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Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)

Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)

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In terms of history, scenery, and marine life, there isn’t anywhere on the Big Island of Hawaii that compares to Kealakekua Bay. This protected cove on the island’s west shore is where Captain Cook met his end, and today a memorial stands at the bay to honor the famous explorer. On this guided Big Island kayaking tour, hear the history of Captain Cook as well as surrounding temples, and, after paddling past rugged sea cliffs and caves, snorkel and swim in the clear waters of this Marine Life Conservation District.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.42
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$110.42

4-hours Ocean Kayak Tours from Hawaii

4-hours Ocean Kayak Tours from Hawaii

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Enjoy an aquatic adventure on the Big Island during this 4-hour small-group excursion combining sea kayaking, snorkeling, and more. Paddle along a section of the island known for its abundant marine life as you scout for local Hawaiian Spinner dolphins. You’ll also have time for snorkeling, allow you to view more than 50 species of fish and join in for adventurous activities like cliff jumping.
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  • 4 hours
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$94.40
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Night Manta Ray Adventure
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Night Manta Ray Adventure

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Have a unique Big Island experience snorkeling with manta rays on this tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll take a short cruise out to the manta site, where you’ll watch the beautiful Hawaiian sunset before dipping into the water to watch the manta rays up close. All necessary equipment will be provided for your excursion, as well as light refreshments and snacks to enjoy on board. Your tour will conclude at its original departure point. If you don't see manta rays on this excursion, book again for another night--no charge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, find Hawaiian green sea turtles basking on the coast. Since the tour only requires a moderate amount of walking, it's an educational adventure for travelers of all ages, with snacks and refreshments included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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Take a Kealakekua Bay snorkeling cruise, and depart from the waters of Keauhou Bay to scour the Kona coastline for dolphins, turtles or, even, whales in the winter months. Upon arrival in Kealakekua Bay, peer overboard at the crystal clear waters that teem with colorful reef fish. After receiving expert instruction and snorkeling equipment onboard, you'll jump in the water to experience some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 11:30AM KAYAK & SNORKEL - Captain Cook Monument

ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 11:30AM KAYAK & SNORKEL - Captain Cook Monument

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Enjoy the waters of Kealakekua Bay with this kayak-and-snorkel combo adventure. You'll climb aboard a two-person kayak and make your way out to the still waters of the Ka'awaloa Cove to swim and snorkel. You'll also get the chance to visit the Captain Cook Monument before heading back to shore.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$99.95
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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay

Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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Set sail down the Kona coastline aboard a trimaran, arriving in the Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve for an afternoon of snorkeling. Splash into the turquoise waters near the Captain Cook Monument, and search for pods of spinner dolphins that frequent the bay. All equipment is provided along with light snacks and reef-safe sunscreen to make the trip convenient.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.73
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Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour

Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour

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Explore Hawaii's active volcano with our GPS driving tour app! Shaka Guide is your perfect companion with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to look for, places to explore, and a truckload of interesting stories and Hawaiian legends of this powerful volcano. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: âś… You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline âś… Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $4.99 for lifetime access âś… Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up âś… Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) âś… Hear fun stories & great local music along the way
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  • 2 days
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Hawaiian Double Hull Canoe Eco-Friendly Night Snorkel for Manta Rays

Hawaiian Double Hull Canoe Eco-Friendly Night Snorkel for Manta Rays

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Swim with manta rays at night during this 2-hour outrigger canoe excursion from Keauhou. A small group of 15 or fewer fellow adventurers means a safe, intimate experience with personalized attention from your guides. Hot chocolate and cookies included after your swim.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.13
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ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 7:30AM MORNING KAYAK & SNORKEL - Capt Cook Monument

ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 7:30AM MORNING KAYAK & SNORKEL - Capt Cook Monument

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With natural beauty, blue waters, and pristine parks all around, no visit to Captain Cook is complete without a day of outdoor activities. With this guided adventure, you get to truly take advantage of the incredible environment, with an itinerary that includes both kayaking and snorkeling. Highlights include padding along the clear waters of Kealakekua Bay, enjoying views of the nearby cliffs, and snorkeling above the island's coral gardens—with all activities and equipment included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphins in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island (5 Hr)

Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphins in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island (5 Hr)

