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Address: Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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+1 808-328-8775
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$99.78*
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
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$129.00*
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Wild Dolphins and Reef Snorkel Kealakekua Bay
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$120.00*
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel and Coastal Adventure

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Best snorkeling on the Big Island

The best snorkeling in the Big Island is right in front of the Captain Cook Monument. We went with a tour company (Adventures in Paradise), who provided the kayaks and gear. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mike G
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Rochester, NY
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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best snorkeling in the Big Island is right in front of the Captain Cook Monument. We went with a tour company (Adventures in Paradise), who provided the kayaks and gear. It was a short paddle from the put-in at the pier (probably just a hair over 1 mile). We saw dozens of species of fish, and spinner dolphins! Great... More 

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Munster, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went snorkeling here with Adventures in Paradise Kayaking/Snorkeling Tours with Mike and Jarod. The trip was fabulous and the bay pristine. Located on the leeward side of the Big Island, the water is warm.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a kayak snorkel tour here and it was one of the most beautiful places that I have had the privilege of visiting. Crystal clear waters, lots of marine life. It completely spoiled us for snorkeling anywhere else. I highly recommend if you are able to come visit this place.

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the bay, lots of snorkelers. A bathroom, makes it convenient. There is a heiau that has been uncovered and restored. The cliffs across the bay are where the Hawaiian royalty are buried. It's a pretty place and apparently good snorkeling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This snorkeling cruise on the Fair Wind II vessel was a great one day adventure from our Cruise Ship Pride of America. We discovered that there is no free shuttle service to the airport to pickup rental vehicles at this Kona port where we were ferried so we decided to book a snorkeling cruise from Fair Wind Cruises instead. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basic facilities, water calm, clean beautiful. Picnicing and swimming, snorkeling, free parking. Bring your own food, water, beach chairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to wear the proper shoes as there are difficult areas. The hike seems "easy" going down, the tough part is coming back up with moderate humidity. Be sure to bring water & snacks. The hike is 2.25 miles one way.. Definitely worth it, just plan ahead. The view is amazing!

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Thank Jnjiemtz
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent area for snorkeling! Take kayak trip with Adventures tours! 7am tour best time because your group is out there by yourselves and it is so peaceful.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our very early morning tour with Adventures in Paradise which is permitted to land on the beach while most tours to the area are done from their boats. After seeing how crowded the area is, we better understood why the state has limited the number of companies that can land in this small area. Very interesting coral and... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is a gorgeous spot...well worth the winding drive to get there. The lava beach is gorgeous and the shape of the bay itself is just about perfect. A MUST see!

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