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Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve

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“Great snorkeling”
21 Apr 2015
“Swim with Wild Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins!”
A big island off Hawaii's isolated reef.
Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we enjoyed snorkeling there very much but keep in mind that there will be some current too so stay safe

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Reviewed 21 April 2015

All you have to do is rent a 1 or 2 person kayak for about $40 a day. The kayak place will strap it to your rental car and for a nice tip (or 6 pack of beer) a local will help you set it...More

1  Thank theloreli
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Thanks to Susan & Chris, myself, my husband & 2 kids had a blast during our recent Thanksgiving trip to Kona. The speed-boat ride to-fro added lot of information about the flora-fauna-marine life of the Hawaiin islands due to the knowledge of Chris-Susan. They were...More

1  Thank JayaSatish
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We choose to walk to thos bay in order to be able to snorkel with out the hassel of towing a kayak around while we were there. Launching or mooring any vessel there is prohibated. But as one reviewer wrote, there is no law against...More

3  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 29 March 2012

This is my fourth time the Big Island and, somehow,I had completely missed this piece of MARINE PARADISE during my last three visits. The Marine Preserve can only be accessed by hiking, Kayaking or by boat. We drove to the Kealakekua kayak launching and car...More

4  Thank aphoenician
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Setting out from Kailua-Kona pier we watched whales, enjoyed the coastline in the Zodiac while Captain Chad told us stories, talked geology and made us feel at home. Both he and Captain Kris were warm, enthusiastic and hospitable. Kealakelua Bay is teeming with fish; yep,...More

Thank Marilyn E
Reviewed 3 November 2009

HANDS DOWN this is THE BEST place to snorkel in Hawaii! When I came here it was mid-August and the visibility here is awesome! I went snorkeling here with my brother and we didn't even have a fancy digital underwater camera. We just used one...More

16  Thank Jennafermac
Reviewed 17 April 2009

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful 3 weeks in Hawaii. One of our most favorite places to visit is Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island. Renting a kayak to paddle in the bay and over to Capt. Cook monument to snorkel is...More

17  Thank suzsays
Reviewed 3 May 2007

What makes this place special is that the journey is half the fun, almost exceeding the underwater scenery. There may be better coral reefs in the world, but you'd have to go pretty far to find a place with as many spinner dolphins patrolling alongside...More

14  Thank Hapa_haole
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