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Keauhou Bay


Sea Paradise has been in the business since 1985 and is the foremost snorkeling tour company in Hawaii.  Join our excellent crew for a manta ray tour in the beautiful and historic Keauhou Bay which fronts the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa.

Keauhou Bay is a historic bay in the Kona District of the Big Island of Hawaii. The name comes from ke au hou which means “the new era” in the Hawaiian Language. The bay is located about 5 miles south of Kailua-Kona and is a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and manta ray snorkel tours.

Keauhou Bay is also home to a number of historical sites, including the birthplace of King Kamehameha III. Kamehameha III was the longest reigning monarch in the Kingdom of Hawaii, and his birthplace is marked by a stone memorial. Other historical sites in the area include Ahu A Umi Heiau, a temple dedicated to the god of war, and the Keauhou Holua Slide, a traditional Hawaiian sledding track.

Today, Keauhou Bay is a thriving resort area with a variety of hotels, condominiums, and shops. The bay is also home to a number of marine life, including dolphins, turtles, and manta rays.



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