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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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Kealakekua Bay ©
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Kealakekua Bay
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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The Painted Church
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The Painted Church
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Big Island Bees ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Big Island Bees
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Captain Cook

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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park Honaunau
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Swim with Dolphins
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Duration: 3 hours
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
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Papakōlea Green Sand Beach Naalehu
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Greenwell Farms ©
Farm
Greenwell Farms Kealakekua
4.6
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Hidden gems in Captain Cook

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

Trails in Captain Cook

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

Parks in Captain Cook

Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden ©
Garden
Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Captain Cook

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

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