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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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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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Reviewed March 11, 2016

Kealakekua Bay is not necessarily simple to get to but it is 100% worth the visit. Whether you rent a kayak, take a boat tour of the area or hike the long trail or drive the winding road down to the far side of the...More

Thank DAE208
Reviewed March 10, 2016

The best way to get here is by a kayak tour - see my other review. Boats also drop you off here but the early kayak trip is best. Trying to hike here is hard. The waters are clear, there were lots of fish, and...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2016

If you have done the snorkel trip by boat already be sure to do this one by kayak ! Go with Adventures in Paradise, safe, knowledgeable, well worth the $

1  Thank Debbie S
Reviewed March 3, 2016

We would go in the afternoons to watch the sunsets and waves roll in. You can see Captain Cook Monument, but it is not able to be reached except by boat from the Park

Thank lcomeaux
Reviewed March 2, 2016

Unfortunately we didn't get to visit the Captain Cook Memorial, which had been very high on my 'things to do in Hawaii' list. The surf was too rough to go by kayak (and nor was I convinced by a couple of the kayak touts) and...More

Thank JElliot32
Reviewed March 2, 2016

This is the site of the Captain Cook Monument and also a great snorkel spot. You have to rent a kayak or take a snorkel boat to experience this so just do it you won't regret it.

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Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a very picturesque location. The beach is covered in large round stones, the sand is all out in the bay. When it is not too rough, the visibility is good and the fish are plentiful.

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

The Baby and the community the surrounds it is like visiting any small town in America. Local shops, vegetable and food stands along the road, small farms and businesses. Unlike Kona, this is where the Hawaiian people live and work. The Cook Monument is worth...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed February 23, 2016

We drove down to this point thinking we would be able to get to the Captain Cook monument. We later found out you could only get to it by hiking or by boat. Not ideal for someone without a boat and with a heart condition....More

Thank richb102
Reviewed February 14, 2016

The Kealakekua Bay is pretty, but unexceptional for Hawaii. The State Historical Park is in very sad shape, with part of it closed due to deterioration. A monument by the bay is defaced, and no indication of what it is. The signs are nearly unreadable,...More

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Alexa A
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Response from 933DLove | Reviewed this property |
If you rent from someone there at the bay it is only 20-30 minutes to Captain Cook Monument. If you call Kona Kayak (in the bay) a few days before they normally will allow you to call early the morning you plan to kayak to... More
Alexa A
July 7, 2017|
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Response from maxandma | Reviewed this property |
It probably depends on the weather. The day we went out was calm as a lake. the group we rented from helped us in and out no problem. The only thing to keep in mind is large tour/snorkel boats seem to arrive around 10... More
June 6, 2017|
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Response from Penny37357 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled only to the Big Island because we wanted adventure and to stay as the locals in vacation rental homes, not the typical Hawaii experience in resorts and drinks on the beach, etc. For this, the big island is... More