ATTIRE: Your adventure begins from the beautiful sandy beach at A-Bay. Come in shoes that you don't mind getting sandy, and are easy-to-remove for beach-ramp boarding. Casual clothing is recommended for all trips. On snorkel trips we suggest wearing swim-trunks and a t-shirt for men, and a swimsuit under shorts or a wrap for ladies. There are shaded, covered and dry areas of this boat, and also optional areas such as the front nets where you can enjoy sea spray and more wind. Restrooms for changing are aboard the catamaran. 

CARRY-ONs: There is plenty of covered space to place bags, belongings, towels and clothing that will stay dry. 

This trip is on HAWAII ISLAND (the Big Island) on the KONA-KOHALA side. Call 808-886-2919 (9am to 5pm) for the Hilton Waikoloa Village sales and service desk, main lobby near the tram stop. Or call 808-234-7245 24-hour reservations line. 

kona 'spirit of aloha' catamaran snorkel sail, afternoon  > 

   KONA, DEPARTING FROM A-BAY (or Honokohau Harbor)

$135 adult/$67.50 child; Kona 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK THIS TRIP

  The iconic “Spirit of Aloha”  provides  the  ultimate  in  sailing  comfort  and  snorkeling  fun.
  Choose  from  morning  or  afternoon  snorkel  sail  excursions,  where  guests  are  likely  to see  dolphins,  sea  turtles  and  other  marine  life.        
  During  whale  season  December  through  April,  majestic  humpbacks  are  likely  to  be  spotted.
  Snacks  and  beverages  served  aboard.
  A  large  vessel  that  is  safe  for  all  ages,  conveniences  include  on-board  freshwater  shower,  restrooms,  plenty  of  shade  and  ample  seating.
   Snorkel  gear  and  in-water  assistance  from  expert  crew  are  included.

​   When boarding at A-Bay, it is a beach-loading process with transfer from a tender-boat, with barefoot entry that takes a few steps into the seawater from the beach. Come in your swimsuit and any outerwear that may come in contact with water.

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KONA 'SPIRIT OF ALOHA' CATAMARAN SNORKEL SAIL, MORNING

8.166% tax and harbor fee is added to all prices. Cancellation policy: 24-hour advance notice required for refund.

 Hawaii Nautical is one of Hawaii's largest ocean-activity providers, with a fleet of vessels islandwide serving many harbors across Oahu and the Big Island. We believe in delivering service, safety, and the spirit of Aloha.
   We respect the ocean and the ecosystem, and follow strict guidelines so that all marine mammals and wildlife are protected. And we honor the host-culture and support the local communities in which we operate.
  We want the natural environment you enjoy today to be here tomorrow, and for every tomorrow after.
   That’s why we are Hawaii’s first Dolphin Smart-recognized operator. NOAA’s Dolphin Smart educates guests about dolphin conservation and harassment and advises not to seek activities that pursue close interactions like swimming with dolphins in Hawaii in the wild.
  We also follow the guidelines of the Coral Reef Alliance, to establish lasting change and promote coral reef health around the world. That includes sustainable practices — such as no fish-feeding. Coral conservation aims to save these valuable ecosystems, unite communities and preserve cultural identity.
   We've been wowing guests of all ages for decades in Hawaii. While there's lots of excitement around our activities, we practice the highest level of safety in everything we do. We treat guests like ohana, the Hawaiian word for family that permeates everything we do.

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CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO CHECK-IN AND IMPORTANT BOARDING DETAILS:
Vessels depart from Anaehoomalu Bay at the Waikoloa Beach Resort. Check in 20 minutes prior to each trip at the Hawaii Nautical flag on the beach at A-Bay. Free resort shuttle from Hilton Waikoloa Village lower-level shuttle stop 20 minutes prior to each trip (reserve in advance). If driving, set your GPS to "69-1081 Kuualii Place Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738". This will take you toward the A-Bay beach and the Lava Lava Beach Club. Park at the A-Bay Beach Park parking lot, and walk along the beach toward the middle. Look for our orange Hawaii Nautical check-in banner near the two prominent coconut trees. We will come to get you there in our catamaran tender. When boarding at A-Bay, it is a beach-loading process with transfer from a tender-boat, with barefoot entry that takes a few steps near shore from the beach. Come in casual clothing that may come in contact with water.