Kona Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Snorkeling in the beautiful waters of Kona is a great way to see Hawaii's wide array of beautiful and exotic sea creatures up close.
We found it was better to rent a car at every port and explore on our own.
Sail Date: April 2019
We found it was better to rent a car at every port and explore on our own. Locals give insight on where to go. We went snorkeling and saw so much sea life, it was incredible and fun!
We found it was better to rent a car at every port and explore on our own. Locals give insight on where to go. We went snorkeling and saw so much sea life, it was incredible and fun! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Snorkeled for an hour and had lunch
Sail Date: March 2019
Snorkeled for an hour and had lunch
Snorkeled for an hour and had lunch Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Snorkeling company fitted each of us separately to ensure the equipment fit up properly.
Sail Date: February 2019
The Snorkeling company fitted each of us separately to ensure the equipment fit up properly. We saw many beautifully colored fish, sea urchins, etc. We did not get to see any turtles - many too many tourists chased them away??
The Snorkeling company fitted each of us separately to ensure the equipment fit up properly. We saw many beautifully colored fish, sea urchins, etc. We did not get to see any turtles - many too many tourists chased them away?? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great snorting adventure, crew was very informative.
Sail Date: January 2019
Great snorting adventure, crew was very informative. Saw dolphins as a bonus. Great burger lunch was included.
Great snorting adventure, crew was very informative. Saw dolphins as a bonus. Great burger lunch was included. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Best day!
Sail Date: January 2019
Best day! Rafted to sea caves, lava tubes and the most spectacular snorkeling experience at the site of Capt Cook's monument.
Best day! Rafted to sea caves, lava tubes and the most spectacular snorkeling experience at the site of Capt Cook's monument. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Captain Zodiac Snorkeling trip was great.
Sail Date: January 2019
Captain Zodiac Snorkeling trip was great. The ride was pretty fast and fun. We saw whales, shark, and lots of dolphins on the way to and from snorkeling.
Captain Zodiac Snorkeling trip was great. The ride was pretty fast and fun. We saw whales, shark, and lots of dolphins on the way to and from snorkeling. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Kids loved the boat which had a slide and diving platform.
Sail Date: December 2018
Kids loved the boat which had a slide and diving platform. Great guide, great day! Saw two whales 70-80 spinner dolphins, and a hammer head shark on the sail out to the reef.
Kids loved the boat which had a slide and diving platform. Great guide, great day! Saw two whales 70-80 spinner dolphins, and a hammer head shark on the sail out to the reef. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the captain zodiac and snorkel trip and it was awesome!
Sail Date: July 2018
We did the captain zodiac and snorkel trip and it was awesome! The zodiac boat was SO much fun (probably a bit much for those with back problems), and the snorkeling was in a fantastic location with tons of fish and no current, making for ... Read More
We did the captain zodiac and snorkel trip and it was awesome! The zodiac boat was SO much fun (probably a bit much for those with back problems), and the snorkeling was in a fantastic location with tons of fish and no current, making for easy swimming. We also saw hundreds of dolphins on the boat ride which was lovely! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fair Winds 2 was our favorite!!!
Sail Date: June 2018
Fair Winds 2 was our favorite!!! It was such a fun time. High dive, slides, crystal clear water, great food, etc!!
Fair Winds 2 was our favorite!!! It was such a fun time. High dive, slides, crystal clear water, great food, etc!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Captain Z's was one of the best excursions.
Sail Date: March 2018
Captain Z's was one of the best excursions. Great captain and assistant and great snorkeling. Also, took us further into the ocean and saw lots of pilot whales. TREMENDOUS!
Captain Z's was one of the best excursions. Great captain and assistant and great snorkeling. Also, took us further into the ocean and saw lots of pilot whales. TREMENDOUS! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Husband and daughter took the half-day family friendly snorkeling excursion.
