Hula Kai is the Big Island's newest catamaran - offering Hawaii's ultimate snorkel, diving, and night manta adventures.
Hula Kai's unique Hydrofoil Technology allows for faster speeds and smoother rides than other conventional catamarans. Hula Kai goes where others cannot - providing a unique and rare opportunity to experience Hidden Hawaii.
One of the premier adventures in the world is the famous Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel & Dive. It is an amazing experience. Each year thousands of divers and snorkelers from around the world visit Kona to dive & snorkel with the manta rays. The Kona Coast is one of the best places in the world to get close to and observe manta rays. Their huge 12-foot wingspans and agile movements are truly memorizing. With no teeth, they are quite harmless. Manta rays feast on tiny plankton as they swoop down through the water.
Discover underwater caves and arches. See whales, dolphins, Mantas, and amazing historical sites during cruises. Swim with an abundance of exotic tropical fish around remote reefs and ancient underwater lava flows. The options are endless!
All snorkel gear is provided, with top-of-the-line SCUBA PRO gear available if needed, and our experienced guides are there to help you with instruction, tours, and whatever else you may need.
During the cruise, enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet served with 100% Kona Coffee and a hearty barbecue lunch including grilled chicken, local-grown Big Island beef burgers (grass-fed, hormone-free), and vegetarian Gardenburgers. No-host bar available - serving beer, wine, and sodas.
Every day brings new and exciting adventures. Captains utilize their decades of local knowledge and experience to determine optimal snorkel & dive sites. They're not satisfied unless they give you the absolute best water adventure possible each and every day.
If you're looking for a unique snorkel adventure, something off the beaten-path, with great service amidst luxurious comfort -- Hula Kai is for you!
Aboard the Fair Wind II catamaran, sail across the open ocean and enjoy the panoramic views of the remote Kona Coast and the vast scenery atop Fair Wind's upper sun deck. Quite often, witness a show of spinning dolphins, flying fish and breaching whales as they add to the water magic.
In a blink of an eye, the Marine Sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay pops into view and the fun picks up. The crystal clear water beckons everyone to grab a flotation device, don snorkel, mask and fins and dive right in! View Kealakekua Bay Marine Life Photo Gallery.
Even the most anxious of swimmers cannot resist the lure of the abundant marine life playing among the outcroppings of coral and lava rock reefs. The waters are so pristine often with visibility up to 100 feet that the view is incredible even from the top deck!
To add to the fun, the young and young at heart will want to experience the thrill of Fair Wind's 15-foot water slide and high dive jump. With so much to do, it's easy to forget that the Fair Wind serves a barbecue lunch and fresh fruit juices.
Fair Wind is fully equipped for families with infants or toddlers. A collapsible playpen secures little ones so that the "bigger kids" can enjoy a meal and take turns snorkeling.
Fair Wind also has flotation devices with viewfinders and separate view finder boxes for toddlers to watch the fun below without getting faces wet.
Three different cruises are available on Fair Wind II, all of which go exclusively to Kealakekua Bay.