The hike down is a breeze, but going up can be a challenge for the faint of heart. Best snorkeling on the island. Go early!!!
The water is crystal clear down to 20 plus feet. The area is teeming with sea life from fishes to corals. The corals looked fairly healthy and the fishes were so beautiful! The high point of the trip was when a pod of dolphins swam around us. I watched a group of 8 swim not 20 ft away from me!... More
If i was to do this walk again i would do it early in the day to avoid the heat of the day. The entry to the trail is not sign posted but a good marker is that it is opposite 3 royal palms. Essential items are a hat, sunscreen, good foot ware (no flip flops, sandals or thongs) and... More
Easy to find after reading about the trailhead on the Internet, right off 11 across from the 3 coconut trees. First 1/4 of the trail was covered in hay and the rest was loose rocks and dirt--they were not kidding when they said DO NOT WEAR FLIP FLOPS! I had on tennis shoes and after a small ankle roll near... More
Capt Cook is one of my top 5 places to snorkel in Hawaii. The best way to do it is via kayak which isn't allowed at the present time. I would rather make the hike down and snorkel at my leisure than take a tour boat. The hike is not an easy one and you should be well equipped with... More
Our family took a private charter to this area. calm waters and a great place to snorkel. You can also hike in, not very easy as described by some who hiked in, assuming you are in good shape, i'm sure you'd be fine but for young kids the hike may be a bit much.
First I will say this is a wonderful location with great snorkelling! Rant time: The issue of tourists renting cheap kayaks for cash at the parking lot/ ramp and tying up anywhere around the monument shoreline was embarrassing to witness, I can only assume the only reason for this is lack of education due to renting kayaks at the pier,... More
This is beautiful and can be seen from the water but I don't recommend taking the trail down, It is a steep hike and a rough road sometimes marked KAPU by hogs heads at top of trail. But from the water it is great and you can get out and see the monument, you just have to be very careful... More
If you want a good hike this is the one. 1000 feet down in one mile with a beautiful snorkeling experience at the end.
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