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Snorkeling and Sailing in Paradise!

Waikoloa Snorkel Sail


  • Barefoot cruises departing from the beach at Waikoloa
  • Sailing catamarans for relaxing, uncrowded trips
  • Snorkel coral and lava rock formation areas
  • Lots of colorful fish and Hawaiian green sea turtles


Enjoy ocean indulgencel as you visit a remote snorkel destination along the Kohala Coast. This is your chance to explore the pristine reefs and sea life that abounds near the dramatic black sand beaches created by ancient lava flows. These tours depart from Anaeho'omalu Bay (locals call it A-bay), located on the ocean side of the Waikoloa Marriott Resort.



The iconic Spirit of Aloha sailing catamaran provides the ultimate comfort and snorkeling fun. You will likely see dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life on this morning snorkel tour. The large vessel is safe for all ages, conveniences include on-board freshwater shower, restrooms, plenty of shade and ample seating.

Schedule: Daily at 9am

Duration: 3 hours

Tour includes: Deli lunch and beverages, including two alcoholic drinks after snorkeling

Gear Provided: Mask, snorkel, fins and flotation vests.

Restrictions: Photo ID is required for the open bar

What to Bring & Wear: Swim wear, towel, sun-protection and a light cover-up or jacket.

Vessel: Spirit of Aloha 54' Gold Coast catamaran

Capacity: 49 passengers

Spirit of Aloha - Morning Waikoloa Tour Rate (HN12)

$160.00 per Adult, $80.50 per Child (4-12), Toddler (under 4) FREE   (plus 8.712% Hawaii sales/harbor tax)


This tour is operated on Sea Smoke (a 58' sailing catamaran) that leaves from the Waikoloa Beach fronting the Marriott. Snorkel gear and instruction from a marine naturalist are included as you swim among colorful reefs, exotic tropical fish and Hawaiian green sea turtles.

Schedule: April 1 - December 14: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday at 9:00am. This tour does not operate from December 15 as they operate whale watches instead.

Duration: 3 hours

Tour includes: Continental breakfast, deli-buffet lunch and complimentary open bar

Gear Provided: Snorkel gear and flotation devices

Restrictions: Photo ID is required for the open bar

What to Bring / Wear: Swim wear, towel, sun-protection and a light cover-up or jacket

Vessel: Seasmoke- 58' CSK sailing catamaran

Capacity: 49 passengers

Waikoloa Snorkel Cruise - Ocean Sports Rate (HOS1b)

$180.00 per Adult, $90.00 per Child (ages 6-12), Infants (5 and under) FREE   (Hawaii sales tax included)


GPS Address: 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, HI 96738 Click to view map


Checkin: 30 minutes prior to sailing at Anaeho'omalu Bay (locals call it A-bay), on the ocean side of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort. When boarding at A-Bay, it is a beach-loading process with transfer from a tender boat. The barefoot entry takes a few steps into the seawater from the beach. Come in your swimsuit and any outerwear that may come in contact with water.

Reservations: Advanced reservations required and we recommend booking this a month or more before your arrival. A credit card is required to secure your space but this event is RESERVE NOW PAY LATER. Our office charges your credit card for your space just a few days before the start of your vacation.

Minimum Notice for Cancellations / Changes: At least 48 hours before the start of the event.

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Kevin's Activity Tips:

If you are spending a week at one of the Kohala resorts, we highly recommend that you include a day at Anaeho-omalu Bay in your itinerary. We recently stayed at the Hilton Waikoloa, which is a full-featured resort nearby, sort of the "Disneyland" of Hawaii hotels. There's lots to see and do without leaving the resort, but they don't have a NATURAL beach; their beach is an artifically created salt water lagoon which has a huge man-made waterfall. Hawaii's greatest attraction is it's amazing natural beauty, and we much prefer natural beaches to ones created by bulldozers!

Anaeho'omalu Bay (locals call it A-bay) is a beautiful sandy beach just a mile away from the Hilton; the closest resort is the Waikoloa Marriott. Fortunately in Hawaii ALL beaches in the state are PUBLIC … even the ones with exclusive $10 million dollar homes are required to allow public access. A-bay's sandy beach is perfect for launching kayaks, and catamarans can pull right up to the shore for your snorkel tour to exotic black sand beaches.