Areca Palms Estate Bed and Breakfast
81-1031 Keopuka Mauka, P.O. Box 489
Captain Cook, Hawaii, 96704, United States

Kayaking on Kealakekua Bay

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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 to the trailhead and most of our guests walk to the trailhead from our home. We will  give you clear directions to the trailhead and hints about hiking the trail. The Trail is about one and a half miles to the bay with a 1500 foot elevation change. We do have complimentary snorkel equipment for our guests.

Update:     May 2015

     The trailhead to the Monument is currently in a construction zone. A large round about is under construction and has impacted the parking availability in the area. Where I have seen as many as twenty five cars in the are the construction now allows only about twelve. Get their early or stay at a place that is close enough to walk to the trailhead. It is about 1/4 mile to the trailhead from Areca Palms Estate B&B.