The hike to Kealakekua Bay is a blood-pumping 3.8 miles with an elevation of 1300 feet, but it’s well worth the views at the trail’s end. After a peaceful night’s sleep in one of Kealakekua Bay cabins, throw on some closed toe shoes, pack a backpack full of water and snorkeling gear, and head out on an adventure through this pristine trail lush with native vegetation and wildlife. Glance at the steep rocky cliffs, crystal waters, and observe the playful dolphins.
Explorer Captain James Cook was the first European to make contact with the Island of Hawaii, and his name remains forever intertwined with its history. Follow an old road passed an ancient temple to reach this tone monument dedicated to Captain Cook.
Explore the ancient ruins of Ka’waloa Village on the northern portion of Kealakekua Bay. This collection of temples and artifacts is overgrown with lush vegetation and should be tread upon cautiously as to preserve the village’s history.
Wander down Nāpō'opo'o road to reach this beautiful beach park that is perfect for a swim. Be sure to stop by the ancient temple of Hikiau Heiau, known for its history of human sacrifice, where nearby Captain James Cook provided the first Christian burial service.
There’s much to do when staying in Kealakekua Bay cabins, whether you’re heading out into the open water for a day of adventure or coming home for a relaxing evening overlooking the bay from a hillside balcony. Grab your family and friends and head to Kealakekua Bay for one of many unforgettable water experiences.
Make incredible memories with your loved ones while meeting playful animals at a Dolphin Encounter. Hundreds of dolphins flock to this bay, jumping from the ocean’s surface in an epic show.
Clear, quiet water beckons visitors to swim with the sea life in a world beneath the waves. Jump into the turquoise sea with your snorkeling gear on a guided tour with your family and friends.
Bring your family closer together in a translucent kayak that gives views of the sea below. Witness dolphins swimming alongside your kayak and schools of fish frolicking among the corals.