Historical Dinner or Lunch Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in USA

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Set sail for a 3-hour cruise to Captain Cook’s Monument for dinner, as a local historian shares stories and legends of the sites you will see along the way. First cocktail is on the house! Listen in to live Hawaiian music and enjoy a magnificent sunset as you sail back to Kona. Don’t forget your camera and keep an eye out for dolphins and seasonal whales.
Step aboard and step back in time… Join us for an enchanting Hawaiian history lesson from the experts on Kona’s one and only Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise. This three hour family adventure departing from the Kailua Pier is narrated by our local historian tour guide, who will reveal secrets, tell stories and share legends related to the numerous landmarks along the 12 miles of magnificent Kona coastline. Unwind along the way to Captain Cook’s Monument at Historical Kealakekua Bay (only accessible by boat or hiking) with a complimentary cocktail from our fully stocked, premium bar. Upon arrival an Island style buffet dinner is served, as you are entertained with fascinating tales of Captain Cook's discoveries and eventual demise. The dinner buffet includes an offering of fresh fruit, cheese spread and crackers,  salads, local breads, Kalua Pork and Cabbage, braised brisket of beef, pulehu BBQ chicken, veggie rice pilaf, dessert and Kona coffee. Keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and seasonal humpback whales throughout the evening. Enjoy live music from some of the Big Island's best entertainers performing slack key Hawaiian Style music. Catch the sunset on the water and make sure to look for the famous Green Flash, a fleeting splash of intense emerald light that appears on the horizon just after sunset. Other highlights include the Ahu’ena Heiau, the Holua Slide and the famous Kuamo’o Battlefield, just to name a few. A portion of all proceeds from every Historical Cruise are donated to the Kona Historical Society, and other nonprofit organizations for the preservation, restoration and education of the culture and history of Hawai'i.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Buffet dinner
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase - 1 complimentary drink included)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Buffet dinner included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian meal option available