Sunset Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay in Kona, Hawaii

Body Glove Cruises75-5629 Kuakini HwyKailua Kona, Big Island, HI 96740
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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 to Kealakekua Bay
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 chance you’ll see spinner dolphins and our winter visitors might even see humpback whales when visiting during the months of December - March!

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

This cruise is offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm with a 3:30 pm check-in. A portion of all proceeds is donated to non-profit organizations for the preservation, restoration, and education of Hawaiian culture and history, its coral reefs and coral reefs around the world.

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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

4 Reviews
Erin Salge
Corona , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"First dinner cruise"
March 2018
It was me and my husband’s first dinner cruise And unfortunately we got a little sick. But everybody on the boat was so nice accommodating and courteous. They even made us a couple plates to take home since we weren’t able to eat.
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Tip: If you think you might get seasick sit at the back of the boat. Lol.

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Tripster 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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Tip: Nope, all good.

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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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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bktpro808
Kihei, Hawaii
"Fun in the sun, Kona Snorkel trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2019 NEW
Body glove is a comfortable cat, which 2 levels and a great water slide on the 2nd level along with a fun jump off deck. Good crew, light breakfast and a good lunch, snorkel gear was clean and included and a brief safety and snorkel lesson really help the less experience snorkelers. A nice platform with 2 entries on the back, make getting in and out easy. We saw some dolphins on the way out and we stopped at a nice snorkel spot going south towards the Captain Cook Area. The Big island has some of the best off shore snorkeling because it gets much deeper quicker than say Maui, which is only several hundred feet deep from Lahaina to the island of Lanai. Good crew, food, snorkeling. This is a good way to start your Big island Vacation and I recommend this snorkel tour, with Body Glove.
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Destination750062
"Awesome crew"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2019 NEW
We had a lovely time snorkeling and cruising with Body Glove. The crew was extremely organized and fun. Would definitely return!!
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mikeysalazar22
Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Great time for all ages!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2019 NEW
Thank you to the crew on our boat! Everything was so wonderful! Everyone was so friendly and helpful! My family had a wonderful time!!
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Angela43150
"Awesome night!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2019 NEW
Narration was informative and entertaining. Very relaxing cruise. Great food. Service and music by Boola.
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jfillmore
Beaverton, Oregon
"Nice Cruise, Snorkeling Is Lacking"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2019 NEW
The cruise itself was great, as was the staff, but the snorkeling location was sub par. We saw maybe 30 fish and that’s about it. Not a whole lot going on there.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Captain Cook Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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. *Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and kosher requests are available at no extra charge with 48 hours notice. *Kosher may require 72 hours notice. Please make this request when making your reservation by noting this in the “Have Special Needs” field.

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.

Can you accommodate wheelchairs? 
Yes, the cruise is wheelchair friendly. The catamarans include a customized boarding ramp with portable extensions to accommodate all wheelchairs including manual, electric and scooters. The lower deck of the 65′ catamaran is fully accessible from bow to stern including tables and restrooms. We also have limited handicapped parking on the Kailua Pier where we depart for our ocean adventures. To obtain pier parking access please travel with your handicapped parking placard and when making your reservation let our team know your parking needs. Passes are limited and issued on a first come first serve basis.

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?
You are welcome to park for free at our office located one block away from the Kailua Pier at the Ilima Court Shopping Center at 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua Kona, HI 96740. 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.