Kealakekua Bay activities, tickets and more

Water Sports

Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise

Cruise the Kona Coast and enjoy a morning frolicking in the warm Hawaiian waters. Snorkel equipment is available for use and expert instruction makes the Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise a great activity for the whole family.
$160
4.5 hours
Shore Excursions

Kona Shore Excursion: Kona History and Culture Tour

While you’re in port in Kona, get a taste of Big Island history and culture on this shore excursion. Learn about the history of Kona at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park – an ancient Hawaiian place of refuge for law breakers. Visit Saint Benedict’s Painted Church, where Belgian-born priest Father Velghe painted colorful biblical scenes on the walls of the church. Finish your day at Royal Kona Coffee and sample a delicious Kona cup of joe.
$69
4 hours
Kid Friendly

Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise

Experience the beauty of the Kona Coast at picturesque Kealakekua Bay on an afternoon snorkel cruise. With equipment onboard and expert instruction available, the Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise is great for the whole family.
$98
3.5 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Kona Coffe, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau, Bee Farm Tour

Discover the history, beauty and culture of the Big Island on this 6.5-hour tour of the Kona coast. See sacred Hawaiian temples and ancient petroglyphs at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, and walk to Honokohau Beach to spot native wildlife. Admire scenic views of Kealakekua Bay, and go on a walking tour of Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, considered a sacred site. You’ll also visit a bee farm and coffee plantation for tastings at both, plus lunch. Numbers are limited to 12 to ensure you enjoy a small-group experience.
$124
7 hours
Water Sports

Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel

COMBO TRIP: Swim with wild Dolphins and snorkel at Kealakekua Bay!  On this four hour excursion, you will travel to a beautiful marine sanctuary, Kealakekua Bay where the Captain Cook monument stands. This is a beautiful reef with over 600 underwater species!  As we travel down the coastline to the Bay we will stop to swim with wild spinner dolphins. Expect the following while enjoying boat ride to our favorite snorkeling spot!   • 46' Delta with plenty of room to move around including cabin for shade, upper deck for unobstructed viewing, and plenty of room on bow and stern of the boat to move around  • Marine head  • Great views of Kailua Kona including lava flows and sea caves • Amazing views of the Captain Cook monument and the bay with historical and cultural significance to the islands 
$70
4 hours
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Viator VIP: The Sunset Experience Helicopter Tour from Kona

See the breathtaking landscapes of the Big Island of Hawaii like a VIP on this unforgettable helicopter tour from Kona. Home to some of the most biologically diverse and dramatic natural features on the planet (volcanoes, beaches, rainforest, lava fields, waterfalls… need we go on?), the Big Island was made for helicopter tours, and this one is particularly wonderful, as it includes a Champagne toast, is perfectly timed with the sunset and is a whopping two hours long. Circle the whole island, from the Hamakua Coast to Kilauea, enjoying the amazing aerial views. This exclusive Viator experience can’t be booked anywhere else!
$750
2 hours
Water Sports

Guided Outrigger Canoe Tour in Kealakekua Bay

Try your kayak tour, Hawaiian style, with our traditional one-of-a-kind outrigger canoes. We offer Outrigger Canoe Tours to the famous Captain Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay. On this guided Big Island outrigger canoe tour, hear the history of Captain Cook as well as surrounding temples, and, after paddling past the sea cliffs and caves, you'll snorkel and swim in the clear waters of this Marine Life Conservation Area.
$110
2.5 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Captain Zodiac Beat the Crowd Raft Expedition

Exploring the Big Island’s Kona Coast on Captain Zodiac’s 24-foot “RIBs” is the experience of a lifetime! For 38 years, Captain Zodiac has introduced visitors to an array of natrure’s secret wonders that can only be experienced in a Zodiac Raft. The small group atmosphere of our expedition allows for a personal and intimate tour. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve, site of the Captain Cook monument. These highly maneuverable, military Zodiacs can get you close up to the many lava tubes, sea caves and blow holes of this rugged coastline. Keep a sharp eye, for you will see and encounter pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins, sea turtles and (from December to April) humpback whales! Your captains/naturalists will tell stories of Hawaiian history and culture, island geology, and many marine species that you will encounter.
$130
5 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Kona Historical Coast, Culture, Coffee Tour on Big Island

Experience old Hawaii with a step back in time on the Kailua-Kona coastline with this 4.5-hour, small-group tour. Enjoy the scenic coastline while you learn of the ancient Hawaiian culture, the arrival of Captain James Cook, and the transition to modern-day Hawaii. Tour an old coffee plantation with optional stops at the Painted Church, or a local chocolate factory.
$115
4 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Keauhou 3-Hour Sail, Snorkeling and Captain Cook Monument Tour

A three hour tour you won't want to miss! Set Sail down the Majestic Kona Coastline with breathtaking views of landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. As you arrive at the "World Famous Captain Cook Monument" your snorkeling adventure will begin in the turquoise waters and vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay. Make sure to bring an underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish, pods of spinner dolphins that are also commonly spotted in the bay. “Hawaii The Big Island Revealed” guide book says, “snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay near the monument is perhaps the best you will find anywhere in the state”.
$83
3 hours