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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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COMBO: Kealakekua Bay and Wild Dolphin Snorkel with Lunch
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
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Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel
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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
+1 808-328-8775
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really overcrowded mid day with tour boats and ignorant tourists. If you plan on going to captain cook I would book an early morning Kayak and snorkel tour. The 7am tours are awesome because of calm waters and no tour boats. Some...More

1  Thank StuAG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great time snorkeling of the coast near the Captain Cook memorial. The water was warm and the sea life abundant. Many snorkeling companies to choose from. They all come here because of its isolated beauty and calm waters. A bit pricey but everything is in...More

Thank H T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kealakekua Bay is a beautiful place. The snorkeling is very good but not as impressive as all the advertising would lead you to believe. I was disappointed with the huge number of boats and people by the monument. There were maybe 20 boats and literally...More

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful spot to snorkel. Beautiful bay, bright blue water, gorgeous reef, and some very colorful fish. Seeing as there are 3 ways to get here: A long hike, kayak, or a boat tour... we opted for the boat tour using the Fairwind, which turned...More

Thank Jen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here en route to the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau Park and are so glad we did. We saw dolphins swimming and playing in the bay. I wish we had the gear and the time to snorkel. We heard this area had dolphins and we...More

Thank RHtravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best snorkel spots in all of the islands. There are a couple ways to get here. You can rent a kayak or hike in. The hike is only about 2.5 miles but it's very steep. The hike down is easy, but the...More

4  Thank Teri L
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Came here with the crew of Kona Styke for a morning snorkel tour. Beautiful views of the hillside and the clarity of the water here was absolutely amazing. Ton of marine life hanging out in the reefs - saw several eels and a crazy amount...More

Thank sjhinson123
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We headed out for the early morning tour with our nice and helpful guides Nathan & Will. Kayaked towards Captain Cook Monument, had big time snorkeling before the the bay was crowded. Neat lunch served before heading back. On our way back we saw spinning...More

1  Thank Barbro Ö
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I've heard so much about the spinner dolphins at the bay and wanted desperately to see them. I missed out on my last trip 15 years ago. We decided to take a guided kayak trip wi Kona Boys as I read they were very professional...More

3  Thank Lani C
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I don't swim or snorkel, so just enjoyed the view. Parking in the morning was still available. Restrooms present.

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Alexa A
7 July 2017|
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Response from brigalmcc | Reviewed this property |
Wyou could totally go with your toddler! It was pretty calm in the morning.
Alexa A
7 July 2017|
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Response from maxandma | Reviewed this property |
It probably depends on the weather. The day we went out was calm as a lake. the group we rented from helped us in and out no problem. The only thing to keep in mind is large tour/snorkel boats seem to arrive around 10... More
7 June 2017|
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Response from Penny37357 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled only to the Big Island because we wanted adventure and to stay as the locals in vacation rental homes, not the typical Hawaii experience in resorts and drinks on the beach, etc. For this, the big island is... More