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Kealakekua Bay

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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
+1 808-328-8775
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  • Average5%
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“fish” (183 reviews)
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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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+1 808-328-8775
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent a couple days snorkeling in this bay and we saw beautiful fish, a sea turtle and an eel. The surf can get a little rough so having floatation with us was a smart choice. Gorgeous, clean area. Can rent kayaks but we didn't...More

Thank PatriciaN172014
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are only two things you can't forget, if you decide to visit this bay: - you can choose between kayaking ad trekking (hiking, when you return back). The first option has a main rule: leave your kayak on the rocks "parking" it on them...More

Thank Eleonora N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful places on earth. A must visit while on the island.please don't litter. Keep this place remaining beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Kealakekua Bay twice. Once on the south side of bay and second time to the north (See Captain Cook Monument Review). The south side was a bit disappointing in regards to coral and fish. We swam around a bit and were contemplating going around...More

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a short stop late on a rainy afternoon. Bay was quite choppy and not much activity. Had a view of Captain Cook's monument across the bay. It is a very scenic bay from where we were told you can view dolphins on a...More

Thank Karrst
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a morning snorkel adventure at Kealakekua Bay. We arrived around 8:00 an rented kayaks at Bayside Adventure. They are a great family run company right on the water. Once on the water we were able to observer and snorkel with spinner dolphins and...More

Thank Fpkcek
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have ever dreamed of swimming with wild dolphins, this is the place! We came here four days in a row and each day got to swim with Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins for 2-3 hours before they swam out to sea. It is a big...More

3  Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

A great place to go and snorkeling lots of fish and sometimes turtles. We like to get there early snorkel then have breakfast and plan our day.

1  Thank jayndeebell
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Kealakekua Bay is beautiful and a great place to kayak on the Big Island, you should see dolphins while kayaking. You can snorkel by the monument right from your kayak and it is a great place to snorkel. I would highly recommend seeing and experiencing...More

1  Thank Virginia E
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This Is a wonderful day trip for the whole family to experience the wonders that make up what Hawaii is all about. It has history in that it was the site of a thriving Hawaiian village, you can rent kayaks to take across the bay...More

1  Thank celestewest10s
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Nancy D
July 5, 2018|
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Response from HawaiiJoy | Reviewed this property |
The Vog level is dependent on Tradewinds. Even prior to recent volcanic events, Kona has the reputation for the most voggy days - especially during summer. It does make for very lovely sunsets ;-) Kealakekua Bay is still... More
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Reneezy B
March 14, 2018|
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Response from HawaiiNut02760 | Reviewed this property |
All Trails calls it at 3.6 miles, with a 2-4 hour roundtrip time. Also describes it as a moderate hike - there is a 1256 foot elevation change. We kayaked to the monument area so can't comment on parking availability or... More
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TravelLocalite
March 12, 2018|
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Response from old-jogger | Reviewed this property |
If you take one of the larger snorkeling boats they have proper bathrooms. Nothing on land as far as I could see.
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