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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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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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USD 87.03*
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise
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Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise

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Excellent snorkeling trip

We really enjoyed our Morning Snorkeling Deluxe trip today. The check in was very easy. All of the boat crew were very friendly and helpful with the gear. As we cruised to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Melstone, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided last minute that we did want to do a snorkel tour after all. We got booked with Fair Wind, and went on a 3-1/2 hour tour. We had a great time on the snorkel. The crew was very nice and helpful!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our Morning Snorkeling Deluxe trip today. The check in was very easy. All of the boat crew were very friendly and helpful with the gear. As we cruised to the bay, they passed around breakfast and had juice and water available. The bay was beautiful. Filled with colorful fish and coral. BBQ lunch is served then it's... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic experience on the afternoon snorkel cruise. As we left the boat at the end of our cruise, my 7-year-old grandson said "This was so great. Let's do this again the next time we come to Hawaii!" The boat is spacious and clean, with a good amount of shade and seating available. Getting on and off the... More 

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Johnny P, Public Relations at Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides, responded to this review

Aloha Icefoggy! Thank you for taking the time to write us such a thorough review. We are delighted to hear you had a great time and that your family was able to take advantage of our complimentary amenities such as the banana belt, slides, and high dive. I'd also like to thank you for noticing our commitment to the wildlife.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Aloha, Just returned from that special trip where one realizes a lifelong dream. We have experience the close proximity with feeding Manta rays in Bora Bora at the regretted Hotel Bora Bora. My wife spotted a trip review of the swimming with the manta Rays. A great friend recommended Fair Winds for the booking. Professional and very friendly staff, excellent... More 

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Sechelt, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the tour on Friday, Jan 13th, 2017, which was a lucky day, we saw Humpbacks, spinning Dolphins, great snorkelling site, lots of time to snorkel, great food and service. Cold ask for more! Deb

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the afternoon snorkel cruise. We arrived a half hour early and got checked in, then everyone lined up to get their snorkels and masks, fins are handed out on the boat. The snorkels are not dry-snorkels, they are just your standard snorkel so if you have better gear you should bring it, where we were snorkeling it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a trip we had really looked forward to. We arrived as instructed and checked in without difficulty. They had all of us staged in one area. Everyone was fitted for wet suits. The kind they have are short sleeve and short legs. The one I got wasn't in the best condition. The internal structure had crumpled together in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is your one stop shop with an amazing crew!! We saw Dolphins, whales, my son caught a fish, great breakfast, and boat ride. All of this before we even got to the site for snorkeling!!! The crew made us feel like we knew them for years. They were professional and fun. They made sure every guest was attended to.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing.. That first time a huge Manta Ray does a loop and swam within 4 inches my nose was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. To see such an amazing creature in their natural habitat so close is something I will never forget. The crew aboard the Hula Kai were amazing, knowledgable and very friendly. I would... More 

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Johnny P, Public Relations at Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides, responded to this review

Aloha STUHAR, We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Night Manta Snorkel with us! It is truly an incredible experience and we are delighted to have shared it with you. We will let the Captain and crew know that you had a great time! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our best vacation memory of our family ever! and that was possible only because of great staff in Fair Wind team, right from staff that took reservations to crew members that helped in the snorkelling. We were first time snorkelers on the first visit to Hawaii and are vegetarians (cannot have vary many challenges that this... More 

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