Founded in 1971, Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides takes its clients on 4 types of cruises: the Morning Snorkel Cruise and BBQ, the Afternoon Snack Cruise, the Manta Night Snorkel and Dive, and the Deluxe Morning Snorkel and Dive Cruise. Private luxury charters are also available.
A snorkling paradise awaits clients of Sea Paradise Tours, a chartered tour firm specializing in snorkeling. The most popular Sea Paradise offerings including snorkeling and sailing. Fishing trips are also available.
Dolphin Discoveries guides snorkelling excursions to Kealakakua Bay, Cook's Monument, and the Place of Refuge, as well as hosting dolphin swims and whale watching expeditions to view Humpbacks in season, or year-round Pilot, Beaked or Melon-headed whale sightings.
Erected in honor of Saint Benedict, The Painted Church is a Roman Catholic parish on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is perched on the shores of Kealakekua Bay and is an active parish known for its charitable work with mentally ill residents. Modestly-dressed visitors are always welcome.
84-5140 Painted Church Rd Captain Cook, Honaunau
, HI 96704
One of the oldest and most highly regarded whale-watching firms in Hawaii is Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watching Adventures. Enjoy getting up close to these majestic sea mammals in Captain Dan's comfortable, environmentally-responsible vessel.
Kealakehe Parkway & Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Holualoa
, HI 96725
Overlooking the Kealakekua Bay and the National Park, Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary is home to a wide range of tropical plants and orchids as well as many ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs and Tibetan Sand paintings which can be reached through the paved walking trails that line the gardens.
Reef snorkeling can be done using the services of Sea Quest Snorkel Tours. There are three types of packages available: Expedition South Kona, the Deluxe Morning Adventure, and the Captain Cook Express.
The pristine, ocean-front sands that you have always dreamed of in Hawaii can be found at White Sands. This large expanse of beach is ideal for the body surfing crowd and for those who want to spread out on a towel and watch the action.
Also called the Kona Coffee Plantation, Bay View Farm is an essential destination for coffee-loving tourists. Complimentary tours are available, but must be scheduled in advance via telephone or email. All Bay View Farms coffee is produced by an experienced Master Roaster. Caffeinated and decaffeinated versions…
Boating, swimming and sunning are the most popular activities at Honaunau Bay's Two-Step Beach. The Bay, which contains colorful corals and is often visited by seals, also attracts snorkelers, snuba enthusiasts and SCUBA divers.
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