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Came here to paddle and snorkel with our adult children. We rented kayaks from Ehu and Kai and paddled across the bay to near the Captain Cook monument to snorkel. Lots of cool scenery to see on the way and even from the boats we...More
Stunning blue water in a peaceful bay. Wonderful snorkeling and kayaking opportunities, too! A huge variety of fish and coral, warm water, and a good spot to sit and eat lunch by the Captain Cook monument. There's a small parking lot with a few spots.
Great snorkeling - lots of fish and the water was calm. The icing on the cake was the pod of dolphins that swam around and under us - I’ll never forget it.
Get there early! We were there at 9am and it was a secluded...More
I was told from a friend that lives on the island that spinner dolphins love to hang out in the bay early in the morning. We got there right as the sun was coming up and saw a pod of dolphins playing not to far...More
Wonderful for kayaking and snorkeling. Go early in the am to see the dolphins. sTAY off the coral! Do not snorkel if you cannot stay in your stomachs and off the coral! Just don’t do it. Coral is live and takes years to grow back...More
We looked for an option to do an early morning snorkeling trip to Captain Cook to avoid being there when it was so crowded. We found an outstanding trip with Hawaiian Coastline Adventures. We left the harbor at 7 am in a small boat and...More
We don’t usually take snorkel tours, but it’s worth paying to visit this bay. You can hike down to the water but you will inevitably damage coral getting in and out. You can rent kayaks but technically you can’t land here so you have to...More
We stopped here and although it was a little rough it was not crowded and because we are strong swimmers we ventured in. It was amazing, we didn't spot any dolphins but did have a visit from a curious sea turtle. Highly recommend!
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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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
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 there is excellent snorkeling by Cooks Monument and you may get lucky enough to see spinner dolphins that frequent the bay.
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
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 very lovely when close to the ocean; especially in the mornings.