Posts Tagged ‘snorkeling’

Ocean Sports at Waikoloa Beach Resort

November 10th, 2009

Ocean Sports provides the water activities in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  With their boat at A’Bay, you will find them easily accessible from all locations and just a short walk from Kolea and the Marriott.  They offer all the main water activities throughout the day and at competitive rates giving you no reason to leave the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Children 6-12 are 1/2 of the adult rate on all ocean adventures.

Snorkel Sail
Enjoy snorkeling with some of the amazing sea life Hawaii has to offer at a beautiful black sand beach.  On the way back you will enjoy a picnic lunch as well as an open bar.

Rate: $132.09
Inquire for availability

Champagne Sunset Cruise
Enjoy an evening just off of the Kohala Coast.  Enjoy an open bar as you travel along the smooth waters until you reach to destination to stop and enjoy a beautiful Hawaiian sunset as you enjoy a wonderful buffet.  I hope you find the buffet as pleasant as I did.

Rate: $129
Departure time: around 4:30 pm depending on the time of year

Whale Watch
Daily whale watch cruises operate December through April when the spectacular humpback whale sightings are in full swing.  These magnificent creatures migrate from Alaska an astonishing 3600 miles to Hawaii to mate and give birth in the warm tropical seas.  Their breaching activities create an exciting spectacle that attracts thousands of visitors each winter season.  While aboard the Alala, you will enjoy beverages and snacks on this two hour tour.
You are guaranteed to see whales or you get to go again for FREE!

Rate:  $99
Departure Times: 8 am, 10 am

Whales and Cocktails
If the morning whale watch does not work for you, there is an afternoon whale watch which offers everything the morning whale watch does plus more.  Enjoy an open bar  as well as dancers doing traditional Fiji whale dances.

Rate: $1119
Please inquire for availability

Scuba Diving
2 Tank Dive: $177; w/intro $211.11

Private charters are available.  The Manu Iwa holds up to 41 passengers, and the Seasmoke holds up to 49 passengers and the Alala holds up to 76 passengers.  Your charter includes full open bar, vegetable crudite, gourmet cheese platter, and chips and salsa.
Manu Iwa: 2 hours-  $5,330; 3 hours- $5,740; 4 hours- $6,150
Seasmoke: 2 hours- $6,370; 3 hours- $6,860; 4 hours- $7,350
Alala: 2 hours- $9,880; 3 hours- $10,640; 4 hours- $11,400

Big Island of Hawaii Snorkeling Tours

September 4th, 2009

The Big Island of Hawaii offers some of the best snorkeling in the world.  The waters of the entire Kohala Coast are filled with tropical fish, sea turtles, and much more.  While you can snorkel just off the beaches, you can not get the full experience unless you take one of the snorkeling tours.

Ocean Sports is the most convenient company, which offers tours that depart from A’Bay at Waikoloa Beach Resort, which is within walking distance from most vacation rentals in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Kealekekua Bay offers the best location for snorkeling in the area.  Kealekekua Bay is located in Captain Cook where the Big Island of Hawaii was first discovered.  Kealekekua Bay is one of the largest bays on the island and is a marine sanctuary.  There is an abundance of tropical fish and at times a pod of spinner dolphins will stop by.  Not only does Kealekekua Bay offer wonderful snorkeling, but the scenery is also amazing.

Body Glove and Captain Zodiac offer snorkeling tours to Kealekekua Bay.

Please contact us at (808) 987-4519 or to help you arrange your snorkeling tour.

Body Glove Snorkel Cruise to Pawai Bay

September 4th, 2009

Body Glove Snorkel Cruises

Body Glove takes you to one of the most popular areas on the Big Island of Hawaii, Pawai Bay.  Here you will find a marine sactuary filled of sea life.  Not only will you enjoy great snorkeling, you will also have a fun time on the boat.  Enjoy a continental breakfast, open bar, deli style lunch, restrooms, and a 15 foot water slide.  The boat departs in Kona and on your way to Pawai Bay you will also see spinner dolphins along with other marine life.

Deluxe Morning Snorkel Cruise
Duration: 4.5 hours
Adult: $120
Youth (6-17): $78

Afternoon Snorkel Cruise
Duration: 3 hours
Adult: $78
Youth (6-17): $58

You can upgrade to SNUBA or SCUBA for an additional fee.

Contact Body Glove Hawaii at (808) 326-7122 to help you set up your snorkel tour.

Big Island Vacation Tips

April 14th, 2009

The Big Island of Hawaii is the largest and most diverse island of the Hawaiian Islands.  We have put together a list of items that hopefully be helpful for your stay.

Discount on Hawaiian Air
Hawaiian Airlines offers flights from the many cities on the west cost to the Hawaiian islands as well as interisland flights.  We have set up an account with Hawaiian Airlines that often gets our guests discounts.  If a discount is not available, it will offer you the best possible rate.  Click here to enjoy discounted rates on Hawaiian Air.

Discount Rental Cars
Click here to enjoy discounted rates on Avis Rental cars.

My 5 Must Dos On the Big Island of Hawaii- These are some of my personal favorites and is targeted at offering something for everyone.

5- Treat yourself to at least one nice dinner at one of the many fine restaurants.  My personal favorite is Norios at the Fairmont Orchid.  It has the best sushi I have ever eaten.  The CanoeHouse at Mauna Lani Bay offers nice ambiance as well as a Pacific Rim cuisine.

4- If you are here during the winter months, take a whale watch tour.  These tours opper up close encounters with the humpback whales as they come to the islands to mate and give birth.  Seeing one breach up close or seeing a mother and her child swim together are some of the most amazing sites you can see in the wild.

3- The Big Island of Hawaii is filled with beaches.  From green sand….to red sand….to black sand….to white sand beaches, the Big Island has them all.  Do some research on some of the beaches the Big Island has and find one of the ones that most people don’t go to that would be good for you.  I recommend Beach 69.  It is just about 7 miles north of the Waikoloa Beach Resort (make sure to take slippers though).

2- Hawaii has some of the most beautiful marine life in the world.  Take a day excursion to find some of the great snorkeling spots or take one of the many tours that will take you to some of the best spots on the island.  Hint:  Kealekekua Bay is the best spot around.

1- Take a helicopter tour around the Big Island of Hawaii.  My personal favorite tour includes a landing for a picnic lunch in a valley on the north end of the island.

Contact Waikoloa Vacation Rentals at for more information.