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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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swim with dolfins

it was a unforgotable experience to swimm in this wonderful bay with Pono. She is a exellent guide for this experience - thank you :-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

it was a unforgotable experience to swimm in this wonderful bay with Pono. She is a exellent guide for this experience - thank you :-)

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We rented a kayak from some locals near where Napoopoo Road meets up with the coastline. We were charged $60 cash. We paddled across the bay in about 20-30 minutes and got out and snorkeled near the Captain Cook monument for almost two hours. As we neared the shoreline we could see coral and lots of fish below us. The... More 

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Gladstone, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Although "going it alone" by renting your own kayak is still possible, it is being highly discouraged by the state because of too much activity in the area near the Capt. Cook memorial. We went with a group of 5 scheduled through "Kona Boys" and as a result we were able to actually go ashore at the memorial, which you... More 

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Southern IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We used Adventures in Paradise to Kayak through the beautiful bay to Captain Cook. We kayaked through a pod of wild dolphins which was sooo cool! The water is very clear hear and the coral is colorful. Plenty of fish. All I can say is go early! Adv in Paradise was the first in the bay other than a few... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

History fans and Snorkelers unite! This place is amazing. Go early!!! It got crazy crowded by 10am. We had the place to ourselves from 7-9. We did the Adventures in Paradise Kayak and Snorkel. Our guides local historical overview was learned at a bar and ridiculously long considering how much we paid to snorkel- not listen to amateur hour. Try... More 

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kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Long sandy beach popular with locals and has a life guard in attendance. Waves can be strong at times

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Absolutely beautiful snorkeling. The water was crystal clear and saw a large variety of fish. Also had incredible bonus of seeing a large pod of Spinner Dolphins in the bay. They were doing their signature spin as well as one was doing backflips in the air. It was worth the price of the ticket to Hawaii just to see this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

AMAZING! We took kayaks thru the bay, then snorkled and had lunch. There were hundreds of dolphins. The coral reef was pretty cool too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We highly recommend hiking the two mile trail from Napo'opo'o Road (near hwy 11) down to the Captain Cook monument. Do not forget your snorkel gear because the water clarity and undersea wildlife is spectacular. But be warned that the return hike is strenuous...very steep: +1,000 foot climb over 2 miles. Best to do with proper hiking boots and plenty... More 

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Eugene, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

the snorkeling in the bay is beyond terrific. our best place so far has been next to the place of refuge. multi coral and a zazillion fish. kayaking has been fun. the dolphins have made appearance in a cove near capt cook monument. it is off the beaten track of hilo and kona. few tourists. quiet.

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