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Address: Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: +1 808-328-8775
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Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
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USD 129.00*
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Wild Dolphins and Reef Snorkel Kealakekua Bay

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Wonderful place to snorkel.

.Great place to go snorkeling from a boat. We went on the Body Glove and it was great. Tons of colorful marine life to view.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Morris C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

.Great place to go snorkeling from a boat. We went on the Body Glove and it was great. Tons of colorful marine life to view.

Thank Morris C
Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hike is about 4 miles with markers 1 to 7, steep down all the way 1300 ft to sea level from the napoopoo Rd. Bring closed shoes and water + sunscreen. There are no facilities at the monument. The monument is a stone and a plaque, nothing very interesting, but the location is amazing and the snorkeling top notch... More 

Thank louise B
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best snorkeling on the island and get to see the Captain Cook monument at the same time. Water is calm and clear 100 ft. visibility. Walk, Kayak, or take a snorkel tour

1 Thank Dan D
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In order to snorkel here you must come in via boat or hike 2 miles down and back up with a 2000 foot elevation drop! I've done the hike twice. The snorkeling is well worth it! Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water along with your snorkel gear. There isn't much shade on the hike so bring sunscreen! The... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had hoped to see dolphins as so many reviewers mention them, but that's the thing about nature...it's unpredictable! We very much enjoyed our kayaking and snorkelling in this calm bay. I certainly saw varieties of fish I had not seen in prior snorkelling in the caribbean, even saw an eel! We arrived early, but he area was soon inundated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second excursion to the bay. I wanted to go on a sunny day to maximize the light and wanted to take pictures. My wife and I are 50 and in excellent physical shape. Our 15 year old son was with us. We took the land trail to go down. There is limited parking on the side of... More 

Thank lmcq11
Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is for the south side of the bay, accessible by road. All lava rock along the shore. Great waves crashing along the shore. Distant view of the Captain Cook monument. A Hawaiian ceremony occurred while we were there- amazing. Parking lot with short walk to shoreline

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Georgetown, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not into snorkeling, so this location had little for me. We stopped by hoping to see dolphins playing on the surface, but there were substantial winds so we saw nothing. Nice view over the bay and you can see the Capt Cook Monument across the water. The one thing than did catch our attention were the mongoose wandering... More 

Thank Don A
Escondido, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this bay to snorkel on a catamaran trip out of Kona...best way to get to the snorkel points and the Capt. Cook monument....however we have also driven to the south side and visited the area where we saw some paddleboarders or kayakers heading into the bay. Great historical site with high cliffs bordering one part of the... More 

Thank EscoDave
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snorkeling is great in this bay...as verified by locals. The Monument has more sea life than Two Step (next to historical park), but has only two ways to access-kayak and hiking from atop the Napo'opo'o Road (you'll see cars parked near the trail head). I would NOT consider going on a tour boat-they are obnoxiously filled with noise and disturbance... More 

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