Kealakekua Dolphins, Hawaii

Kealakekua Bay

Highlights:
  • Captain Cook Monument is located here
  • Excellent snorkeling and diving location
  • Marine Life Conservation District
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Description:
Kealakekua Bay is located on the Big Island and only a few other spots have as much historical meaning as Kealakekua Bay. This is also where Captain James Cook docked during his second voyage to the Hawaiian Islands in January 1779. He was tragically killed a month later in a conflict between his crew and the Hawaiians. In 1878, a white obelisk was erected in his honor.

The real beauty are the coral reefs that slope from the shore to the water. The bay has also been declared a Marine Life Conservation District in 1969. It is home to many different fish varieties and other sea creatures, many of which swarm close to shore. Kealakekua Bay is definitely a favorite among snorkelers and scuba divers.

On the northeastern side of the bay you can enjoy perfect snorkeling conditions on good days. The water here is about 5 feet deep and is home to many corals and a variety of marine animals. The best diving spot is near the Cook Monument where depths range from 5 to 120 feet. The diversity of coral and fish is exceptional, and the fish are quite tame.

 
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Beach
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Kayaking
Scubadiving
Snorkeling
Swimming
Boating
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Location
81-840 Makahiki Lane, Captain Cook, Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States 96704
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