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The Captain Cook Monument: Tours & Tickets

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A monument dedicated to Captain James Cook, who discovered the Hawaiian Islands and ended Hawaiian royalty.
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Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 29 August 2019

We enjoyed this hike and snorkel in the heat of summer's challenge: Make sure you heed the trail warnings, wear appropriate footgear, and carry water adequate for your season of choice. If hiking, high heat and humidity are an issue for you, consider a guided...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank tplife
Reviewed 24 August 2019

We stopped by this monument on a snorkel trip. We stopped at three place, this was one of them. As we approached the monument, our guide gave us the story of Captain Cook and the reason for the statue. It’s one of the best snorkel...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

We opted to hike down to the monument to snorkel and the walk down is not difficult but strongly advise wearing hiking boots or sneakers. A pair of long trousers might be preferred by some as the grass can be overgrown in some places and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank UnderwaterEdd
Reviewed 5 August 2019

We went to Two-Step to snorkel at the recommendation of a local and we were not disappointed. The access to the "cove" is literally two steps off a large rock ledge. There are lots of other snorkelers -- which for me is a comfort as...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank blevans
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

We ended up here after a boat tour awesome snorkeling super shallow lots of fish check out hang loose boat tours

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Edgar C
Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

We kayaked over. More on that in a minute. I had considered the hike, but soooo glad we did not...it’s bloody hot by 10am, and as we approached the monument by water I looked at the cliff one would be hiking down/up, and it is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank 207traceyk
Reviewed 21 June 2019

This 2 mile hike (each way) is no joke. We passed an older couple who had given up on the descent and were already heading back up. This hike is 1500 feet down and then back up. There is little to no shade along the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank haselwoodtravels
Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

We used Bayside Adventures to rent kayaks and had a great time. Used gps to find there launching site, and everything was smooth sailing (kayaking). The snorkeling at the monument was ok as its overused by many tour companies, but still worth the price we...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jperez854
Reviewed 30 May 2019

First time family Kayak in the ocean, had a blast. snorkeling to see dolphin and many other ocean species.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SophiaXu2015
Reviewed 19 May 2019 via mobile

Great site! We kayaked from across the bay and then snorkeled several hours. We saw dolphins, angel fish, tangs, eels, and so many other tropical fish. There were a few tour boats there when we arrived after 11, but they left soon after. It’s a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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30 January 2018|
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Response from Debski11 | Reviewed this property |
We rented from Adventures in Paradise Kayak & Snorkel - close to Capt Cook, 20 min kayak to monument; GO ON THE EARLY tour - you will get to the cove for snorkeling before all the other bigger boats and groups descend on the... More
16 November 2017|
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Response from Frank J | Reviewed this property |
yes there are boats, buts what better is kayaking to it, from the area across from the monument. We had a great I'm and Mike knew everything about the island!! very informative!!
6 May 2016|
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Response from sheaf01 | Reviewed this property |
Previous posts cover it pretty well....although the "couch potato" thing seems a bit harsh. We went by kayak using one of the 2 outfitters that go - the "party boats" are another easy option. I could see the hike back up... More