Kona Honu Divers

Snorkeling Tours

There are many Kona snorkeling tours to choose from but few offer the exhilaration and the excellence of these special tour options. We work with the Big Island’s top-rated snorkeling tour providers to bring you an experience a cut above the rest. Visit Kealakekua Bay home of the world-famous Captain Cook Monument, and Kona’s most popular daytime snorkel activity. Experience Kona’s most popular activity the Manta ray snorkel or swim with dolphins. During certain times of the year, you can also join a whale watching tour which doesn’t require you to get wet as they can be viewed from the boat.

Captain Cook Snorkeling Tour

Whale Watching Kona Tours

Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel

Kona Dinner Cruise


There are so many Kona snorkeling tour options. That’s because snorkeling Kona is so good! Kona Honu Divers sister company which is owned by You can pick just about any spot up and down the Kona coast and you’ll see so many reef critters. Our reefs are loaded with yellow tangs, the golden fish that gives Hawaii its name the gold coast. They are among the many herbivorous fish that clean the reef of algae and keep things tidy. Then there are the sea turtles. They eat the algae that grows on the rocks and among the reef. Hawaii has a healthy and friendly population of sea turtles compared to the rest of the world because our turtles are protected. This means they don’t fear humans. But keep your distance because they do need their space. All healthy reef ecosystems have predators and Hawaii is no exception. Coronet fish and peacock groupers are a common sight as well as moray and dragon eels. You may even catch a glimpse of these critters catching their prey! We also have an abundance of marine mammals here in Kona’s waters. This includes the Monk seal and 13 different kinds of cetaceans from massive Humpback whales, to gregarious bottlenose dolphins, to shy and evasive beaked whales.



Kona’s monk seals are a special treat when they are spotted. With only 6 on the whole island, they are not often seen and are much rarer than other sought-after critters like swimming with manta rays. Swimming with dolphins is a popular sought after activity. There are a few species of dolphins here in Kona. The most commonly sighted ones are the spinner dolphins seen jumping and spinning in one of Kona’s many bays in the morning. It’s also possible to swim with dolphins like bottlenose and others. The bottlenose dolphins seem to be quite friendly. If you’re lucky enough to spot them. Dolphin swims are tricky because there is a bit of controversy over this sought-after activity.



The best time of year for whale watching Kona waters is in January through April. The humpback whales visit Hawaii from Alaska every year. It’s a special sight. These massive behemoths and their calves can be difficult to spot. With a boat, you can get within range to see them well. When whale watching Kona don’t forget to bring your binoculars! There are also many other cetaceans (the word for whales and dolphins). Join us whale watching Kona sometime! While it’s not a Kona snorkeling tour it is a great activity for all ages.



Another large critter everyone loves to see are our beloved manta rays. You can swim with manta rays Kona year around. That’s because they spend their whole life feeding on plankton from our reefs. The manta ray night snorkel is our specialty and we love to do it every night! Swimming with manta rays Kona is probably one of the most amazing experiences you and your friends or family will have in your lifetime. It’s easily one of the greatest large animal encounters in the world. And it’s unique to Kona so take advantage of this opportunity to see these gentle giants up close and personal! The manta ray snorkel Kona is easily one of the top-rated activities here on the big Island. As far as snorkeling tours go this is by far the most popular with many thousands venturing out into the night in hopes of seeing the mantas. Our operation is special because it’s smaller and more personal. This allows us to put you in the most opportune place for seeing these wild animals. We don’t always see them but we see them more than most because of how we operate.