Marine mammals, Sharks, Manta or Eagle rays, Turtles, and tropical reef fish.
Kona is renowned for its crystal clear waters and diverse wild life. We are fortunate to be located, quite literally, next door to Mauna Loa, the “largest mountain” in the world and this creates the Kona coast pelagic zone which is populated with amazing coastal and large oceanic wildlife within miles of our coastline. All this is due to, Mauna Loa’s gradual slope to the sea floor.
Our experienced Captain and Crew are ready to take you from Honokohau Harbor along our coastline to look for our “Kona Big 5”: Marine mammals, Sharks, Manta or Eagle rays, Turtles, and tropical reef fish.
This 5-hour adventure will take you out into the “blue” to look for: pelagic mammals, sharks, and fish species. After our pelagic encounters, we then head back nearer the coastline to snorkel Manta Ray cleaning stations, where reef turtles often frequent, and then to a “century reef” with over 100 different species of fish. Lunch will be served while we are snorkeling on the reef for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Enjoy a coastline tour on the way back to the marina with our beautiful and impressive lava rock shoreline.
*This charter has limited the number of passengers to ensure the comfort of wildlife and safety of our guests.
*We strongly recommend prior snorkeling experience.
*In water experiences on this charter may not be suitable for all children, we may make recommendations for inexperienced snorkelers and young children to remain on the boat in certain ocean situations.