Kealakekua Bay snorkeling totally rocks with Hang Loose!
Picture crystal clear blue waters before you on a flawless Big Island day. With great visibility often up to 100 feet, Kealakekua Bay snorkeling feels like you are swimming in an aquarium. Also known as Captain Cook Monument, this area offers some of the best snorkeling in the state of Hawaii! This Marine Life Conservation District is also an archeological site rich in culture and history. Spend a day with the captain and crew of Hang Loose Boat Tours exploring this scenic area.
The 37 foot catamaran is a perfect boat for sea tours. Not only will it deliver a safe and steady ride, but it also has creature comforts. It provides plenty of shade, ample seating, and restrooms on board. The friendly crew of Hang Loose are able bodied and adventurous, and always have your safety and well being in mind. They’ll share with you their love of the islands. The tour reveals the Big Island’s natural beauty, history and social background. The crew will teach you about the marine life you’ll meet in your Kealakekua Bay snorkeling tour. Spend time in two different snorkel locations with a variety of fish and healthy coral reefs. With any luck, you’ll spot the green sea turtle, aka honu, and even the entertaining spinner dolphins. In winter months, keep a look out for the Pacific humpback whales known to frequent these waters.
While the Kealakekua Bay snorkeling is unrivaled, the bay itself holds legends of its own. In addition to brilliant underwater marine life, you’ll get to check out and explore 16 miles of pristine coastline. The rugged lava rock cliffs create secret sea caves, hiding spots for birds, and a sacred place for ancient stories of the Hawaiian people. It is home to early temples, burial sites, and tales of when Hawaii first met famous explorers. The Captain Cook monument itself tells the saga of how the voyager came to these Sandwich Isles, where he ultimately met his demise.
Come spend the morning exploring the coast! Learn about Hawaiian culture and history, and explore the reef in some of the finest snorkeling conditions in the islands.
LOCATION: Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramp, 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Check in: 8:30 am
3 hour tour
These ocean tours are not suitable for pregnant women or guests with bad backs or serious health concerns.
Wear bathing suit beneath clothes, and bring motion sickness medicine, large towel, change of clothes, and warm jacket.
All ages welcome.
For help call Big Island Discount Activities at 808-856-4274