Experience some award-winning snorkeling in world-famous Kealakekua Bay on this four-hour tour! This is our original morning snorkeling tour and is a shorter tour than the Beat the Crowd tour. All snorkeling gear and instruction included.
Kona Private Charter
Boarding Location: Captain Zodiac
- 4 Hour Private Charter Up to 16 People
- 5 Hour Private Charter Up to 16 People
- 4 Hour Private Charter Up to 6 People
- 5 Hour Private Charter Up to 6 People
Private Charter on the Big Island
Do you want to avoid crowds? Do you want to experience Kealakekua Bay, the best place to snorkel on the Big Island, with no one around? Or try a totally new and secluded and remote snorkel area? Then come and join Captain Zodiac for an exclusive tour only offered to VIP guests!
Captain Zodiac has the newest fleet of 16-passenger Zodiac Hurricane 733s. They are fast, powerful, highly maneuverable, and very safe.
We start our adventure when you want with flexible departure times. We’ll take our time to get to one of the chosen snorkel spots stopping along the way if we see any marine life.
One of our snorkel destinations is Kealakekua Bay. It is a marine preserve and the best snorkel spot in the state of Hawaii. When you come around the point, the Captain Cook monument will come into view.
Because the Big Island of Hawaii is so young geologically, there is no dirt, sand or run-off in the bay. Here you will spend as long as you want snorkeling and exploring the reef. Captain Zodiac provides all snorkel gear, including Rx masks and flotation devices. Since the raft is yours for five hours, choose if you’d like to go to a second chosen location or just meander in the bay.
After snorkeling, your captain has a tropical fruit platter and beverages for you. While enjoying your lunch, you hear all about the history of the bay, and the Captain Cook story. On the return trip, we hug the rugged coastline, and explore places only powerful Zodiacs can get into! We show you natural blowholes, exposed lava tubes, and sea caves!
Upon return, there will be Jr. Pirate Awards for the “keikis,” or anyone who wished to receive recognition for completing the right of passage with Captain Zodiac!
Please note that due to the bouncy nature of our ride we do not allow any persons with back or neck problems or ladies that are pregnant on the tour.
Our rafts can hold up to 16 passengers. We are able to accommodate larger groups as we have multiple rafts! Just give us a call to organize.
- Private charter to Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve during non-peak times
- Secluded and remote alternative snorkel spots
- Encounter dolphins
- Tropical fruit platter, sandwich lunch, and soft drinks
- Jr. Pirate awards for all the keiki (children)
- All snorkel gear
- High-quality silicone masks
- Rx masks
- Float boards or vests