Recently brought to our attention was a long-time favorite, Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides’ receipt of two significant awards—a Small Business Administration award and a local Chamber of Commerce “Environmental Awareness” award. The ocean expedition company acknowledged these accomplishments just as they began celebrations for their 40th year in business—that is, taking eager ocean-enthusiasts to Kealakekua Bay (and elsewhere on the Kohala Coast) to experience the vibrant underwater life that persists in Hawai‘i.
If you haven’t been out on Fair Wind’s ultra-modern Hula Kai catamaran, a 55-foot Technicraft that not only gets you to spots unreachable by many of the commercial vessels, but churns out some tasty midday BBQ, then you’re overdue the luxury.
For land-lubbers, the Fair Wind staffers (a knowledgeable lot) have begun free “Manta Talks” at the Sheraton Keauhou three times per week, which are meant to inform the visitors on the abundance of manta rays that live in the shallow waters of Keauhou Bay. For those seeking (wetter) adventure, Fair Wind offers a night dive (still within eyeshot of the coastline and resort, for those feeling timid about delving in the deep sans sunlight) to observe a manta feeding.
When visiting the Big Island of Hawaii, don’t miss out on a magical day on the water. Fair Wind not only takes care of everything you’ll need to have a successful day, but you’ll learn quite a bit about the marine sanctuary beneath, the history of Hawaii’s waterways, and how great a burger at sea tastes.
Fair Wind offers a night dive (still within eyeshot of the coastline and resort, for those feeling timid about delving in the deep sans sunlight) to observe a manta feeding.