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 the Kanoa II and journey back in time to when powerful ancient 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. The cruise Includes one complimentary cocktail and cash bar after that.

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 December - March!

This cruise is of great value withs six cruises in one; Sunset, Historical, Dinner, Dolphin, Cocktail & live Hawaiian entertainment.

This cruise is offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday & Sunday from 4:00PM - 7:00PM with a 3:30PM 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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alleykat112777
Seattle, Washington
"Fun, convenient and friendly"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2019 NEW
Very convenient location in downtown Kona. Nice mix of entertainment, historical information and food and beverage. Great staff.
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Sunshine00174746557
"Excellent cruise and great staff"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
We went on the Dolphin sightseeing and snorkel cruise. It was a blast. The company provided breakfast and lunch, so it made getting there early easier since we didn't have to plan meals. The cruise itself was nice and relaxing. We saw plenty of dolphins and sea life. The captain was able to give information on landmarks and things we were viewing so we could learn as well. The actually snorkeling was amazing. The staff was very friendly and informative. I would absolutely do this cruise again the next time I come to visit.
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blair r
Vancouver, Canada
"Snorkeling in kona"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
Had a chance to take the body glove snorkeling cruise in kona and was pleasantly surprised I have been on other snorkeling cruises and they did not measure up The catamaran was great, both breakfast and lunch was provided and the crew did a great job of making everyone feel comfortable. I had a chance to talk with Elliot and he was great Overall, good experience and would recommend
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ChelseaGibbs2020
"A LOT of kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
We adn't been on this boat before. We didn't realize it was a noisy, kid-packed, booze cruise. Not what we had hoped.
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JMS63k
Suffern, New York
"In winter do not believe the selling pitch that the water is calm so the boat doesn't pitch"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2019 NEW
My wife and one other passenger became quite seasick. The crew had Dramamine when asked. They did their best to accommodate us and I thought the food was good. But my wife barfed, took Dramamine, and basically had her head down on the table for the rest of the 3 hour cruise.
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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.

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.