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Kealakekua Bay

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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a snorkely trip to the Bay. You can't access this bay from the shore. You'll either have to rent a kayak from an approved provider (limited number) or book one of the boat tours. It is well worth it. We booked a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank moximani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tough hike, easy kayak. Enjoy your time here. It is beautiful and fun. Active, not suitable for wheelchair.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a number of days down by the bay - convenient location - far enough away not t be packed - close enough to get to easily

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

If you’ve ever skin-dived before or if it’s your first time, this is a wonderful cove. The water is crystal clear and at a depth of only 3-10 feet you can find a decent number of multicolored tropical fish of various sizes in the reef...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank GreggFiller
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We rented kayaks from Kona kayaks to explore Kealakekua Bay. We paddled over to the monument area. That is the place where we snorkeled. Lots of colourful fish in all shapes and sizes. No dolphins were around when we were there which was too bad....More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank tag1991
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We took a kayak over and snorkeled the bay..stunning tons of yellow fish and blue, Black and long skinny and many colors ..coral was bright..water the most gorgeous blue..the monument was pretty too. We planned to do the hike but got turned around and stumbled...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank drmader
Reviewed October 25, 2018

The incomparable blue of Kealakekua Bay, framed by ancient high cliffs... the waves beckoning onward towards the not-so-far shore, with its white monument marking a fateful encounter... the dolphins in the early morning, and the tropical fish always there. You won’t soon forget a trip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank meimei44
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I love to go down the trail from Captain Cook to this beach to go snorkeling. Go early before all the tour boats arrive to see more fish.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We had the tour guide Isiah and his brother. They gave great history "lesson" which was very interesting however the history lesson went from 7:15 - 8:45 which ended up taking a lot of time from the 5 hour tour. My husband and I had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KML1771
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Took a boat trip out to Kealakekua Bay for the snorkeling. It was perfect. Clear water with an amazing variety of fish. Saw an eel also. It was a great experience and hope to make it back there again.

Date of experience: September 2018
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January 3, 2019|
Response from tphybridtx | Reviewed this property |
You can’t take your own, or rented kayaks to Kealakekua Bay. The only way to snorkel is to pay for a boat excursion, or a kayak guide through a licensed company. You can hike a couple of miles to the Captain Cook monument... More
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
Most likely yes, if you can get to it without a tour.
September 9, 2018|
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Response from celestewest10s | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the older gentleman’s name is Derrick, he owns Kona Kayaks and can set you up for a kayaking trip at the bottom of Napo’opo Rd. It’s a fun adventure to kayak across the bay. Don’t forget to bring your snorkel gear, as... More