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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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  • We rented a kayak early in the morning (7 am) and paddled immediately to the eastern part of the bay, near two big rock slides. Fortunate enough to find the pod of dolphins and swimming along with the...  more »
  • After a long hot but beautiful hike to the monument we jumped into the inviting blue sea which called to us. A pod of dolphins invited us to play with them. Amazing! There are no words really to descr...  more »
  • Wish we could have made it over to the Cook memorial, but that is an all day hike or swim to reach. If you want to go, you can charter a snorkel cruise that will be on that side of the bay.  more »