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Address: Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: 808-328-8775
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
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Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel and Coastal Adventure

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MArine preserve

THe bay is a marine preserve in which you can rent kayaks to snorkel in. it is also close to the Painted Church. if looking for a place to stay in this are we liked this place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

THe bay is a marine preserve in which you can rent kayaks to snorkel in. it is also close to the Painted Church. if looking for a place to stay in this are we liked this place www.vrbo.com/298438 The home is on cliff looking down on bay with forever veiws

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We snorkeled here twice while on the Big Island and apparently the animators that made Finding Nemo swam here to get ideas for the movie-cool! The Bay is gentle and great for beginner snorkelers and has a large variety of fish. My husband spotted an eel!

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Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not snorkel specialists, we found the snorkeling near the Cook monument beautiful. Crowded, but not too many. It is not an isolated place at the hours of the organized tours.

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Thank Nico-et-Cie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked down to Captain Cook's monument to snorkel in the bay, it was worth the trip! Beautiful, warm, crystal clear water. Definitely one of the best snorkel spots on the island!

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Thank ImIrishKate
South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my two sons (18 & 25) to their site. We did one tandem and one single kayak to the Captain Cook monument and snorkeling adventure. The crew was very helpful and friendly and the whole experience was simple amazing. I have snorkeled in a lot of places but this was truly an unforgettable experience. Do not miss this... More 

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Thank 254brian
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we rented kayaks from a local for 50 bucks each double kayak for an unlimited time...and off we paddled to the Captain Cook Monument for some of the clearest waters, nicest reef and best snorkeling on the Big Island! Beautiful site...made even more interesting by the cold water underwater sparing that brings even more diversity to the teeming sea life.... More 

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Thank AegeanGirl68
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Kealakekua. This time I went aline because my wife and kids are away. The place is really amazing and the drive to get there even more so.

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Thank cledson L
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 5 with 3 kids ages 17, 15 and 12 - we wanted to explore the snorkeling so we just drove down to the bay and looked for kayak rentals. We found a small operation just next to the bay and were able to rent 2 sea kayaks for the day. What an awesome experience! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike is an easy 1h 10min down path through fields and then on lava rocks. We were walking down with 2 kids (6 and 8 yo) and they loved it. Slightly difficult for them to get into the water, but with little help they managed. The snorkeling was easy and they loved it, plenty of fish. Unfortunately my daughter... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family (partner and 2 teen-aged boys) and I ventured out of Kona harbour with Big Island Divers on a bright morning to this great cover south of Kona. On the way our excellent crew of Zane, Dylan and Lauren, found us a pod of sleepy swimmer dolphins to snorkel with - an absolute blast. They also showed us lava... More 

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