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Kealakekua Bay

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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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank SarahM11369
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Not being a great swimmer I found the current quite tiring. But I understand to take the boat tour past the current is the way to go. But even off the rocky shoreline there was plenty of fish and coral to see, saw my first...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a popular snorkel destination and we came via a boat trip. Do expect that this place will be busy. Snorkelling was good, but generally deeper water. There is a small swim through at one end of bay where we saw a couple of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank laluna31
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

If you are a snorkeler, this is definitely a place you want to go and experience. The history of Captain Cook is a bonus, but what is beneath the water surface is that much more amazing, then you could ever imagine. This is supposed to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank John F
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We kayaked through the bay and then went snorkeling. There was a wonderful variety of fish to see. I only saw one sea turtle but there are better places for sea turtle sightings. The water was great for Kayaking and snorkeling

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jmiller2018505
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We spent a couple days snorkeling in this bay and we saw beautiful fish, a sea turtle and an eel. The surf can get a little rough so having floatation with us was a smart choice. Gorgeous, clean area. Can rent kayaks but we didn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank PatriciaN172014
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

There are only two things you can't forget, if you decide to visit this bay: - you can choose between kayaking ad trekking (hiking, when you return back). The first option has a main rule: leave your kayak on the rocks "parking" it on them...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Eleonora N
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places on earth. A must visit while on the island.please don't litter. Keep this place remaining beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank stmedic911
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Visited Kealakekua Bay twice. Once on the south side of bay and second time to the north (See Captain Cook Monument Review). The south side was a bit disappointing in regards to coral and fish. We swam around a bit and were contemplating going around...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We had a short stop late on a rainy afternoon. Bay was quite choppy and not much activity. Had a view of Captain Cook's monument across the bay. It is a very scenic bay from where we were told you can view dolphins on a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.
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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
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