Pelagic Wildlife Excursion

Big Island, United States of America

A unique experience of a lifetime, taking you on an exploration of the diverse habitat of Hawaii’s deep underwater geography

Duration4-5 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End TimeVaries
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-OffNot included
Fitness Level
Fitness LevelLow
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationKailua-Kona

Pelagic Wildlife Excursion Highlights

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
  • Half-day wildlife watching tour, to take you on an exploration of the unique Hawaiian ocean wildlife, with whales, dolphins, turles, and more
  • Services of an experienced naturalist captain and crew
  • Departure from meeting point at Gentry's Kona Marina, at 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy #16, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

What to Expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you depart from?

Most days departure is from from Honokohau Harbor. However, it is a good idea to call when you arrive on the island to reconfirm your reservation and check-in location.

Absolutely! The ride is generally dry though occasionally we will have some light spray. You will be instructed to keep good cameras covered and you do bring them at your own risk.

Due to the sometimes bouncy nature of the ride, people with bad backs, older people who are frail, and children under 5 years old are not to take our tour. Pregnant women are not allowed on the tours.

While staying on the island, you will probably find it cheaper and more convenient to rent a car. Otherwise, there are a number of taxi companies that can assist you.

Unfortunately, no. The coral reefs are so beautiful in Kealakekua Bay and in order to protect them, nobody will be allowed onshore. You will use your boat as your beach for the day.

No, but you are welcome to bring your own reusable water bottle. there are filling stations in the office and on the boat.

No, in accordance with The Operator's Kealakekua Bay special use permit regulated by the DLNR, only Reef Safe sunscreen will be allowed on the tour.  There is reef safe sunscreen for you to apply at check-in, and also for purchase to have for the rest of your stay.

To know if your sunscreen is reef safe, check the active ingredients. 

Good ingredients = Zinc Oxide/Titanium Dioxide. 

Bad ingredients = Oxybenzone/Avobenzone/Homosalate/Octinoxate/Octisalate/Octocrylene/Nanoparticles. 

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