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Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook

#1 of 7 in Parks in Captain Cook
Must see · Water Body · Historic Site
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.
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  • This place was a magical experience. So many kinds of fish, sea life, and even goats along the shoreline! The water is the bluest I have ever seen. I recommend the Fairwinds boat tour to enjoy...  more »
  • Hawaiians are great folks. This bay is teeming with them. We did not like other tourists like us who crowded this bay.  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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