Cap’n Cook by Land and Sea
Cap'n Cook by Land and Sea KONA
James Cook is among the most famous and prolific British explorers and cartographers of all time. Follow in the great explorer's footsteps on this unique adventure by land and sea.
Sailing thousands of previously uncharted miles around the globe, Captain Cook met his tragic end right here on Hawaii Island.
Start by heading deep into Kona coffee country. Visit Bay View Farm, a working 24 acre coffee farm nestled on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano just above beautiful Kealakekua Bay and known for the best Kona coffee since 1984. Here you’ll see coffee growing on the trees and learn about the various steps and processes in making coffee, all of which happen right here on the farm. You’ll sample 100% Kona Coffee at a gorgeous overlook with stunning views of Kealakekua Bay and the monument to Captain Cook standing on the only sliver of British land in the United States.
Before coffee there was kapu, the ancient Hawaiian system of laws. Should a person break a kapu and face almost certain death they could make their way to place of refuge and be absolved. Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park is one of the those places. Explore this historic 420 acre Park with your National Park Service-trained guide and see temple platforms, fishponds, and remnants of ancient life in Hawaii.
Finally, take to the seas on the most exciting high-speed raft tour on Hawai’i island. These are not Zodiac brand boats, but are Zodiac-style rigid hull inflatables and are incredibly maneuverable and ridiculously fun. Explore sea caves and lava tubes along the rugged Kona Coast while on the lookout for marine life all around you. Reaching the sheltered and pristine waters of Kealakekua Bay you’ll come face to face with the monument to Captain Cook, along with snorkeling that ranks among the best in Hawaii. Perfect for both beginners and experienced snorkelers. Snorkel, swim, and enjoy a deli lunch onboard before returning.
Depart Hilo 7:00
Depart Waikoloa 7:50
Depart Kona 8:50