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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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COMBO: Kealakekua Bay and Wild Dolphin Snorkel with Lunch
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
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Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel
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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
+1 808-328-8775
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

The view from the small park is "picture-worthy". The coffee shop on the way down is always worth a stop. On the upper road -79-7411 Mamalahoa Hwy-is a store called "Donkey Balls" - yes a few good laughs - BUT delicious chocolate - well worth...More

1  Thank Mary Lou C
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We hiked the trail down to the monument. Thought it would be a fun adventure...well, we can now check it off our list. We started out by 7am and we were to the monument and in the water by 8:15am. We and a group of...More

5  Thank mark j
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Excellent snorkeling location. So many different fish to see. Worth the trip by boat, kayak or on foot (wear sneakers).

Thank Toots951987
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Take the Adventures in Paradise kayak and snorkel trip. You leave early but you have the bay literally all to yourselves and have great guides who know everything about the bay

1  Thank Piggsi3
Reviewed 16 July 2015

May see some Dolphins, not a good spot for launching a kayak or to swim or snorkel. Mainly just a scenic lookout.

Thank Allison W
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Amazing coral reef. It was colorful and full of diverse fish. Take a guided kayak/snorkel tour to appreciate the adventure.

Thank des22h
Reviewed 14 July 2015

THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE HIKE TO THE BAY: Fellow guests at our guesthouse, and the hosts themselves, said that this was 'quite a nice walk' so we thought, hey why not? So we brought our cooler box packed out with food and water...More

3  Thank katandken2015
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Located on the South Kona Coast, about 15 miles south of the town of Kona, Kealakekua is a picturesque bay that is excellent for swimming and snorkeling. Also very popular here is kayaking across the bay for a close up view of the Captain Cook...More

Thank sceneisle
Reviewed 7 July 2015

You'll have to get to Cook's monument to embrace the beauty of this bay. 4 ways to get there... 1/ Swim round trip across the bay from Napoopoo Park. Mmmmm NOT advisable :) 2/ Rent a kayak from an unlicensed kayak rental place which means...More

1  Thank westcoastgil
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We drove down a twisting road in order to see the monument to Captain Cook. The Bay is beautiful and the view across the bay is fantastic. You can barely make out a white monument which you can only see close up from the water.

Thank kheagler
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Nearby Attractions
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.98 miles away
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Alexa A
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Response from JuliePrins | Reviewed this property |
we did not see any kayakers in this area.
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