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Kealakekua Bay

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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
+1 808-328-8775
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
+1 808-328-8775
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We headed out for the early morning tour with our nice and helpful guides Nathan & Will. Kayaked towards Captain Cook Monument, had big time snorkeling before the the bay was crowded. Neat lunch served before heading back. On our way back we saw spinning...More

1  Thank Barbro Ö
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've heard so much about the spinner dolphins at the bay and wanted desperately to see them. I missed out on my last trip 15 years ago. We decided to take a guided kayak trip wi Kona Boys as I read they were very professional...More

2  Thank Lani C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't swim or snorkel, so just enjoyed the view. Parking in the morning was still available. Restrooms present.

Thank Matilda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove an hour to see the dolphins, arrived at 9:30 and apparently we missed them. Snorkeled a bit, definitely wear swim shoes as it's all rocky getting out. No relaxing place to sit and enjoy. Plus side, the views are amazing

Thank MrnMrsRichards
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our family wanted to kayak across Kealakekua bay to snorkel in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. We needed to have a permit to do so and were able to set up a tour through...More

Thank Nazsnaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Captain Cook monument, where he was killed and eaten, is a bit far awaiy from the Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park on land. You can't actually drive to the monument afaik. If you drive to the park, right where Hwy 160 ends, Napoopoo Pier...More

Thank Trent W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This refers to the afternoon snorkel cruise to the Captain Cook monument area. The crew of the Fair Winds II boat were the best part of the trip. From captain to crew they would engage and attempt to connect with you by asking where you...More

1  Thank jkarp2112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the coolest places to snorkle! The dolphins alone were the highlight of our visit but the underwater critters were amazing overall! So many types of fish, sea urchins, starfish and even sea turtles! You NEED to spend at least half a day here!...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We kayaked acress the bay and were so excited to see the large pod of dolphins that rest in the area. Snorkeling with the dolphins and observing their underwater majesty left us breathless! Thankful we had our go pro to get some great video shots!...More

1  Thank tlcsoccermom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our 3 week trip to the Big Island one of our goals was to snorkel at all the recommended snorkelling locations. K Bay was probably the most highly recommended place and it did not disappoint. The best spot is right in front of the...More

3  Thank Jim R
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Alexa A
7 July 2017|
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Response from 933DLove | Reviewed this property |
If you rent from someone there at the bay it is only 20-30 minutes to Captain Cook Monument. If you call Kona Kayak (in the bay) a few days before they normally will allow you to call early the morning you plan to kayak to... More
Alexa A
7 July 2017|
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Response from maxandma | Reviewed this property |
It probably depends on the weather. The day we went out was calm as a lake. the group we rented from helped us in and out no problem. The only thing to keep in mind is large tour/snorkel boats seem to arrive around 10... More
6 June 2017|
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Response from Penny37357 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled only to the Big Island because we wanted adventure and to stay as the locals in vacation rental homes, not the typical Hawaii experience in resorts and drinks on the beach, etc. For this, the big island is... More