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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

There are few places in all of Hawaii more historic than Kealakekua Bay, as it's the spot where Captain Cook was killed in a skirmish with native Hawaiians, and the Hawaiian monarch, King Kamehameha III was born just a few miles away. The history aside, it's also one of the best places to snorkel on the Big Island of Hawaii, and you'll have the chance to experience the beauty on this snorkeling tour from Kona. Search for dolphins on the way to the bay while admiring the volcanic coast, and after scouring the red for coral and fish, climb aboard for a lunch that's served by the friendly crew.
  • Visit historic Kealakekua Bay
  • View Humpback whales in winter
  • Cruise the volcanic Kona coast
  • Lunch and snorkeling equipment included
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Bottled water
Light refreshments
Snacks
Professional guide
For snorkeling option: Snorkeling gear, floatation device
Lunch (sandwiches, fresh fruit) -if any diet restrictions, please bring food specific to your needs.
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off (NOT included in this tour. Please be sure to check-in at Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramp 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740)
GoPro rental (upon availability -call to reserve)
74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy , 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

After turning into the harbor, TAKE the very first road to the RIGHT. Follow the road, pass Gentry's Kona Marine and a small gas station -Sea Store and Deli on the left, then TURN LEFT. As you drive in, you will see a small brown roof building to the right (restrooms). Meet crew under the pavilion.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is NOT included. Please be sure to check-in at Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramp 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide English and Japanese (upon availability)
  • Must be in good health and fit condition, must be able to climb a short ladder
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Must be comfortable in the water, be comfortable using floatation if needed (we have Ride Along option available for non-swimmers)
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in an advanced pregnancy
  • Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems or injuries within the last 3 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Hang Loose Boat Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay ?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
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star-5
Wonderful Activity!
Robert_M
, Jun. 2022
This was our first time snorkeling and all the staff were just wonderful. We highly recommend the company that provided the service, food, care, and entertainment. Well done. :)
star-4
Hawaii snorkeling trip
KRichelle_B
, Jun. 2022
Seeing 12 to 15 spinner dolphins at once in the wild was fantastic. The main guide was a hoot an very informative. The fish and coral was amazing. I saw a huge puffer fish and so many schools of fish I've never seen before.
star-5
Great time
Lenore_W
, Jun. 2022
It was a lot of fun and liked the information about the island. The crew was professional and friendly.
star-5
Fun experience
Kaitlynn_G
, Jun. 2022
We had a great time! We were able to see some spinner dolphins, go along the coast and learn some Hawaiian history, and snorkel. They made it very easy for first time snorkelers! They were very kind, fun, and helpful!
star-5
Amazing trip!!
Alina_F
, Jun. 2022
Was an amazing trip! Really great and funny crew! We would totally do it again!! Thank you so much for this outstanding experience :)
star-5
Great time at sea with a great crew
Claire_F
, Jun. 2022
Captain Simon and crew were friendly and funny! The boat was immaculate and great size. We saw spinner dolphins and lava tubes. We had such a great time!
star-4
Enjoyable morning jaunt
Diana_L
, Jun. 2022
Great trip and a highlight of our week in Hawaii. The snorkeling was great and we were greeted by dolphins on our arrival at the bay. Lunch was much appreciated and yummy, and we enjoyed the narrated stops along the always home. As a a Girl Scout troop interested in making the world a better place, we'd like we to ask you to provide a giant cooler for reusable water bottle refilling to diminish the amount of plastic bottle waste. We understand you may still need to provide bottled water, but every bit helps. Mahalo!
star-5
Fabulous snorkeling experience!
Meghan_K
, Jun. 2022
This is the way to go if your interested in snorkeling at a place where you can see beautiful undamaged reef and lots of colorful fish. The boat ride out is an experience in itself. The captain did a great job sharing information about historical points and monuments along the coastline. Crew member, Kuwami is a super friendly hostess! Attentive and made us feel very comfortable. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for a fun water activity.
star-5
Snorkeling was a blast!...
Lennie_B
, Jun. 2022
Snorkeling was a blast! History lesson on the way home was fantastic. We had a teenager that was scared to snorkel so a deck hand personally took her out Snorkeling for her 1st time which we were highly impressed by!! They supplied Lunch which was amazing, Great Trip.
star-5
Great snorkelling
randie_l
, Jun. 2022
My husband and I chose this tour on our honeymoon and we were very happy with the service and the snorkelling. The lunch was also great and the staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend! (If you have a wetsuit top or spring suit - might recommend that to stay warmer in the water)
star-5
Captain Dave
Keiko_A
, Jun. 2022
Captain Dave was very friendly explaining several important sights after the snorkeling event. Two other crew were good with customers as well. The whole event was comfortable and will take again.
star-5
The snorkeling spot...
Jennifer_K
, Jun. 2022
The snorkeling spot was awesome, and plenty of space to swim around. I haven’t snorkeled in a very long time and it was very cool, lots of different fish in the reef, very beautiful! The Captain and his Mate were friendly and knowledgeable, and shared their local island information with us. Lunch was delicious!
star-5
A wonderful experience
Juliana_A
, Jun. 2022
An incredible experience!! An absolute wow. Recommended this adventure to 2 friends already! The staff was very fun and friendly and most of all very aware of presenting the nature. Lunch was amazing after a good swim.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing people
Michael_R
, May 2022
I was helped by an amazing women who swam with me when I was scared and the others workers where so nice and funny
star-5
Great!
james_g
, May 2022
Wonderful cruise. Friendly, knowledgeable crew with lots of information! We’ve used different companies in the past, this was a step above!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
Snorkel adventure!
Travis_D
, May 2022
Fun times with friends! Great way to spend half a day waiting to fly out. Would recommend for all sorts of groups!
star-5
Captain oh Captain
Taylor_W
, May 2022
We actually didn’t get to go but I’m here to reassure you if anything does happen and your trip is canceled, the company is hands down the fastest and nicest at helping you get either your money back or a rescheduled trip! Such an easy experience.
star-5
Living it up on the reef
Ruthie_S
, May 2022
The reef was steep with lots of coral and tons of fish- my favorite is the parrot fish. Simon the captain is a kick and lots of fun. The sandwich’s were good and there was enough chips and snacks. It was a very fun time.
star-5
Excellent experience.
Tracy_S
, May 2022
Dave and Aiden were excellent guides and provided great stops/stories on the ride to and from our destination, as well as providing a great snorkeling experience!
star-5
A must do!!
Nick_S
, May 2022
Simon was an amazing guide and his deckhands were super helpful. They kept it light, fun, and relaxing. Super informative of the history and we stopped multiple times on the way there and back to see dolphins, manta rays, parrots, and much more. The snorkeling spot was so beautiful and capped off an awesome trip. Food, drinks, snacks provided throughout the day. Awesome experience!

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