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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

There are few places in all of Hawaii more historic than Kealakekua Bay, as it's the spot where Captain Cook was killed in a skirmish with native Hawaiians, and the Hawaiian monarch, King Kamehameha III was born just a few miles away. The history aside, it's also one of the best places to snorkel on the Big Island of Hawaii, and you'll have the chance to experience the beauty on this snorkeling tour from Kona. Search for dolphins on the way to the bay while admiring the volcanic coast, and after scouring the red for coral and fish, climb aboard for a lunch that's served by the friendly crew.
  • Visit historic Kealakekua Bay
  • View Humpback whales in winter
  • Cruise the volcanic Kona coast
  • Lunch and snorkeling equipment included
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Bottled water
Light refreshments
Snacks
Professional guide
For snorkeling option: Snorkeling gear, floatation device
Lunch (sandwiches, fresh fruit) -if any diet restrictions, please bring food specific to your needs.
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off (NOT included in this tour. Please be sure to check-in at Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramp 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740)
GoPro rental (upon availability -call to reserve)

Departure Point

74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

After turning into the harbor, TAKE the very first road to the RIGHT. Follow the road, pass Gentry's Kona Marine and a small gas station -Sea Store and Deli on the left, then TURN LEFT. As you drive in, you will see a small brown roof building to the right (restrooms). Meet crew under the pavilion.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is NOT included. Please be sure to check-in at Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramp 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide English and Japanese (upon availability)
  • Must be in good health and fit condition, must be able to climb a short ladder
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Must be comfortable in the water, be comfortable using floatation if needed (we have Ride Along option available for non-swimmers)
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in an advanced pregnancy
  • Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems or injuries within the last 3 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hang Loose Boat Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay ?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay .

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don't take any other snorkel tour dolphin trip, this one blows them out of the water." See review
  • "A must to add to your to-do list on Big Island!" See review
  • "This is the second time that I have taken this excursion, and it’s truly worth every penny." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great trip!
belinda_t
, Sep 2021
This trip was amazing from start to finish. We saw dolphins as an extra treat. The crew is very informative and friendly . Good food too! Great trip well worth it !
star-5
Amazing trip
Carol_M
, Sep 2021
Tours guides were helpful and friendly . Love the activity, not only beautiful but memorable. We loved it and will recommend to anyone
star-5
Snorkeling for the first time
Josue_H
, Sep 2021
Crew was always attentive and helpful. Views were all beautiful, snorkeling was very fun and easy. Great experience overall. 10/10 recommend
star-5
Great Snorkel Tour
Chris_E
, Sep 2021
Had a great time on our trip. Saw lots of tropical fish, three different types of eel, and some puffer fish. The real treat though was the pod of Spinner dolphins playing around the boat. Mesmerizing! Our tour guides were amazing. Super friendly and knowledgeable about the sea life and the history of the coastline. Would definitely do this trip again!!!
star-5
Great day snorkeling, lots of fish, nice boat, excellent crew.
Garth
, Sep 2021
My wife and I booked this trip in Hawaii September 2021. It was a ice boat, good snorkeling and excellent crew.
star-5
Great snorkeling, friendly crew
Jess
, Sep 2021
My husband isn't a strong swimmer and had never been snorkeling, but the crew helped get him comfortable and ready to snorkel in the water with a lifejacket and pool noodle. We both had a great time and the snacks were plentiful. They even have a shower to rinse off after you're done. We didn't end up seeing any dolphins, rays, whales, or anything unusual along the ride, but Kealakekua Bay is as gorgeous as always and all the equipment provided worked great. The crew is happy to take pics of you as well, which was nice.
star-5
First rate trip with loads of fun!!
Angela_B
, Sep 2021
What a wonderful trip!! The crew was amazing! A plethora of snacks provided. Lunch was good. Lots to drink. We stopped several places in going in and out of the final snorkel trip. Got to watch dolphins swimming around the boat and lava tubes. I would highly recommend this trip. First rate!!
star-5
All-around great experience
Rachel_W
, Sep 2021
The crew was super nice and ran everything well. Location was beautiful and we got to see some dolphins! Would definitely do this again.
star-5
A MUST while in Kona!
Stephanie_M
, Sep 2021
Wow! The absolute best snorkeling ever! The coral and beautiful fish were breathtaking and the crew made the trip over the top!
star-5
A must!!
Christian_F
, Sep 2021
Great experience, very good crew, recommended 100%. Good for kids and families. The ocean is clean is very well maintain for the locals.

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