This is a great afternoon snorkel and whale watching experience that fits everyone's meeting schedule and is only 15-20 minutes away from the Hotel by rental car or taxi.  

This is the ultimate boat for Big Island whale watching and snorkeling, and even dolphin encounters. Opened up she smoothly reaches speeds in excess of 40 mph. This 30' state-of-the-art ridged-hull Inflatable gets you everywhere you need to go, faster and smoother. Complete with a stand-up restroom, fresh water rinse and an awning to provide shade, you couldn't be more comfortable on any ocean adventure.

Afternoon whale watch and snorkel

Malaialena is captained by two of the Big Island's best skippers.  If there is marine life sighted, rest assured they and the crew will get you to the action fast.


Our snorkel area is known for the turtles and its turtle cleaning stations (where fish actually clean the endangered green sea turtles or Honu as they are called in Hawaiian).

This trip is for the adventurer looking to enjoy the surface activity of our humpback whales and experience the beauty of our coral reefs, fish, and turtles below.

Snacks and beverages are served and all of your snorkel gear and floatation devices are included.  

The coastal views are spectacular and being humpback whale season, we should have no trouble sighting these gentle giants on this trip. A great day to be in Hawaii!

What to know:

  • Wear a swimsuit and a light cover-up.
  • Bring towels
  • Have sun protection on and bring sunglasses.  
  • Not advisable for children under 3 years of age.   
  • Located only 15-20 minutes from the Hilton Waikoloa
  • A rental car or taxi to and from the dock is required.  


  • Restroom on board
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and fresh fruit 
  • All snorkel gear, floatation devices, and instruction is provided


  • 1:30 pm:  Check in at the Puako Boat Ramp
  • 2:00 pm:  Snorkel trip departs
  • 5:00 pm:  Everyone returns to dock.

Note:  Allow 20-minutes of drive time from the Waikoloa Resort to the Puako Boat Ramp.

Cancellation Policy:

  • This tour maintains a 24-hour cancellation policy.  Tours canceled 24-hours or more from a scheduled hotel departure time will be refunded in full less a 15% cancellation service fee.  No refunds will be provided for tours canceled inside 24-hours of scheduled tour times.

Reserve your Afternoon Snorkel & Whale Watch Adventure below


  • Per Adult:   $159.00 per person / includes HI state Tax
  • Per child 3-12 years old:  $127.00 / includes HI state Tax

  Tuesday, October 22, 2019