Can you snorkel on your own in Kealakekua Bay?

Can you snorkel on your own in Kealakekua Bay?

Yes, you can snorkel on your own. I would recommend renting a kayak at Bay Side Adventures and kayaking across the bay. We were able to watch and snorkel with spinner dolphins on our way over to the Captain Cook Monument.

Can you drive to Kealakekua Bay?

How to get to Kealakekua Bay: To get to the bay you need to get to take the Nāpō’opo’o turn off onto Nāpō’opo’o Road, which intersects with Highway 11 near the 111 mile marker, about 13 miles (20 km) south of Kona.

Can you swim in Kealakekua Bay?

The bay is perfect for watersports of all kinds, and the stunning 300-foot long Hanalei Pier is perfect for fishing — or jumping off for a nice swim. Hawaii Island’s beautiful reef-filled Kealakekua Bay is one of the state’s most historic bays and a known dolphin hangout.

Can you snorkel at Captain Cook Monument?

The snorkeling is along the shore to the left and right of the white obelisk of the monument. The coral shelf begins in a couple feet of water right next to shore. And as you swim out away from shore the ocean floor drops away quickly into depths where you cannot see the bottom.

Can you snorkel Kealakekua Bay without a tour?

The snorkeling area around the monument is inaccessible by car, but you have several options to tour Kealakekua Bay: boat tour, guided kayak tour or a steep hike into this historical and protected area.

Are there sharks in Kealakekua Bay?

By Laura Ruminski West Hawaii Today [email protected] | Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 3:06 p.m. KEALAKEKUA BAY — A 26-year-old woman bitten in an apparent shark attack this morning at Kealakekua Bay is now listed in stable condition.

Can you walk to Kealakekua Bay?

Kealakekua means “the pathway of the god.” It’s possible to visit the southern end of Kealakekua Bay by car, but the only way to visit the northern end of the bay and the Captain Cook Monument on foot is a moderately strenuous hike.

What to do if you see a shark while snorkeling?

What To Do If You Encounter Sharks While Snorkeling

  1. Go For A Nearest Safety.
  2. Swim Rhythmically.
  3. Seabed Movement.
  4. Defend Yourself.
  5. Attack The Eyes.
  6. Avoid Swimming Near Fishing Boats.
  7. Don’t Swim Near Dolphins And Seals.
  8. Reflective Or Shiny Items.