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Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook

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Wildlife Area
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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  • What a great half day we had with Body Glove learning about the historic sites and their significance in Kealakekua Bay. A beautiful place to visit and we were lucky to see whales and dolphins as well...  more »
  • We booked a morning snorkeling trip and were taken here by a boat. It took about one hour one way for the boat. Breakfast and a BBQ lunch were served on the boat. It was magical, especially for someon...  more »
  • I heard that dolphins often come here so I came to see for myself and was not disappointed. They were in the middle of the bay. I swam out to them with snorkel gear on. While they were around me, I sa...  more »