Body Glove Cruises Now Offers Something Fun For Everyone

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Body Glove Cruises located in the heart of the sunny Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii offers more activity options to guests.

Well-known for over two decades for its marine adventures in the crystal blue waters off of the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, Body Glove Cruises is offering an expanded menu of fun activities to guests in 2013.

In addition to its daily 4.5-hour Deluxe Snorkel and Dolphin Adventure, whale watching cruises are also available seasonally (Dec-April). “This year’s whale sightings have been phenomenal," states their naturalist, Denver Leaman, "We’ve logged more humpback sightings this season than any other season in the past twenty years.”

Celebrating its fifth consecutive year, the Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay has been voted “Best Sunset Cruise” by West Hawaii Today readers. This excursion travels the Kona Coast to Captain Cook’s Monument, with a local historian highlighting more than 50 points of interest and historical sites along the way. The three-hour cruises are now offered on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. A portion of all proceeds from this cruise are donated to the Kona Historical Society and other non-profit organizations for the preservation, restoration, education of the culture and history of Hawaii.

Meanwhile, the company has added enhancements to its daily snorkel cruise to the clear waters of protected marine sanctuaries, and now offers SNUBA as an upgrade to guests. SNUBA allows everyone eight years old and up to easily experience being underwater without all the hassle associated with learning to Scuba. With SNUBA, there is minimal instruction and no bulky gear or certification is needed. If you can swim, you can SNUBA, notes Maggie Brown, Body Glove Cruises’ President. “Breathing is about the only requirement. It really is that easy,” she points out. “It’s a must try experience that lets you really get into Hawaii’s underwater paradise.”

On the snorkel cruises, guests can now also upgrade to use a safe, sleek self-propelled “Torpedo” for maximum efficiency in traveling and maneuvering underwater. And the option to do stand-up paddling (SUP), a sport fast growing in popularity in Hawaii, will soon also be offered to its guests.

Aboard Body Glove’s, modern, comfortable Kanoa II, guests can easily get into the water down the double swim steps. The more adventurous can make use of the 20-foot water slide or take a plunge into warm Pacific waters from the 15-foot high-dive platform. A custom-built BBQ grill has been added and guests can enjoy a lunch menu that now features burgers made from grass-fed, hormone-free Big Island cattle served with potato salad and Maui style chips.

The 4.5-hour Deluxe Snorkel Cruise also includes continental breakfast, beverages, Rx masks, snorkel gear, snorkeling instruction, 2.5 hours water time, flotation and water toys, fresh water shower, no-host premium bar, his and hers restrooms and plenty of shade.

Body Glove is 100% wheelchair friendly, and can now offer two handicapped parking stalls on the Kailua Pier per cruise. The Kanoa II provides a customized boarding ramp, with portable extensions which can accommodate all wheelchairs including manual, electric and scooters. The lower deck of the 65’catamaran, is fully accessible from bow to stern including tables and restrooms. For those not wanting to participate in snorkeling, special ride-a-long rates are available.

Special dietary needs are never a problem; Body Glove Cruises provides Gluten free, Vegan and Vegetarian requests at no extra charge with 48 hours notice. “We feel we really do offer something of fun or interest to everyone on our various cruises,” says Brown. “We believe that your ‘best day in Hawaii starts here.’”

Body Glove Cruises is also available for private and customized charters for corporate events, weddings, scattering of ashes and theme parties. Kanoa II can be chartered by the hour or by the day for up to 120 guests. For more information about Body Glove Cruises, visit or call (800) 551-8911.

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