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Kealakekua Bay

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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I didn't do snorkeling for a long time. After this, I started doing it everywhere i go! It was that amazing. The water was so beautiful, clear navy blue, i didn't expect that many fish, it's not like Caribbean. Fish is bright and numerous species!...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Karaoshkin
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a beautiful bay and a marine sanctuary. It is part of what I'd call 'old Hawaii' and feels far from Waikiki, which in our book is a good thing. Manini Beach is delightful with grass, shade and small entry area for the bay....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ABQMiMi
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Because we didn't have time to kayak or hike to the snorkeling location and weren't going to try to swim to it, we limited our visit to watching the sunset. It was truly spectacular and even included seeing some spinner dolphins. Although we never felt...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank wvlivingston
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time with Patrick as our tour guide across the bay! The snorkeling was fantastic and the dolphins were spinning! Libed every minute of it.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank eklake
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This bay has truely some "mana" to it ! The hike to captain Cook monument, the blue water, the snorkeling, the spinner Dolphins and the caves on the walls are all charged with beauty, history and great vibe. A must see.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank max219
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We stopped here part of our self car guide tour, it is a nice place to see .Great snorkeling, crystal clear waters however did not see any spinner dolphins as I had hoped. Wish it had more parking space.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lakecomo16
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Crystal clear waters, almost turquoise. Abundant variety of sealife. We had a fantastic snorkel trip here with SeaQuest. Shallower water is warmer. If you go closer to the deep drop-off, you'll feel the colder water. Watch for moray eels and reef sharks in the shallower...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank isilwath
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Crystal clear waters, beauty beyond belief. Spinner dolphins, colorful fish, a time of relaxation. A Place to renew, regenerate, grow. A slice of heaven.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank makeadifference23
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a very nice place to visit. A lovely bay. One of our better day trips for sure. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Johnboy535
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We rented kayaks and paddled to the Captain Cook Monument area. We saw multitudes of beautiful fish, manta rays and generally had a great time. It was a most memorable day for us during our 2 week stay on the big island.

Date of experience: February 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