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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling

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Kealakekua Bay, located 13 miles south of Kailua-Kona, is a pristine marine sanctuary and preservation site filled with colorful marine life and coral. Tucked along this bay are ancient religious temples and also the historic monument where world explorer Captain James Cook met his fate. Archaeological sites are only accessible by rugged foot paths or by kayak. Go explore the history of Kealakekua and its underwater beauty through these tours featuring this stunning and sacred bay.
Tips for visiting Kealakekua Bay:
- Tours to Kealakekua Bay depart from four locations: Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona Pier, Keauhou Bay and Napoopoo Pier.
- Dining options vary by tour from simple deli roll-up sandwiches to freshly grilled BBQ burgers and hot dogs on the boat deck.
- Due to the nature of the boat experience, visiting the bay by zodiac boat or ocean raft (inflatable speed boat) is not recommended for young children, pregnant women or people with heart, neck or joint problems.
- Since Kealakekua Bay is a nature preserve, touching marine life or coral or standing on coral gardens is against the law.
- Hiking the trail to the Captain Cook monument at Kealakekua Bay is strenuous and should only be attempted if you are physically fit and know where to go.
- Access to the Captain Cook monument from the ocean side is permitted by Guided Kayak & Snorkel Tour at Kealakekua Bay & Captain Cook Monument . Boats visiting the bay are not allowed to access the monument from the shore.

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Deluxe Captain Cook Snorkeling Tour at Kealakekua Bay - Fair Wind Cruises

Wonderful experience

2024/02/14 Couples David F

Had a great day on the water. Right out of the bay we experience whales breaching the water. Staff was well trained, everyone had their job and was on it. They were very helpful in and out of the water. Very knowledgab... more

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Sea Quest Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Tour & Rafting Sea Cave Expedition

Great Crew!

2024/01/28 Families Kara

Fabulous day, getting to get into the sea caves was the best!

Kealakekua Bay Morning Snorkeling Cruise with Breakfast & Lunch - Sea Paradise

Mom and daughter first trip to Kona

2023/10/28 Families Rhonda Schwehm

Best time ever. The crew are all wonderful. The crew made the trip fun and educational. Lots of marine life.

Deluxe Captain Cook Snorkeling Tour at Kealakekua Bay - Fair Wind Cruises

A Relaxing and Enjoyable Trip with Good Food but Mediocre Snorkeling

2023/09/23 Friends Kathy M.

On the whole, I'm glad I went. It was a lovely day, the boat was comfortable, and food great. The trip included a plant-based breakfast and lunch, with Kona coffee and alcoholic drinks available for purchase. The boat st... more

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Deluxe Captain Cook Snorkeling Tour at Kealakekua Bay - Fair Wind Cruises

Gorgeous Bay

2023/08/13 Families with Young Children Kara

Fun and sunny day on the gorgeous Captain Cook bay!

Deluxe Captain Cook Snorkeling Tour at Kealakekua Bay - Fair Wind Cruises

Great Excursion!

2023/07/03 Families Jen

We loved this excursion! The Boat & staff were excellent! Snorkeling was amazing (tons of fish, turtle & an eel) & the boat with the slides & high dive were so fun for my kids!! This was our favorite hawaiin excursion!

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Kealakekua Bay, located 13 miles south of Kailua-Kona, is a pristine marine sanctuary and preservation site filled with colorful marine life and coral. Tucked along this bay are ancient religious temples and also the historic monument where world explorer Captain James Cook met his fate. Archaeological sites are only accessible by rugged foot paths or by kayak. Go explore the history of Kealakekua and its underwater beauty through these tours featuring this stunning and sacred bay.