Kona is home to the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris).
These beautiful creatures spend their days close to shore, resting
and playing before heading back out to the deep ocean climes to
feed at night. They get their name because of the fabulous spins
they can perform when jumping out of the water. We are fortunate
to have several resident pods here on the Big Island's Kona coast. Sometimes
we also see Spotted Dolphins (Stenella Attenuata) and Bottlenose
Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) mixed in with the spinners as
well. During the winter months (January-April), Kona Hawaii is home to
the Humpback whales. The whales are oceanic snowbirds and
spend their winters here mating and giving birth and enjoying
our calm warm water before heading back to Alaska or other cold
water for the summer. Kona has year round residents of short-finned
Pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) which stay a
few miles offshore, sometimes in large pods. Jack's
Diving Locker offers several kinds of whale watching and snorkeling
adventures to our guests. Meet at our shop at either 8:00am or
1:30pm for a 4 hour cruise. Cost is $125 and includes your snorkeling
gear and a light lunch. Bring your camera to be able to remember
this enchanting journey. (We require a minimum
of 4 riders for this trip)
Click to learn more about our Manta Night Snorkel trips.
Want to brush-up on your snorkel skills, click for some Snorkeling basics.