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Kealakekua Bay

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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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Reviewed 6 December 2008

Have been there 5 years ago but this peaceful pristine bay turned into a circus, there are more people than fish now. Sure, the reef is still gorgeous, but probably not for long any more. Despite conflicting information about accessiblity, you can still rent a...More

10  Thank Berkeley100
Reviewed 4 November 2008

Words can't describe the underwater beauty of this place. This is a guarantee WOW, even for the most well traveled snorkeler. Now there's 3 ways to get here, 2 most of you know of but I'll share a 3rd that you can do at your...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2008

If you want to snorkel or kayak on the Big Island, this is probably the place to do it. Go early to avoid the heat and the rough afternoon tides. Also, going earlier seems to increase your chances of having an encounter with a spinner...More

Thank DonaldInDallas
Reviewed 11 November 2006

Kealakekua Bay is a definitely a magical place. South of the hustle and bustle of the downtown areas, Kealakekua Bay is a few miles south making it a quiet area to relax. The bay offers kayaking, where the kayaks can be rented at numerous places...More

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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