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  • Address: Kaawaloa Road, Kealakekua Bay 96750, USA
  • Admission: Free

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 in the bay, and the shore is dotted with the white obelisk commemorating the death of Captain James Cook here in 1779.

Practical Info

Kealakekua Bay is surrounded by Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park on the western Kona coast. 

The easiest way to get here is to either paddle in by kayak or take an organized tour.

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Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise, Big Island of Hawaii, null
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Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 373 Reviews

Cruise the Kona Coast and enjoy a morning frolicking in the warm Hawaiian waters. Snorkel equipment is available for use and expert instruction makes the ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $148.72
Historical Dinner or Lunch Cruise to Kealakekua Bay, Big Island of Hawaii, Snorkeling
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Historical Dinner or Lunch Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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Set sail for a 3-hour cruise to Captain Cook’s Monument for dinner, as a local historian shares stories and legends of the sites you will see along the way. ...  Read more

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.02
Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay, Big Island of Hawaii, ... 
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 371 Reviews

Surround yourself with beautiful scenery, dolphins and the occasional humpback whale as you paddle a kayak in picturesque Kealakekua Bay! This narrated Big ...  Read more

Location: Honalo, Hawaii
Duration: Varies

From USD $99.78
Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour With Optional Honaunau Bay, Big Island of Hawaii, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour With Optional Honaunau Bay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 437 Reviews

Discover colorful fish and coral reefs in Hawaii’s crystal-clear waters on a snorkel tour that visits spectacular Kealakekua Bay, with trips to Honaunau Bay ...  Read more

Location: Hawaii-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: Varies

From USD $94.31
Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm, Big Island of ... 
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm

4.5 star rating: Recommended 84 Reviews

Discover the history, beauty and culture of the Big Island on this 6.5-hour tour of the Kona coast. See sacred Hawaiian temples and ancient petroglyphs at ...  Read more

Location: Hawaii, Hawaii
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $119.79
Kealakekua Bay Snorkel with Lunch, Big Island of Hawaii, Plantation Tours
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Snorkel with sea turtles and spinner dolphins at Kealakekua Bay during this half-day boat excursion from Kailua-Kona. A professional captain and crew greet you ...  Read more

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $129.00
Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise, Big Island of Hawaii, Snorkeling
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise

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Experience the beauty of the Kona Coast at picturesque Kealakekua Bay on an afternoon snorkel cruise. With equipment onboard and expert instruction available, ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $86.99
Zodiac Raft and Snorkel Adventure, Big Island of Hawaii, Snorkeling
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Zodiac Raft and Snorkel Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 770 Reviews

Skim across the waves on an exciting Big Island Zodiac tour to Kealakekua Bay, site of the Captain Cook monument and Hawaii's finest marine sanctuary. Snorkel ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 4-5 hours

From USD $110.00
Hawaii Combo: Wild Dolphin Swim and Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling, Big Island of Hawaii, Day Cruises
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Hawaii Combo: Wild Dolphin Swim and Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 120 Reviews

Combine the magic of swimming with wild dolphins off the Kona coast with an amazing snorkel adventure in stunning Kealakekua Bay. Set out from the Big Island ...  Read more

Location: Hawaii-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.61
Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel, Big Island of Hawaii, Swim with Dolphins
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Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel

COMBO TRIP: Swim with wild Dolphins and snorkel at Kealakekua Bay!    On this four hour excursion, you will travel to a beautiful marine sanctuary, ...  Read more

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.66

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