Sunset Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay in Kona, Hawaii

Body Glove Cruises75-5629 Kuakini HwyKailua Kona, Big Island, HI 96740
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Overview

Offered by Body Glove, the Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay features a luxurious, three-hour guided cruise experience for guests of many ages to enjoy. Each cruise offers views of more than 50 points of interest and historical sites between Kona Coast and Captain Cook’s monument, a Hawaiian-style dinner, live entertainment, a complimentary cocktail and great views of the sunset.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kailua Kona, Big Island Travel Experts
  • Children ages 5 and under are free.
  • A Hawaiian style buffet dinner is served.
  • Enjoy live entertainment while watching the sunset.
  • Tour duration: approx. 3 hours.

Description

from Captain Cook Dinner Cruise
Step aboard and journey back in time, when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged and fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands. Our luxurious, 3-hour guided historical dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook's monument will capture your imagination and reveal many secrets of the Big Island.

Cruise 12 miles down the Kona Coast to Captain Cook's monument while a local historian points out over 50 points of interest and historical sites. Upon arriving in Kealakekua Bay a Hawaiian style buffet dinner is served. Listen to live entertainment and watch the beautiful sunset on the way back. Includes one complimentary cocktail and cash bar thereafter.

Dinner Cruise Includes: Hawaiian Style Buffet Dinner, dessert, refreshments, a complimentary cocktail, full-service cash bar and live Hawaiian entertainment.

Don't forget your camera for one of Kona's breathtaking sunsets. There is a 90% chance you’ll see spinner dolphins and our winter visitors might even see humpback whales!

This cruise is a great value! Six cruises in one . . . Sunset, Historical, Dinner, Dolphin, Cocktail & live Hawaiian entertainment.

This cruise is offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm with a 3:30 pm check-in. A portion of all proceeds are donated to the Kona Historical Society for the preservation, restoration, and education of the culture and history of the Kona Coast.

The luxury, state-of-the-art, 65-foot catamaran the Kanoa II was specifically built for the discriminating traveler with quality and luxury priority number one. The decor includes back-lit translucent blue waves, brushed stainless steel accents, mood lighting, flat screen televisions, piped cushioned seating, and Corian full-service premium bar.

The Kanoa II is equipped with three restrooms and is 100% wheelchair accessible.

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Reserve Hawaii Customer
round rock, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing"
May, 2016
This was the most amazing cruise. We saw dolphins, the sunset, and learned a lot about Hawaiian history/culture. The food was good, the music was amazing, the history guide was splendid, the ambiance was great, the crew was amazing, courteous and helpful. We can't rave enough about this cruise. HIGHLY recommended! A must do!
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Margaret Hayslip
Brentwood, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Scenic cruise, one of the highlights of our trip"
March, 2015
So nice to be out on the water, viewing the coastline, listening to Hawaiian music with some familiar tunes and to the stories and legends of this beautiful island. The storyteller and musician were both excellent and added so much to our evening. Staff were friendly and helpful as they served drinks, appetizers, and dinner. Saw dolphins swimming out of Captain Cook's Bay as evening approached. Our family of four enjoyed this very much.
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Tip: We arrived late (called ahead to let them know that we were stuck in traffic, so plan time to get there) but found a perfect spot to stand or sit in the bow of the boat on the lower deck.

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Debora P.
PRICE, UT
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Incredible!!!"
February, 2015
Everything about the Dinner Cruise was incredible! The food alone far exceeded our expectations. The staff was outstanding with top notch service. We had several added bonuses: gorgeous sunset, dolphins, and a mama and newborn whale show! I would definitely book a Body Glove cruise again through Reserve Direct.
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Tip: Take a sweater or jacket as it gets breezy on the return trip once the sun goes down.

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nitarich15
Seattle, Washington
"Awkward Start"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 20, 2017 NEW
The check in process was disorganized. But the cruise, the historical narration and food and friendliness of staff made up for the check in.
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791evelyne
"Kona Dinner Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 20, 2017 NEW
It was a beautiful afternoon and evening for a cruise. We enjoyed seeing the coastline near Kona, and the sunset was gorgeous. Staff were always helpful, asking if they could bring food and drink since the boat was a bit rocky. The dinner was very good. All in all, we're glad we had this experience..
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gager_rodgers
"Outstanding!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 19, 2017 NEW
My wife and I were celebrating our honeymoon in Hawaii when we went on BodyGlove's dinner cruise. What a blast! The cocktails and food were delicious, the views were breathtaking, and the information about the island was fun as well! There was live music and we even got to see a whale breach the ocean in mid-November! Definitely would recommend this as a must-do for any outing in Hawaii!
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Byrgen F
"A must-do experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
Snorkeling cruise with 2 twenty-somethings, 1 60+ adult with limited mobility and 1 fully mobile adult was perfect for all. From the moment we checked in to the moment we stepped back ashore, the crew was friendly, helpful and professional. The food was great, the snorkeling amazing. For the daring, the water slide and high board added thrills. I would recommend Body Glove to any group wanting an amazing experience!
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ariannbanta
"Best time ever on the Body Glove Cruise!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
Amazing crew! Amazing time! Amazing food! Best bartender ever! We cannot wait to get back to Kona so we can book another trip!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Captain Cook Dinner Cruise

Where does the cruise depart from?
We are located on the Big Island of Hawaii and depart from the Kailua Pier in the heart of Kailua-Kona side approximately six miles south of Keahole Kona Airport.

