1. United States
  2. Hawaii
  3. Captain Cook, Hawaii
  4. Kealakekua Bay

Big Island: Captain Cook Sightseeing & Snorkel Expedition

Product ID: 255562
Eco-certified
Explore the breathtaking marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay on this half-day excursion. Visit the historic Captain Cook Monument. Snorkel in crystal-clear waters abundant with sea life, discovering sea caves and lava tubes.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel in the aquamarine waters of Kealakekua Bay filled with coral gardens and fish
  • Explore remote sea caves and coves along the Kona Coast
  • Catch glimpses of marine life including sea turtles, dolphins, and whales
  • Marvel at the famed Captain Cook Monument tucked away and protected from high winds and sea levels
Full description
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.
Includes
  • 3-hour snorkel and sightseeing tour
  • Tropical snacks, juice, and water
  • Snorkel Gear, wetsuits, and flotation devices
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Towels
  • Swimsuits
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Check-in is located at: 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour.

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We had such luck! We saw a mother, baby and escort whales, pods of dolphins, and a manta ray from the boat. We also pulled a Mylar balloon from the ocean saving sea turtle in the process. The balloon had baby octopuses on it which we returned to the ocean. This is all not even counting the amazing variety of fish we saw. While our experience was not typical, what seemed to be was the excellent customer service, knowledgeable crew and fantastic experience.

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Product ID: 255562