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Snorkel at Kealakekua Bay
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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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Latest reviews of Snorkel at Kealakekua Bay

Amazing day trip

2021/01/24 Couples mormr

Another wonderful snorkel trip with these folks. Great attention to detail, safety & passenger enjoyment.

snorkelling, great trip

2020/03/14 Couples D & J

staff were great, boat not over crowded, facilities & service was terrific

A great time!

2020/03/04 Couples Erin

This was a fun way to spend my birthday. The captain and crew were super relaxed and funny, and the small size of the boat allowed for a sense of camaraderie and fun, as we zoomed through the water at high speeds (make ... more

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Amazing time

2020/02/01 Families Lover of Hawaii

The Catamaran ride was very smooth and comfortable. The crew was wonderful and very informative. Once in the water we had seen a large variety of fish and rays. I would highly recommend this adventure.

Awesome Snorkel Adventure!

2020/01/19 Couples Michael and Michele

Great crew! Great boat! Great time! A fun time! Thanks so much!

Great tour

2020/01/06 Couples Hawaii8888

This tour is very good for aged people and Baby. Everyone can enjoy.

Snorkel at Kealakekua Bay (Top Big Island Attractions), Big Island tours & activities, fun things to do in Big Island | HawaiiActivities.com
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.