Ocean Encounters - Morning Reef Snorkel
Departing from Honokohau Harbor, located just north of Kailua-Kona, embark on a snorkel adventure that takes you along the scenic Kohala Coast to heading north to Pu'u Ali'i Bay, home of beautiful Makalawena, one of the best snorkel spots on the Big Island.
This location is known for its lava rock and tranquil water. Home to hundreds of underwater species, the entire area is very rich in marine life. Enjoy great snorkeling conditions along the lava rock outcroppings that run along the multiple coves. This snorkel spot is truly a hidden gem and not easy to get to by car or on foot. It is located off the beaten path and very remote.
New to snorkeling? Don’t worry. The Ocean Encounters crew specializes in first-time snorkelers because they believe that everyone should get the chance to experience the Big Island's spectacular underwater beauty. Their first mates will snorkel with you until you feel comfortable on your own. They have excellent flotation devices and a wide assortment of masks, snorkels and rubber fins, from sizes 1 to 13. All gear is included for your enjoyment.
- Cruise along the Kohala Coast and enjoy beautiful shoreline views
- Snorkel at Makalawena, home to a wide variety of colorful tropical fish and lava outcroppings
- Snorkel gear (mask, fins, snorkel, wetsuit if necessary, flotation devices)
- Light snacks
- Beverages of soda and water
Please note: The snorkel location may change due to weather and sea conditions.