Morning Encounter to Makalawena
Strap on your snorkel gear and get ready to jump into the
warm Kona Coast for the swim of a lifetime.
On your 4 hour Ocean Encounters journey, you will make your
way down the beautiful Kohala Coast heading north to Pu‘u Ali‘i
Bay, home of beautiful Makalawena. And believe us when we
say... this is one of the most stunning locations on the Big
The lava rock and tranquil water is the draw to this remote
cove. With 100’s of underwater species to see, this entire
area is very rich in marine life. Excellent snorkeling along the
lava rock outcroppings that run along the multiple coves. Be
sure to bring your underwater camera to capture the colorful
schools of fish and vibrant reefs.
This snorkel spot is truly a hidden gem and not easy to get to
by car or foot... it is off the beaten path and very remote. So
don’t miss out and join us on our boat!
Location may change due to weather and sea conditions.
Price includes all necessary gear: Mask, fins, snorkel and
flotation devices if needed. Light snacks and soda/water.
Please remember to use your “Reef Safe Sun
Block”, it is a Hawaii State Law.
First-time snorkeler? – Not a problem!
We specialize in first-time snorkelers, because we believe that everyone should get the chance to experience Kona’s spectacular under-water beauty. If you feel uncomfortable at first, don’t worry! Our first mates will snorkel with you until you feel comfortable on your own.
We have excellent flotation devices and a wide assortment of masks, snorkels, and rubber fins, from sizes 1 to 13. All gear is included for your enjoyment.
PLEASE NOTE OUR OFFICE HOURS ARE 10AM TIL 4PM Hawaii Standard Time. SHOULD YOU NEED TO CONTACT US FOR ANY REASON PLEASE DO SO DURING OFFICE HOURS.