Location: In Napo'opo'o at end of Beach Road off Government Road from Pu'uhonua Road (Highway 160) or Lower Government Road from Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 11) at Captain Cook or Ke'ei Junction.
Hours: Daily During Daylight Hours
Entrance Fee: None
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is taking action at Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park to improve the management, quality and sustainability of this heavily visited and significant natural and cultural resource by temporarily initiating a moratorium on the use of specific vessels in the water, starting Jan. 2, 2013.
During the moratorium, there will be no operating, launching, transiting, beaching or landing of kayaks and other vessels from Napoopoo, within the waters of Kealakekua Bay, and at Kaawaloa Flats.
Description: Site of the first extensive contact between Hawaiians and Westerners with the arrival of Captain Cook in 1779. Viewing of Hikiau Heiau, a traditional religious site, and the Captain Cook monument at a distance across Kealakekua Bay.|
Services: Restrooms, picnic pavilion, trash cans, drinking water.
The Following Vendors Have Been Issued Permits by the Division of State Parks to Lead Guided Commercial Kayak Tours to the Captain Cook Monument at Ka'awaloa, Kealakekua Bay:
Aloha Kayak Co.
79-7248 Mamalahoa Highway
Honalo, HI 96750
Kona Boys, Inc.
79-7539 Mamalahoa Highway
Kealakekua, HI 96750