Captain James Cook Monument, Hawaii

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Big Island: Captain Cook Sightseeing & Snorkel Expedition

1. Big Island: Captain Cook Sightseeing & Snorkel Expedition

Discover the natural beauty and history of Kealakekua Bay on this eco-friendly snorkeling adventure. This stunning 315-acre marine sanctuary boasts protected waters, making it the best place in Hawaii for snorkelers of all levels of experience. Jump in the turquoise waters and marvel at the tropical fish, colorful coral, and marine life. Keep your eyes peeled—you might even catch a glimpse of playful Hawaiian spinner dolphins. After a full hour of snorkeling, let your friendly captain and crew transport you and your small group to the historic Captain Cook's Monument. Hear about the dramatic history of this location as you gaze toward the cove where the white stone monument stands.  On your way back, enjoy snacks and beverages while you ride up the coast learning about local legends and history.   Maneuver into the sea caves at the base of Hualalai, hugging the coast and detailing the culturally significant and geologically fascinating features along the way. Watch for dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and even herds of thousands of goats. Afterwards, you’ll head back to the dock, having seen some of the most stunning natural beauty that Hawaii has to offer.

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What people are saying about Captain James Cook Monument, Hawaii

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. You got a boat ride, a long (~2 hour) snorkeling experience with the essential supplies provided. A nice snack after the adventure, followed by a mini tour on the way back of lava tubes. We got a bonus and saw a monk seal by the lava tubes. Was definitely worth the money. Saw lots of different fish, eels, sea cucumber, sea urchins, and eels.

Went far out into the ocean to get a good look at the island. Then sent to the monument to snorkel and seen beautiful fish along with dolphins right next to our boat! Went to see lots of caves afterwards

Amazing experience!! Totally worth it!We saw all kinds of fish! Luckily saw many spinning dolphins before we left!The crew was amazing and well informed!Don't miss that!!

These was a great adventure. The crew was very experienced and knew all kinds of information and showed us wonderful sights.

Skyler was an awesome guide! The location was amazing! And the boat was so much fun!