Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay
United States, Kailua-Kona
Traditional experience hosted by
Hang Loose Boat Tours
What you'll do?
Half-day snorkeling and dolphin tour to Kealakekua Bay from Kona
See marine life, tropical fish, and a coral reef up close
Learn about the wildlife and history of the Big Island
Includes snacks, drinks, picnic lunch, use of snorkeling gear, and guide
What to expect
Make your own way to Honokohau Harbor to board your catamaran. Your guide provides snorkeling gear and a safety briefing as your boat travels along the volcanic Kona coast to Kealakekua Bay. Keep an eye out for wild dolphins and perhaps whales (seasonal) along the way. Hear from your guide about the marine animals and history of Kealakekua Bay, which was the birthplace of the Hawaiian monarch, King Kamehameha III, and the burial place of 18th-century explorer Captain Cook. When you reach Kealakekua Bay, hop in the warm water for snorkeling at a coral reef loaded with tropical fish. Your tour includes a picnic lunch served on board the boat, snorkeling instruction, and use of snorkeling gear. Be sure to bring swim gear, dry clothing, towel, and sun protection. Your tour ends with return to the harbor in Kona.
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)
74-380 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.
Returns to original departure point
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
Travelers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Hang Loose Boat Tours's commitment to safety
This host committed to Sonema COVID-19-related safety and cleaning
guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good
hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.