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The Captain Cook Monument, Captain Cook

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  • The monument itself is a fun but brief stop. The snorkeling nearby is excellent. The reef is in shallow water that gradually gets deeper & deeper until it eventually drops WAY off. Saw a huge variety ...  more »
  • It is a 2 mile hike one way with 1200 foot elevation loss/gain. We are in decent shape and it took us an hour each way in Keens. I felt sorry for those in sandals. We went early to beat the tours. The...  more »
  • Most people come in by boat to see this area but there is also a hiking trail. The most challenging part of this hike may be finding the trailhead and a parking spot. If you are going on a weekend, go...  more »
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  • Best snorkeling on the big island I think. I live here and love to kayak across. The hike is a good one too. Bring lots of water. Crystal clear water.
  • An extraordinary snorkeling and kayaking spot you can visit without an appointment. Just go there, rent all the gear you need from a vendor in a truck, and get in the water! Very clear, warm, deep water, and an array of fish make this a perfect way to spend part of a day snorkeling. The beautiful coastline is excellent to explore by kayak.
  • One of the best snorkeling spots on the island, if you can get to it by charter, kayak, or hike. If you rent a boat, you are disallowed from beaching it; if you want to snorkel, you'll have to do get in and our from your boat. My preference is for the hike, which is a couple of miles through high grass and then a steep trail. The trail is maintained by volunteers, so make sure to thank them if you see them and treat the land with respect. The monument has become somewhat crowded in recent years with boats.
  • Great snorkeling right in front of it, and beautiful rock and lava formations on the sea wall around it, well worth a tour to go out to see it
  • We rented kayaks from Kona Kayak Rental and kayaked out to Captain Cook. We didn't actually see the Monument, but the reef around the Monument is fantastic! Such a great spot to see such diversity. We also got to see and swim with about 40 dolphins near this area. What a way to end our Hawaiian vacation :) We were told that we couldn't dock at the Monument ... but we saw several people on land. So not sure how that happens. But it's something to note.