The ancient Hawaiian settlement Kealakekua Bay is known for its historical sites and religious temples, as well as for kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. A marine life conservation district, the bay--which is on the National Register of Historic Places--offers historical hiking routes, guided kayak tours, and picnic spots with a pavilion and restrooms available. Visit the beach, or hike through the forests along hills and dirt roads to reach renowned diving spots. You can also take a guided tour of the area to explore sights, such as Cook Monument, which was built at the approximate location of Captain Cook's death. Plan to see Kealakekua Bay and other attractions that appeal to you using our Captain Cook trip builder tool.
Kealakekua Bay reviews
We stayed on the hillside for 10 days, and throughly enjoyed the area! Aloha Kayaking, Snorkeling Captain Cook Monument, Shore diving Minini, K'A Beach & Two Step (Honaunau). Great location to South..... more »
This is a beautiful cove where you can see the Captain Cook monument from across the bay. In the park is also Hikiau Heiau, a traditional religious site that is very interesting. Wish we could have.... more »
Went on snorkel cruise here. Very dirty on top of water with leaves and bark. Saw alot of great fish and an octopus but were covered in dirty stuff
Good snorkeling once you make it past the rocks.
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