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Big Island Snorkeling Tour

Waimea, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Gerald

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We board a our boat (The Outrider) exploring the coast and snorkeling the coral reefs searching for all of the best marine life Hawaii has to offer—turtles, tropical fish, dolphins, octopus, rays, eels, and even reef sharks. Every trip is unique, as we will see different marine life each time and visit a different area each time. No two trips are the same! The area we explore is usually remote and far from all the crowds, allowing for a more private experience.
Other things to note
- Can't take people with bad backs, older people who are frail, pregnant women, or children under 5
-Must be under 240 lbs due to ladder
-Tour will cancel if poor ocean conditions are present
We board a our boat (The Outrider) exploring the coast and snorkeling the coral reefs searching for all of the best marine life Hawaii has to offer—turtles, tropical fish, dolphins, octopus, rays, eels, and even reef sharks. Every trip is unique, as we will see different marine life each time and visit a different area each time. No two trips are the same! The area we explore is usually remote and far from all the crowds, allowing for a more pri…

Gerald's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Local chips
  • Drinks
    Hawaiian juices
  • Equipment
    I'll provide top-of-the-line snorkel gear: fins, masks, flotation devices,...
From $119
/ person
Book for a private group
Mon, May 10
$109 per person
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Join 4 other guests
$109 per person
Wed, May 12
$119 per person
$119 per person
Fri, May 14
$119 per person
$119 per person

Meet your host, Gerald

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 64 Reviews
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Born in Hawaii I've spent a good time of my life in the ocean.

When I'm not in the water, I am helping others learn more about the beautiful ocean and all of its amazing marine inhabitants.

I have operated kayak tours, captained boat tours, led snorkel tours, scuba tours, and even submarine tours as a pilot.
The ocean is my passion, I hope to see you in the water!

I am an underwater naturalist, certified diver, certified first aid/cpr, and 100 ton licensed boat captain
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Where you'll be

We will travel along the beautiful Kohala Coast. The ocean conditions and weather, will determine which reef we will explore. The snorkeling site we choose is away from the crowds and teeming with marine life.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 64 reviews.

Shibashish
April 2021
Captain G is amazing. Beyond the Snorkelling which was great, we were also able to watch Dolphins! Captain G has a great understanding of the location and kept our group engaged throughout, with insightful stories about Hawaii and it's culture. He was happy to answer question and very helpful overall. Highly recommended!
Captain G is amazing. Beyond the Snorkelling which was great, we were also able to watch Dolphins! Captain G has a great understanding of the location and kept our group engaged th…
Erin
December 2019
Gerald was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area we were snorkeling in as well as the wildlife we encountered. It was nice being with a smaller group in a setting where we were the only people in the water. Overall, great experience at a reasonable price!
Gerald was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area we were snorkeling in as well as the wildlife we encountered. It was nice being with a smaller group in a setting where we…
Benjamin
December 2019
Gerald was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and professional. We definitely recommend to anyone looking for a private special snorkeling experience. Got to swim with a sea turtle!
Scott
December 2019
My son and I went snorkeling with Gerald and had a great time. Both Gerald and his mate were very safety conscience and took great care to make everyone feel at home. Gerald shared his insights on local history and culture as well as a wealth of info on the marine environment. I've done five or six similar trips over the years and this was one of the best. The small group size made it really enjoyable and the proximity of the dock to the snorkel spot meant lots more time in the water than I've had on other trips. I will absolutely book again next year.
My son and I went snorkeling with Gerald and had a great time. Both Gerald and his mate were very safety conscience and took great care to make everyone feel at home. Gerald shared…
Tommy
December 2019
Gerald was professional, knowledgeable, and personable. He definitely made the experience very enjoyable as he tries to make sure everyone is looked after.
Dee
December 2019
Our experience with Captain G went beyond our expectations! We loved getting to know more about his story as well as more about the Big Island thanks to his insight -- we learned so much and appreciated his genuine interest and passion for the island and the sea life. Captain G prioritized safety, making sure to guide us to a different area when the first spot proved to be too choppy, and he made each person in our group feel comfortable (especially those of us who were feeling pretty nervous about snorkeling for the first time!) and the extra special details (taking photos, providing post-snorkel snacks, pointing out sea life as we snorkeled) made the experience that much more memorable. We felt incredibly lucky to see so much during this snorkeling experience -- getting to snorkel with a super-pod of dolphins *and* get to see them on our ride back was magical and we continue to talk about how awesome that day was!
Our experience with Captain G went beyond our expectations! We loved getting to know more about his story as well as more about the Big Island thanks to his insight -- we learned s…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Underwater camera

Towel