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Mauna Lani Snorkel or Sunset Sail

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Discounts Available:
Child Discount
Alcoholic Drinks
Boogie Board
Life Vest
Safety Briefing
Snacks & Water
Snorkeling Mask
Whale watching (seasonal)
Conveniently located on the Mauna Lani Resort at Maka'iwa Bay on the beautiful Kohala Coast of the Big Island Hawaii, Mauna Lani Sea Adventures offers a variety of ocean activities at reasonable prices. Check out our Snorkel or Sunset Sails & if you're here in season, there's even Whale Watching Sails!

Snorkel Sails

Come join our crew aboard Winona’s spacious 50’ deck for a sailing and snorkeling adventure. While motoring to one of our secluded snorkel sites along the Kohala Coast, our helpful staff will provide instructions and then equip you with all you need for a spectacular snorkeling experience. Once you’re geared up for snorkeling, we’ll lower our “Stairway to the Sea” directly into the ocean for easy access.

We offer everyone a safety vest to help keep your experience both safe and fun!

Our healthy reefs offer hundreds of species of fish, graceful sea turtles and a variety of marine life for you to explore. View boards with windows for the non-snorkeler and young children are also available.

For you sunbathers in the group, you are free to lounge on board and soak in some rays while our staff serves up cold drinks and snacks. Alcohol will be served to those who are done with snorkeling and swimming for the day.

Once everyone has had their fill, we hoist up the sails and enjoy a leisurely sail back along our pristine coastline.

All Snorkel Activities Include:
  • Masks, Fins, & Snorkels

We have prescription masks available, as well as extra small and extra large fin sizes. Our experienced crew provides instruction.

  • View Boards

“Boogie” boards with glass viewing area and leash, great for young children and beginning snorkelers!

  • Vest Style Floatation Device

Referred to as Snorkel Vests, they can be inflated and deflated to fit your level of comfort. They are thin and lightweight, making them comfortable for snorkeling. Full life vests are available upon request.

  • Towels are Provided for Your Convenience and Comfort
  • Safety Briefing and Marine Life and Reef Orientation

Given by our knowledgeable staff to teach you some fun facts about our unique coastline and its inhabitants. The crew is available throughout your trip to answer any questions you may have.

  • Marine Life Books and Cards….

Are available for you to view on board. These colorful resources can help you identify those beautiful creatures you’ve seen during your snorkel adventure.

If you would like a special keepsake of your group’s event, let us know. We can arrange professional video services (above and below the surface) for your group at an additional cost.

Sunset Sail

Join us for a relaxing sail along the beautiful Kohala Coast of the Big Island! Let our crew pamper you with unlimited cocktails and mouth watering pupus. Enjoy unbeatable views of the Kohala Mountains, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai and Maui’s famous Haleakala.

As the sun finishes its descent below the distant horizon, the changing colors of sky, mountain and water make for spectacular photos and powerful memories. Let us share our tropical paradise with you as you soak up the peace of the Pacific at Sunset!

This 2 hour sail includes: beer, wine, juice, soda, cocktails from our full open bar and light pupus: fresh fruits, vegetable crudite, cheese & crackers.

Whale Watching

Come aboard Winona to relax and enjoy the Humpback Whales, Hawaii’s State Marine Mammal. The Humpbacks are an endangered species that travel to Hawaii from the North Pacific waters off Alaska each winter to breed.

The Kohala Coast of the Big Island is a Marine Mammal Sanctuary and provides these animals a warm and safe environment to give birth and tend to their young. It also offers us a unique opportunity to witness a variety of dramatic behaviors, from tail slapping and head lunges, to full breaches out of the water. These spectacular 40-ton visitors are here from December to April.

Cruises are offered seasonally and are an hour and a half long. Light snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks are included.

The whales will provide you with memories to last a lifetime!

Scheduling Details:

Afternoon Whale Watch Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Activity Times 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM & 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Morning Whale Watch on Mondays
Activity Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Activity includes: water, juices, soda, beer, wine and dry snacks of assorted chips, salsa and party mix.

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Whale Watching
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the red "Book It" button and you will see live availability. Keep in mind availability changes constantly, so make sure to book in advance!
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
Most companies, if not all, require you to call them if you're trying to book something 2-3 days in advance. Do you really want to be spending your valuable time in Hawaii calling around to desperately find something that is available to do? While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
  • Minimum Age to Board is 3. A parent must accompany all children.
  • Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • All Food and Beverage is Subject to Change without Notice
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Whale watch and sunset tour
Great enthusiastic crew. The Winona is a gorgeous boat. Nice snacks offered. Crew was well informed on the whale activity and patterns of behavior. I would definitely book with the Mauna Lani Sea Adventures again.
Two days ago a group of us went on a sunset sail. It was a perfect evening. The staff was attentive when we checked in...it was seamless. The crew was helpful and very accommodating they made the evening such a delight! Plenty to drink and eat...would do it again.  Well, we did. We went on a snorkel trip today and they didn't disappoint! Captain Don captained both trips and a friend of mine stayed ... moreon the boat today. She said the captain was constantly checking on the snorkelers counting everyone in the water. Nothing escapes his sight. Spike was on the boat keeping an eye on everyone as well, plus they had someone on a paddle board readily available if needed 

Would highly recommend this company for sailing , snorkeling and scuba diving!
Sunset Sail
The crew was awesome, the whales were active and the open bar was spectacular. My family of 6 had a great time and would recommend this to anyone that enjoys a relaxing and beautiful night on the ocean.
Snorkel Sail
So easy, so fun. Highlight of our trip. Crew was great. Snorkeling was very good. Would highly recommend it for adults and families.
March Whale Watching
This was one of the highlights of our vacation. The crew, especially Captain Don, were amazing and great with all aboard, adults and children. Can't say enough about the friendliness of the staff and their hospitality. We saw a female whale and her calf breaching shortly after departing, an experience I'll never forget!