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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

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Kealakekua Bay is known to have some of the best snorkeling locations in Hawaii. Board a trimaran and head out into the bay on this convenient excursion that includes snacks, bottled water, snorkel and safety gear, and reef-safe sunscreen. Throughout the tour, your captain and crew provide little-known facts about the area’s history marine life, as well as snorkeling tips for guests with any level of experience.
US$82,73 per adult
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Jannike wrote a review Mar 2020
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Diving, snorkeling and swimming in a volcanic crater a vibrant fishing life in every imaginable color.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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LOGAN1957 wrote a review Mar 2020
Coatesville, New Zealand60 contributions24 helpful votes
unfortunately we didn't get the opportunity to swim in the bay. The whole bay is closed off from the highway for weekly maintenance on Tuesdays. We will try and get back next time
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jason wrote a review Mar 2020
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From my experience, Two Step was the best place to snorkel on the Big Island. Even better than Kealakakua Bay which is saying something. Get there early unless you want to pay $5 to park in a private lot or park far away on the road accessing the nearby Place of Refuge National Park. The water had some surge and there was maybe a 1 foot wave near the steps into the water. Getting in and out was pretty easy though unnerving the first time as I didn't know how deep it was and didn't want to hit any coral. Once in the water there were so many schools of fish to look at and the water was crystal clear. Due to the parking situation, there weren't as many people in the water which was nice for us. Definitely recommend this awesome snorkel spot. My young kids weren't ready for the water here but my teenage nephews and nieces loved it. Also saw some scuba divers getting suited up nearby.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Cindy H wrote a review Feb 2020
Alameda, California1 551 contributions213 helpful votes
The lava provides great cover for underwater life. People are perched all over the rocks as they snorkel the area in search of beauty. It's a difficult area to park around with people selling all kinds of things but it makes for fun scenery. You can see the fish just standing on the side swimming around without going in the water, but if you are a die hard snorkeler, this is a favorite spot. It's next door to Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. You have to pay to go into the park, but we purchased a National Parks pass so we were able to go in and enjoy the site with no additional charge. You have to respect the sacred space that the Park provides and not encroach on the serenity it evokes.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Norbert K wrote a review Feb 2020
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Great area to see and an easy drive. The walk to the bay is really nice as well - short and a walk through the open jungle. We try to go there almost every time we go to Maui - We are blessed as we go 3 to 2 times a year and sometimes more! The fish tend to be a little larger here and you may get lucky and see some really large fish - they tend to come into the bay to take a break. One time we seen a really large school of fish just swimming around in circles - so beautiful. Turtles - of course! NOTE: You may hear the tours talk about "Turtle Town" - The tours all have their places, there is not just one "Turtle Town." Don't fall for the pull - the turtles are all over. It can be a little hard to get into the water - so go slow and be careful of the slippery rocks. Many tourist Boat rides come and here during the day, serve lunch and park for snorkeling. Always a good and fun trip to take. If it is raining there - do go - the water pours down from the mountains and clouds the waters brown really bad, but still worth the walk in to the bay if the rains have stopped - may be a little muddy too.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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