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Aloha Kayak Co. exclusive tour permit to launch and land on both sides of the bay has a limit of 12 guests per guided tour. We are permitted for 2 tours daily, one afternoon, and one morning. Once on the water at one of the most pristine kayaking locations in the world, you will visit a protected Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD) while being narrated about the history and culture of the area. Along the way to our destination you will have the opportunity to see clear blue waters, Ancient Hawaiian Temples, Burial Caves, Towering Sea Cliffs and watch the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins play and rest in their natural habitat. We will spend time exploring the Captain Cook Monument snorkel area, snorkeling one of the most pristine coral shelves in the world, abundant with wildlife and breathtaking underwater landscapes.We will visit the monument and walk trails with historical sites all around us.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided Outrigger Canoe Tour in Kealakekua Bay

Guided Outrigger Canoe Tour in Kealakekua Bay

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Skip the usual boat tours and embark upon a Hawaiian style kayak adventure in a traditional outrigger canoe. These double-hull canoes are known for providing stability and smooth rides; all the better to experience Kealakekua Bay with minimal exertion. Learn about the history of the bay, one of the most sacred in Hawaii; its mysterious caves, and how people lived there, from guides whose families are connected to the area.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Manta Ray Snorkeling by Night in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Manta Ray Snorkeling by Night in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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Located in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, Eka Canoe Adventures specializes in manta ray snorkeling experiences with a cultural touch. One of a few historically accurate Hawaiian double-hulled canoes, Wa'a Kini Kini is your unique gateway to the waters of the Kona coastline. Regarded by the Travel Channel as one of the most thrilling experiences on earth, join us as we watch magnificent manta rays glide through the ocean in search of dinner! They can weigh more than 1,000 lbs and span more than 15 feet! Don't worry, manta rays only filter feed on plankton. Our manta ray night snorkel experience is an activity that can only be had in a few locations on earth; one of them is here on the Big Island of Hawaii. You're unlikely to find another activity that provides an incredible adrenaline rush while being very safe and low-risk! Manta ray snorkeling will give you an unforgettable sensation. It is both humbling and awe-inspiring.
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  • 1 hour
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Historic Hilo Bay Waterfalls by Kayak
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Historic Hilo Bay Waterfalls by Kayak

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Come experience the views of Hilo town from a different perspective, with a guided kayak or paddle board adventure! Two hour fully guided and narrated tours of Hilo Bay depart the pier behind KapohoKine Adventures store. Join our knowledgeable and lifeguard certified guides as we explore the history of this intriguing area, from the surprising history of Moku Ola (coconut island) to the changes our dynamic landscape has made to Hilo town. We’ll mosey along tranquil rivers and explore hidden waterfalls, beaches, and a hydroelectric plant, all the while keeping an eye out for friendly honu. Take a refreshing dip if you’d like before heading back to shore. Water and light snack provided.
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  • 2 hours
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Wailoa River to King Kamehameha Statue Kayak Adventure
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Wailoa River to King Kamehameha Statue Kayak Adventure

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If you've already explored the Big Island, Hawaii at the ground level, experience Hilo from a whole new perspective. This small-group kayak tour takes you up the Wailoa River and under the graceful dragon arches of the Japanese-style bridges. Look out for birds and fish as you paddle; see the King Kamehameha statue, and learn all about the history of the Big Island from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.80
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Wailoa River to King Kamehameha Statue SUP Adventure
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Wailoa River to King Kamehameha Statue SUP Adventure

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This is a great adventure for the entire family. The river has a calm serene feeling of feeling as if you stepped back in time. The views of historic Wailoa Boat harbor, Dragon Bridge King Kamehameha Statue, and the Banyan trees is something you do not want to miss. Extend your adventure with our Historic Hilo Bay and Coconut Island tour. (Book separately)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Historic Hilo Bay and Coconut Island Guided Kayak Adventure
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Historic Hilo Bay and Coconut Island Guided Kayak Adventure

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Enjoy a unique experience of Hilo Bay with this small-group guided kayak adventure, which takes you to places than many travelers miss. Visit Coconut Island, an ancient Pu'uhonua or "Place of Refuge," then make your way across Hilo Bay and under the Singing Bridge to the longest river in the Hawaiian Islands. As you paddle, your guide will provide in-depth insights into local culture and legends.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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