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A Review Of Body Glove Cruises In Kailua – Kona Hawaii
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When I travel to new and exciting tropical destinations, the first thing I do is look for ways to go Scuba Diving and / or Snorkeling. On our recent and very first visit to the Big Island of Hawaii, it wasn’t hard for us to choose Body Glove Cruises and their Deluxe Catamaran Snorkel Adventure.
A professionally operated business with a reputation second to none, Body Glove was the perfect choice for us and boy, did they deliver!
Catamaran Ocean Adventure On The Big Island Of Hawaii
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive deluxe 4 1/2 hour snorkel cruise, this is perfect for you and your family. Sail aboard their beautiful 65 foot fully equipped deluxe catamaran in complete comfort. With two levels and plenty of room to sit comfortably inside and outside in the sun or shade, this vessel is perfect for cruising the spectacular Kona coastline.
An ideal way to spend a portion of your day on the water in Hawaii, especially if you’re arriving by Cruise Ship and want to enjoy some quality water sports activities!
This first class vessel comes complete with three restrooms, fresh water showers, a fun twenty foot slide and a fifteen foot dive platform to show off your best water splash.
For snorkeling and scuba diving, there are two very large and easy step ladders and platforms to enter and exit the vessel easily.
In addition for added enjoyment, this beautiful catamaran comes equipped with floatation toys and a paddle board for everyone to enjoy. Our family have taken numerous snorkel and dive excursions over the years from the Caribbean Islands to Mexico, but we have never experienced a vessel so deluxe.
All their vessels are fully equipped to help make your excursion as safe and as enjoyable as possible.
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All Body Glove Cruises are wheelchair friendly and children 5 and under are always FREE.
A Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Adventure
Your morning adventure begins early with boarding beginning at 07:30 am for an 08:00 am departure. As soon as you’re greeted by your Captain and friendly crew as you step on board, you are immediately directed to the breakfast buffet table.
It’s time to enjoy your morning coffee, a few baked goods, fresh fruit and more to start your day!:)
Before getting underway, your crew will go over a few safety drills as required and then it’s time to leave Kailua Pier. As soon as we began to get underway from the pier, we were greeted by Spinner dolphins surrounding our catamaran.
What a great start to this beautiful sunny day ahead of us!
Professionalism & Safety Assured
Rest assured, your professional crew includes a fully trained and accomplished U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain. We had the pleasure of enjoying our day with Captain John, who was simply outstanding!
Like the rest of the crew on board, they did their utmost throughout the entire cruise to make your adventure as enjoyable and memorable as can be.
As well, your crew includes a First Mate or Engineer, as well as an abundant number of professional and very courteous deck staff, who are all trained in first aid and C.P.R. There’s also a licensed bartender on board for those wishing to purchase alcoholic beverages on their cruise.
Cruise Snorkel and Dive Locations
From what I understand in speaking with the Captain, snorkel locations may differ each cruise depending on weather conditions for that day. All locations apparently are outstanding and in the same general location along the Kona Coast and ones that are accessible by boat only.
These are protected Marine Sanctuaries, making for some outstanding snorkeling!
Your safety is always a major priority, and I very impressed to see one of the crew members (lifeguard) out on his paddle board keeping an eye on all of us in the water, making sure no one ventured too close to the rocks and always available to assist anyone at any time.
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We were in a picturesque bay south of Kona, with crystal clear seas, making for excellent snorkeling and all around fun in the water. A great time to enjoy some water activities with a full 2 ½ hours set aside to enjoy snorkeling, swimming, the water slide, paddle boarding and much more!
Body Glove equips their vessel with all kinds of fun water toys for everyone to enjoy!
What’s Included On Your Snorkel Cruise
This cruise is designed for everyone of all ages and all levels of snorkeling experience. Crew members will give newbies to snorkeling an introductory lesson before entering the water. There’s life jackets, water noodles and more available, all helping to make your time in the water as pleasant as can be.
There’s even Rx masks for those that wear prescription glasses, to help improve your vision while snorkeling.
All your snorkel equipment is provided on this cruise, including loads of special Reef Safe Sunscreen!
As mentioned above and what really impressed me on this cruise and unlike others we had experienced in the past, was how well equipped and comfortable this catamaran was. The crew were simply outstanding, always making themselves available to help out and assist in any way they could throughout the entire cruise.
There’s dolphin watching along the way, a nice continental breakfast buffet with coffee or tea, an excellent BBQ lunch with beef burgers (or vegan taro burgers), snacks, sodas, juices and more!
The only thing you need to bring on this cruise is yourself, a towel, your camera and a big smile!:)
My wife and I had an excellent morning, we couldn’t have asked for anything more to make this cruise as nice as it was. I highly recommend you check out Body Glove Cruises when visiting the Big Island of Hawaii.
A very professional company in Hawaii with a solid reputation for customer satisfaction and safety.
This is a very special catamaran cruise and one that I’m sure will be a highlight of your Hawaii vacation, as it was for my wife and I. For those traveling with kids, they’ll have a blast!
This company also offers unique Whale Watching Cruises, as well as a special Historical Captain Cook Dinner Cruise.
For more detailed information on all their cruises, contact information and online booking, I have listed their official website below for your convenience.
Check out their office and retail outlet in town, as well as their information kiosks in Kailua – Kona.
💐 Body Glove Cruises Hawaii
As well, be sure to check out Go Hawaii, the Official Hawaii Tourism Authority website for visiting the beautiful Islands of Hawaii.
🏝 Go Hawaii Tourism
Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂
Although our tour was in collaboration with Body Glove Cruises, rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
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