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Address: Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: 808-328-8775
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Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
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Wild Dolphins and Reef Snorkel Kealakekua Bay

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Historic Bay & Great Snorkeling

This is an historic location on the Kona coast in Hawaiian history and culture for it was here that the Hawaiians first encountered Europeans in 1779. But, more importantly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Warren F
Syracuse, New York, United States
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Syracuse, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an historic location on the Kona coast in Hawaiian history and culture for it was here that the Hawaiians first encountered Europeans in 1779. But, more importantly, Kealakekua Bay is prominent in ancient island history, home to the remains of a religious temple and also the burial site of Hawaiian royalty. The location is now part of the... More 

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Appledore, Devon, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Rent a kayak from the beach, (there are several places), and cross bay to the Capt Cook monument. Go direct but pause halfway where you might see porpoises! Great reef snorkel. You cannot land and there are no facilities near the monument, so take water, hat, snorkel gear and fins. Store your stuff on the kayak when you swim. Best... More 

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Bowen Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Going as the sun rises and the dolphins are about to sleep yielded almost daily interactions. Best encounter ever.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented kayaks from Bayside Adventure and kayaked over to the bay with our own gear. Lots of yellow fish, some parrot fish, trumpet fish, and many others. It was not too deep and there were lots of colors. My husband saw an eel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kealakekua Bay is located on the Kona coastof the island of Hawaiʻi about 12 miles (19 km) south of Kailua-Kona. Settled over a thousand years ago, the surrounding area contains many archeological and historical sites such as religious temples (heiaus) and also includes the spot where the first documented European to reach the Hawaiian islands, Captain James Cook, died. It was listed in the National Register of Historic... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We met a guy who comes here every year from California at our hotel, who took us to his favorite spot for snorkeling and beauty, and we could see why. The "Concierge" at the hotel said the "only" way to get there was by paying some company to ferry us over - B.S, Just drive. But you do have to... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Stopped here to see this beautiful bay. You can see the Captain Cook monument in the distance. Very rocky shore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Yes You will find fish there , there's several tours you can take. I visited the bay with dolphin discoveries and had a blast (it was a 25 min snorkel after other stuff) Worth the trip. Clear waters, good visibility colourful fish and coral formations Watch out for those urchins

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We've done some pretty good snorkeling on the islands but I've never seen coral in such great shape before. It was absolutely beautiful! There were fish pretty much everywhere you looked and the water is so clear you don't need a snorkel to see them. We did a kayak tour out and it was so worth it going with a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We had a great time kayaking & snorkeling K-Bay. Drove down early from the Mauna Lani Terrace condos, with snorkel gear already previously rented from Snorkel Bob' @ Mauna Lani. Then, rented a kayak from Kona Boys not far from K-Bay. They helped secure the kayak on our rental car, provided a briefing and a map to the kayak landing... More 

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