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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay

Kalaoa, United States

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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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.
  • Visit historic Kealakekua Bay
  • Search for and get in the water with wild dolphins
  • View Humpback whales in winter
  • Cruise the volcanic Kona coast
  • Lunch and snorkeling equipment included
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Bottled water
Light refreshments
Professional guide
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Lunch (sandwiches, fresh fruit) -if any diet restrictions, please bring food specific to your needs.
Hotel pickup and drop-off (NOT included in this tour. Please be sure to check-in at Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramp 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740)
GoPro rental (upon availability -call to reserve)

Departure Point

Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is NOT included. Please be sure to check-in at Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramp 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide English and Japanese (upon availability)
  • Must be in good health and fit condition, must be able to climb a short ladder
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Must be comfortable in the water, be comfortable using floatation if needed (we have Ride Along option available for non-swimmers)
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in an advanced pregnancy
  • Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems or injuries within the last 3 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hang Loose Boat Tours

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.
What is the policy on sanitization during Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay ?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay ?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay .
What is the maximum group size during Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay ?
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay .

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Traveler Tips

  • "Don't take any other snorkel tour dolphin trip, this one blows them out of the water." See review
  • "A must to add to your to-do list on Big Island!" See review
  • "This is the second time that I have taken this excursion, and it’s truly worth every penny." See review


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Great Tour and Crew!
, Jan 2021
Such a fun tour! Jacob and Kelly were awesome and we learned some interesting history of the coastline. We were really lucky and saw whales and spinner dolphins in addition to snorkeling. Lunch was fresh fruit and wraps. Everything was good and fresh. Would definitely recommend and probably do again next time we come back to the island.
Best tour ever!!
, Jan 2021
It was an amazing tour! The captain and host made it such a fun and exciting experience. They are friendly, personable and funny dudes. The places we got to visit were beautiful and we got to see dolphins up close and all kinds of fish and wildlife in the ocean. The boat ride was smooth and fun! Thank you!
Out on boat
, Jan 2021
We had a great time with great crew. Saw whale, spinner dolphins and went to cook cove wear we snorkel and saw 1000 of fish
Kona snorkel
, Jan 2021
Saw dolphins and a whale! Beautiful day and knowledgable crew. Great boat and picking of sites to go in the water.
Beautiful snorkeling
, Dec 2020
Amazing snorkeling with spinner dolphins and beautiful fish at Captain Cook! Delicious lunch as well! Staffs were very friendly and attentive!
This tour was life changing
, Dec 2020
I loved all the wildlife that we saw, the guides really know what they are doing and are some of the nicest people you could meet
Snorkeling trip
, Dec 2020
Great trip with great hosts. Got luck and swan with a pot of dolphins & fish and spot a small humpback whale
Unforgettable memory ! 🤟👍👍👍
, Dec 2020
Boat crews were really nice and funny. I did dolphin snorkle. They knew exactly where dolphins were. On the way we met dolphins, we took pictures and video. We even met whales too!!! When i swim with dolphins , i was really happy. It was my first time. Boat is big and clean. I definatly do one more time if i come back hawaii island again.
Great Experience
, Mar 2020
We had an awesome time. Nathan Jacob couldn’t have been more helpful or more accommodating. Saw dolphins and whales. Great snorkeling. Good snacks and sandwiches. Pick this boat!
Swimming with the Dolphins
, Feb 2020
Great day with Adam and Jacob swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling and having lunch at Captain Cooks cove

Product code: 8571P2

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