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Great hike down to the monument. Make sure to be prepared with water and good shoes to make the hike especially on the way up. The steeper part of the climb is very exposed to the sun. I would not recommend this hike for anyone...More
Thought we would do this hike after running that morning.. took plenty of water and sunscreen and headed out. Tough finding a place to park so go early, hike down was not bad, it is very overgrown with grass as others have stated. Found a...More
Trail would be better however the long grass and weeds are not trimmed back. Definitely have to walk they places where it looks like the trail ends (cause the tall grass). A bit scary, we saw huge spiders, a wild pig, goats, mongoose and wild...More
The monument can only be reached by boat or a long tough walk. Lovely bay and makes you wonder what Cook and his men thought about it. I was told that the monument and land surrounding was given to the UK as a thanks to...More
The monument was erected to mark the spot where Captain Cook (British sailor who "discovered" the Hawaiian islands) died. It is a pristine spot for snorkeling because of the calm waters and the variety of aquatic life, 10/10 would recommend.
If you are heading down for snorkeling and to see the monument be prepared for a 2 mile trek over sharp rocks to get to the Bay. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IN FLIP FLOPS. We learned the hard way! The snorkeling is amazing with lots...More
First of all: this is a great place for snorkeling, there’s no beach but lava rocks and the monument in the middle of nowhere 😅
Yes, it’s true, if you don’t want to spend the money in a Katamaran snorkeling trip or a kayak, you...More
Took at boat trip out to Kealakekua Bay to snorkel and see Captain Cook's monument. Its a beautiful bay with fabulous snorkeling. Our boat tour did not allow for going over to the monument so either rent your own kayak or hike down to it.
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The closest kayak rental is Kona Kayaks. Phone: 808-987-7282. They rent kayaks individually. If you want a guided tour, check out Kona Boys. It’s located on Mamalahola Highway on the way to Captain Cook Monument... More
The closest kayak rental is Kona Kayaks. Phone: 808-987-7282. They rent kayaks individually. If you want a guided tour, check out Kona Boys. It’s located on Mamalahola Highway on the way to Captain Cook Monument. 808–329-2345. There are advantages to both ways, it’s what you feel comfortable doing. Hope this helps. This website won’t let me It their email address in.
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
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 said, I did see younger hikers on my visits there.
You can park along the side of the road (either direction) as close as you can to the trail head. Pay attention to the street signs and residents' signs about place that are not permitted.
You can enter the water at the very bottom of the trail in few spots, including right at the base of the monument.
The are places to eat are along Mamalahoa Hwy, but nothing right there at the trail head.