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Surround yourself with beautiful scenery, dolphins and the occasional humpback whale as you paddle a kayak in picturesque Kealakekua Bay! This narrated Big Island tour will take you through a marine life conservation district on your way to the Captain Cook Monument at Kaawaloa Point. Along the way, your guide will highlight Hawaiian temples, burial caves, sea cliffs and much more. When you reach the monument, go for a hike, enjoy lunch or a snack and dive into the clear blue waters for an unforgettable snorkeling experience.


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • Free snacks included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Lunch included
Experience Kealakekua Bay’s beauty and wildlife on either a 6-hour or 3.5-hour kayaking and snorkeling tour. Your guided Big Island adventure starts at Napoopoo Landing, where you’ll hop in your kayak and paddle through the bay toward Captain Cook Monument at Kaawaloa Point. Along the way, catch glimpses of playful Hawaiian spinner dolphins while you soak up the tropical atmosphere. Keep your eyes out for the occasional humpback whale, too!

As you paddle, your guide will tell you the historical background of the island and point out natural features like the Pali o Kapu o Keoua (towering sea cliffs), Napoopoo Beach and the remains of the village of Kaawaloa.

When you reach Captain Cook Monument, leave your kayak on the shore and spend time exploring the great Hawaiian outdoors! On the 5-hour tour, you’ll have two hours of snorkeling time (one hour each in two separate locations) and one hour of hiking before refueling with lunch at the monument. The 3.5-hour abbreviated tour includes the same, but with only one hour of snorkeling and a quick snack instead of a lunch break.

Both options end with you and your guide kayaking back to Napoopoo Landing.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from a convenient location in town of Honalo on Highway 11 (Mamalahoa Highway)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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8am Check-In
Code: 0800AM

3.5-hour tour with check-in at 8am. Includes snack.

USD $99.78
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7:15am Check-In
Code: 0715AM

5-hour tour with check-in at 7:15amam. Includes lunch.

USD $142.26
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12:15pm Check-In
Code: 1215PM

3.5-hour tour with check-in at 12:15pm. Includes snack.

USD $99.78
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay


  • Local guide
  • Lunch on 6-hour tour; snacks on 3.5-hour tour
  • All necessary equipment
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note your lunch choice in the special requirements box at check-out: roast beef, turkey, ham or veggie (if tour with lunch option selected)
  • For safety reasons, you MUST provide contact information in the Special Requirements box at check-out
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Dorothy F, September 2016

This was the most awesome part of our trip - both of the guides Brian and Jamal were exceptional. I felt a little hesitant and they were very patient and talked me through until I felt comfortable enough. I recommend this to everyone!

Reviewed by: Clinton W, September 2016

We had a great time kayaking and snorkeling in the Kealakekua Bay! Our guides, Brian and Jamal, were very helpful in making the experience safe and enjoyable. The snorkeling area was great, clear water with beautiful coral and fish. We had freedom to explore the reef area. We were pleased with the lunch and were provided with plenty of water. We would recommend this tour to others.