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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 have visited Kealakekua Bay 3 times. Once with a dolphin tour and twice on our own. If you are adventurous, somewhat athletic and don't mind the water, here's what you do without spending a fortune...  more »
  • We went there by ourselves. Found a little sandy spot among the rocks and just laid there and admired the views. We had snorkeling equipment so we snorkeled on our own in the bay. We saw many cool spe...  more »
  • The best snorkeling in the Big Island is right in front of the Captain Cook Monument. We went with a tour company (Adventures in Paradise), who provided the kayaks and gear. It was a short paddle from...  more »