Big Island Snorkling Tours Blog

Spinner Dolphins in Hawaii

As you sail out to your snorkel or manta ray tour you may see some spinner dolphins.  These dolphins are commonly seen off the coast of Kona and they get their name by leaping and spinning out of the water.  According to NOAA Fisheries the technical name for them is ‘longirostris’ and is Latin for “long beak” due to their slender shaped beak.

These animals are expert at leaping out of the water and spinning as much as seven time before re-entering.  Experts believe this leaping behavior may be a form of communication – or they are ridding themselves of parasites.  Whatever the reason, it’s quite a joyful experience to watch these sea mammals jump and spin.

Join us on your next Big Island vacation to witness the beauty of the sea and the creatures in it!


More Posts

Manago Hotel & Restaurant

The Manago Hotel & Restaurant

Only In Your State on the oldest restaurant in Hawaii, which is in the Manago Hotel in Captain Cook. After your snorkel tour at the

Captain Cook Monument is famous and is located in Kealakekua Bay a famous snorkeling spot on the Big Island.

Ka’awaloa South Kona, Hawaii

Ka’awaloa was once a thriving town on the north side of Kealakekua Bay. During the last part of the 18th century, Hawaiian Royalty resided there

People on the Hoku Nui sailing to snorkel spot

Famous Kealakekua Bay

Hop on the Hoku Nui for a snorkel tour and feel the spirit of aloha with our amazing crew. As a visitor to the Island

Guests on the Hoku Nui

Morning Snorkel Tour

Join us on the luxurious Hoku Nui and sail down the beautiful Kona Coast to Kealakekua Bay to snorkel under the Captain Cook Monument.  The