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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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Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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"fish"
in 181 reviews
"spinner dolphins"
in 75 reviews
"captain cook monument"
in 123 reviews
"the big island"
in 69 reviews
"rent a kayak"
in 38 reviews
"kona boys"
in 26 reviews
"great snorkeling"
in 29 reviews
"rocky beach"
in 9 reviews
"marine life"
in 22 reviews
"fair winds"
in 13 reviews
"crystal clear waters"
in 8 reviews
"hawaiian islands"
in 13 reviews
"napoopoo road"
in 12 reviews
"tour boats"
in 25 reviews
"snorkeling location"
in 7 reviews
"sea turtles"
in 10 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to go and snorkeling lots of fish and sometimes turtles. We like to get there early snorkel then have breakfast and plan our day.

1  Thank jayndeebell
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kealakekua Bay is beautiful and a great place to kayak on the Big Island, you should see dolphins while kayaking. You can snorkel by the monument right from your kayak and it is a great place to snorkel. I would highly recommend seeing and experiencing...More

Thank Virginia E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Is a wonderful day trip for the whole family to experience the wonders that make up what Hawaii is all about. It has history in that it was the site of a thriving Hawaiian village, you can rent kayaks to take across the bay...More

1  Thank celestewest10s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did. a Kayak / Snorkel adventure with Adventures in Paradise. Such an amazing experience with Sam our tour guide. The highlight of our Kona visit .

Thank Roberta W
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

really enjoyed it. the water is really clear and tons of fish can be seen in the coves by cook monument. we didnt see any dolphins when we came around 1030 am. but beautiful views and time on water

Thank Sharron i
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Wow.. what a spectacular place to visit! Could have spent hours longer here.. lots of different fish and coral to see whilst snorkeling - if I lived closer, I'd come back all the time! Even without snorkeling, this is such a gorgeous place! A bay...More

Thank Jessica D
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We drove down the long road into Napo'opo'o Beach Park and walked around the Hikiau Heiau. Apparently they made human sacrifices at this temple. There is a beautiful view across the bay to the Captain Cook Monument(we had already taken a boat out and snorkeled...More

1  Thank NorCal-traveler08
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We went to the park. Napo'opo'o Park. It was SO beautiful! Everything was green around Bay....It was just so pretty that morning. There were two boats out on the water and one other guy at the park who was just leaving. He said, "No dolphins...More

2  Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Great family fun! We made our way down to the bay, and rented a 3 person kayak to make the jaunt across the bay to the Captain Cook memorial and snorkeling area. What a fun time! It does take little work to get across the...More

1  Thank 409spencerg
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We really enjoyed the hike down to the Bay - it took about 40 minutes down. The terrain changes as you travel down and there are periods where you are in direct sun (wear sunscreen). Once at the bottom, it was surprisingly busy - there...More

1  Thank VGTravelGirl
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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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