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Kealakekua Bay

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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a morning snorkel adventure at Kealakekua Bay. We arrived around 8:00 an rented kayaks at Bayside Adventure. They are a great family run company right on the water. Once on the water we were able to observer and snorkel with spinner dolphins and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Fpkcek
Reviewed 24 June 2018

If you have ever dreamed of swimming with wild dolphins, this is the place! We came here four days in a row and each day got to swim with Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins for 2-3 hours before they swam out to sea. It is a big...More

Date of experience: June 2018
7  Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 2 June 2018

A great place to go and snorkeling lots of fish and sometimes turtles. We like to get there early snorkel then have breakfast and plan our day.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank jayndeebell
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Kealakekua Bay is beautiful and a great place to kayak on the Big Island, you should see dolphins while kayaking. You can snorkel by the monument right from your kayak and it is a great place to snorkel. I would highly recommend seeing and experiencing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Virginia E
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This Is a wonderful day trip for the whole family to experience the wonders that make up what Hawaii is all about. It has history in that it was the site of a thriving Hawaiian village, you can rent kayaks to take across the bay...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank celestewest10s
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We did. a Kayak / Snorkel adventure with Adventures in Paradise. Such an amazing experience with Sam our tour guide. The highlight of our Kona visit .

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Roberta W
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

really enjoyed it. the water is really clear and tons of fish can be seen in the coves by cook monument. we didnt see any dolphins when we came around 1030 am. but beautiful views and time on water

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sharron i
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Wow.. what a spectacular place to visit! Could have spent hours longer here.. lots of different fish and coral to see whilst snorkeling - if I lived closer, I'd come back all the time! Even without snorkeling, this is such a gorgeous place! A bay...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jessicad787
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We drove down the long road into Napo'opo'o Beach Park and walked around the Hikiau Heiau. Apparently they made human sacrifices at this temple. There is a beautiful view across the bay to the Captain Cook Monument(we had already taken a boat out and snorkeled...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank NorCal-traveler08
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We went to the park. Napo'opo'o Park. It was SO beautiful! Everything was green around Bay....It was just so pretty that morning. There were two boats out on the water and one other guy at the park who was just leaving. He said, "No dolphins...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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