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From Hawaii: Historical Dinner Cruise Tour to Kealakekua Bay

Activity provider: Body Glove Cruises
Water activity

From Hawaii: Historical Dinner Cruise Tour to Kealakekua Bay

Activity provider: Body Glove Cruises
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From US$ 170.81 per person

Likely to sell out

Journey back in time to when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands, on a dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Travel down the Kona Coast to the Captain Cook monument.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Hear the fascinating history if Hawaii with storytelling from a historian guide
  • Keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and seasonal humpback whales
  • Tuck into a well-deserved island-style dinner and admire Kealakekua Bay
  • Sit back and enjoy entertainment onboard with traditional music performed live
  • Stay refreshed with a complimentary cocktail as you watch the stunning sunset
Full description

Step aboard and step back in time. Hop aboard a sunset dinner cruise in Kona for an enchanting Hawaiian history lesson from the experts.

This family adventure departs from the Kailua Pier and is narrated by a local historian tour guide, who will reveal secrets, tell stories, and share legends related to the numerous landmarks along the 12 miles of magnificent Kona coastline.

Unwind while you admire Captain Cook’s Monument at Historical Kealakekua Bay (only accessible by boat or hiking) with a complimentary cocktail from a fully stocked, premium bar.

Begin your delicious dinner starting with an appetizer of Mauna Loa Big Island Macadamia Nuts (Vegan/GF).

Then, enjoy a salad starter of Kealaola Farm mixed salad greens, Waimea grape tomatoes, Japanese cucumber, and red onion (Vegan/GF), served with house-made Maui Onion vinaigrette dressing (Vegan/GF).

For your main course, choose the Thai coconut curry with Hamakua sweet potatoes, Hawaiian breadfruit, carrots, and bell peppers (Vegan/GF).

Or, opt for steamed jasmine rice (Vegan/GF) with Kiawe mango barbecue pork short ribs served with papaya salsa (GF) and island-baked coconut dinner rolls served with butter (Vegetarian). Your dessert is a cheesecake with a local Lilikoi glaze (Vegetarian).

Keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and seasonal humpback whales throughout the evening. Enjoy live music from some of the Big Island's best entertainers performing slack-key Hawaiian Style music.

Catch the sunset on the water and make sure to look for the famous Green Flash, a fleeting glimmer of intense emerald light that appears on the horizon just after sunset. Other highlights include the Ahu’ena Heiau, the Holua Slide, and the famous Kuamo’o Battlefield, just to name a few.

  • 1 complimentary drink
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Island-style dinner
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
  • Tips (optional)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

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Meeting point

The office is located in the Ilima Court (North Kona Shopping Center). Boarding takes place at the Kailua Kona Pier. This is a one block walk from the free parking at Ilima Court Shopping Center.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • If you require a vegan or vegetarian entree, please contact the activity provider to confirm prior to your tour
  • Boarding begins at 3:30 PM, and departure is at 4:00 PM. Refunds are not provided for late arrivals
  • Please carry cash if you wish to purchase alcoholic drinks from the fully stocked bar onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 106 reviews

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It was fantastic! The evening cruise was very enjoyable and refreshing. The staff was very attentive to us--refilling drinks, extra ice, snacks, etc. I really enjoyed the music, the drinks, the historical facts and watching the sunset with my sweetheart. It was one of the best highlights of our week in Hawaii.

March 28, 2023

My wife doesn't do boats. The music relaxed her. The history discussed intrigued her. The meal was spectacular. Everyone on board joined in. She forgot about the boat and just had fun. The crew worked magic. Best sunset picture of us on the whole trip

March 28, 2023

The crew was great, helpful and friendly. Food served was better than you would expect on this type of excursion. There were only adults on this trip (no kids) I like kids but having only adults made this much more pleasant for older folks. We were able to snorkel, paddle board and scuba. No completion for equipment and the crew assisted with everything. It was a great experience.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 148262