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Hilo Guided Black Sand Beach Shore Snorkel Excursion

Hilo, Hawaii (Excursion ID S3323)

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  • Round-trip transportation from your Hilo cruise port!
  • English-speaking certified instructor and staff!
  • All snorkel equipment includes a mask, sterilized snorkel tube/mouthpiece, fins, and flotation vest!
  • Great family cruise excursion in Hilo!
  • Complimentary local snacks and juice!
  • Guided snorkel from the beach!
  • Small groups of up to 6 guests!

Discover a brand new world under the surface of the ocean on this guided beach snorkel excursion in Hilo. Head off to the beach for an unforgettable snorkel experience in the beautiful crystal-clear Hawaiian waters! Afterward, relax on the beach or take advantage of the Stand-Up paddle boards or surfboards available for rent on-site.

Once your ship has docked on the Big Island of Hawaii, you will meet your guide directly outside of the cruise ship pier in Hilo. Your guide will help you board the transportation that will take you to the Dive Shop which is only a quick 5-minute ride away. Upon arrival at the dive shop, you will be fitted with a mask, snorkel, and fins. Your belongings will be stored at the dive shop. Do not worry if you have never snorkeled before, in that case, you will receive a thorough snorkel briefing. Then head off to the seaside with your expert snorkel guide.

The location of your snorkel excursion will depend on the weather conditions, which your professional guide will expertly access. You will snorkel from either Leleiwi or Richardson's Beach, both of which are located close to the dive shop. Leleiwi Beach has coves, several inlets, and natural ponds as well as lava rock tide pools. The coral reef close to shore makes Leleiwi Beach popular with snorkelers and scuba divers alike. Richardson's Beach has a marine conservation area, as well as lava rock tide pools and natural ponds like Leleiwi. Richardson's Beach is one of the unique beaches with black and green sand, which is composed of lava and olivine crystals. The coral reef here is situated close to shore making it a great place to snorkel.

Your guide will help you into the water and make sure all your snorkel equipment is comfortable and functioning correctly before leading you on your 45-minute snorkel adventure. You will have the chance to see many different kinds of tropical fish, hard coral as well as other marine animals. Hawaiian reefs possess some of the most abundant levels of marine endemic species in the world as well as sheltering over 700 species of fish, 400 species of algae, and over 2000 species of invertebrates. Your guide's expert eye will help you spot other marine creatures such as sea cucumbers, and sea urchins, and if you are lucky, you will snorkel with a sea turtle!

Upon exiting the water you will feel like you've just swum in an aquarium. You will return to the dive shop in the van to gather your belongings before returning to your Hilo cruise ship pier.

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Have fun while you explore the beauty below the sea that Hilo has to offer. Admire the variety of marine life, and coral reefs and if you are lucky, you might spot turtles! This is a great guided snorkel right from the beach!


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Miami FL
Just amazing!
     5/5  (Visited on July 2019)
I love how this trip turned out. I was looking for something not too crowded and not too hard to do and this was it. Richardson´s beach is amazing and the fact there would only be a max of 6 people was a plus for me. The sites and marine life we encountered were amazing. Coming from Florida I was astonished by the color of the sand you can find here. You should all do this in case you are looking to do something not too strenuous and relaxing.
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Akron. OH
Awesome snorkel experience!
     5/5  (Visited on January 2018)
The snorkeling was awesome! We are beginners and the guides were very patient. After snorkeling, we were able to rent the paddle boards (for an additional cost) and they were able to drive us back to the port.
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regina, sk
excellent snorkel
     5/5  (Visited on November 2017)
highly recommended for everyone. some of the best snorkeling ever. dive shop also offers surfboard rentals, took advantge of that. everything went great.
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