Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook

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The ancient Hawaiian settlement Kealakekua Bay is known for its historical sites and religious temples, as well as for kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. A marine life conservation district, the bay--which is on the National Register of Historic Places--offers historical hiking routes, guided kayak tours, and picnic spots with a pavilion and restrooms available. Visit the beach, or hike through the forests along hills and dirt roads to reach renowned diving spots. You can also take a guided tour of the area to explore sights, such as Cook Monument, which was built at the approximate location of Captain Cook's death. For Kealakekua Bay and beyond, use our Captain Cook itinerary builder to get the most from your Captain Cook vacation.
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  • August 11, 2017
    We headed out for the early morning tour with our nice and helpful guides Nathan & Will. Kayaked towards Captain Cook Monument, had big time snorkeling before the the bay was crowded. Neat lunch serve...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I've heard so much about the spinner dolphins at the bay and wanted desperately to see them. I missed out on my last trip 15 years ago. We decided to take a guided kayak trip wi Kona Boys as I read th...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    I don't swim or snorkel, so just enjoyed the view. Parking in the morning was still available. Restrooms present.  more »

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To take advantage of the best recreational activities Captain Cook has to offer, book your stay at one of the area's private ranches or vacation villas. Though pricey, these establishments often provide impressive amenities like guided tours of the area as well as complimentary spa treatments, fitness facilities, and access to private beaches. For something a bit less expensive, consider one of the city's budget-friendly bed and breakfasts. These places often offer sweeping ocean views that make up for what they may lack in amenities.
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