Kayaking on Kealakekua Bay
The kayaking activity to the Captain Cook Monument has been restricted by the State Department of Land and Resouces. The amount of pressure on the reef was given as the reason. To Kayak to the monument you must acquire a permit. This can be done individually or with a kayak tour group. There are two other ways to snorkel this reef. You can take an excursion , like the Fairwinds Catamaran, or hike the Kaawaloa Trail which leads to the Monument. Areca Palms Estate B&B is the closest B&B top the trailhead and most of our guests walk to the trailhead from here. We will gladly give you clear directions to the trailhead and hints about hiking the trail. The Trail is about one and a half milesto the bay with a 1500 foot elevation change. We do have complementary snorkel equipment for our guests.