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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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COMBO: Kealakekua Bay and Wild Dolphin Snorkel with Lunch
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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour great hosts. Boat was clean and friendly staff. More than expected We had light lunch had one fish on but broke the line. Walk off swim platform was very cool.

Thank David Lynn G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank FogHat13
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank J C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank mary_I3163IY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank old-jogger
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Tracey B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this bay by kayaks in the morning. The water was calm and warm as usually here in Hawaii. The bay itself has deep, crystal clear water and the best place to snorkel is around the Captain Cook monument. Here the water is...More

3  Thank CsillaP
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are several tour boats that go here, but I like to go to the trailhead and walk in (about 2 miles) to the beach. Some of the best snorkeling on the Island.

1  Thank eaglecadd
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paddled a kayak to the snorkel spot (good snorkeling) but the highlight was being accompanies by a group of dolphins that swam with us a good part of the way.

1  Thank mheitner
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We did the hike in the early morning to get down to the Captain Cook site before all the tour boats came in. Arriving at the site around 9am, we had about an hour or so in the water before literally "boatloads" of people started...More

6  Thank Sarah W
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Minami_SD
5 February 2018|
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Response from CsillaP | Reviewed this property |
Aloha. Both Kealakekua bay an Honaunau have deep water. Both are pristine, but deep. If you go in the early morning, water is calm, however consider the phases of the Moon as after full Moon there are big waves. (Just like... More
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Minami_SD
6 January 2018|
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Response from Lani C | Reviewed this property |
Kona Boys is a good company to go to Keleakekua Bay with . They are one of few companies with a permit to land at Captain Cook monument. Hilo is famous for the Botanic Gardens and waterfalls. Not sure about snorkelling .
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Alexa A
7 July 2017|
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Response from Debski11 | Reviewed this property |
No. I would not recommend taking a toddler kayaking on the bay. It is a little strenuous at times- especially challenging getting launched and in/out at pier. and sometimes waves get rough.
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