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Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Going as the sun rises and the dolphins are about to sleep yielded almost daily interactions. Best encounter ever. 
  • We rented kayaks from Bayside Adventure and kayaked over to the bay with our own gear. Lots of yellow fish, some parrot fish, trumpet fish, and many others. It was not too deep and there were lots of ...  read more »
  • Kealakekua Bay is located on the Kona coastof the island of Hawaiʻi about 12 miles (19 km) south of Kailua-Kona. Settled over a thousand years ago, the surrounding area contains many archeological and...  read more »
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