The Captain Cook Monument, Captain Cook

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  • Starting near the junction of Hwy 11 and 160, this is a tough hike down to the Captain Cook Monument. Downhill is not too bad - the trail descends through woodland and grass, then by the side of a lav...  more »
  • We visited this place and wished we had another day to snorkel! Must see and do site! We even saw a whale ‘logging’ or resting. What a beautiful area! We hope to kayak and visit there again! The monum...  more »
  • After some kayak outfitter issues we decided to hike to the monument and do it for free. This is no leisurely hike but the reward is huge. We knew the hike was tough but what the heck. It took 1 hour ...  more »
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  • This was a really nice hike as well as a amazing snorkel trip. The hike down can be done in about 30min for fast walkers or about 1h for slower ones. And the hike is very rewarding when you get to see that magnificent bay and all those fishes. Only complain i could have would be that there's no real place to just lay down and enjoy the sun. But hey that s just the way nature is.
  • Parking roadside. Hike is downhill all the way there. Upper half is 6ft tall grass and scattered trees. Lower half is more barren through old lava flow. Bring lots of water!!!!! Water is ridiculously clear for snorkeling. Memorial is cool. We did this hike with our 3yr old on our backs. It was rough coming back. Lol. Glad it was overcast.
  • We took a snorkeling trip so we came in by boat. The cove is very beautiful, the water gorgeous! Lots of beautiful fish to see!! It was a wonderful experience!
  • Pretty good snorkeling; awesome drop-off! 2 negatives though were a lot of other snorkelers during peak times, and not the best variety of fish (though still pretty). The monument (and the history behind it) are pretty cool! Can't comment on the hiking, as I arrived by boat.
  • The fish and coral are so beautiful! Some people took a boat to get there, but there is a 2 mile hiking trail off 160 to get here. The trail is pretty challenging especially the way back up hill.
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