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Kealakekua Bay

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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place for snorkeling!! My camera battery died shortly after arriving in the Bay, so I missed so many great shots! We had dolphins swimming all around, a reef shark tucked up into a cave within the coral. Fish, fish, fish everywhere! The beach area...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank westtravelers2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading about snorkeling here and having the ability to kayak to the Cook monument and reef we decided to rent a kayak and take the less expensive route. We rented a kayak from Ehu & Kay Adventures ( I did a review of them...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mississippi R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a kayak and went very early to the Captain Cook monument site. Exceptional clarity and a large reef to explore!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Valiant_Try
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented kayaks with tethers and made our way out to snorkel. A group of at least 30 dolphins swam around us and played for over an hour. At the far end (by the monument) there are some good reefs as well. We got there...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mtk07
Reviewed January 10, 2019

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 December 31, 2018 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
Thank 836kathyp
Reviewed December 26, 2018

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
1  Thank JohnZ578
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
7  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
4  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
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January 25, 2019|
Response from prairiegirl82 | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to go out there. A know some cruise lines offer excursions there. I would look at the cruise line site and see what is offered.
January 3, 2019|
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Response from celadeira | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can park the kayak near the captain’s statue 😊
Olivia M
September 18, 2018|
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Response from JohnF127 | Reviewed this property |
Most likely yes, if you can get to it without a tour.