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The Captain Cook Monument

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Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
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A monument dedicated to Captain James Cook, who discovered the Hawaiian Islands and ended Hawaiian royalty.
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Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After kayaking across Kealakekua bay while on a tour with Kona Boys we visited the Captain Cook memorial. It is actually designated as a part of Great Britain and was place there as a memorial to Captain Cook who unfortunately was slain there after a...More

Thank Nazsnaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Monument both during our dinner cruise and snorkel adventure. Not much to see but very intetesting if you are intetested in local history.

Thank Charleen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please be respectful of the monument and Hawaiian culture when visiting. The coral, fish, sharks, and rays are all glorious for snorkeling.

Thank OlympicPeninsula2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiking to the Captain Cook monument is not worth the time nor effort. If you do hike to it be sure to take water and use sun screen. There is no water and the trip out will probably be a hot one. It is supposed...More

1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed July 9, 2017

We booked through Adventures in Paradise. I have previously been snorkeling at Captain Cook monument/Kealakekua Bay and wanted to create a positive memory with my family. We were novices to kayaking and the guides were wonderful in teaching us the basics. There was an educational...More

2  Thank Julie P
Reviewed July 8, 2017

We rented a boat which left the port at 9 am and took the entire family snorkeling and it was nothing short of amazing. I highly recommend taking this trip. On the trip, we saw a family of dolphins and tons of fish. There is...More

Thank 920rebecca
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

After years of going to Hawaii, my husband and I finally did the Captain Cook hike-in snorkel through the jungle. We are very active, healthy and don't mind sweating, so we enjoyed it. It's tough hiking a trail that covered with overgrown 8-feet-talk grass for...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

We scheduled a tour with Adventures in Paradise, kayak and snorkling tour of Capt Cook Monument. It was an awesome place to snorkle and on the way across the bay we seen dolphin!! Beautiful clear water and very colorful fish!!

1  Thank Frank J
Reviewed June 5, 2017

The trail to the monument is easy to follow if you are wearing appropriate shoes. We encounter people with flip-flops and cherry-heads: no good! You need to manage a difference in altitude of 400m on a hike which is only 1.8 miles while the tropical...More

2  Thank christiansS8118DP
Reviewed June 2, 2017

GPS on my Garmin dropped, so can't post a route. But it's 3.8 miles out and back, and took me 1 hour down, and 1 hr and 5 min up. I am a trail runner, so hiking up is easier for me. Though the elevation...More

1  Thank Michele S
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May 5, 2016|
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Response from t_toots | Reviewed this property |
Hi - Depends on their ages and if/how often they do this kind of thing. The return trip is a bit strenuous and in more or less direct sunlight for the majority. Bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen and/or hats. That... More
July 10, 2015|
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Response from ALLENT7V | Reviewed this property |
I have been to the islands 14 times and have never seen a shark , I did in Vancouver 40 years ago. I snorkle every day I am in Hawaii and have been to Cooks monument many times , it is an extinct volcano caldera and is quite... More
March 9, 2015|
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Response from ALLENT7V | Reviewed this property |
there are inflatable kayaks of quite good quality available