The ancient Hawaiian settlement Kealakekua Bay is known for its historical sites and religious temples, as well as for kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. A marine life conservation district, the bay--which is on the National Register of Historic Places--offers historical hiking routes, guided kayak tours, and picnic spots with a pavilion and restrooms available. Visit the beach, or hike through the forests along hills and dirt roads to reach renowned diving spots. You can also take a guided tour of the area to explore sights, such as Cook Monument, which was built at the approximate location of Captain Cook's death. Plan to see Kealakekua Bay and other attractions that appeal to you using our Captain Cook trip builder tool .
Tours to Kealakekua Bay
Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $116
Duration: 3 hours
Kealakekua Bay and Wild Dolphin Adventure BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $85
Duration: 240 to 270 minutes
Kealakekua Bay Reviews
Even if you only have a few minutes, you can stop here to see and photograph the Captain Cook monument in the distance across the bay. There is great history behind this location and you can take a mi... more »
People can go look at beautiful artwork on ceiling & walls as they allow people free to walk through it. Highly recommend it no matter what religion you are. more »
Went on snorkel cruise here. Very dirty on top of water with leaves and bark. Saw alot of great fish and an octopus but were covered in dirty stuff
Good snorkeling once you make it past the rocks.
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