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

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank kmichelle84
Reviewed October 29, 2018

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

Thank briangBaildon
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We took kayaks and had a couple hour adventure seeing the Nile eat deep tahoe looking water and then turquoise water closer to shore w so many fish .. beautiful

Thank drmader
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Saw this while on a snorkelling trip - great monument to Captain Cook, down on the waters edge. Interesting to visit.

Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed September 30, 2018

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.

Thank Kirstin J F
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank bugcrazy
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank ChrisSuLu
Reviewed September 21, 2018

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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January 29, 2018|
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Response from celestewest10s | Reviewed this property |
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
November 15, 2017|
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Response from Frank J | Reviewed this property |
yes there are boats, buts what better is kayaking to it, from the area across from the monument. We had a great I'm and Mike knew everything about the island!! very informative!!
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