KA‘AWALOA (KEALAKEKUA BAY)
Snorkeling at the Captain Cook Monument is highly recommended. This location is filled with coral, fish, and crystal clear water. Since the Captain Cook Monument is in a remote location that is inaccessible by a car, you will need to hike, kayak, or take a boat tour. The Captain Cook Monument is the location where Captain James Cook, British explorer, was killed in a fight with the Hawaiians in 1779.
In order to visit Ka’awaloa Flat (Captain Cook Monument), visitors can navigate to 19°29'31.7"N 155°55'04.5"W (19.492142, -155.917920) which is near 82 Napoopoo Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704 and hike the the historic Ka’awaloa Trail which will take about 40 to 50 minutes.
You can expect to see various marine life while snorkeling at the Captain Cook Monument. Many snorkelers and divers have identified Butterflyfish, Surgeonfish, Tang Fish, Sergeant, Triggerfish, Needlefish, Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Sea Turtles, Sea Stars, Sea Urchin, and a vast amount of Coral.
Ka’awaloa Trail, Napoopoo Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704
Captain James Cook Monument, Captain Cook, HI 96704