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

From US$99.79
  • Choice of excursion length and departure time
  • Lunch or snack included
  • Learn lesser-known details about the area from your guide
Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
From US$99.79
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8am Check-In
3.5-hour tour with check-in at 8am. Includes snack.
From US$99.79
7:15am Check-In
5-hour tour with check-in at 7:15am. Includes lunch.
From US$142.26
12:15pm Check-In
3.5-hour tour with check-in at 12:15pm. Includes snack.
From US$99.79
Get out on the water under the direction of a guide who leads you to the best spots on this Kealakekua Bay kayaking tour. Paddle past rugged sea cliffs and caves toward the monument to Captain Cook, learning about the history of the area along the way. Spot dolphins splashing in the water, and perhaps turtles and humpback whales, too. Marvel at the temples on the shore, and snorkel in the clear waters of the Big Island's west shore.
What to Expect
Having chosen either a 3.5-hour or 5-hour tour, meet your guide at the selected time at Napoopoo Landing. 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 o Kapu o Keoua to Napo’opo’o Beach, and the ancient remnants of Kawa’aloa 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 tin he waters of Kealakekua Bay. Enjoy lunch or a snack by the monument before paddling back to Napoopoo Landing where your tour concludes.

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1 - 5 of 22 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
A wonderful experience. Active and interesting

A great experience. First time kayakers and aside from being two spry 75/73 year olds, we didn't move too fast and were still able to keep up. Great assistance from our guides who made the tour smooth, safe, and interesting. The trip was a good...More

Thank Sherry L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent Experience

Kamal and Isaiah were great guides. The kayaking was very enjoyable and relaxing. We weren’t rushed into getting across the bay and could take our time sightseeing. We saw a large variety of fish while snorkeling and saw the damage that climate change is doing...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ask for Jamal!

Had a really good experience with Jamal as our guide. He was helpful, kind, concerned about the environment and so patient with us during our tour. We give Jamal a 5 star. The owner did try to reschedule us and he changed a few things...More

Thank ryancook11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A great time with Jamal - Kayak Tour - Captain Cook Monument

Let's start with Jamal from Aloha Kayak Co. This guy is one of the BEST tour guides we have ever had the pleasure of spending several hours with. He is extremely knowledgeable, kind, prepared and he cares for the island, the creatures and the reef....More

Thank lglavey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent Experience!

My wife and I booked this tour in the last minute and we did not regret it at all! We happened to see dolphin while pedaling hard to Cook Monument. It was such a great experience since this is the first time we were so...More

Thank Ming-Chun L
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