Dolphin Encounter / Kealakekua Reef Snorkel
by Ocean Encounters

Strap on your snorkel gear and get ready to jump into the warm Hawaiian sea for the swim of a lifetime.

On your 4-hour Ocean Encounters journey, you will travel to Kealakekua Bay to join more than 600 underwater species, including Hawaiian spinner and spotted dolphins.

The boat leaves at 8:30 am and arrives back to the dock at 12:30 pm.


First Time Snorkeler? — Not a Problem!

We specialize in first-time snorkelers, because we believe that everyone should get the chance to experience Kona’s spectacular underwater beauty. If you feel uncomfortable at first, don’t worry! Our first mates will snorkel with you until you feel comfortable on your own.

We 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. We will give you a 10 minute lesson on how to use the gear properly, so that you will enjoy every moment of your snorkel.


  • The boat is a fast, large and comfortable 46' Delta
  • Top Deck for additional viewing
  • Private bathroom
  • Great for Families and large or small groups
  • Wide swim step and sturdy ladder for easy access in and out of the water
  • Fleet of boats networking= less driving and more viewing
  • If you don't like to get wet, you don't have to worry. You'll still be part of the action hanging out 

  • Price includes all necessary gear: Mask, fins, snorkel, wetsuit (if necessary), and flotation devices if needed. Soda/water and dry snacks provided.


Our experienced guides and crew love these animals so intently that they know just about everything about them and are excited to share their knowledge with you.

Whether you are looking to meet new friends or just get away from it all Ocean Encounters can help.

Shed the stress and worry of everyday life and enjoy a fantastic time. 

What do I bring?

  • We will have water and sodas as well as some dry snacks for you but you are free to bring anything else you want to eat and drink.

  • Bring your bathing suit and a towel and if you have your own personal snorkle equipment or flotation feel free to bring those things with you if you prefer.

  • Children under 36 inches tall and infants need to bring their own life jacket.

  • Don't forget to bring your Camera!

Is the Ocean rough?

  • Kona is located on the leeward side of the island.
  • The tradewinds blow from east to west and we are blocked from those winds by the large volcanic mountains of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and our mountain...Hualalai.
  • Even if it is windy up north by Waikoloa, it is usually very calm in Kona.

Are we guaranteed to see Dolphins, Mantas and/or Whales?

  • These creatures are in the open ocean and not in an aquarium.
  • However, we know where they like to hang out and hardly ever get "skunked".
  • We offer GUARANTEED SIGHTINGS or you can come again for FREE!


p. (808) 494-9150

We are located at Honokohau Marina.

  • The Marina is 5 miles south of Kona airport on the Big Island of Hawaii and 3 or 4 miles north of Kailua-Kona.
  • At the traffic light intersection, take Kealakehe Parkway from the highway towards the ocean. GPS users please note that there's more than one "Kealakehe"!
  • Rest assured you'll see the sailboat masts from the highway and there's a sign for Honokohau Marina.
  • Take that road lined with coconut palms and go Right at your first opportunity then second left.
  • Check in at our Bite Me Sportfishing charter desk.

For an online maps specific location

74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 US


BITE ME SPORTFISHING, allows for a 100% refund if we are forced to cancel a cruise.

To initiate the cancellation process, please refer to the cancellation link that can be found inside the confirmation of booking email you'll receive from MyConcierge

100% refund is allowed for any reservation canceled prior to 48 hours of the scheduled departure.

If you need to change or cancel your charter please call us before this time to avoid 100% charge. +1(808) 960-2464

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