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Outrigger Canoe to Captain Cook Monument

Location: Kona, Big Island

Try this canoe and snorkeling adventure, Hawaiian style, with our traditional one-of-a-kind outrigger canoes. These double-hull canoes can accommodate up to eight to ten passengers and are noted for stability and smooth rides. They are ideal for those who want to experience the magnificence of Kealakekua Bay with minimal exertion. We provide the muscle and narration; you enjoy the sights and history of Kealakekua Bay.

What to Expect

This is the most authentic way to visit the Captain Cook Monument and the Bay. With our unique guided tours, you will fully immerse yourself in the island lifestyle. Take a trip through history as you learn traditional Hawaiian paddling styles and learn more about Kealakekua Bay.The Bay is one of the most sacred and historical sites in all of Hawaii.

During this tour you will learn about the history of the Bay, the mysterious caves on the Pali (the cliff) and how Hawaiians lived in the area. Our guides grew up in Kealakekua Bay and still call it home today. Meaning, our guides all know the history of this Bay, because the history of their families are uniquely tied to this area. They take great pride in sharing the history and culture of this area with people from all over the world.

It is not uncommon for us to view pods of Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins while paddling through the bay and to allow our guests to swim amongst them as they gently cruise through the water.

Once we reach our snorkeling destination at the Captain Cook Monument, our guides will equip you with top quality snorkel gear so that you can enjoy swimming over and viewing some of the healthiest tropical coral reef in the island chain. The calm water of the bay makes for ideal gentle snorkeling.


  • One of a kind experience on a traditional outrigger canoe
  • Friendly and knowledgable local guides
  • History of Kealakekua Bay
  • Snorkel with Dolphins
  • Snorkel at the Captain Cook Monument.
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Complimentary snacks
  • Refreshments


3 hours


82-6009 Kahauloa Rd, Captain Cook

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.