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

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Captain Cook, United States
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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

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.
  • Kayak and snorkeling tour in Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island
  • Kayak through the bay to Captain Cook Monument with your local guide
  • Spot Hawaiian spinner dolphins and humpback whales
  • Snorkel in the clear blue water and enjoy a delicious lunch
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Snacks on 3.5 hour
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Departure Point

82-5674 Kahau Pl, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

82-6027 Puuhonua Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA
Meet you guide at the designated start time and location: 82-5674 Kahau Place Captain Cook Hawaii 96740, before setting out towards the Captain Cook Monument and Kealakekua Bay. 

As you paddle the clear, protected waters, keep an eye out for Hawaiian spinner dolphins as they splash and leap by the shore. In winter, it’s common to see humpback whales as they spout and breach in the distance. Throughout the paddle, your local guide explains the features you see along the coast, from towering sea cliffs or Pali o Kapu o Keoua to Napo’opo’o Beach and the ancient remnants of Kawa’aloa village. 

When you eventually arrive at the Captain Cook monument, pull your kayak up on the shore and prepare for the scenic hike, and spend time snorkeling the waters of Kealakekua Bay. Enjoy lunch by the monument, soaking in the views.

The tour ends with a guided paddle back to Napoopoo Landing.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Napo’opo’o Pier
This is where the kayaks begin and end the tour at.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve
This is the area that we kayak in as we head across the bay to the Captain Cook Monument.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Captain Cook Monument
This location is included in the time in Kealakekua bay Marine life preserve. The snorkel time at this location differs based on the tour length chosen by clients. Prices vary based on choice as well
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note your lunch choice in the special requirements box at check-out: roast beef, turkey, ham or veggie (if tour with lunch option selected)
  • For safety reasons, you MUST provide contact information in the Special Requirements box at check-out
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that Lunch is not provided on 3.5 hour tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Aloha Kayak Co

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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr).
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr).
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr)?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphin in Kealakekua Bay Big Island (3.5hr).

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Reviews

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Great morning in and on the water!
Anne_S
, Jan 2021
I learned a lot about Hawaiian history and Captain Cook on this trip, as well as having a good paddle and snorkel! The guides were fantastic, very knowledgeable about the various plants and fish in the area, as well as skilled at getting everyone in and out of the kayaks efficiently and safely. Highly recommend these guys!
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Hope_R
, Jan 2021
Best tour ever. Hawaiian owned business, Matt was super knowledgeable and friendly local. Better than the Great Barrier Reef
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you you guys for supporting our Hawaiian owned and locally operated business. It was a pleasure to have you join us and allow us to show you our island home and it's surroundings and wildlife. Thank you for the review and kind words about us and your experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Send all your family and friends. God bless you. Safe travels. Iwa Kalua - Owner
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Kayak snorkel trip
nickwest9001
, Aug 2019
Jamal was the best guide I’ve had on the island, highly recommend this trip. Saw the most beautiful wildlife and scenery on the island so far, very cool!
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Jamal was a fantastic guide!!
treimer15
, Jul 2019
Jamal was a fantastic guide!! His passion for and knowledge of the reef (and thee Captain Cook Monument) was infectious and it made us want to explore more. From the pods of young spinner dolphins, to the white-tipped reef sharks, so many schools of fish, and even a Honu! Aloha Kayak Company is one we will surely explore with again.
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Just average
497kareno
, Jul 2019
The tour guide was late to the meeting time - but he did text us and said he was late. I think the trip should have been cancelled as conditions were rough. The wind and current was strong enough that the trip was not enjoyable
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Amazing!
jmvcheyenne
, Oct 2018
My boyfriend and I had the BEST time with Jamal. We kayaked across the bay, snorkeled with all sorts of fish and aquatic life and even swam with dolphins! Jamal not only was an excellent guide, he was very conscientious about keep the variety of tourists safe and keeping the reef safe.
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Great Fun
clintwhitman
, Oct 2018
Jamaal our guide was extremely knowledgeable on the local history and kayaking. Snorkeling was great. Unfortunately didn't see any dolphins but that did not detract from the trip.For those looking for a great place to snorkel this is it!
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DO NOT BOOK
Molly L
, Sep 2018
I repeat do NOT book. Not only did they no show, but Viator tours tried to say WE were the ones who didn’t show! Book someone else through trip advisor!!! I am in AWE how this experience was!! I have proof, Aloha tours no-showed, his voicemail was full, and then when we complained to Viators they “tried to reach the supplier” and then sent ME and email saying WE were the ones who No-showed. TWO other families were there waiting for him to show. DO NOT BOOK!!!!
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Doesn't work for NCL cruise ship
dmbburke
, Jul 2018
I booked this excursion while on a NCL cruise. the tour was advertised as 3 and a half hours. When I called to get information about the exact location, I was told that the tour was really five hours. This made it impossible to do. Make sure if you book this tour check with the vendor about the correct time, as the info on Viator was not accurate.
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Carolina B
, Jul 2018
This was our first time kayaking and it was awesome.He was very patient with us, fun and friendly. Very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone.
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