Deluxe Kayak, Snorkel Kealakekua Bay - Adventures in Paradise
This trip combines snorkeling at the largest coral reef on the Big Island and paddling along beautiful Hawaiian beaches. Our destination is the Captain Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay. Enjoy great snorkeling with views of coral gardens, tropical fish and sea turtles. Spinner dolphins are regularly seen, as well as humpback whales during whale season. Getting to the snorkel site should be as much fun as snorkeling since you get to paddle to the area by sea kayak. This tour is very popular with newly weds, beginners, and more experienced paddlers who want more personal attention and a quieter atmosphere. These trips are tailored to the interests of our guests and their abilities, and is suitable for ages 5 - 75. Paddle approximately 1.5 miles, about 35 minutes. Meet 15 minutes before trip start time, sign liability waivers, fitting for PFD's and snorkel gear. Receive brief instructions on kayaking and launch kayaks. Paddle approximately 1.5 miles and/or 35 minutes to Kealakekua Bay State Park where we make a State permitted landing at Awili Cove near Captain Cook Monument to snorkel. Walk to Captain Cook Monument, receive snorkeling instructions and enter water for up to 1.5 hours (most guests snorkel from 30 - 60 minutes). Have drinks and snacks while listening to narration on marine life, Hawaiian culture and history of the area. Return to kayaks for return trip.
WILDLIFE: Dolphins are see on about 70-80% of our trips. It is no better for dolphin viewing on either trip. Whales seen December to April. Manta and eagle rays seen infrequently. Over 10 kinds of tropical fish and 4 types of coral seen daily. Sharks are not common in this area. The first trip (7 am trip) arrives before the crowds.
WATER VISIBILITY AND TEMPERATURE: Water visibility typically 50-100'. Water temperature about 80 F. This snorkeling area is typically protected from ocean swells and is "calm water snorkeling" 90% of the time.
Operates: Daily at 7:00 to 11:00 am or 11:30 to 2:30 pm. Meet 15 minutes prior tour time.
Departure Point: Located at the corner of Lower Napo'opo'o Rd and Pu'uhonua Road, behind the yellow gate.
Duration: Approximately 4 hours on the 7:00 and 3 hours on the 11:30 tour.
Equipment: Two person wide, stable open-deck kayaks are used, quality mask, snorkel and fins. Water proof bags and booties are also available at no charge, if requested in advance
Capacity: There is a minimum of 2 and maximum of 12 guests per tour.
Snacks and beverages are included on this trip.
Inclusions: Kayak gear and instruction, drinks and snacks, Life guard certified guide, State permits to land kayak at Kealakekua Bay State Park and snorkel from Captain Cook Monument. Full narration on marine life, Hawaiian culture and history. Wetsuits if requested in advance.
Exclusions: Guests should bring sunblock, water shoes, t-shirt, hat and sunglasses. Guests should not bring anything that might be damaged by salt water, even if in a "waterproof bag". Electronic car keys can be stored in the company van at the launch site and wallets and purses either left at home or locked in your car glove compartment or trunk. There is a small dive duffel bag on the kayak that small personal items can be stored - but is not water tight.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
What to Bring: We recommend that everyone in your group brings swimwear, sun protection, towel and a small bag to keep your things organized.
Restrictions: Children whose age is less than five years old are not permitted on this activity. Once a reservation has been made this tour is non refundable. Cancellations of reservations that have been made for this activity are not permitted. There is a possibility that you and/or belongings may get wet.
This tour is non refundable. Weight limit per guest is 250 pounds or a combined weight of 400 pounds per kayak. Ages 5 to 75 welcome. MUST be fully mobile (handicapped not recommended). Children can be easily paddled by an adult. All kayaks are 2 person. In event of a single person they will travel with a guide or another single person. It's possible for 2 small children (under 8) to travel with one stronger adult. All adult guests are expected to paddle and keep up with the tour. Kayaks are not self propelled and those preferring not to paddle or not to keep up with the tour group, should consider another activity. Departure times and locations are subject to change. This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker.
7:00AM Tour 5 years and up
11:30AM Tour 5 years and up
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- # 15 Feet or Less
- # Kayak
- # 7-15 People
- # Captain Cook Monument / Kealakekua Bay
- # Snorkeling
- # 2-4 Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # Snack Only
- # Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Moderate
- # Strenuous
- # Morning
- # Sea
- # No Translation Available
- # Kona Area
There have been 4 reviews written about the Deluxe Kayak, Snorkel Kealakekua Bay with Adventures In Paradise.
Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5
My wife and I couldn't have enjoyed our kayak tour more than we did. Except for maybe having a go-pro to capture the Dolphins that surrounded us. Our tour-guide, Natasha, was a wealth of knowledge and was extremely attentive. She supplied snacks and water to drink, as well as all of our snorkel gear. Please remember bring cash to tip your guide. Sunscreen is turning out to be very harmful to the reef. If you are sensitive to the sun, a big hat and something to cover your legs while you paddle is highly recommended. We were happy to forego the use of sunscreen to make sure we wouldn't harm the delicate Eco-system. Booking was easy and we actually booked all of our activities through Tom Barefoots while in Hawaii. We really can't recommend them highly enough.
Natalie, our guide, was great. So much local knowledge. We absolutely loved this trip. We were the only ones as a family of 5. We had a great time. The snorkelling was sensational - and fortunately most others had gone by the time we got to the bay. We would definitely do this trip again and highly recommend
It was a blast! Lots of fun, dolphins, and more!
Awesome tour. Excellent snorkeling spot. We ended up with 2 tour guides for the 10 of us, and they are both wonderful and knowledgable.