Snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay has always been one of the top things to do in Kona, Hawaii. But Kealakekua Bay is so much more than one of the best snorkel spots in Hawaii.
Located on the Kona Coast on Hawaii Island, a dozen miles south of Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua Bay area is home to many historical sites, like the ancient village of Ka‘awaloa and the Captain Cook Monument. In 1973, it was put on the National Register of Historic Places and was also named a Marine Life Conservation District.
Shielded from winds by Mauna Loa, Kealakekua Bay’s waters are calm and clear, making it perfect for Kona snorkeling. Plus, as a Marine Life Conservation District, its waters are full of colorful varieties of fish and sea life. Sea Paradise offers morning snorkel tours and afternoon snorkel tours to Kealakekua Bay departing from Keauhou. When it comes to things to do in Hawaii, snorkeling Kealakekua Bay should be at the top of the list.