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Captain Cook

4.3
Kayaking & Canoeing · Water Sports · Bodies of Water
A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago. Named after the unfortunate explorer who landed and died nearby, the site remained part of a sprawling private ranch for most of its history. Today, the town of about 3,000 serves as a convenient base for snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving. Because it sits between 240 m (800 ft) and 610 m (2,000 ft) above sea level, the town and surrounding area is ideal for growing coffee. To taste some of the region's finest brews, visit one of Captain Cook's many roadside coffee roasteries and tasting rooms. Use our United States day trip tool to arrange the details of your trip to Captain Cook and other destinations.
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Water Body
Kealakekua Bay
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Duration: 2 hours
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Kayaking / Canoeing
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Duration: 4 hours
Religious Site
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Big Island Bees
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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National Park
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Swim with Dolphins
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Beach
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Farm
Greenwell Farms Kealakekua
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Captain Cook

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History Museum
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Garden
Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary
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Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Two Step
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Spa
Kona Shiatsu Clinic
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Captain Cook

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Hiking Trail
Kealia Ranch
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Ka'Awaloa Trail
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in Captain Cook

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Garden
Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Captain Cook

Gift & Specialty Shop
Joe's Nuts
2.6
Duration: 2 hours

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