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Ultimate Cap'n Cook Snorkel & Coffee

Kona, Hawaii

Ultimate Cap'n Cook Snorkel & Coffee

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Discover the Hawaii that British explorer Captain James Cook knew when he arrived in 1778, much of it in the shadow of Mauna Loa volcano. While touring the appropriately named Bay View Farm, which offers a beautiful view of Kealakekua Bay, you will see how the farm grows, harvests, and roasts Kona coffee beans. A sampling will confirm why the coffee that flourishes in the rich volcanic soil is so revered. Nearby stands Pu’uhonua, a spiritual site where criminals once sought refuge and absolution from Hawaiian priests. While browsing the grounds, you will see temple platforms and the remains of other structures that were intact in Captain Cook’s time. A high-speed Zodiac-style raft will bring you to an obelisk marking the spot where Cook was killed following a dispute with the Hawaiians that lived on the bay. Feel free to swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See areas of significance to Captain James Cook when he explored Hawaii in the late 1700s.
  • Swim and snorkel in Kealakekua Bay, where Cook anchored his ship while exploring.
  • View the obelisk memorial that marks the spot on the bay where Cook was murdered.
  • See how Kona coffee is grown and processed at a hillside plantation above the bay.


HELPFUL HINTS

  • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.


Need to Know:

Note: There are opportunities to purchase local products and souvenirs along the way. Wear comfortableclosed-toe shoes and swim suit under clothes. Bring a towel. The order of itinerary may change. Participants must be at least 4 years of age.

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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