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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay provided by Aloha Kayak Co.

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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay

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Overview
On this Kealakekua Bay kayaking and snorkeling tour, your guide leads you to the best spots and all equipment is included. Paddle past rugged sea cliffs and caves toward the monument to Captain Cook, learning area history along the way. Spot dolphins splashing in the water, and perhaps turtles and humpback whales, too. Marvel at the temples on shore, and snorkel in the clear waters of the Big Island's west shore.
Highlights
  • Snorkel and kayak the best spots in Kealakekua Bay, led by a guide
  • Tuck into a delicious lunch during a break
  • Spot dolphins year-round and humpback whales in season
  • All necessary kayaking and snorkeling equipment included
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the selected time in the town of Honalo. After a safety briefing, board your kayak and head out toward the Captain Cook Monument and Kealakekua Bay. While paddling, listen as your guide points out and explains the coast's features, from the towering sea cliffs of Pali Kapu o Keoua to Napoopoo Beach, and the ancient remnants of Kaawaloa village. Keep an eye out for Hawaiian spinner dolphins splashing and leaping by the shore. In winter, you may also spot humpback whales breaching in the distance. Upon arrival at the Captain Cook monument, pull your kayak up on the shore and embark upon a scenic hike before snorkeling in the waters of Kealakekua Bay. Enjoy lunch by the monument before paddling back to Napoopoo Landing where your tour concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
82-5674 Kahau Pl, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Lunch on 5-hour tour
  • All necessary equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note your lunch choice in the special requirements box at check-out: roast beef, turkey, ham or veggie (if tour with lunch option selected)
  • For safety reasons, you MUST provide contact information in the Special Requirements box at check-out
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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alan wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Their calendar is open but they are actually not running the business right now. We got up early but nobody was at meeting place and no call was picked up. We call tripadvisor and they said they are not operating till 2020 Dec and gave us a refund, but overall it's an unpleasant
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Date of experience: October 2020
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barbw431 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kingsville, Maryland6 contributions5 helpful votes
We generally choose smaller sized tours over big boat tours to get the best experience and this was definitely the case here. We started the day early, getting a very informative history lesson about Captain Cook and the island of Hawaii. It made the visit to the monument more
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from al0hakayakc0, Owner at Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
Responded 3 Apr 2020
Thank you you guys for supporting our Hawaiian owned and locally operated business. It was a pleasure to have you join us and allow us to show you our island home and it's surroundings and wildlife. Thank you for the review and kind words about us and your experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Send all your family and friends. God bless you. Safe travels. Iwa Kalua
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Craig O wrote a review Mar 2020
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We booked a 5-hour kayaking and snorkeling tour with Aloha this week out to Captain Cook Monument, and our family of 5 (11, 14, 17 yr-old children) had a wonderful experience. Iwa and Luke were two of the best guides we've had on any outing. All three of our kids had a wonderful
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from al0hakayakc0, Owner at Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Thank you you guys for supporting our Hawaiian owned and locally operated business. It was a pleasure to have you join us and allow us to show you our island home and it's surroundings and wildlife. Thank you for the review and kind words about us and your experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Send all your family and friends. God bless you. Safe travels. Iwa Kalua
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Lauren S wrote a review Mar 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii7 contributions1 helpful vote
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My husband and I visited Big Island from Honolulu. We did Aloha Kayak Co.’s Kayak & Snorkel 3.5hour Tour at Kealakekua Bay. Aloha Kayak Co. is one of the few companies with permits to land at Captain Cook monument. Their check in/office location was easy to get to from Kona and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from al0hakayakc0, Owner at Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Thank you you guys for supporting our Hawaiian owned and locally operated business. It was a pleasure to have you join us and allow us to show you our island home and it's surroundings and wildlife. Thank you for the review and kind words about us and your experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Send all your family and friends. God bless you. Safe travels. Iwa Kalua
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Rob M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Unbelievable kayak and snorkeling trip with a great history lesson provided prior to. It was really cool to get a lesson on Captain Cook and his travels and a lot of history of the islands of Hawaii prior to the kayak and snorkeling by the Captain Cook monument to have a better
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from al0hakayakc0, Owner at Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Thank you you guys for supporting our Hawaiian owned and locally operated business. It was a pleasure to have you join us and allow us to show you our island home and it's surroundings and wildlife. Thank you for the review and kind words about us and your experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Send all your family and friends. God bless you. Safe travels. Iwa Kalua
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About the operator

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By: Aloha Kayak Co.
W8571VQclaired
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Fantastic tour!
This is a very delayed review of our Kealakekua kayak tour. It was awesome! Great paddle out to the monument, and p
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Alpinejillson
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Night manta experience was incredible!
Professional local guides and an unforgettable experience with giant manta rays. A must do for the big island!
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Wanderer284647
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Manta Ray night kayak
A group of 5 of us signed up for the kayak and snorkel tour on March 2020. What a fantastic experience! Booking th
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641meghanp
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Better when kayaking
Amazing tour for night manta snorkel. Kayaking out to the site made it much more fun. Iwa and Luke were wonderful g
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omacraig
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!!!Fantastic Local Hawaiian Guides!!!
We booked a 3.5hr morning trip with Ewa & Jacob. Simply the best briefing we have ever had! Great to learn some of
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Rosewoodorr
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Manta Ray Ballet-up close and personal!
What an AMAZING experience! I have traveled extensively, including Europe, South Africa, Tahiti, Fiji...and I’ve h
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nicoroshi
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Kealakekua Bay kayak and snorkel to captain cook monument
One of the very best Kayak and snorkel adventures I have ever been on. Our Guide Iwa shared the history behind Capt
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Lilmissmoff
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Captain Cook Monument
Had a great time kayaking and snorkeling in the Kealakekua Bay with Iwa Kalua and Luke, our guides! Beautiful scene
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lynnkM6139VF
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Best of the bunch
Having taken tours with all 3 of the companies that have permits to land at the Captain Cook Monument snorkeling ar
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richardpI7373NC
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Captain Cook Kayak
We did the kayak/snorkel trip on a spectacular Friday morning in March. The information provided before the paddle
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mscherylmarie
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Amazing Mantas!
This was an amazing experience! Iwa is knowledgeable, friendly, local and experienced. We kayaked to the location,
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577isaacp
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Kona Manta Ray Dive
We went out with Iwa and Luke and had an incredible experience! They were there prepping everything when we arrived
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SherryFlyisher
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Kayak to Mantas
100% highlight of my trip to the big island. Iwa is really cool and for sure a manta whisperer. No clue the exact n
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germanojenny
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Kealakekua Bay is Stunning & Loved Aloha Kayak!
I did the amazing Kayak & Snorkel 5 Hour Tour at Kealakekua Bay. I own and operate my own business and know the amo
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Great Manta Ray Experience!
Our group of 4 (two teens, two adults) went on the night-time Manta Ray kayak and Snorkel tour, and had a great tim
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Key Details
  • Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve, Kealakekua Bay, and 3 more
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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