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Big Island: Captain Cook Historical Dinner Cruise

4.6 / 5

91 reviews

Activity provider: Body Glove Cruises

Big Island: Captain Cook Historical Dinner Cruise

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

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Journey back in time to when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands, on this 3-hour dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Travel 12 miles down the Kona Coast to the Captain Cook monument.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Arrive at 3:30 PM for a 4 PM departure on a cruise to Kealakekua Bay
  • Learn about the history of Hawaii
  • Savor an island-style dinner
  • Enjoy live entertainment onboard
  • Refresh yourself with a complimentary cocktail
Full description

Step aboard and step back in time… Join for an enchanting Hawaiian history lesson from the experts on Kona’s one and only Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise. This 3-hour family adventure departing from the Kailua Pier 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 to 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 Mauna Loa Big Island Macadamia Nuts (Vegan/GF) appetizer. 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).

Choose your main course from a selection of Thai coconut curry with Hamakua sweet potatoes, Hawaiian breadfruit, carrots, and bell peppers (Vegan/GF), or steamed jasmine rice (Vegan/GF) with Kiawe mango barbecue pork short ribs served with a 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.

  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Island style dinner
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase - 1 complimentary drink included)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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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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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • If you require a vegan or vegetarian entree, please call the local operator to confirm prior to your tour
  • Boarding begins at 3:30 PM, 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

4.6 /5

based on 91 reviews

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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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April 30, 2022

I went on the body glove dinner cruise. I always wanted to see the captain cook monument so instead of a solo hike I decided to do it by sea. The cruise could handle over 100 for this cruise. 51 sailed today. I chose the lower level and found it to be comfortable with a great view. On the sail out a local guide narrated the sights and history as well as singing some beautiful native Hawaiian songs. She did a wonderful job11 As we approached captain cook we were joined by a friendly pod of spinner dolphins. The boat slowed as we approached Captain Cook. On the return we were served dinner. I was joined by the owner Maggie (a pleasant surprise) and her friends. Dinner included mostly local ingredients and was excellent!! The sunset was beautiful this evening. As we sailed back the passengers enjoyed dancing and singing the Macarena, We are Family, Sweet Caroline, Cha Cha slide, and more. Every one was singing, dancing, smiling and happy. What a great time!!

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March 22, 2022

Everything about this experience is well worth the money! The meeting point says 4:00, but they do send you a text reminder that you need to meet at 3:30, and the boat leaves at 4. That was a little stressful because we didn’t know that until 3:40 and they were calling us and wondering where we were at. HOWEVER, the staff, the food, the view, and everything else, was amazing. The staff really made sure you were having a good time and the live music was great too! 10/10 would recommend! The only thing I would change was the meeting time because if you miss it, you miss the experience and your money.

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May 30, 2021

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