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.
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.
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.
Image credit for most images used on this page: Body Glove Cruises.
Body Glove Hawaii is certified by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association 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
- A 20-foot water slide
- A 15-foot high dive platform
- Two large double swim platforms
- Flotation toys for everyone.
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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