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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay

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Kalaoa, United States

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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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
  • Search for and get in the water with wild dolphins
  • View Humpback whales in winter
  • Cruise the volcanic Kona coast
  • Lunch and snorkeling equipment included
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Bottled water
Light refreshments
Professional guide
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Lunch (sandwiches, fresh fruit) -if any diet restrictions, please bring food specific to your needs.
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)

Departure Point

Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

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
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hang Loose Boat Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay .
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay ?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay .
What is the maximum group size during Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay ?
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay .

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Traveler Tips

  • "Don't take any other snorkel tour dolphin trip, this one blows them out of the water." See review
  • "A must to add to your to-do list on Big Island!" See review
  • "This is the second time that I have taken this excursion, and it’s truly worth every penny." See review


303 Reviews

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, May 2021
We loved it. Just know that you are not allowed to swim with the dolphins anymore. Cruising the bay was nice.
Highly recommended
, May 2021
Amazing trip. Fun and quick boat right out there, saw dolphins along the way, got to experience snorkeling at a premier spot. Highly recommend. And the crew is super fun.
Well worth the $$
, May 2021
The crew were attentive and very accommodating. They could not have been more helpful with our kiddos. We were served fresh water, drinks, fruit and yummy sandwiches. All of us commented on what a great excursion it was!
Hang loose
, May 2021
Food was great crew was great tons of fish dolphins and Turtles would do it again in a heartbeat thanks
Enjoy my travel this guys are very friendly
, May 2021
Thanks we are enjoy the travel 😀😊😉 This guy's explein everything about the ocean and we love to snorkeling you canse diferent fish 🐟, they can bring snacks, drinks and sandwiches 🥪, you can have a good time if you like to go.
Tour of Tours
, May 2021
Simon, Adam and Ela were absolutely wonderful!! They were very personable, friendly and welcoming. They knew the history and were excellent guides.
100% do this activity
, May 2021
The crew was great. They were very patient and helpful. Great snacks and lunch were provided. This was the highlight of our trip. Worth every penny.
Stop looking and book this one
, May 2021
Great tour, stopped to watch dolphins for awhile, some interesting stops on way back but not too many, great food, hot showers to rinse off, great food, ~2 hours of best snorkeling.
BEST guided snorkeling trip
, May 2021
The BEST guided snorkeling trip we’ve experienced. Fantastic crew who made us feel like old friends. Great sightseeing stops along the way with local history. Loved everything about the experience!
Worth it!!!
, May 2021
Wasn't sure if to book it since I do not know how swim but they made it possible. I was able to get in the water and enjoy Hawaii's beauty. My 4 yr old and 8 yr old also were able to enjoy the experience! The crew was super friendly and shared some of the islands history. I would definitely book them again!

Product code: 8571P2

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