Experience the majesty of nature on a three-hour whale watching tour on the west end of the Big Island! Use the hydrophone and hear the whale songs.
Although we have always placed the safety of our guests and the cleaning of our gear at the highest priority, we would like to inform our future guests of our protocol for gear cleaning as well as the changes we have made to our shop.
We have sterilized all snorkel gear, by taking apart all pieces then soaking all gear before scrubbing with brushes to reach every surface. If you feel that a new snorkel would be best for you, we have included a new purchase area on our booking system that would allow you to purchase a snorkel that would be available for you at check in.
All of our boats have been undergoing maintenance and cleaning schedules to prepare for Hawaii’s reopening. On days we run consecutive tours, we clean the gear by soaking the snorkel and mask in a CDC approved disinfectant before laying them out to dry. After each tour the boat is rinsed and scrubbed with biodegradable soap.
During quarantine we have reorganized our shop with a hand sanitizer station next to the check in counter. Our Governor has still mandated that guests wear masks into our shop and on the boat. We do have for sale in our shop, UV face and neck shields that double as a cloth mask. These are great to wear on the boat during our tour for protection from sun as well as cover your face.
We are following the ever changing guidelines from state and government officials as long as the Covid-19 pandemic is active.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
Creating connection to the past, present, and future through sustainable travel. Help us protect our reefs by using sustainable practices such as reef safe sunscreen and reusable water bottles. We have both available for you!
Captain Zodiac will take you to explore some of Hawaii’s most amazing sights along the Kona Coast! Our snorkel destination is Kealakekua Bay where you will find some of the best snorkeling in the state of Hawaii. This remote marine preserve features hundreds of colorful fish and beautiful coral. A key place in Hawaiian history and site of the Captain Cook Monument, we “talk story” about these cultural and historic events.
Up-close encounters with marine life are an opportunity not to be missed on our Zodiac rafts. We often see pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins, humpback whales (seasonal), pilot whales, sea turtles, and other rare species. The small-group atmosphere of our adventure allows for a personal and intimate tour.
Our captain and crew are well versed in marine science, animal behavior, geology of the island’s lava flows, Hawaiian history, culture, and folklore. This makes our tours informative as well as fun! The captains are part-entertainer and all pirate.
Only our highly maneuverable 24-foot Zodiac Hurricane RHIB can get you in close to the sea caves, lava tubes, rock archways, blowholes and amazing scenery along the coastline. With only a maximum of 16 passengers per raft, everyone has a great seat.