Kona Submarine Adventure and Snorkel Dolphin Cruise

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Atlantis Adventures Hawaii

Combine two amazing Big Island experiences with this submarine adventure and snorkel cruise in Kona. On your submarine tour, discover Hawaii's tropical underwater world from a unique perspective and admire magnificent coral reefs. Afterward, hop on a boat and cruise out on the open waters. Spot dolphins with the help of your guide and hop in the water for some snorkeling!

What You'll Do

Meet at the Big Island's Kailua-Kona Pier and board the 48-passenger Atlantis -- featured in National Geographic television specials! -- to begin your submarine portion of your tour.

As you explore Hawaii's tropical underwater world, you'll learn how the Big Island got its start 18,000 years ago -- when lava flowed into the ocean and created one of the most magnificent coral reefs found anywhere in the Hawaiian Islands.

During your unforgettable 35-minute journey, spot colorful fish of all sizes teeming around a huge coral reef.

After your submarine experience, you'll board a different boat for a relaxing cruise. Your onboard guide will help you spot dolphins along the way. Hop in the water for some fun snorkeling to get up close to friendly sea creatures.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and operates from April to mid-December, subject to the whale migration schedule. See Additional Info for details on how to book these two tours.

Dolphin snorkel includes: Continental breakfast buffet, BBQ lunch featuring Big Island hormone free, grass fed beef burgers (or Chipotle Black Bean for vegetarians) snacks, sodas, juices, Rx masks, snorkel gear, snorkeling instruction, 2.5 hours water time, flotation & water toys, 20' water slide, fresh water shower, no host premium bar, his and hers restrooms and plenty of shade.

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance


5 hours

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Time

Atlantis Submarine: 10am or 11:30am

Snorkel Dolphin Cruise: 2pm - 5pm, Mon and Fri only

Departure Point

Alii Drive across from Kailua-Kona Pier

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
During booking, select your desired date for the submarine tour and confirm its availability. At checkout, in the special requirements field, please insert your desired date for the snorkel cruise. You may book your snorkel cruise within 7 days of your submarine tour, and the snorkel cruise is only available on Mondays and Fridays. Book the 10am submarine tour if you wish to do both adventures on the same day.

Submarine Adventure:

All tours are in English. Headsets providing narration in Japanese are available upon request.
Children must be at least 36 inches (91 cm) tall to ride the submarine
Passengers must be capable of ascending and descending a near vertical ladder to board the submarine

Snorkel-Dolphin Cruise:

Tour operator reserves the right to substitute vessels, routes and destinations based on vessel operations, weather and sea conditions without notice

Departure Point:

Alii Drive across from Kailua-Kona Pier

"Don't be fooled by the..."

March 28, 2015 - 

Don't be fooled by the title, you will not swim with dolphins on this trip. We saw 2 different pods though, and even a couple of whales. The snorkeling is in a bay and still worth doing (though NOT for the seasick!) as you see coral and tropical fish, the sub was fun and informative.

"Friendly cruise members and nice..."

January 11, 2013 - 

Friendly cruise members and nice views

"I need to go back..."

July 22, 2012 - 

I need to go back 7 days not long enough.AWSOME TIME

"Excellent exploration of coral reef..."

March 25, 2010 - 

Excellent exploration of coral reef and tropical fish. Very comfortable seating for the group. Knowledgeable and humourous guides. Safe.

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