Kealakekua Bay, the site of the Captain Cook monument on the Big Island of Hawaii, offers some of the best snorkeling in the entire state of Hawaii. This protected Marine Sanctuary and state park boasts a coral reef and crystal clear waters with abundant marine life and breathtaking visibility. While it’s possible to hike or kayak to the bay, the easiest way to reach this breathtaking coral reef is by boat.
Kealakekua Bay is the largest Marine Life Conservation District in Hawaii. Since the bay is protected from fishing, it holds a large variety of marine life with more abundance than other bays on Hawaii Island. Between the crystal clear waters, the massive schools of colorful tropical fish, and the playful pods of wild spinner dolphins that frequent the bay, you’ll remember this snorkel experience for a lifetime.