fair wind






In fact, more than a quarter of the marine life in Hawaii cannot be found anywhere else on earth!

Fair Wind Cruises offers a great snorkeling experience for the novice or experienced enthusiasts.
Located in Keauhou-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, Fair Wind Cruises has been offering snorkel excursions since 1971. We offer two vessels with two very unique snorkel experiences.

Our snorkel destination on Fair Wind II, historic Kealakekua Bay, is without question one of the most relaxing areas for snorkeling – maintaining clear visibility and very calm waters throughout the day. Kealakekua Bay was designated a marine life sanctuary in 1971. Since that time, Fair Wind continues to work with the state as stewards of the area to help educate guests on protecting this marine environment. As a result, you will see a variety of living corals and fascinating fish species. In addition, this area is rich in Hawaiian history and includes the site of the historic Captain Cook Monument. The land the monument sits on actually belongs to England and is the only place you can view British soil while visiting Hawaii!

Our newest vessel, Hula Kai, has been designed and built to accommodate guests who seek the very best in luxury, comfort, and technology. Our Hula Kai cruise offers the advanced snorkeler a way to explore some of Kona’s most unique and less traveled snorkel destinations along the spectacular Kona Coast shoreline.

We have taken great consideration in making our cruises available to all skill levels and ages! Our destinations, highly trained crew, and years of experience offer a safe and memorable cruise. We have floatation devices, view boxes, and snorkel instruction available for those needing additional assistance. Plus, our vessels were specifically designed with two custom staircases to make entry and exit of the water safe and easy.

For more information online or to reserve a cruise, please visit our website at www.fair-wind.com. We look forward to sharing the beauty of our island with you!


























Waimea general store

ALOHA! Welcome to the Big Island of Hawaii and WAIMEA GENERAL STORE. We are located at PARKER SQUARE in the upland ranching town of Waimea, or Kamuela as far as the U.S. Post Office. Founded in 1970 and family run, Waimea General Store is one of Hawaii’s truly unique island stores. We offer a great selection of both local and imported gifts, a specialty kitchen section, Hawaiiana, Hawaiian children’s books, soaps and lotions, Hawaiian taste treats, gift cards, postcards and much, much more! Browse our old style, wooded floors, and find an array of fun cards, gifts, elegant paper goods, candles, cotton kimonos, local jams, chocolates, and more!

” When you shop at Waimea General Store, it is our hope that you find the perfect purchase”, says store buyer Lisa Morriss. “Whether it be only a card that states the perfect message, or a necessary item for a trip home, shopping at Waimea General Store should always be one of discovery! We select items that function well, are creative and inspire a customer. The store’s items are personally selected, always with an eye toward enjoyment and usefulness for both island residents and visitors alike”

If you can make it to the Big Island of Hawaii, the town of Waimea should definitely be on your THINGS TO DO LIST. We have some excellent restaurants, beautiful scenery, cool weather, and some terrific shopping. Be sure to bring a jacket or sweat shirt, especially in the evening! Our elevation is approximately 2500 feet and it can be quite chilly and refreshing. And be sure to visit WAIMEA GENERAL STORE and the other fine shops located at PARKER SQUARE. We are less than a half hour drive from the famous Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Mauna Lani Resort, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, and the Waikoloa Resorts. And about 1 hour from both Hilo and Kona. Our address is 65-1279 Kawaihae Rd.(Hwy19) and we are right across the street from Hawaiian Style Cafe and the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Lower School . Call our physical store phone number 808-885-4479 if you need directions.

We would like to offer you, online, a few of our best selling products and gifts, items we think you will enjoy for yourselves or as gifts for your friends. As you can see from our “Peek Inside The Store” page, we simply have too many items to offer them all to you. We will be adding different products often so please visit us again to see what is new! Should you have any suggestions, questions or special requests, send us an e-mail at sales@WaimeaGeneralStore.com or call us direct at 808-987-1565.

Information for this post taken from www.waimeageneralstore.com












We hope you have a joyful and safe holiday season.


Su and Bruce