- Kayak and snorkeling tour in Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island
- An unforgettable Hawaiian adventure!
- 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
- 5-hour tour includes lunch; 3.5-hour tour includes snacks
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
I was blown away by how close the spinner dolphins got to my kayak on this tour! And it was awesome seeing colorful coral, sea anemones, turtles and eels while snorkeling near Captain Cook Monument.
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Great Snorkeling!Photo by: taylor
- Strange FruitPhoto by: taylor
- Blowing Bubbles UnderwaterPhoto by: Noreen H
- Cameron on Kealakelua BayPhoto by: Noreen H
- On Our Way to Captain CookPhoto by: Noreen H
- Favorite FishPhoto by: Noreen H
- JT and One of His HeroesPhoto by: Noreen H
- Underwater with My Favortie ...Photo by: Noreen H
- Mags UnderwaterPhoto by: Noreen H
- snorkel areaPhoto by: Robert W
- Our GuidePhoto by: Robert W
- our spotPhoto by: Robert W
- Captain Cook MonumentPhoto by: taylor
- Docked and ready to snorkelPhoto by: taylor
What You Can Expect
This trip was fantastic. My husband and I were absolute beginners and Jamal helped us every step of the way. After you get to James Cook island, the Snorkling is some of the best we've ever experienced.
This is an absolute must for anyone on the big island!
Kelly United States of ...
This was our favorite booked trip while visiting Hawaii. Aloha Kayak Rentals is the only Hawaiian-owned kayak company in Kona. Iwa, the owner, gave an extraordinary history of the bay before we put in. Jamal, our guide, was very friendly, experienced, knowledgeable, and had a great respect for the bay and the environment. If you're only able to book one trip while in Hawaii, this is the one! I believe they do Manta trips too!
We took this tour yesterday. If you are interested in history, enjoy the outdoors and a beautiful setting, this is the tour for you! The owner is quite a character. You will learn a great deal of Hawaiian history, kayak from one end of a gorgeous bay to the other. You will disembark your boats to enjoy snorkeling with colorful, beautiful fishes, including turtles. One of my regrets, is having forgotten to bring an underwater camera! The water scenery was amazing, but also the area you beach at really felt sacred and was probably the most beautiful spot we encountered in Hawaii. This tour is one of the only that allows visitors land privileges. I would highly recommend!
This was such an amazing experience!!!!! Aloha Kayak's guides were superb and not only did we have a blast enjoying the activities, but it was also great to hear about the history and the locals' perspectives on the rapidly changing landscape of Hawaii. It was truly eye-opening, and if I ever visit again, I'll certainly go snorkeling with this crew again!
Aloha was very good. They assigned a guide to our 4some. Very personable and informative about the history, ecology, native perspective, British perspective, wildlife etc. We were very pleased.
Lunch was delicious. Great day!!
This was my husband's favorite tour on our vacation. Michela sp? and Zach were outstanding guides. The snorkeling was outstanding. Thank you!
Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable of the island and the lore surrounding Captain Cook. He was careful to help the older members of our groups on rocks and slippery slopes, and ensured everyone knew what they were doing with the kayak. We got to snorkel at two different places near the monument, and lunch was good. Nothing more for which you could ask!
Great experience with a great guide that knew the history. Using a two man Kayak went to Captain Cook monument. On the way was stopped twice by dolphins swimming around us. When arriving at the Monument did some of the best snorkeling we have seen anywhere in any of the Hawaiian Islands.
After lunch got more history of the area. And again on the way back was encountered by the dolphins again.
This was one of the best tours we have ever taken.
The tour was great and had an authentic, non-tourist flair to it, like a Hawaiian friend was taking me kayaking. Loved it.
Even though we didn't see any dolphins...apparently every other day they were out there...we still had an amazing time. Snorkeling spot by the Cook Monument was one of the best spots on the island and only accessible by boat, kayak or very difficult hike...makes this tour worth it!