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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay

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up to 24 hours in advance
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Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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
  • 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
For snorkeling option: Snorkeling gear, floatation device
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

74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

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


426 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Great guys running this boat
, Jul 2021
The guys on boat were great. My wife just couldn’t handle the snorkeling due to her cancer but the guys hung with her gave her info about area things to do etc. Just a great boat ride all together. Thanks to Captain Tim, Kenny and Danny you guys rock
snorkeling!Dolphins and fun Kona boat!
, Jul 2021
Yesterday loved seeing fish, star fish,sea urchins, eel.and lots of dolphins.Beautiful scenery and learned more about Hawaii.Loved the double decker boat named Kona.Great lunch and snacks.Fins and snorkel gear provided!Crew was great!Danny’s name was remembered the most :)Tour guide was Simon.:) Hang loose boat tours bought through Viator. Kealakehe pkwy Kailua-Kona/Captain Cook Hi
Snorkel at Cpt Cook
, Jul 2021
My daughter and I had a great experience. Crew was awesome! Everyone on board had fun and we all had an enjoyable and unforgettable snorkel experience. Would definitely recommend.
Fun Day
, Jul 2021
Seeing all the different fish, octopus, little shark. Riding on the boat in the ocean looking back at the island. Crew was awesome.
Great family experience!
, Jul 2021
Amazing experience all around! We took this snorkeling trip as a family with two young kids and they loved every minute of it. Captain was personable, informative and very involved in making sure everyone on board had a good time. He was relaxed but took great pride in the experience. Safety is a priority, not only when operating the boat but also while we snorkeled.
, Jul 2021
Great experience! Captain and crew were great! Brought us drinks and snacks come back around to pick up trash, at the bay after snorkeling you can expect a fruit fry and some sandwiches to munch on!
Fricking Awesome!!!!
, Jul 2021
Awesome time and experience! The crew was super friendly and attentive to all passengers while aboard and during the swim. There is no doubt that Hang Loose will be the charter next visit to Kona!
Viator’s poor customer service
, Jul 2021
I’m giving Viator ZERO (0) stars. Yes, that is correct. This trip was double booked by Viator, and they charged me twice as much money for an experience my family went on one time. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!
Amazing snorkeling spot
, Jul 2021
Captain Tim and his crew were super friendly and took time to speak to all passengers to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying the excursion.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
, Jul 2021
Snorkeling at Captain Cook’s monument was wonderful. So was crews. They were friendly and always watch out for us.

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