What if I've never snorkeled before?
We specialize in accommodating those who are new to snorkeling and non-swimmers. We offer "Snorkeling 101" for beginners or those wanting a refresher course. Our location is a protected bay that offers calm pool like conditions and we offer an array of flotation water toys including ski vests, life jackets, noodles, sea view boards, boogie boards and inner tubes. Our Captain's and Crew are First Aid, CPR and Life Guard certified. There are always at least 3 designated Life Guards who are on watch while anyone is in the water.

Do you have prescription masks?
Yes, we offer masks with built in prescription lenses ranging from -1.5 to -7.0 at no additional charge.

Do you offer SNUBA?
Yes & No. We offer Power Diving also known as Hooka diving which lets you enjoy the extended diving ability of SCUBA without heavy tanks or gear through an unlimited air supply that floats on the surface. Hooka diving requires no experience and is ideal for family members over the age of 12 and is available for an additional fee.

Do you offer SCUBA?
Yes. For those who wish to learn SCUBA, introductory lessons are available on the cruise with PADI instructors provided by Kona Sea Adventures. If you're a certified diver, you can SCUBA dive with us for an additional fee.*

Do you offer wetsuits?
Yes, we offer rental wetsuits. Our water temperature ranges from about 78 - 82 degrees. Most of our guests are comfortable with their swim suits or a rash guard to keep them from getting chilled, however, we understand that some get chilled more than others and have these suits available for an additional charge of $10.*

Can you accommodate wheelchairs?
Yes, Body Glove Cruises is wheelchair friendly for Snorkeling, Sunset Dinner and Whale Watching Cruises. Our customized boarding ramp with portable extensions accommodates all wheelchairs including manual, electric and scooters. The lower deck of our 65-foot catamaran is fully accessible from bow to stern including tables and restrooms. For those that just want to go along for the ride and not participate in snorkeling, special "Ride-a-Long" rates are available.

I have special dietary needs, can you accommodate me?
Yes, for those requiring special dietary needs, Body Glove Cruises provides Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian requests at no extra charge with 48 hours notice.

Will I get sea sick?
The bigger the boat, the more stable it is. Our vessel is 65' in length with a 30' beam and the largest boat of our kind on the Kona Coast. It's a totally different experience than being on a smaller boat or a raft. If you know you are prone to seasickness, we recommend you take Bonine or Dramamine the night before and another several hours before your cruise. Please read directions to see that you are able to take this medication. We carry this on board however it is best to have it in your system prior to boarding. You more likely to feel better on the lower deck of the vessel as there is less pitch. We also offer complimentary Ginger pills and a Ginger drink which is great for motion sickness and it's all natural.

Do you have bathrooms or showers on board?
Yes, we have three large bathrooms and 2 outdoor fresh water showers on our boat.

Is there any shade on your boat?
Yes, the Kanoa II has a lower and upper deck with plenty of shaded area as well as areas for sunbathing.

What should I bring with me?
For our snorkel dolphin adventure, we recommend you bring your suit, towel, and sunglasses. If you wish to SCUBA, Power Dive or wish to purchase cocktails or retail items such as underwater cameras, we recommend you bring extra cash or credit cards. If you are joining us for our Historical Dinner Cruise, we recommend a lightweight jacket and comfortable flat shoes. We accept all major credit cards.

Should I bring sunscreen?
No, unless you have medical reasons to use a specific brand. Body Glove Cruises is the first boat in the state of Hawaii to offer a "Reef Safe" sunscreen that does not harm the coral reef and stays on your skin and not in our ocean. We have several SPF pump stations onboard for complimentary use.

Can we go ashore during our cruise?
No, in order to protect the sensitive coral reefs, marine shoreline and the safety of our guests no one is allowed to climb onto land. Each vessel will act as your private island allowing you to come and go as you please while you enjoy your day at sea.

Do you provide transportation from my hotel or condo?
Yes, for an additional charge we provide transportation from the Waikoloa area through Jack's Tours. You may find it more economical and convenient to rent a car, otherwise, there are a number of taxi companies that can assist you.

Will we see whales?
The best opportunity to see whales is between late December and late March when the Humpback Whales migrate to Hawaii from the north Pacific. During that time of year, we offer daily Whale Watching cruises and guarantee sightings or come again Free! There are several other species of whales that live in Hawaiian waters year around and are occasionally seen during one of our cruises.

Will we see dolphins?
There is a 90% chance of seeing dolphins all year around from our boat as they enjoy riding our wake. On rare occasions, about once every week and a half they come to visit us at our snorkel location.

What's the difference between snorkeling in the morning versus the afternoon?
Contrary to what you might have heard, the morning does not offer any additional marine life or marine encounters. The same number and types of fish live and swim in the bays all day long. The main difference is you are more likely to have clear skies, less wind and a better chance of seeing dolphins.

Where will I find free parking?
You are welcome to park for free at our Office located one block away from the Kailua Pier. You may park at the Hotel King Kamehameha which is closer however they charge $3 an hour. If you require handicapped parking there are two stalls located in the cul-de-sac in front of the Kailua Pier but come early as they are used frequently.