Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, Island of Hawaii

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Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park is located in Island of Hawaii. To visit Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park and other attractions in Captain Cook, use our Captain Cook trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Dolphin swim tours I saw from the sea. Captain Cook Memorial was told was interesting because it usually is and seems to be unable to another can take photos in white just so it is.
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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 »
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  • The beach Bay next to the James cook monument is awesome clear water and different fish everywhere. Good place to snorkel. Two Ways of getting their. Hiking which is very demanding. Boat or kayak. But the place is worth it.
  • Great snorkeling, plenty of fish, saw a turtle. Currents make it hard to get out of the water, there's no stairs from the monument. Plenty of sea urchins, bring proper water shoes and be careful where you step and put your hand. Plenty of mangose near the monument, they opened and got into our backpack and ate our food. Don't feed the wild animals! Hike up and down takes about an hour one way, steep and strenuous, bring water, hiking boots, sunscreen, sun cap, wear long sleeve and long pants as there is lush vegetation on the trail. Stay safe and enjoy
  • This is where you will see the monument to Captain Cook. Getting there is a bit of a hike. The trail itself is roughly 4 miles and is not for the faint of heart due to the fact that there is an elevation change of 1400 feet. One of the biggest attractions is snorkeling in the bay beside the monument. Be sure to pack a lunch and plenty of water as there are no facilities at the site itself.
  • Great snorkeling with the Sea Quest crew. We saw dolphins and whales on the return trip too.
  • Definitely a 5 with a swim in the ocean. Perfect setting.

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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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