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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay

  • Snorkel and kayak the best spots in Kealakekua Bay, led by a guide
  • Lunch or snack included, depending on tour length selected
  • Spot dolphins year-round and humpback whales in season
Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
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8am Check-In
3.5-hour tour with check-in at 8am. Includes snack.
7:15am Check-In
5-hour tour with check-in at 7:15am. Includes lunch.
12:15pm Check-In
3.5-hour tour with check-in at 12:15pm. Includes snack.
On this Kealakekua Bay kayaking and snorkeling tour, your guide leads you to the best spots and all equipment is included. Paddle past rugged sea cliffs and caves toward the monument to Captain Cook, learning area history along the way. Spot dolphins splashing in the water, and perhaps turtles and humpback whales, too. Marvel at the temples on shore, and snorkel in the clear waters of the Big Island's west shore.
What to Expect
Having chosen the tour length that works for you, meet your guide at the selected time in the town of Honalo. After a safety briefing, board your kayak and head out toward the Captain Cook Monument and Kealakekua Bay.

While paddling, listen as your guide points out and explains the coast's features, from the towering sea cliffs of Pali Kapu o Keoua to Napoopoo Beach, and the ancient remnants of Kaawaloa village. Keep an eye out for Hawaiian spinner dolphins splashing and leaping by the shore. In winter, you may also spot humpback whales breaching in the distance.

Upon arrival at the Captain Cook monument, pull your kayak up on the shore and embark upon a scenic hike before snorkeling in the waters of Kealakekua Bay. Enjoy lunch or a snack by the monument (depending on tour selected) before paddling back to Napoopoo Landing where your tour concludes.
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1 - 5 of 32 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile
We had a great time!

Admittedly we were nervous reading some of the reviews of guides no showing after getting there early to find the shop was closed and no one was there. However, Jason was our guide and he was on time and did a great job giving us...More

Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Guides but awful customer service

We loved our guides Jason and Jamal!!! They took awesome care of us, gave us some history along with safety precautions prior to our adventure. We were able to follow Jason safely to Kealakekua Bay. They provided great commentary and made sure we were ok...More

Thank Kitty H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful Kealakekua Bay Adventure!

My wife and I wanted to see some of the aquatic life around the Big Island during our honeymoon, and what better way to do it than by kayaking and snorkeling among them? Even better, we ended up being the only ones booked for the...More

Thank danielynguyen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Guide never showed up after prepaying and waiting an hour

Apparently this is a thing. The first clue was when we showed up 30 minutes early and it was locked tight. Sign outside said "help wanted guide". Waited until 30 minutes past the time we were supposed to sign in and still no one. When...More

3  Thank lawmomx4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LOVED! Thank you Jason and Isaiah!

I always love tours that include the history of the area and of it's people. If you're looking to LEARN as well as SEE beautiful organisms in their natural habitat, this is the tour for you. After hearing about the history of the Kealakekua Bay,...More

Thank Heidi I
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