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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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  • This is the best spot on the island for the calm clear water and excellent wildlife viewing. Go in the morning when the water is clearest and the spinner dolphins are in the bay. 
  • Nice spot for snorkeling- we took a wrong turn and ended up near the water where there was a guy renting kayaks for $60 (double) so did this instead of hike down to the spot. It was a nice kayak trip-...  more »
  • The snorkeling was excellent and was a different experience than we'd had elsewhere. The water in the bay was very calm if a little cool. We were able to float above the fish and coral, paddling aroun...  more »