For some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island, visit the protected waters of Kealakekua Bay. This remote area is also popular with hikers, who might come across the ruins of ancient temples and villages on their travels. Dolphins frolic ... 

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Great Snorkeling!

March 2012

The snorkeling here was fantastic. Tons of colorful fish and sea creatures. We even saw an eel and an octopus!!!

Strange Fruit

March 2012

Our guide John was brave enough to pick and tell us about what locals call "vomit fruit".

Lava Tube

August 2015

Lava Tube used by natives to summon Fire God by lighting fire in the 2 eyes

snorkel area

November 2014

This is near the Captain Cook Monument. You can hike down a trail to get there or take the Kayak tour (best option). The snorkeling was great. Boats of people were being brought here as the water is so clear and deep.

Our Guide

November 2014

This is our guide as he was very knowledgeable. Knew the history of the Island and there was not a question he couldn't answer. Kudos to our Guide. They got a winner with him.

our spot

November 2014

Our guide brought us to a great spot where we parked the Kayaks and snorkeled

Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling

August 2012

Underwater snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay, Cooks Monument.

Captain Cook Monument

March 2012

Captain Cook Monument.

Docked and ready to snorkel

March 2012

After kayaking across the bay, we reached our great snorkel spot.

Cave under a lava tube

August 2010

We stopped in a cave on the way back

Fish in the Corral reef

August 2010

Fish by the Cap Cook monument

Corral Reef near Cap Cook Monument

August 2010

Corral Reef near Cap Cook Monument

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