Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, Island of Hawaii

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Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park is located in Island of Hawaii. Make Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park a centerpiece of your Captain Cook vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Captain Cook travel itinerary maker.
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(Captain Cook is the nearest city to Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park)

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Where to stay in Captain Cook

To take advantage of the best recreational activities Captain Cook has to offer, book your stay at one of the area's private ranches or vacation villas. Though pricey, these establishments often provide impressive amenities like guided tours of the area as well as complimentary spa treatments, fitness facilities, and access to private beaches. For something a bit less expensive, consider one of the city's budget-friendly bed and breakfasts. These places often offer sweeping ocean views that make up for what they may lack in amenities.
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  • The beach is rocky, but really beautiful. You can see the monument to Captain Cook across the water. Parking is very limited, but you can easily walk to the other locations.  more »
  • This historical state park is worth the visit, just to see the beautiful Kealakekua Bay. The drive to the park is not for the faint of heart or those who might get dizzy as there are more than a few d...  more »
  • Totally unassuming little park...followed downslope roads and then ended up there by chance. Wonderful spot...where spinner dolphins come to rest ...view across the bay to the Captain Cook memorial..w...  more »
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  • Fabulous snorkeling, some of the best in all Hawaii. Way better than Molokini off Maui. Hike in or take a snorkel boat, it's all good. Protected bay, usually calm conditions...Today was perfect!
  • The snorkeling was awesome! So many fish. It was crowded at first, around noon, but then the tour boats left and we were practically alone.
  • BEAUTIFUL area with great colors of sand and water. I mean... they named a beer after it because of its awesomeness
  • Great snorkle, gorgeous rock wall back drop. Long hike in and out. Bring hiking backpack, snacks and water.
  • Amazing coral and diversity of fish. A great hike and an underwater arch for added adventuring. We hoped to see dolphins, but saw many fish, so it was fantastic!