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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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Snorkel at Kealakekua Bay (Top 10 Best Things to Do Big Island), 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.