Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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Tour Overview

Kealakekua Bay, home to the Captain Cook Monument, is located on the coast of Kona and only accessible by boat or hiking. On this tour, take a relaxing dinner cruise to the hard-to-reach spot and cocktail, and live entertainment.


  • Tour Name: Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
  • Availability: Daily except Monday
  • Duration: 3h
  • Start Time: Check availability

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Dinner
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
  • Sunset
  • Free parking 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI 96740-about a one block walk away from the pier.

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase – 1 complimentary drink included)

What to expect

Your cruise begins at the Kailua Pier where you board the boat for a 12-mile journey down the Kona coastline. Sit back and relax as a local historian shares stories about the landmarks you pass on the way to the Captain Cook Monument.

Dinner is served and make room for dessert and Kona coffee. Additional cocktails are available for purchase. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available upon request.

Keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and seasonal humpback whales. Take in the sites of Ahu’ena Heiau, Keauhou Holua Slide, and Kuamo’o Battlefield as you sail back to the pier.

Departure and return

Start:

75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
All cruises board 30 minutes prior to departure. 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua Kona, HI 96740 (Ilima Court Shopping Center) is the address for Body Glove Cruises main office where the closest free parking is located. Guests must walk one block to the Kailua Kona Pier for boarding.

End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Gluten free, vegan or vegetarian dietary meal requests must be called into 800-551-8911 48 hours prior to the cruise date.
  • This adventure is on Hawaii Island in Kailua Kona.
  • Liability waiver must be completed by all guests prior to boarding.
  • Hotel pick-up is not available.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Child$99
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Adult$169
Child$99
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Tour Overview

Kealakekua Bay, home to the Captain Cook Monument, is located on the coast of Kona and only accessible by boat or hiking. On this tour, take a relaxing dinner cruise to the hard-to-reach spot and cocktail, and live entertainment.


  • Tour Name: Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
  • Availability: Daily except Monday
  • Duration: 3h
  • Start Time: Check availability

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Dinner
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
  • Sunset
  • Free parking 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI 96740-about a one block walk away from the pier.

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase – 1 complimentary drink included)

What to expect

Your cruise begins at the Kailua Pier where you board the boat for a 12-mile journey down the Kona coastline. Sit back and relax as a local historian shares stories about the landmarks you pass on the way to the Captain Cook Monument.

Dinner is served and make room for dessert and Kona coffee. Additional cocktails are available for purchase. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available upon request.

Keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and seasonal humpback whales. Take in the sites of Ahu’ena Heiau, Keauhou Holua Slide, and Kuamo’o Battlefield as you sail back to the pier.

Departure and return

Start:

75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
All cruises board 30 minutes prior to departure. 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua Kona, HI 96740 (Ilima Court Shopping Center) is the address for Body Glove Cruises main office where the closest free parking is located. Guests must walk one block to the Kailua Kona Pier for boarding.

End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Gluten free, vegan or vegetarian dietary meal requests must be called into 800-551-8911 48 hours prior to the cruise date.
  • This adventure is on Hawaii Island in Kailua Kona.
  • Liability waiver must be completed by all guests prior to boarding.
  • Hotel pick-up is not available.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What others are saying...

