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Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides

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Address: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
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+1 808-322-2788
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Since 1971, Fair Wind has been the leader in snorkel cruises on the Big...

Since 1971, Fair Wind has been the leader in snorkel cruises on the Big Island of Hawaii. Cruises include morning and afternoon tours to pristine Kealakekua Bay aboard the spacious Fair Wind II. Enjoy one of Hawaii's top snorkel locations and site of the famous Captain Cook Monument. Perfect for families of all ages and experience levels. Includes (2) 15-ft waterslides and high-jump platform.

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US$87.03*
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise
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US$138.24*
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel from Kona
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US$153.13*
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Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise

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Mantas - Up close and personal

As advertised there is a 94% chance of viewing mantas. I have been on this manta cruise seeing one the first time but this time we saw 3 different individuals. We saw them... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Marion
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As advertised there is a 94% chance of viewing mantas. I have been on this manta cruise seeing one the first time but this time we saw 3 different individuals. We saw them immediately on ocean entry and throughout the entire one hour viewing. They will be very close to you as they perform their loop, feeding pattern. Knowing what... More 

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this company! I always bring my guests on one of their cruises. The crew is always great, their equipment is in good condition and everyone is friendly and helpful. The food is good too!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on Fair Winds boat ride and snorkel trip to Captain Cook Cove. Trip was great. Snorkeling was a blast. The crew was extra special! Great breakfast, lunch and excellent service. Captain was a hoot and was wonderful. I think everyone on the boat loved the experience. Thank you Fair Winds!

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Thank myjohndeerez
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not only a fun trip but a very well organized and orchestrated Cruise. The crew was very helpful . The cruise out to the snorkeling area was beautiful - the snorkeling was absolutely fabulous and the food was very very good. This trip is good for grannies all the way down to young kids. There was something for everyone to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great afternoon snorkelling! The snorkels were clean and in good condition. We saw many different types of fish and spent a good hour and a half in the water. They provided fins, boogie boards (with windows), inner tubes, noodles, and even view boxes for those who didn't snorkel. Whilst the boat had lots of people it didn't feel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome evening spent hanging (literally) with 3 amazing Rays! Crew was great, we loved the fact the trip was just minutes to the snorkeling site.

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simi valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all, the entire crew was friendly, professional and helpful. They have enough crew working to handle everything. Very helpful and informative - you can tell they love what they are doing!! The boat is large enough to handle the crowd and very clean. The snorkeling was great too!! This is the second trip I have made with this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I trusted Fair Wind to dangle us out in the ocean at night. I took a Fair Wind tour 20 years ago and it was fantastic. So I had no hesitation in signing up with them for a night manta snorkel. They did a wonderful job of keeping us safe and providing us with an amazing experience... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great for novice / beginner snorkelers. Not so great for more experienced snorkelers wanting to explore the bay - Fair Wind enforces a small "Swim Zone" which becomes congested quickly - great location on a great Island, but room for improvement...

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Roseville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last trip to Hawaii we snorkeled from the Fair Wind and this time from Hula Kai. Both awesome experiences. Captain and crew knowledgeable and friendly. Food great. The fish - perfect! Both locations were beautiful. Could not believe all of the colorful fish we saw. Coming back next year and will book again.

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