Sail Date: February 2018
Husband and daughter took the half-day family friendly snorkeling excursion. Despite its family friendly label (in contrast to the zodiac snorkeling excursion), there were no other children on the excursion. However, it was appropriate for ... Read More
Husband and daughter took the half-day family friendly snorkeling excursion. Despite its family friendly label (in contrast to the zodiac snorkeling excursion), there were no other children on the excursion. However, it was appropriate for families. I took my younger soon on a submarine excursion, which I booked separately since it was located right at the tender port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Big Island Snorkel was one of the most organized and well thought out excursions we did.
Sail Date: November 2017
Big Island Snorkel was one of the most organized and well thought out excursions we did. Breakfast is ready for you when you board the boat. A nice spread of pastries, bread, fruit and coffee. It's a short ride to the cove where you ... Read More
Big Island Snorkel was one of the most organized and well thought out excursions we did. Breakfast is ready for you when you board the boat. A nice spread of pastries, bread, fruit and coffee. It's a short ride to the cove where you snorkel with tons of fish, spinner dolphins and eels. Plenty of equipment for everyone plus paddle boards, inner tubes and a water slide. After snorkeling they presented us with a beautiful lunch buffet of burgers, veggies burgers, soft rolls, chips, various salads and fruit. Fantastic company, fantastic crew, FANTASTIC day! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Turtle Beach is a lovely spot for easy snorkelling.
Sail Date: November 2017
Turtle Beach is a lovely spot for easy snorkelling. We took a short taxi ride from Kona and spent a couple of hours swimming with fish and turtles. The local conservation group has a lot of information about the fish to be seen here, ... Read More
Turtle Beach is a lovely spot for easy snorkelling. We took a short taxi ride from Kona and spent a couple of hours swimming with fish and turtles. The local conservation group has a lot of information about the fish to be seen here, including the humuhumunukunukuapua’a (Hawaiian state fish). Easy snorkelling. Take reef shoes if you don't have fins. You can also hire gear here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The crew on our boat were organized, informative, patient and great entertainers.
Sail Date: November 2017
The crew on our boat were organized, informative, patient and great entertainers. They made snorkeling fun and an adventure. The Food was great too. This was our favorite excursion, we were the two seniors who did not want to stop ... Read More
The crew on our boat were organized, informative, patient and great entertainers. They made snorkeling fun and an adventure. The Food was great too. This was our favorite excursion, we were the two seniors who did not want to stop snorkeling! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Picture perfect morning.
Sail Date: September 2017
Picture perfect morning. Excellent 'snorkelling 101course' from crew for 1st timers like me made all of us feel safe. Awesome coral reef abundant with sea life. Tour bonus....dolphins followed our vessel.
Picture perfect morning. Excellent 'snorkelling 101course' from crew for 1st timers like me made all of us feel safe. Awesome coral reef abundant with sea life. Tour bonus....dolphins followed our vessel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent snorkeling at the inlet where the Cook statue is.
Sail Date: September 2017
Excellent snorkeling at the inlet where the Cook statue is. Dolphins were in are but not where we snorkeled. Saw things you would not see on a land tour, lava tubes, face of Pele, and mountain goats.
Excellent snorkeling at the inlet where the Cook statue is. Dolphins were in are but not where we snorkeled. Saw things you would not see on a land tour, lava tubes, face of Pele, and mountain goats. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great snorkeling area but the 3 couples and one family we had the excursion with had no idea ...
Sail Date: September 2017
Great snorkeling area but the 3 couples and one family we had the excursion with had no idea snorkel gear was "additional". We were just dropped off. You really had to read thru lots of small print to find that out. For 49.00 ... Read More
Great snorkeling area but the 3 couples and one family we had the excursion with had no idea snorkel gear was "additional". We were just dropped off. You really had to read thru lots of small print to find that out. For 49.00 pp we expected more. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Was a small group that morning, guys didn't want to go so just the ladies went.
