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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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)
74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy , 74-425 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.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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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
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  • "Don't take any other snorkel tour dolphin trip, this one blows them out of the water." See review
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  • "This is the second time that I have taken this excursion, and it’s truly worth every penny." See review

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star-5
Great views, great crew
Pratik_M
, Jul 2022
Simon was amazing.. right pace, great commentary and gave us enough time to enjoy the snorkel and the views! His crew was extremely helpful and gave us good amount of food, snacks and beverages to help sustain a little 3rd grader as well. Highly recommend
star-5
Great tour for everyone.
Todd_B
, Jun 2022
Not all the tours are the same. This one is a MUST! We joined this tour as family. What a great tour. We've done a few tours while we are on the big island. This is our favorite one. Our kids were too cold to do snorkel the whole time, so we decided to come up to the boat early. At first we felt that we would miss out on the fun part (snorkel) but we are actually glad we did what we did. Being on the boat and enjoying the views, time with the crew and captain were great. Both kids favorite were spending time with the crew/captain. Of course their guides after the snorkel were great as well. Thank you so much!
star-5
Amazing Experience w/ Awesome Crew!
Cuong_V
, Jun 2022
We had a fabulous time on this tour with Captain Simon and his crew. They are friendly, funny, knowledgeable, and worked hard to ensure we had a great time. Snorkeling was good - it's a shame that a lot of the reefs were dead, but there was still some life and we saw a fair amount of fish. Coastal views on the way back was absolutely amazing. Can't say enough good things about this tour - book it now!
star-5
Good day was had by all.
Frances_B
, Jun 2022
Great captain, great crew and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Weather could have been better but that’s life.
star-5
The captain and crew are...
Carol_S
, Jun 2022
The captain and crew are fantastic! My girls had a blast! Plenty of food and drinks and time snorkeling.
star-5
Great snorkeling tour
Sabrina_I
, Jun 2022
The crew is very nice and attentive. Beautiful scenery. We saw an octopus and many fish when snorkeling in the bay and dolphins, a monk seal and a manta ray from the boat. Make sure your equipment fits well before leaving the port: my flippers did not fit properly which made it hard to use them.
star-5
Hang Loose - the best!
Daniel_V
, Jun 2022
Best charter we've ever had. Team was friendly, knowledgeable, funny, accommodating and attentive. Great snorkel spot, tasty lunch and plenty of non-alcoholic refreshments. Highly recommend Hang Loose charters.
star-5
Great way to spend an afternoon
Douglas_M
, Jun 2022
Great crew and very fun afternoon out. Would definitely recommend. We saw two types of dolphins, had a great time snorkeling, and had a good tour of the coastline coming back.
star-5
Swimming with the fishes
Anne_W
, Jun 2022
Simon and Aiden were amazing. They made the trip informative and fun. I loved how the whole crew interacted with the people and made it a great trip. Everyone had a blast. The fish and sea life we witnessed was absolutely amazing.
star-5
A great time!
Samantha_B
, Jun 2022
The crew was phenomenal! Very knowledgeable and always willing to help with our kids. Very friendly and lovely! Extremely pleased with this experience with the “Hang Loose” boat!
star-5
Wonderful Activity!
Robert_M
, Jun 2022
This was our first time snorkeling and all the staff were just wonderful. We highly recommend the company that provided the service, food, care, and entertainment. Well done. :)
star-4
Hawaii snorkeling trip
KRichelle_B
, Jun 2022
Seeing 12 to 15 spinner dolphins at once in the wild was fantastic. The main guide was a hoot an very informative. The fish and coral was amazing. I saw a huge puffer fish and so many schools of fish I've never seen before.
star-5
Great time
Lenore_W
, Jun 2022
It was a lot of fun and liked the information about the island. The crew was professional and friendly.
star-5
Fun experience
Kaitlynn_G
, Jun 2022
We had a great time! We were able to see some spinner dolphins, go along the coast and learn some Hawaiian history, and snorkel. They made it very easy for first time snorkelers! They were very kind, fun, and helpful!
star-5
Amazing trip!!
Alina_F
, Jun 2022
Was an amazing trip! Really great and funny crew! We would totally do it again!! Thank you so much for this outstanding experience :)
star-5
Great time at sea with a great crew
Claire_F
, Jun 2022
Captain Simon and crew were friendly and funny! The boat was immaculate and great size. We saw spinner dolphins and lava tubes. We had such a great time!
star-4
Enjoyable morning jaunt
Diana_L
, Jun 2022
Great trip and a highlight of our week in Hawaii. The snorkeling was great and we were greeted by dolphins on our arrival at the bay. Lunch was much appreciated and yummy, and we enjoyed the narrated stops along the always home. As a a Girl Scout troop interested in making the world a better place, we'd like we to ask you to provide a giant cooler for reusable water bottle refilling to diminish the amount of plastic bottle waste. We understand you may still need to provide bottled water, but every bit helps. Mahalo!
star-5
Fabulous snorkeling experience!
Meghan_K
, Jun 2022
This is the way to go if your interested in snorkeling at a place where you can see beautiful undamaged reef and lots of colorful fish. The boat ride out is an experience in itself. The captain did a great job sharing information about historical points and monuments along the coastline. Crew member, Kuwami is a super friendly hostess! Attentive and made us feel very comfortable. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for a fun water activity.
star-5
Snorkeling was a blast!...
Lennie_B
, Jun 2022
Snorkeling was a blast! History lesson on the way home was fantastic. We had a teenager that was scared to snorkel so a deck hand personally took her out Snorkeling for her 1st time which we were highly impressed by!! They supplied Lunch which was amazing, Great Trip.
star-5
Great snorkelling
randie_l
, Jun 2022
My husband and I chose this tour on our honeymoon and we were very happy with the service and the snorkelling. The lunch was also great and the staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend! (If you have a wetsuit top or spring suit - might recommend that to stay warmer in the water)

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