Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park


  • Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park marks the historic landing site of Captain James Cook in 1778.
  • Explore vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life, making it an ideal destination for snorkeling enthusiasts.
  • Delve into Hawaii's rich cultural heritage with sacred temples, ancient villages, and insights into the cultural significance of the bay.

Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park is a place where the echoes of the past resonate against the backdrop of crystal-clear waters on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Captain Cook's Landing Site

Kealakekua Bay is not just a scenic spot; it's a historical landmark. This is where Captain James Cook, the intrepid explorer, first set foot on the Hawaiian Islands in 1778. Walk in the footsteps of history as you explore this significant landing site.

Underwater Wonderland

Beneath the bay's surface lies a snorkeler's paradise. The vibrant coral reefs and marine life make Kealakekua Bay one of the best snorkeling destinations in Hawaii. Dive in, and you might just find yourself surrounded by schools of colorful fish in their natural habitat.

Cultural Significance

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Hawaii at this historical park. Learn about the sacred temples, ancient Hawaiian villages, and the cultural significance of the bay, offering a deeper understanding of the islands' past.

Discover the allure of Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, where history, natural beauty, and cultural significance converge to create an enriching experience. Mahalo for joining us on this journey through time and tides!

82-6099 Puuhonua Beach Rd

Kealakekua, HI 96750


Boat Tours



Wildlife Viewing


Picnic Pavilion


Scenic Viewpoint

Trash Cans

Water Fountains


Entrance Fee : None