bar. GoPros and wetsuits are also available to rent on the vessel. Great family fun!
Dolphin sighting policy
Body glove follows NOAA’s policy dolphin encounters and adheres to the dolphin SMART practices. This means that they do not put guests in the water to swim with dolphins. It is possible (likely) that you will see dolphins during the tour because they love to play in the wake of the boat as it travels to and from the snorkel destination.
Image credit for most images used on this page: Body Glove Cruises.
Body Glove Hawaii is certified by the Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawai’i which means that their tours are eco-friendly, culturally educational, and as sustainable as possible.
The tours operate from Kona with the Kanoa II, a 65-ft catamaran. The Kanoa II is an award winning, multi-million dollar vessel that offers plenty of shade (very important with our strong sun!), cushioned seating, flat screen televisions, a full sound system for live entertainment, and a full-service premium bar. The Kanoa II is further equipped with:
- Three restrooms
- Two fresh water showers
- A 20-foot water slide
- A 15-foot high dive platform
- Two large double swim platforms
- Flotation toys for everyone.
The crew includes a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, First Mate, licensed bartender, and deck hands. All of the crew is trained in first aid and C.P.R. The cruises are wheelchair friendly and kids 5 and under are always FREE.
You can see an impression of the Kanoa II in the following video:
To ensure the safety of their guests and crew, Body Glove is making the following adjustments to their tours:
- For the comfort and safety of everyone on board, Body Glove requires that guests agree to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth while boarding and disembarking the vessel.
- All Body Glove employees, crew and wait staff are trained and have access to appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as needed.
- All snorkel gear, flotation toys, noodles, jackets, etc. are washed, scrubbed and soaked in PureGreen24, a registered product on the EPA list which kills Coronavirus, MRSA, Norovirus and more. PureGreen24 disinfectant retains a 24-hour residual effectiveness.
- ALL touchable surfaces; vessel railings, counter tops, restrooms, handles, table tops, etc. , are cleaned with with Oxivir ®TB – Hospital Grade Disinfectant Cleaner, which kills coronavirus in 1-minute.
During the booking process guests will be asked to sign a waiver that includes the following wording:
“I certify that I am not displaying signs of COVID-19 and have not been in contact with an individual confirmed with COVID-19 in the past 10 days. Or I will submit results of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of my scheduled cruise. Additionally, I agree to wear a face mask covering my nose and mouth while boarding and disembarking the vessel.”
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