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.
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Are kids permitted on the cruise?
Absolutely! Children under the age of 5 ride for FREE!
What are we served for dinner?
Guests can enjoy a Hawaiian-style buffet and a complimentary cocktail.
Please note: all Gluten Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian meal requests must be called into the office with 48 hours notice. Kosher may require 72 hours notice. We do understand that sometimes you cannot let us know within 48 hours notice; in those cases, call us first before ensuring guests that a special meal option is available. We will always do our best to accommodate last minute requests but it's dependent on what our kitchen team can do with less than 48 hours notice.
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 seven miles south of Keahole Kona Airport.
What time should we arrive?
Boarding is always 30 minutes before departure. We depart on time and cannot hold the vessel for late arrivals.
Can you accommodate wheelchairs?
We are 100% wheel chair accessible on our vessel's lower deck. The catamarans include a customized boarding ramp with portable extensions to accommodate all wheelchairs including manual, electric and scooters. We require notification by phone when guests are traveling with a wheelchair in order to offer our pier parking, as we have only two spaces. If there's space we will note that the guest is using the space and will request that they call the office at boarding time for pier access. The guest will wait at the gate for a crew member to let them onto the pier. They must be traveling with a handicap placard in order to take advantage pier parking. When there's a cruise ship in port we do not have pier parking available.
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 one several hours before your cruise. Please read the 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 are 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.
What should I bring with me?
We recommend that our passengers bring a light jacket and comfortable, flat shoes.
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.
Will we see dolphins?
There is a 98% chance of seeing dolphins all year round from our boat as they enjoy riding our wake.
Is free parking available?
We have free parking located about one block east of the pier at the Illima Court Shopping Center:
75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua Kona, HI 96740.
It's about a 5 minute walk to the pier where we depart. You may also park at the Hotel King Kamehameha for an hourly fee. 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.