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Address: Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: 808-328-8775
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Activities: Snorkeling
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Untold Stories of Kealakekua-Napoopoo-Honaunau

The very best way to experience Kealakekua Bay is to somehow rent a boat or go on a catamaran boat trip. If Gordon Leslie is still in operation, he grew up in Napoopoo and has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The very best way to experience Kealakekua Bay is to somehow rent a boat or go on a catamaran boat trip. If Gordon Leslie is still in operation, he grew up in Napoopoo and has a double hull glass bottom boat. I was fortunate enough to own a boat while I was living in Kona and took many of my... More 

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Forsyth, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

kayaked and snorkeled with Adventures in Paradise. Great group! Mike and Rabbit were excellent guides - informative and competent. Both skilled and life guards. Coral reef fun!

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Recently enjoyed a fun kayak trip to snorkel in the bay. Beautiful water, pretty fish, lovely scenery, hundreds of dolphin!! But, get there as early as possible because around 9am the motor boats are pouring in!! We went with a tour group (to be reviewed in its category) that started at 7am, so we had about an hour of kayaking... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 975 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Kealakekua Bay is located on the Kona coast of the island of Hawaii, It is about a nineteen mile drive, south of Kailua-Kona; which is on the Big Island of Hawaii. Settled over a thousand years ago, the surrounding area contains many archeological and historical sites such as religious temples, and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We chose the kayaking route to get to Captain Cook Monument. It was a great decision as we saw many pods of dolphins even when we left at 12:30N. It took us about 20 -30 minutes to get to the monument site. If you go with a kayaking company you will be able to land on the land but our... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

After visiting the bay my daughter decided she would much rather do a boat tour for a huge fee rather than swim for free with the dolphins. We could see plenty of the swimming close to the shore

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Beautiful and protected bay! Perfect for snorkeling and full of history. Go on a guided tour for the best experience, I recommend Adventures in Paradise.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We did not spend time at the Kealakekua Park or traverse over the trail to the Captain Cook Monument. We had the great good fortune to be able rent Hale Naia, a house overlooking the bay, next to the park. It was magical being able watch the Spinner Dolphins at dawn every morning and most evenings as we sat memorized... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

But for the Captain Cook monument and the historic local religious significance one doubts that this would rate above average, though the presence or absence of dolphins does also make a difference. But, given the Cook connection and spiritual aspect thelace has to rate as Above Average

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My family and I went on the Morning Deluxe Snorkeling Cruise on 06/04/15 and found it to be more than we could have ever expected. This is a first class operation with the Captain of the boat overseeing all of the employees who worked on the boat. The employees were very helpful, considerate and there to assist you in every... More 

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Address: Address: Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: 808-328-8775
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook

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