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Kealakekua Bay

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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented kayaks from Kona kayaks to explore Kealakekua Bay. We paddled over to the monument area. That is the place where we snorkeled. Lots of colourful fish in all shapes and sizes. No dolphins were around when we were there which was too bad....More

1  Thank tag1991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a kayak over and snorkeled the bay..stunning tons of yellow fish and blue, Black and long skinny and many colors ..coral was bright..water the most gorgeous blue..the monument was pretty too. We planned to do the hike but got turned around and stumbled...More

Thank drmader
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The incomparable blue of Kealakekua Bay, framed by ancient high cliffs... the waves beckoning onward towards the not-so-far shore, with its white monument marking a fateful encounter... the dolphins in the early morning, and the tropical fish always there. You won’t soon forget a trip...More

Thank meimei44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to go down the trail from Captain Cook to this beach to go snorkeling. Go early before all the tour boats arrive to see more fish.

Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We had the tour guide Isiah and his brother. They gave great history "lesson" which was very interesting however the history lesson went from 7:15 - 8:45 which ended up taking a lot of time from the 5 hour tour. My husband and I had...More

1  Thank KML1771
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Took a boat trip out to Kealakekua Bay for the snorkeling. It was perfect. Clear water with an amazing variety of fish. Saw an eel also. It was a great experience and hope to make it back there again.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We paid $50 to rent a Kayak for the day and went to Captain's Cook Monument. The bay was beautiful. Nice snorkeling near the state or monument and we did get to swim with the dolphins.

1  Thank celadeira
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I visited Kealakeua Bay last December with my two sons while on a little post business trip vacation. This is a perfect, one of a kind, location for snorkeling. In my opinion, it tops Hanauma Bay and Shark’s Cove on Oahu because of the seclusion...More

2  Thank tphybridtx
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We recently spent a day here kayaking and snorkeling and it was fantastic. We were able to see pods of dolphins and snorkeling with an amazing array of fish. The only downside was the sheer number of tour boats. It seems even with the permitting,...More

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent snorkelling which is ideal for beginners. There are lots of fish and coral to see and the water is beautifully clear. It’s a popular destination so expect a few boats and other snorkellers to be there. However, you don’t feel crowded. Would recommend using...More

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Olivia M
18 September 2018|
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Response from Fpkcek | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can snorkel on your own. I would recommend renting a kayak at Bay Side Adventures and kayaking across the bay. We were able to watch and snorkel with spinner dolphins on our way over to the Captain Cook Monument.
Brian Jay B
9 September 2018|
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Response from celestewest10s | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the older gentleman’s name is Derrick, he owns Kona Kayaks and can set you up for a kayaking trip at the bottom of Napo’opo Rd. It’s a fun adventure to kayak across the bay. Don’t forget to bring your snorkel gear, as... More
Nancy D
5 July 2018|
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Response from Lisa J | Reviewed this property |
The Vog level is dependent on Tradewinds. Even prior to recent volcanic events, Kona has the reputation for the most voggy days - especially during summer. It does make for very lovely sunsets ;-) Kealakekua Bay is still... More