Sail Date: September 2017
Was a small group that morning, guys didn't want to go so just the ladies went. Saw spinner dolphins and beautiful fish. So glad we went.
Was a small group that morning, guys didn't want to go so just the ladies went. Saw spinner dolphins and beautiful fish. So glad we went. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Catamarin was a nice ride over the ocean.
Sail Date: August 2017
Catamarin was a nice ride over the ocean. Catamarin floors were uneven & net. Hard & unsafe to walk on. Box lunch & drinks were nice. Captain & crew member didnot get in water to help with snorkliners. There was No life ... Read More
Catamarin was a nice ride over the ocean. Catamarin floors were uneven & net. Hard & unsafe to walk on. Box lunch & drinks were nice. Captain & crew member didnot get in water to help with snorkliners. There was No life Bouy & rope in water to help us snorklers swim around & get back to boat. intertube & noodles & snorkel mask.were provided. Saw bottom of ocean, few fish. Current & drift, rocks near shore. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
They had veggie burgers, you just have to get them early before the run out.
Sail Date: July 2017
They had veggie burgers, you just have to get them early before the run out.
They had veggie burgers, you just have to get them early before the run out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent!!!!!!
Sail Date: June 2017
Excellent!!!!!! So much fun and great pics!!! Captain Zodiac for sure!!! Loved it!!
Excellent!!!!!! So much fun and great pics!!! Captain Zodiac for sure!!! Loved it!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not a good place to snorkel and the boat ride was very rough.
Sail Date: June 2017
Not a good place to snorkel and the boat ride was very rough. Would not recommend especially at 150+ per person. I think it was called Captain Jacks and it was nothing like the description or as good as the excursion desk associate ... Read More
Not a good place to snorkel and the boat ride was very rough. Would not recommend especially at 150+ per person. I think it was called Captain Jacks and it was nothing like the description or as good as the excursion desk associate stated it was. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We started by riding a Zodiac out to the cove where we snorkeled.
Sail Date: April 2017
We started by riding a Zodiac out to the cove where we snorkeled. The captain would stop periodically to point out interesting things (like the chapel where John Wayne married his third wife and a couple of multi-million dollar homes that ... Read More
We started by riding a Zodiac out to the cove where we snorkeled. The captain would stop periodically to point out interesting things (like the chapel where John Wayne married his third wife and a couple of multi-million dollar homes that had no road access). The Captain Cook monument was located at cove where we snorkeled and the captain told us Cook's story. The water was smooth as silk and was clear to the bottom. We saw so many fish! Trumpet fish, Moorish Idol, Butterfly fish...the list goes on! As we were leaving, a pod of spinner dolphins came by and gave us quite the show. I highly recommend this trip! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This excursion, called "Tide Pool & Reef Exploration", consisted of transportation to and from a ...
Sail Date: April 2017
This excursion, called "Tide Pool & Reef Exploration", consisted of transportation to and from a great snorkeling site, where we were dropped off with a pickup time. We saw lots of sea turtles and beautiful fish during the 3 ... Read More
This excursion, called "Tide Pool & Reef Exploration", consisted of transportation to and from a great snorkeling site, where we were dropped off with a pickup time. We saw lots of sea turtles and beautiful fish during the 3 or so hours we were there. On the way back to the port, the driver was kind enough to let us off at a good local shopping site and we walked a few blocks back to the port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good trip, rough due to the weather but we still got to snorkel and while it was rough it wasn't ...
Sail Date: February 2017
Good trip, rough due to the weather but we still got to snorkel and while it was rough it wasn't horrible, just a bit wet! The crew took good care of us and tried to cushion the ride as much as possible. It would have been good to ... Read More
Good trip, rough due to the weather but we still got to snorkel and while it was rough it wasn't horrible, just a bit wet! The crew took good care of us and tried to cushion the ride as much as possible. It would have been good to have a chat about the kinds of fish we were looking at. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line