Dolphins, whales, sea life and more, are the focus of this Eco Adventure.
Come aboard Kona’s largest glass bottom sight seeing boat. Watch Wild Spinner Dolphins swim, frolic and jump, while enjoying the panoramic views of Kona above and below the surface of the ocean. View undersea vistas generally reserved for scuba divers through our large glass bottom wells.
See the Wild Spinner Dolphins up close in their natural habitat while resting, playing and performing aerial acrobatics, (Humpback Whales seen December through April). Kona’s coastal waters are host to many species of marine mammals and sea life year round. Sea life often seen on this tour may include Pilot Whales, False Killer Whales, Green Sea Turtles, Manta Rays, Sharks, tropical fish, live coral gardens and much more.
During your cruise our on board naturalist will enlighten you on the Historical sites along the coastline, the tropical fish you will see in the giant glass bottom windows and the different species of Dolphin and whales encountered.
**MUST BE BOOKED DIRECT AND ONLINE ON THIS SITE WITH CODE TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT ! Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion
Blue Sea Cruises Inc. is
working in coordination with Julian Tyne doing a funded
doctorate study from Murdock University in Perth, Australia under the guidance of
Dr Lars Bejder who leads the world’s largest study into the impact of tourism
on whales and dolphins. Dr
is also helping the Hawaiian State Government and the US to
create legislation protecting their native dolphins from the impact of tourism.
All recorded observations gathered by our Kona Cetacean Reseach Program will also
help identify marine mammal numbers and identities in the Kona area. All information will be correlated with
the Coral Reef Alliance, NOAA office on Oahu and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback
Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
Blue Sea Cruises operates
this tour under the Guidelines of NOAA’s Dolphin SMART Program. This program is in effect in
Florida to protect the Bottlenose Dolphins and does not allow swimming with or
harassment of dolphin behaviors in the wild. NOAA is planning on implementing Dolphin SMART 2011 in
Hawaii by NOAA.
Also we have for additional
help our Kona Dolphin Identification and Protection Information flyer, Cetacean Id Charts, and our Marine Mammal
Guide of Kona.
On your return trip, sit back and enjoy a cultural experience with a Hawaiian Hula Show! Watch Hula dancer in authentic costume perform the art of Hula from ancient times to present day Hollywood.
Dolphin sightings are guaranteed or receive a free return trip good for one year.
Refreshments includes full deli lunch and beverages on the PM Dolphin Adventure at 12:00pm tour. AM Dolphin includes continental breakfast - fruit and muffins and beverages.
M/V Spirit of Kona is a 70 foot double deck power catamaran with seating capacity of 150 persons. It features two fully shaded decks, two giant glass bottom viewing wells, premium bar, food bar, live stage and two restrooms, all for your comfort.
Cruises operates directly from the Kailua Pier across from the King
Kamehameha Hotel. Use the hotel address for your gps device to find
75-5660 Palani Rd or Ali'i and Palani Road intersection see map
Cruise ship passengers
who are in port in Kona are able to do the lunch cruise. This tour departs from
the same pier where your cruise ship tender arrives. See Kona Shore Excursion/Ship Schedule
Times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12PM during summer and fall. Offering only Whale Watch tours from late December to April lst which usually see wild dolphins too!
See updated Schedule for other optional dates: click here
Adults (12 yrs & up) $89.00 plus tax and Fuel Surcharge Total $100.38
Child (5-11 yrs) $68.00 plus tax and Fuel Surcharge Total $77.88
Toddlers (0-4 yrs) Free*
Pricing: AM 8:30 Check in 8:00am
Adults (12 yrs & up) $80.00 plus tax and Fuel Surcharge Total $90.73
Child (5-11 yrs) $59.00 plus tax and Fuel Surcharge Total $ 68.23
Toddlers (0-4 yrs) Free*
Effective August 1st, 2011 an additional fuel charge of $5/passenger will be added to all tours after this date. ***Prices posted effective January 1st, 2012.
Children 0 to 4 years of age are considered infants
and are No Charge on Whale or Manta Watch or Dolphin Adventure
Children 5 through 11 years of age qualify for the
Children must be 8 years old for Manta Snorkel and Dinner Cruise
Children 12 years of age and up are charged the
All tours depart from the Kailua Pier.
Check-in time for all tours is 30 minutes prior
*Whale Watch is available seasonally December 15th through April 15th.
WOW!!! I've uploaded my photos and a comment (to my blog) which I hope will help keep you guys in business. Your cruise was probably one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.
Cheers guys, Pranav