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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay

Highlights
  • Snorkel and kayak the best spots in Kealakekua Bay, led by a guide
  • Lunch or snack included, depending on tour length selected
  • Spot dolphins year-round and humpback whales in season
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
From US$ 99.79
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12:15pm Check-InMost Popular
3.5-hour tour with check-in at 12:15pm. Includes snack.
US$ 99.79
8am Check-In
3.5-hour tour with check-in at 8am. Includes snack.
US$ 99.79
7:15am Check-In
5-hour tour with check-in at 7:15am. Includes lunch.
US$ 142.26
Overview
On this Kealakekua Bay kayaking and snorkeling tour, your guide leads you to the best spots and all equipment is included. Paddle past rugged sea cliffs and caves toward the monument to Captain Cook, learning area history along the way. Spot dolphins splashing in the water, and perhaps turtles and humpback whales, too. Marvel at the temples on shore, and snorkel in the clear waters of the Big Island's west shore.
What to Expect
Having chosen the tour length that works for you, meet your guide at the selected time in the town of Honalo. After a safety briefing, board your kayak and head out toward the Captain Cook Monument and Kealakekua Bay.

While paddling, listen as your guide points out and explains the coast's features, from the towering sea cliffs of Pali Kapu o Keoua to Napoopoo Beach, and the ancient remnants of Kaawaloa village. Keep an eye out for Hawaiian spinner dolphins splashing and leaping by the shore. In winter, you may also spot humpback whales breaching in the distance.

Upon arrival at the Captain Cook monument, pull your kayak up on the shore and embark upon a scenic hike before snorkeling in the waters of Kealakekua Bay. Enjoy lunch or a snack by the monument (depending on tour selected) before paddling back to Napoopoo Landing where your tour concludes.
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Reviews (86)

1 - 5 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharks, Dolphins, and Fish...Oh my

Jason led us on a great kayak and snorkel trip. The snorkel trip at Captain Cook's monument started out with a shark sighting as soon as we got in the water. While kayaking back to the launch point, we also saw an entire pod of...More

1  Thank Jason D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BUYERS BE WARE!

If you book this online, don't expect to EVER get your money back if you change your mind for any reason. My daughter got sick days in advance but we were never able to call this place for a refund. This place NEVER picks up...More

Thank Ant0nyL3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Kayak and snorkel trip to cook Monument in bay.

Our tour guide was name Jason. He begin the tour with a very thorough history of Captain Cook's visit and demise on the big island. It was very interesting and shared that he had a true love for the environment the island and the history...More

Thank linda K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
We had a great time!

Admittedly we were nervous reading some of the reviews of guides no showing after getting there early to find the shop was closed and no one was there. However, Jason was our guide and he was on time and did a great job giving us...More

Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Great Guides but awful customer service

We loved our guides Jason and Jamal!!! They took awesome care of us, gave us some history along with safety precautions prior to our adventure. We were able to follow Jason safely to Kealakekua Bay. They provided great commentary and made sure we were ok...More

Thank Kitty H
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Lindsy P
5 August 2018|
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Response from lglavey | Reviewed this property |
It is an easy trip to do across the bay. We went on a smooth day there was little to no wind and waves. It is an amazing experience.
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