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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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Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“fish” (179 reviews)
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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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+1 808-328-8775
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"fish"
in 179 reviews
"spinner dolphins"
in 71 reviews
"captain cook monument"
in 121 reviews
"the big island"
in 68 reviews
"rent a kayak"
in 38 reviews
"kona boys"
in 26 reviews
"great snorkeling"
in 29 reviews
"marine life"
in 22 reviews
"fair winds"
in 13 reviews
"rocky beach"
in 8 reviews
"crystal clear waters"
in 8 reviews
"hawaiian islands"
in 13 reviews
"tour boats"
in 25 reviews
"napoopoo road"
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"sea turtles"
in 10 reviews
"snorkeling location"
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"sea quest"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The return uphill hike is very doable in 60-90 minutes with good shoes and water to drink if you are any level of hiker or walker. Reconsider if little kids or older and unsure.

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bay waters are crystal clear and incredible for snorkeling and kayaking. There are multiple homes for vacation rental on Airbnb and VRBO. I’d highly recommend at LEAST a stop here for kayaking - I went twice and spent several hours with the spinner dolphins....More

Thank buffaloplaid
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect family activity. We rented kayaks and paddled across the sheltered bay to snorkel in the crystal clear water. Beautiful coral and huge numbers of fish. Saw a reef shark too. Also dolphins on the way across.

1  Thank Kevin L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a kayaking tour to this bay for snorkeling. It’s a great location with a wonderful reef. Lots of marine life. We even saw a small 4’ white tipped shark! It was shy and swam away as soon as we saw it. There are...More

1  Thank Jeanne P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bay is declared a marine preserve because of an abundance and variety of marine life found in the waters. Captain Cook Monument is across the bay but can be seen from the shoreline of the bay. Near the rocky beach there is an ancient...More

Thank jgluv2travel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Karaoshkin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ABQMiMi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank wvlivingston
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank eklake
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

2  Thank max219
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Reneezy B
15 March 2018|
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Response from HawaiiNut02760 | Reviewed this property |
All Trails calls it at 3.6 miles, with a 2-4 hour roundtrip time. Also describes it as a moderate hike - there is a 1256 foot elevation change. We kayaked to the monument area so can't comment on parking availability or... More
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TravelLocalite
12 March 2018|
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Response from old-jogger | Reviewed this property |
If you take one of the larger snorkeling boats they have proper bathrooms. Nothing on land as far as I could see.
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Kathy M
10 March 2018|
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Response from Debski11 | Reviewed this property |
The Captain Cook area is more remote, you'll have to drive to sandy beaches. Staying up near Kona affords easier access to more beaches as well as local activities. Downtown Kona is a great place to spend some time. We've... More
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