Kona, Hawaii, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
If you have a little pirate in your heart then step aboard, matey, and explore the scenic Kona Coast by 24-foot Zodiac ocean raft in an intimate, small-group format.
Your captain/naturalist will "talk story" about Hawaii’s history and the beautiful scenery on your 12-mile exploration of the coast. Seek out pods of dolphins, sea turtles, whales (January through March only), and other marine life along the way.
You’re headed to Kealakekua Bay -- site of the Captain Cook Monument, accessible only by boat and an area of unsurpassed importance in Hawaiian history. Listen to snorkeling instructions (all gear is provided); then, hop into the waters of the Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve -- home to hundreds of varieties of tropical fish and coral formations. Its calm, pristine waters make it the perfect snorkeling spot.
Enjoy a tropical snack of fresh local fruit, chips, soft drinks, water and cookies while the skipper tells tales of Captain Cook’s encounters with the Hawaiians and the history of the bay.
Photo opportunities abound as you get close to the coastline's many lava formations, sea caves and blowholes. This tour is full of fun, adventure and education.
Minimum age is 4 years. Maximum weight is 300 lbs. Ride will be bumpy. Pregnant women as well as guests with back or neck problems or recent surgeries are not allowed to participate. Waiver must be signed. Participants must be able to step from the dock down into/up onto (depends on the tide) the Zodiac. You will view the Captain Cook Monument from the boat only, as going ashore at Kealakekua Bay is strictly administered by National Park Service lottery and permit system. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.It is recommended that guests dress in cool, loose layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring a towel, hat and sunglasses.