KapohoKine Adventures - Cap'n Cook by Land and Sea (from Hilo)
Departing from Hilo, this tour takes you over to the other side of the Big Island to visit a variety of historic sites and follow the footsteps of the famous British explorer and cartographer, Captain James Cook. The first stop is Bay View Farm, a working 24 acre coffee farm situated on the slopes of Mauna Loa volcano just above scenic Kealakekua Bay. This are is world-famous for producing delicious Kona coffee. You'll get to see how coffee is grown and learn about the various steps and processes in coffee making. You can also sample 100% Kona coffee at a beautiful lookout point with stunning views of Kealakekua Bay and the Captain Cook Monument that stands on the only sliver of British land in the United States!
The tour then continues to the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, a historic 420 acre park that is home to ancient temple platforms, fishponds and remnants of ancient life in Hawaii. Later, this tour takes you to the seas on a high-speed Zodiac-style raft. Explore sea caves and lava tubes along the beautiful Kona Coast while keeping an eye out for marine life, including dolphins and green sea turtles. Reaching the pristine waters of Kealakekua Bay, you'll enjoy up close views of the Captain Cook Monument. Cook is among the most famous British explorers and cartographers of all time. Sailing thousands of previously uncharted miles around the world, he met his tragic end right here on the Big Island.
At Kealakekua Bay, you'll also have the chance to jump into the water and snorkel at what is one of the best snorkel and dive sites in all of Hawaii. Kealakekua Bay is a marine preserve and is home to a spectacular coral reef and an abundance of marine life. Swim, snorkel and enjoy a deli-style lunch on board before returning.
- Unique adventure by land and sea
- Visit a coffee farm and sample 100% Kona coffee
- Visit Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
- Enjoy a Zodiac raft tour along the Kona Coast
- Snorkel at beautiful Kealakekua Bay
- See the Captain Cook Monument
- Deli-style lunch
- Coffee sampling at coffee farm