All aboard to Pawai Bay, a snorkeler's paradise! This remote area offers visibility up to 150 feet and enchanting coral gardens that are home to over 600 species of brightly colored tropical fish. Dolphins often follow us as we cruise to our destination. This 4 1/2 hour cruise includes 2 1/2 hours of water time. Snorkel gear, instruction, Rx masks, flotation toys, fresh water showers, a 20 foot water slide, 15 foot high dive platform, his and her restrooms, continental breakfast, buffet sandwich, salad bar, sodas, juices and a no-host premium bar are included. Two extra wide swim platforms make it a cinch to get in and out of the water. This is fun for the entire family, and might just be the best day you'll spend in Hawaii. Note: To consume alcoholic beverages, guests must be at least 21 years of age. A valid ID is required by law.
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10 of 11(91%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
While the area we snorkeling was not the most scenic I have snorkeled in, this was a fun tour. The crew was very attentive and helpful and you have plenty of time to snorkel. You can do some snorkeling, have lunch and then go back out. There are slides for those who like to swim. If you wait until after the first rush of everyone, and it is a little less crowded in the water, you will be able to swim among the schools of fish (who seem to scatter when everyone first goes in). Didn’t see much sea life other than fish and on the way back only had one spotting of dolphins but you can’t guarantee what you see. The food was OK, a nice continental breakfast and then lunch. Alcohol drinks are not included while soda, coffee and tea are. You can also sign up for scuba or snuba if you want. I can’t speak about the scuba but for snuba I would recommend doing this as a separate excursion rather than trying to do it here. You don’t get that much snuba time (and there is an extra charge).
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Review 2 for Big Island Snorkel
Party size: 1
I traveled with: Family
Cruise Date Month: January
Cruise Date Year: 2015
Favorite activities: Adventure
Favorite port: Barcelona, Spain - as a debark (Gem)
One of the best snorkel trips ever! We try to snorkel on every cruise & I have to say this was awesome! The crew was helpful, the ship itself was spacious and clean, and the location was one of the best. Many fish to see !
We traveled with 5 adults. This was a great excursion. The people who ran this were all very friendly and professional. The boat and all equipment was very clean and in good condition. The food provided was good. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. The ride to the snorkeling area was very enjoyable - we even got to see an area with a large number of spinner dolphins. I would recommend this excursion to all - families, kids, and adults. Talking with others on the boat, they all had a great time.
We loved this excursion. The staff was awesome. There was a medical emergency, and the staff were rock stars in their rapid attention and care. We resumed the excursion as soon as the man was taken to shore. We saw some beautiful fish and coral. Again,I can't praise the staff enough. Would do again in a heartbeat.
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Review 5 for Big Island Snorkel
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Party size: 2
I traveled with: Family
Cruise Date Month: July
Cruise Date Year: 2014
Date:August 8, 2014
This was my first time snorkeling. The crew were hilarious but took their jobs seriously, explaining protocol and instructions for the actual snorkeling part well. They were always looking to keep you entertained and safe. Breakfast and lunch were both delicious! The water was a little chilly but that's the Pacific for you. I would do this again!
We thought this was a really nice trip. Boat staff were friendly and very helpful with snorkel and snuba instruction and with giving out the swim toys for anyone who may not have been really comfortable in the ocean waves. I used a noodle the whole time because it can be a little strenuous on people who are older or out of shape. The ocean floor views, seeing the marine life and reef, were great. We got to see dolphins too! My niece was a little disappointed that she couldn't go scuba diving because of the limited amount of gear on the ship, but she did snuba instead and was OK with it. It was a nice time.
This excursion comes in the middle of the cruise. After having done seven miles of hiking into and out off a volcano crater the day before, this was just what the doctor ordered. We took a nice boat ride out to the snorkel site while eating nicely laid out continental breakfast. We saw whales on the way and the crew went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and happy. Once at the snorkel site, the crew got everyone their equipment and went over the safety information. Then it was into the water. We were right on top of a great reef with many varieties of fish to swim alongside. The waterslide on the boat was a complete blast as well. When you had enough of the water it was time to enjoy a great lunch of grilled burgers and hot dogs. They even had veggie burgers if that was your thing. Drinks were available on the boat, but I would by no means call this a "booze cruise". Just a great day on the water to float around and relax.
Body Glove did a Fabulous Job! I had NEVER snorkeled before, I was scared as I don't care for the ocean due to my fear of Sharks! But I would do this a million times over. They had prescription masks so you could see without your glasses! HUGE HUGE PLUS!! Their sandwich buffet is Burgers they cook right on the boat! They also provide a Continental breakfast of bagels, toast, danish, muffins and fresh fruit! Because the salt content in the water is high, you need no flotation device as the buoyancy is out of this world! BRING SUN SCREEN and if you forget, they do offer it! Bring your Camera! We saw Spinner Dolphins on the way out, then Bottle Nose on the way back! Was a FABULOUS Day!! An employee on the boat was really all about himself. Flexing his muscles, saying how great he was. It was really annoying. Not fun after a while and I began to be repulsed by his arrogance! He had great energy, but his comments about himself and such were not the proper place on this boat.
The catamaran was right by where the ship was so no bus ride :) then we saw spinner dolphins on the way out! Great food great snorkeling and free on your own swim around enjoying the water for two hours! Loved this by far my favorite! Wear sunscreen and have a blast!
My sis and I jumped in the water and had so much fun. We felt like a couple of kids. The whole crew was safety orientated, but without being pushy about it. They had a slide and a high dive. Don't think this 38 year old kid didn't try the slide, because I did. Was a great time.
For and extra fee they had a sub contractor on board who would take only a few down by " snuba " so we went. Had a blast. We played with sea stars and sea urchins! Only thing missing was the turtles. It was a fun trip.