Body Glove Cruises welcomes a new addition to its fleet

Snorkel Adventures, Dinner Cruises and Whale Watching in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Body Glove Cruises, a leading activity company in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, has unveiled its new 41-foot boat, The Kona Explorer. The Kona Explorer joins her sister ship, the Kanoa II, a 65-foot vessel. luxury catamaran, where both vessels operate commercially from Kailua Pier.

Operations Manager Captain Jeremie Betts and crew navigated the vessel over 170 miles from Ko Olina on Oahu to Kona in record time, a total of eight hours, arriving at the Kailua Pier on the 5 August 2022. Determined to distinguish itself from the rest, the Kona Explorer, a 41-foot “Super Raft” is equipped with two Suzuki 350 engines to take it further and faster than most boats, without sacrificing the comfort of a larger ship: padded bench seat, shade, storage for belongings, and a toilet. Guests aboard the Kona Explorer can experience several snorkeling sites not accessible by most tour operators due to distance and accessibility. See historic sites, lava flows, caves, and snorkel sites, as well as wild marine life along the Kona Coast that few people see.

For marine mammal and pelagic enthusiasts, the Kona Explorer is built for offshore adventures. Besides Hawaii’s seasonal humpback whales, the Big Island is home to 18 other species of marine mammals year-round, including pilot whales, sperm whales, killer whales, a variety of rare dolphins, and more. At sea, guests are treated to delicious locally sourced snacks and lunches and accompanied in the water by an experienced crew who can also serve as impromptu guides and naturalists. The Kona Explorer is also available for private charters.

Founded in 1990, Body Glove Cruises offers a variety of cruises along the Kona Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, including dolphin adventures, dinner cruises and whale-watching excursions. All of their cruises are complemented by first-class amenities aboard their state-of-the-art 65-foot catamaran, the Kanoa II, and their new addition, the Kona Explorer. Kona Explorer’s extraordinary snorkeling experience is now up and running, just in time for Hawaii’s annual visitors, the majestic humpback whales.

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