August 24, 2011 Highlight of our Big Island Experience
(Chestnut Hill, MA)
My wife and I did the Kealakekua Bay-Captain Cook Monument kayak/snorkel tour during our week stay on the Big Island and it was the highlight of our trip! Snorkeling among the coral reef and tropical fish is amazing on its own, but our tour guides, John and Keean, enhanced the experience with their tour, stories, and the masterful way in which they ensured a good time was being had by all involved. Our particular tour also included a family with three children. John and Keean accommodated for the needs of all tour participants, including entertaining the youngest participant, a four year old who was less interested in snorkeling. In addition to taking the time to hold paramount the safety of all involved on the tour, our guides conveyed a deep respect for the land in which they lived and worked.
When you arrive on the Big Island, you will most likely hear about similar kayak/ snorkel tours, both legitimate and otherwise (we heard about two others with an hour of arriving at the airport), but I would highly recommend looking into Aloha Kayak Co. if you have any interest in checking out an area of the world that often makes the top 10 list for places to snorkel.