Where do the tours depart from?
All tours depart from the Kailua-Kona Pier, located in front of the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. See map.
Where should we park?
You can park across the street from the pier at the King Kamehameha hotel GPS address: 75-5660 Palani Rd. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. If any members of your party have difficulty walking, consider dropping them off at the entrance to the pier prior to parking at the hotel lot.
How much do the tours cost?
We maintain our reputation for being the ‘most value for your money’ excursion in Kona. Adults are $50, and children under 12 are $25.
What should I wear? What should I bring?
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Might want to wear sunscreen, although all glass bottom viewing is under roof. Don’t forget your camera!
What will we see?
Our boat was designed to allow us access to very shallow water, sometimes just a few feet deep, where you will view more colors than in deeper water. You will see close up and personal a myriad of beautiful tropical fish, a wide variety of living corals, and many other sea creatures that inhabit the reef. It is not unusual for us to find a friendly pod of the local Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins that always put on a great show. If you have already been snorkeling, this is a great way to learn about what you saw and ask questions. All crew members are active scuba divers and offer fascinating information about the sea!
Are the tours appropriate for young children?
Yes, people of all ages will enjoy it. The boat is very safe and completely “baby proof” as well. The vast majority of our younger passengers love the trip!
How long is the tour?
Just about an hour. Normal departure times are 11:30 and 12:30. Reservations required. However, we are flexible with groups, and special charters.
Will I get seasick?
Probably not. But, as with any boat trip, the possibility is there. The beauty of our tour is that you are not stuck on a boat for an extended period if you should feel uncomfortable.
How many passengers do you carry?
We limit our trips to 24 passengers. This insures that everyone has a great view while seated on our comfortable cushioned benches. Every seat is a window seat, but if you like, you can go up forward to the bow for sun and photography.
Are the tours wheelchair accessible?
We cannot accommodate wheelchair-confined guests. Our boarding ramp has one small step, and the ramp is about 4’ long. Once you board our boat, there are 3 regular size steps with handrails, down to the deck. Guests using canes and walkers usually have no problem boarding. See photo gallery.
Do you have a restroom on board?
Yes, we do.
Can we charter your boat for private use?
Yes!! We are available for just about anything including sunsets, parties, memorials, dolphin viewing, seasonal whale watching…. we can cater, or you can bring your own goodies. Our view boxes can convert to tables for dining or pupus. Check out our page on Special Charters.