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Captain Cook by Land & Sea - Place of Refuge Tour & Snorkel at Kealakekua Bay


Go on adventures on both land and sea in one day! Visit a Kona coffee plantation and the sacred Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, then snorkel at Kealakekua Bay with Sea Quest by the famous Captain Cook Monument!

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This tour takes you to see the Big Island's wild nature and unique history. First you will stop at Coffee Farm to join a coffee tour that includes a sampling of 100% Kona Coffee. Then you'll see two very important historical locations: the Painted Church and the Place of Refuge. Officially the St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, the Painted Church is located in South Kona and is home to a beautiful fresco painting that tells of various Biblical stories. After learning of the missionary history of Hawaii, visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau national historical park to learn about ancient Hawaiian traditions. Place of Refuge was a temple where ancient Hawaiian law breakers, civilians and defeated warriors may find sanctuary and absolution. Last but not least, head to one of the most famous spots for snorkeling on the Big Island, Kealakekua Bay! Here, you'll see spectacular coral reefs, tropical fish and sea turtles by the Captain Cook Monument where the famous Captain James Cook lost his life.
Coffee had not existed in Hawaii until Don Francisco de Paula Marin, who was King Kamehameha the First's Spanish advisor, brought the coffee plant to the islands in 1813.

The soil around the Captain Cook Monument is British soil. Captain James Cook was a British explorer and cartographer who established first contact between Hawaiians and the West. He landed in 1778 and was killed in Kealakekua Bay in 1779. The white obelisk that marks the location of Captain Cook's death was built in 1874 by the order of Princess Likelike and later deeded to the United Kingdom.
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  • Duration (incl. transportation): 7.5 - 9.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins) / Deli-style lunch
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
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  • 07:50-08:50 Pick-up
  • 07:00 Tour Van Departure
  • 09:20 Bay View Farm Kona coffee plantation (1 hour)
    Generic_Coffee_Bean_Berry_123RF_21848008_ML Bay View Kona coffee farm grows coffee plants on the slope of Mauna Loa and Hualalai Mountains, where there's rich volcanic soil and tropical, semi-arid Kona Climate. You will join the Kona coffee tour to see how their coffee is processed and sample high quality 100% Kona coffee.
  • 10:25 St Benedict Cathoric Church (Painted Church) (25 min.)
    Paintedchurch Kau_Big_Island_shutterstock_43891852 St Benedict Church, known as Painted Church, was erected in 1899 and has a beautiful, vivid fresco depicting stories from the Bible painted on the walls and ceiling. Father John Velghe painted these to preach to Native Hawaiians who couldn’t read English.
  • 11:00 Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (Place of Refuge) (1 hour)
    Hawaii_Big Island_Kapohokine Adventures_Honaunau Puuhonua o Honaunau National Park used to be a place of refuge for people who break the ancient Hawaiian law “Kapu,” which is punishable by death. The only way to survive was to reach the place of refuge in the great wall where a priest would be able to absolve you.
  • 12:30 Seaquest Snorkeling at Kealakekua (3 hours 15min)
    US_Hawaii_Snorkel_shutterstock_124761604 Enjoy ocean rafting on a zodiac raft bound for Kona snorkeling on Kealakekua Bay. This area is a marine life conservation area and one of the best snorkeling spots in Big island of Hawaii. You can also get close to the Captain Cook Monument, a memorial erected where James Cook lost his life in 1779.
  • Lunch
    A deli-style lunch will be served on board the snorkeling boat before returning to shore.
  • 16:00-17:00 Drop-off
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Guests using crutches, walking sticks, walkers, etc. are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Children 7 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • A valid government-issued photo ID
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    • This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 26.
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What is the lunch menu?
  • You can choose one from below.
    ・Italian Cold Cut Sandwich (Salami, Ham, Pepperoni. Tomatoes. Onions and Provolone Cheese)
    ・Turkey Sandwich (Turkey, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Pickles and Provolone Cheese)
    ・Tuna Sandwich (Tuna, diced celery, black pepper, Maui onion, carrots, basil, and oregano with mayonnaise spread on an Italian style roll)
    ・Ham Sandwich (Ham, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Pickles and Provolone Cheese)
    ・Vegetarian Sandwich (Egg Plant, Zucchini, Roasted Peppers, Spinach, Pickles and Provolone Cheese)
    ・Club Sandwich (Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomatoes Onions, Pickles and Provolone Cheese)
    ・Gluten free options - Salad, Turkey Salad, Tuna Salad, Ham Salad
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Duration incl. transportation 7.5 - 9.5 hour(s)
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Captain Cook by Land & Sea - Place of Refuge Tour & Snorkel at Kealakekua Bay