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Review of Body Glove Cruises

Body Glove Cruises
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US$137.63*
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Historical Dinner or Lunch Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
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US$141.94*
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Snorkel Dolphin Adventure aboard Luxury Catamaran
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Owner description: Body Glove Cruises offers premium snorkeling, SCUBA, historical dinner/sunset cruises and whale watching in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawai'i. On our Deluxe Morning Snorkel & Dolphin Adventure, we take you to an area of the Kona coast that is exclusive to our cruise company. There are over 600 different species of ocean life for you to admire in the waters off our shores. Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel, we will accommodate your every other need. We provide a continental breakfast, a BBQ lunch, snorkel gear, and reef-safe sun screen. Our vessel, The Kanoa II has fresh water showers, spacious restrooms, a high jump, and a water slide. Add to that a bar that serves the best Mai Tais around, and you can begin to feel just how many different ways there are to have the best day of your vacation right here. Our Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise has been voted the best dinner cruise on The Big Island for five consecutive years West Hawaii Today. Here you will be treated to informative and engaging historical narrative, live entertainment, an elaborate Hawaiian style BBQ buffet dinner, a free cocktail from our full-service bar and an amazing Pacific Ocean sunset. During winter months, from December to the beginning of April, we watch whales. Our naturalist is a wealth of information, and the humpbacks that visit our waters here are active. They sing, spout, spy-hop, and breach, and, in the rare circumstance that you do not see a whale with us, you can come again free. That's our guarantee.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Really enjoyed the historical sunset cruise. It was informative, entertaining, and the food was great. Loved the music and the sunset! I only have one complaint. When you pay for the cruise with your credit card, it asks for a tip up-front before the cruise even begins. I think that's pretty rude and a bit high pressure since most people don't want to look cheap. Not classy, Body Glove.

1  Thank Bryan L
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bodyglovecruises, Guest Relations Manager at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

Aloha Bryan,

Thank you for your feedback here. We are so happy you enjoyed the cruise.

This is not the first time we've heard this criticism, and will review our thinking with regard to the option to tip up front. Any potential guest reading this: please know the option to tip can be refused on our Square reader, and it is not expected. That being said we do realize the process can create pressure for some guests and that is not at all what we want.

Very happy you enjoyed your cruise! Thank you for coming out.

Kind Regards,

Chris Grossi @ Body Glove Cruises

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Truly enjoyed this snorkel experience. Travelled to Kona with two teenage boys and they declared this one of the top experiences of the trip. The crew is absolutely fantastic - each crew member stopped by and chatted with us. They seem to genuinely love what they do and it shows. The 45 minute ride out is relaxing with beautiful scenery and spinner dolphins. Take advantage of the scuba even if you are a beginner. My son was extremely nervous about attempting scuba again after a not-so-great experience at another resort. The dive master on the Body Glove was so confident and enthusiastic about teaching a couple of "newbies" that he won my son over instantly. An experience he will never forget! For the snorkel enthusiast, the water is clear with 90+ feet of visibility and quite a bit of sea life. There was something for everyone on this boat...sunbathing, slides, music, food, SCUBA, swim noodles, and best of all ...relaxation with a fun crew.

Thank Gail D
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bodyglovecruises, Guest Relations Manager at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear Gail D,

We are ecstatic that your boys had so much fun on the boat! Our SCUBA instructor is pretty well-versed at getting "newbies" comfortable!

Sounds like you enjoyed it all. Thanks so much!

Many Mahalos,

Chris Grossi @ Body Glove Cruises

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We took the dinner cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was FANTASTIC! Our crew was very attentive and took great care of us. The highlight of our trip was the music. Live music filled the ship as we relaxed on the beautiful ocean. The musician was very good. He played soothing Hawaiian tunes and some old favorites. Wanted to purchase his CD, he didn't have one yet! Truly felt like I was in the presence of great musical talent.

Thank frygirlCa
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bodyglovecruises, Guest Relations Manager at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Aloha frygirlCa,

We're thrilled that you joined us and loved the music. Follow this link to purchase LT Smooth's new CD, Fly Away with Me: https://squareup.com/market/body-glove-cruises-2/fly-away-with-me

Hope to see you again one day!

Mahalo,

Chris Grossi @ Body Glove Cruises

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We really enjoyed this snorkel and dolphin adventure. They serve a nice breakfast of fruit and breads, coffee and water with a full bar. We had a 45 minute drive to our snorkeling location and we were the only boat there, which was great! The staff was the friendliest I've seen in a while. They all made it a point to check on each guest and were all smiling and helpful with any issues.

The slide and diving point off the catamaran was a hit with a lot of guests as well. They also had looking boards if you couldn't wear a snorkel mask which my MIL tried and loved. They were well equipped with whatever you wanted to do or use, they even had paddle boarding which I haven't seen before on a snorkel trip.

They also offered scuba diving for an upgrade fee of about $98 which my hubby did and loved it. You don't have to be certified to do this. They take you down for about an hour and he absolutely loved it. I was able to see him under us and take pictures with our underwater camera.

Lunch was good -- burgers, chips, potato salad, veggies, and fruit.

I'm glad we chose this company to go through!

1  Thank CaPaMa24
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bodyglovecruises, Guest Relations Manager at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Aloha CaPaMa24,

Thank you for your business. We think the exclusivity of our snorkel sites is second only to the amazing ocean life our guests see at them.

The view boards are a great feature of this cruise as well. Anyone who is uncomfortable with snorkel equipment can still see all there is to see through their panels.

We are happy to hear your husband's SCUBA experience was rewarding. The add-on feature is typically only 30-45 minutes long, so it sounds like the instructor on-board was able to give you more time for your money!

We're glad you chose us as well!

Kind Regards,

Chris Grossi @ Body Glove Cruises

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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We took a group of 9, ranging in age from 2 to 76yrs. Everyone had a wonderful time. Food was good and the historian was excellent. Dana was very helpful when the little got queasy.
LT is a remarkable entertainer as well.
Thanks for a fun evening.

Thank Susan F
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bodyglovecruises, Guest Relations Manager at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Aloha Susan F,

You are very welcome. Thank you for your business, and this review.

Kind Regards,

Chris Grossi @ Body Glove Cruises

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