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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay

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On this Kealakekua Bay kayaking and snorkeling tour, your guide leads you to the best spots and all equipment is included. Paddle past rugged sea cliffs and caves toward the monument to Captain Cook, learning area history along the way. Spot dolphins splashing in the water, and perhaps turtles and humpback whales, too. Marvel at the temples on shore, and snorkel in the clear waters of the Big Island's west shore.
  • Snorkel and kayak the best spots in Kealakekua Bay, led by a guide
  • Lunch or snack included, depending on tour length selected
  • Spot dolphins year-round and humpback whales in season
  • All necessary kayaking and snorkeling equipment included
What to Expect
Having chosen the tour length that works for you, meet your guide at the selected time in the town of Honalo. After a safety briefing, board your kayak and head out toward the Captain Cook Monument and Kealakekua Bay. While paddling, listen as your guide points out and explains the coast's features, from the towering sea cliffs of Pali Kapu o Keoua to Napoopoo Beach, and the ancient remnants of Kaawaloa village. Keep an eye out for Hawaiian spinner dolphins splashing and leaping by the shore. In winter, you may also spot humpback whales breaching in the distance. Upon arrival at the Captain Cook monument, pull your kayak up on the shore and embark upon a scenic hike before snorkeling in the waters of Kealakekua Bay. Enjoy lunch or a snack by the monument (depending on tour selected) before paddling back to Napoopoo Landing where your tour concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
82-5674 Kahau Pl, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Lunch on 5-hour tour; snacks on 3.5-hour tour
  • All necessary equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note your lunch choice in the special requirements box at check-out: roast beef, turkey, ham or veggie (if tour with lunch option selected)
  • For safety reasons, you MUST provide contact information in the Special Requirements box at check-out
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Luke was our guide for our kayaking trip across the bay to the Captain Cook Monument. I really recommend this company. They are locally owned and take their time at the beginning of the trip to explain the history and meaning of the place we were visiting which I thought was
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Fantastic day! Highly recommended. The reef at the Cook Monument was teeming with fish. Incredible snorkeling. Iwa's knowledge and interest in sharing Hawaiian culture and history is amazing. His level of pride and passion for his people's history is infectious and made all
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Interesting and enjoyable take the the history of the islands with regard to Captain Cook from the Hawaiian owner before the trip. Kayak across to the monument with dolphins accompanying us. Best coral I’ve ever seen with many unusual fish too. Guide took great care to ensure we
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Fantastic tour. One of the highlights of my trip. I personally had no issues and found the guides extremely knowledgeable. We had a great history lesson before the kayak out to the monument and snorkel. We saw at least 10 spinner dolphins on the way out to the monument.
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It was an incredible experience, highly recommend. Great staff as well, you’ll enjoy beautiful landscapes.
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