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Kealakekua Bay

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Address: Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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US$99.78*
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
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Wild Dolphins and Reef Snorkel Kealakekua Bay
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel and Coastal Adventure

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Great bay for snorkeling. There is an abundance of fish and we saw a small eel. Dolphin were jumping and spinning which was a lot of fun to see. Coral was pretty but several... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Florence J
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Crystal River, Florida
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Crystal River, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great bay for snorkeling. There is an abundance of fish and we saw a small eel. Dolphin were jumping and spinning which was a lot of fun to see. Coral was pretty but several areas looked dead.

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Salt Lake City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Do yourself a favor and get to this Bay. We took a Fair Winds tour and it was the highlight of our trip, and a top ten of our life. Mom, Dad & tween all were very happy. Lots of fish, eels, a shark. No dolphins seen on our day. But not disappointed. Its a special place. Even scaredy-cat mom... More 

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Ventura County Coast, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We kayaked the bay and had hundreds of spinner dolphins breaching and swimming right next to our kayaks. Unbelievable and what a treat! Recommend doing this trip early as the winds can pick up in the afternoon. Took about 1/2 hour to cross the bay. Be sure to watch the location where you should return your Kayak. we rented locally... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 634 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great half day we had with Body Glove learning about the historic sites and their significance in Kealakekua Bay. A beautiful place to visit and we were lucky to see whales and dolphins as well.

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Thank Bruce H
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a morning snorkeling trip and were taken here by a boat. It took about one hour one way for the boat. Breakfast and a BBQ lunch were served on the boat. It was magical, especially for someone who could not swim well. I was fitted with a tubing, and that took care of me. I saw so many... More 

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Thank 908Laura
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I heard that dolphins often come here so I came to see for myself and was not disappointed. They were in the middle of the bay. I swam out to them with snorkel gear on. While they were around me, I saw a manta ray below. I followed it as it swam gracefully around the bay and occasionally did some... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw dolphins most mornings, snorkeling was decent...choose entrance and exit spots carefully. Paddleboard and kayaking are nice here too

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting the Big Island, this is one of the places you want to see! This must be the second or third time we came and the pleasure is always the same - just beautiful.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No need to book a tour or rent a kayak to get access to amazing snorkeling. I still can't believe how easy it was to park, walk across a rocky beach, go down "two steps" and be in amazingly clear and fish populated water. It's a busy location and the water access point can get bottle necked but once you... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bay is a must see. Not only site of the Captain Cook monument but also a bay where the wild dolphins come in. Rent a kayak from one of the locals.

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