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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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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel and Coastal Adventure
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  • Average5%
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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful experience to be out on bay however please respect wildlife and sea and read up on how to enjoy without disturbing either. Be sure to wear sunscreen that does not harm and enjoy!

Thank HawaiiJoy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the trail which was about 45 minutes down and over an hour to climb up. I was almost crying but totally worth it. We repeated it two days later. The snorkeling is the best here as the water is clear and unbelievably nice...More

1  Thank Kaviana
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove to this and the parking is bad they have blocked most of the parking off making it difficult to park,but we managed. There are restrooms, the crisis nice,we were with mobility challenged people so we did not manage to go to captain hook...More

1  Thank simpleyme
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The return uphill hike is very doable in 60-90 minutes with good shoes and water to drink if you are any level of hiker or walker. Reconsider if little kids or older and unsure.

1  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bay waters are crystal clear and incredible for snorkeling and kayaking. There are multiple homes for vacation rental on Airbnb and VRBO. I’d highly recommend at LEAST a stop here for kayaking - I went twice and spent several hours with the spinner dolphins....More

1  Thank buffaloplaid
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect family activity. We rented kayaks and paddled across the sheltered bay to snorkel in the crystal clear water. Beautiful coral and huge numbers of fish. Saw a reef shark too. Also dolphins on the way across.

2  Thank Kevin L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a kayaking tour to this bay for snorkeling. It’s a great location with a wonderful reef. Lots of marine life. We even saw a small 4’ white tipped shark! It was shy and swam away as soon as we saw it. There are...More

2  Thank Jeanne P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bay is declared a marine preserve because of an abundance and variety of marine life found in the waters. Captain Cook Monument is across the bay but can be seen from the shoreline of the bay. Near the rocky beach there is an ancient...More

1  Thank jgluv2travel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't do snorkeling for a long time. After this, I started doing it everywhere i go! It was that amazing. The water was so beautiful, clear navy blue, i didn't expect that many fish, it's not like Caribbean. Fish is bright and numerous species!...More

2  Thank Karaoshkin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful bay and a marine sanctuary. It is part of what I'd call 'old Hawaii' and feels far from Waikiki, which in our book is a good thing. Manini Beach is delightful with grass, shade and small entry area for the bay....More

Thank ABQMiMi
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Reneezy B
15 March 2018|
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Response from HawaiiNut02760 | Reviewed this property |
All Trails calls it at 3.6 miles, with a 2-4 hour roundtrip time. Also describes it as a moderate hike - there is a 1256 foot elevation change. We kayaked to the monument area so can't comment on parking availability or... More
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TravelLocalite
12 March 2018|
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Response from old-jogger | Reviewed this property |
If you take one of the larger snorkeling boats they have proper bathrooms. Nothing on land as far as I could see.
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Kathy M
10 March 2018|
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Response from Debski11 | Reviewed this property |
The Captain Cook area is more remote, you'll have to drive to sandy beaches. Staying up near Kona affords easier access to more beaches as well as local activities. Downtown Kona is a great place to spend some time. We've... More
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