Captain Cook Monument



Snorkeling Big Island’s Clear Waters

Snorkel Kona with Kona Boys

Boasting the most pristine coral reefs in the United States, snorkeling the Big Island’s Kona Coast is a snorkeler’s dream. Hundreds of species of reef fish have been identified along our leeward (kona) shores. Snorkeling Kealakekua Bay in front of Captain Cook’s Monument is a fantastic experience for everyone blessed enough to enter the ocean at that historic, beautiful spot. Kona Boys loves seeing our customers come back stoked out at the life, variety, clarity of the Big Island’s “aquarium” waters and encounters with Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins.

Snorkel Gear Rentals

Kona’s snorkeling is some of the best in the Untied States. We have snorkel rentals for all ages and sizes, from the first-timer to the experienced free-diver. Check it out >

Snorkeling Tours

We offer world-class snorkeling tours in Kona and Kealakekua on the Big Island. Take your pick from downtown Kona or Kealakekua Bay. Check it out >

Snorkel Gear Sales

Kona Boys carries a full line of top-quality snorkel gear for sale. masks snorkels fins booties rash guards light wetsuits

Kona, Big Island Snorkeling Spots

The Big Island and Kona are fantastic for snorkeling and diving! The Big Island’s Kona (leeward) side has been blessed with unbelievably clear, warm ocean waters. On this side of the Big Island there are no permanent rivers. And, we … Check it out >


Captain Cook Discovers Hawaii

Captain James Cook and his ships, the Resolution and Discovery, entered the sheltered waters of Kealakekua Bay (Path of the Gods) on the morning of Jan 17, 1779. Unbeknownst to him, Cook had entered the... More >