Tour Summary: 3 hour narrated historical dinner cruise along the gorgeous 12-mile coastline between Kailua Kona and Kealakekua bay. Step aboard and journey back in time, when ancient, powerful kings ruled the rugged and fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands.
- Relaxing cruise to Kealakekua Bay, reachable only by boat or hiking
- Taste traditional cuisine at the Hawaiian style buffet
- Humpback whale sightings possible during Whale season (December to April)
- Learn about the history of over 50 points of interest and historic sites from a local historian
Important: This is a 24 mile round trip sightseeing cruise *without* the possibility to go snorkeling.
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Tour Provider: Body Glove
Tour start time: 4 pm
Duration: 3 hours
Departure from: Kailua Kona
Pick-up available? No
Included: One cocktail included. Live entertainment
Cancellations: Parties of nine or less will receive full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Parties of ten or more require 72 hours notice of cancellation for a full refund. Full refunds will be given in case of operator cancellation.
To ensure the safety of their guests and crew, Body Glove is making the following adjustments to their tours:
- Reduce the capacity of their tours by 50%
- All snorkel gear, flotation toys, noodles, jackets, etc. are washed, scrubbed and soaked in PureGreen24, a registered product on the EPA list which kills Coronavirus, MRSA, Norovirus and more. PureGreen24 disinfectant retains a 24-hour residual effectiveness.
- Disinfecting of ALL touchable surfaces; vessel railings, counter tops, restrooms, handles, table tops, etc. with Oxivir ®TB – Hospital Grade Disinfectant Cleaner, which kills coronavirus in 1-minute.
- The self-serve buffet is now staffed by an an assigned crew member who will be serving you from the buffet. Communal foods, such as condiments, chips, etc. have been eliminated and replaced with individually packaged servings.
- Plexiglass Sneeze guard protectors are installed at the food and beverage stations and between seating areas, both on the lower and upper decks, the food & beverage bar, the check-in podium, and the newly remodeled retail store.
- For the comfort and safety of everyone on board, Body Glove requests that face coverings are worn. It’s Hawaii State Law for anyone going into a business and if you’re interfacing, whether a customer or employee, both sides have to wear a mask. Violations of these orders could result in a misdemeanor with fines of up to $5,000 and/or up to one year in prison. They have disposable masks available at no charge as well as some impressive ones for sale. Note: You don’t need to wear a mask while in the water, eating or drinking. (6/01/2020).
- All Body Glove employees, crew and wait staff are trained and have access to appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as needed. PPE includes but is not limited to disposable gloves, eye and face protection, and masks.
COVID-19 disclaimer – mandatory for all guests
Furthermore, Body Glove is asking their guests to agree with the following disclaimer during the online booking process:
I certify that I am not displaying signs of COVID-19 and have not been in contact with an individual confirmed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. I acknowledge and accept that I will be subject to a non-contact temperature check. Guests with temperatures of 100.4 or higher will not be permitted to board. Additionally, I agree to wear a nose and mouth covering while on the vessel except while eating, drinking or in the water.
A dinner cruise that journeys the 12 miles down the Kona Coast to Captain Cook’s monument while a local historian points out over 50 points of interest and historic sites. Discover Hawaii’s rich history on this one-of-a-kind dinner cruise. Upon arriving in Kealakekua Bay, a Hawaiian-style buffet dinner is served with one complementary cocktail.
On the way back to Kona you can listen to live and local entertainment while watching the tropical sunset. Keep an eye out for marine life as we often see spinner dolphins, mantas and seasonal humpback whales along the way.
Good to know:
- All Cruises depart from the Kailua Pier, check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure time. This cruise is 100% wheelchair friendly with a customized boarding ramp to accommodate all wheelchairs.
- Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free meals are available with 48-hours notice.
- This Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise is very popular and sells out often. We highly recommend making reservations in advance.
About Kealakekua Bay
Kealakekua Bay was settled thousands of years ago and ruled by Native Hawaiians. This sacred area marks many archeological and historical sites and is the site of the first extensive contact between Hawaiians and Westerners with the arrival of Captain Cook in 1779. It is also known for the Battle of Kealakekua Bay where Captain James Cook lost his life.
Read more about Kealakekua Bay on our website.
Image credit for most images used on this page: Body Glove Cruises.
Body Glove Hawaii is certified by the Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawai’i which means that their tours are eco-friendly, culturally educational, and as sustainable as possible.
The tours operate from Kona with the Kanoa II, a 65-ft catamaran. The Kanoa II is an award winning, multi-million dollar vessel that offers plenty of shade (very important with our strong sun!), cushioned seating, flat screen televisions, a full sound system for live entertainment, and a full-service premium bar.
The Kanoa II is further equipped with:
- Three restrooms
- Two fresh water showers (not in use during this Dinner Cruise)
- A 20-foot water slide (not in use during this Dinner Cruise
- A 15-foot high dive platform (not in use during this Dinner Cruise)
- Two large double swim platforms (not in use during this Dinner Cruise)
- Flotation toys for everyone (not in use during this Dinner Cruise)
The crew includes a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, First Mate, licensed bartender, and deck hands. All of the crew is trained in first aid and C.P.R. The cruises are wheelchair friendly and kids 5 and under are always FREE.
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