Pilar D Avatar
Pilar D.
5 star rating
11/27/2023
Fun Ride w Great Food The cruise was a lot of fun. The music and historical information was entertaining, the food was very good, the crew was very interactive, and the weather/rainbow/sunset/stars/dolphins were spectacular! We enjoyed this and highly suggest it as an activity.
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Jeff S Avatar
Jeff S.
5 star rating
11/26/2023
Staff was happy! The crew seemed happy to serve us. The narrative and entertainment was informative. Food was good. Drinks were better. Now I'm just babbling to meet my one hundred word characters.
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Leah N Avatar
Leah N.
5 star rating
11/23/2023
Highly recommend This is the best dinner cruise we have been on. Service was exceptional! Food was very good! Highly recommend!
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Monty B Avatar
Monty B.
5 star rating
11/20/2023
Do yourself a favor I am writing this as a testament to the delightful evening my wife, 8 friends going back to elementary school, and I had on the Body Glove dinner cruise with Captain Erika. We are all in our late 60's to early 70's, our annual friends reunion was in Hawaii. We choose the dinner cruise for our last evening together until next year. The cruise was delightful. The musician and historian were wonderful. The staff did everything humanly possible to make the trip a top spot on our Hawaii vacation. The food from salad, entree and desert was delicious and plentiful. Last but certainly not least, Captain Erika's handling of the vessel was superb. When it got, not rough but a little rolly, her skills became quite evident I'm her expert handling of the vessel. We had many wonderful experiences in Hawaii, a truly enchanting place. Our cruise on the Body Glove was in the top two or three events. If you're in Kona, do yourself a favor, take the cruise with Captain Erika. You'll remember it as we will for a very long time. Monty Berg
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Elwood B.
5 star rating
11/15/2023
Excellent Excellent everything! The food, crew, historical information was all excellent. Would recommend this to anyone that wants to have a good time.
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BonKirk Avatar
BonKirk
5 star rating
11/14/2023
Service with a smile, even in the rain! I’m sure some on this same cruise on the same night will give one star because it rained.

Knowing that Body Glove does not control the weather, and that their employees did everything possible to make our evening complete in bad weather is the reason I give them 5 stars.

I would definitely recommend this cruise, because it’s wonderful in good weather, and if the weather is bad they will take care of you.
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lenismcii
5 star rating
11/11/2023
WOW! Best food! WOW! This sunset dinner cruise far exceeded our expectations. The boat was larger, with a pretty much full service bar! One alcoholic beverage was included, along with unlimited nonalcoholic drinks. The most outstanding part was the food service! Starting with a cool. Not cold, mix greens salad with a lucious dressing. Next, came a real surprise, a moist, tender about 6 oz braised filet of beef, with a tasty lite gravy like sauce drizzled across the top. It was served with some of the best mashed potatoes ever, topped with The same gravy, steamed baby carrots, sprigs of fresh parsley, and crispy toasted onions fries! Dessert was a slice of the richest chocolate mousse you can imagine! The best dinner we've had in Hawaii!
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Ann G Avatar
Ann G.
4 star rating
11/05/2023
Rainbows, Dolphins, Great Entertainment---But Not the Food The sunset dinner cruise was one of the highlights of our trip. The crew was charming and attentive and made us feel welcome. They also made it incredibly fun. We didn't want for anything.

The scenery, duh, was stunning. We had a rainbow that lasted more than 35 minutes and pods of dolphins who surrounded us and played in our wake. Wow!

The entertainment was delightful and the cultural information was top notch. On the way back the boat turned into a true party. Folks who never met before were dancing and singing and we all loved it.

As much as I hate to say it, the food was the downside. We really did not like it. Unfortunately, all around us we noted many people seemed to feel the same way. A hunk of meat (not like any short rib I've ever met before), some spinach with bottled dressing and a lot of purple onion on it.....I wish that the food had been better. However, they earned points with the chocolate cheesecake. It was really good.

If we left out the food, I would happily give them 5+ stars. Really a lovely time
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Matthew W Avatar
Matthew W.
5 star rating
11/04/2023
Music, History, Amazing dinner, dolphins, and a beautiful sunset Perfect sunset cruise. Music, History, Amazing dinner, a rainbow, dolphins, and a beautiful sunset. Staff was very friendly!
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Ron M Avatar
Ron M.
5 star rating
11/01/2023
Amazing Experience This was the best sunset dinner cruise we have ever been on hands down!

The food was amazing…my wife is a vegetarian and said the Curry was the best she has ever had. The braised short rib was awesome.

We were treated to a triple rainbow and a pod of about 200 dolphins for about 45 minutes. We almost forgot about the sunset.

That captain and crew were fun, friendly and anticipated our needs . One crew member heard me say something about water to my wife…and two seconds I had a freshly poured cup of water ….the little things make a difference to me…
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