Big Island of Hawaii

Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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Historical Dinner or Lunch Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Journey back in time — 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. Learn the many secrets of the Big Island as a local historian points out more than 50 points of interest along the way.
  • Take a cruise to Kealakekua Bay
  • Learn about the history of Hawaii
  • Live entertainment is provided
  • One complimentary cocktail is included
  • Delicious dinner provided. Menu subject to change.

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Dinner
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
  • Sunset
  • Free parking 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI 96740-about a one block walk away from the pier.
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase - 1 complimentary drink included)
  • Guests must provide their own transportation to the Kailua Kona Pier.

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    All cruises board 30 minutes prior to departure. 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua Kona, HI 96740 (Ilima Court Shopping Center) is the address for Body Glove Cruises main office where the closest free parking is located. Guests must walk one block to the Kailua Kona Pier for boarding.

Start time

04:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This dinner cruise has all the components of a true Hawaiian experience, from traditional music, food, and gorgeous sunset views, helping you make the most of your visit to The Big Island, and Kealakekua Bay.

You’ll meet your guide and group at the easy to locate departure point, and then get settled on your catamaran. With live Hawaiian music playing and a complimentary cocktail in hand, you’ll sail along Hawaii Island’s west coast until you reach Captain Cook’s Monument. Your guide, a local historian, will share insider facts and stories about all the places you’ll pass by- a much richer experience than any guide book could offer.

You’ll also enjoy dinner with local favorites like Mauna Loa macadamia nuts, Kona coffee braised short ribs, and several other dishes highlighting local produce and suppliers. You can choose vegetarian options, too. Finally you’ll enjoy a decadent dessert.

Kailua Pier

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kealakekua Bay

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Gluten free, vegan or vegetarian dietary meal requests must be called into 800-551-8911 48 hours prior to the cruise date.
  • This adventure is on Hawaii Island in Kailua Kona.
  • Liability waiver must be completed by all guests prior to boarding.
  • Hotel pick-up is not available.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Herlinda_K
We had a wonderful time! The crew members were all very attentive to us customers and made us feel welcome and important. Everyone on board had a great time, the food was good and the scenery was beautiful, especially when the sun was setting. I would definitely do this again and recommend it to friends and family.

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Excellent trip.
Heath_K, Apr 2024
Excellent food and entertainment. The staff was great and attentive. Learning the history was a plus. The views were amazing. We will do this trip again.
I got sick from the...
Dawn_J, Apr 2024
I got sick from the motion right after we left. The staff was extremely helpful in helping me and kept checking on me. My husband really enjoyed the experience.
Well worth it!
Cathy_R, Apr 2024
Great experience. Very experienced, friendly and excellent customer service oriented crew. Well worth the expense! Great dinner and enjoyable experience!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Cathy, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you had a great time on our historical dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Providing excellent customer service is our priority, so we're thrilled that you found our crew to be experienced, friendly, and customer service-oriented. It's wonderful to know that you found the experience well worth the expense and that you enjoyed the great dinner onboard. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more enjoyable experiences in the future!
Amazing dinner cruise
pattylatham85, Apr 2024
Oh my goodness, where do we start!!!!!!!! The crew was amazing!! My husband got sea sick and they ALL took such great care of him. We saw manta Rays, whales with her calf, spinner dolphin, a school of dolphins, and the most amazing sunshine. Highly recommend this dinner cruise!!!!!!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Patty, Thank you for sharing your incredible experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time on our historical dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Our crew takes pride in providing exceptional service, and it warms our hearts to know that they took such great care of your husband when he wasn't feeling well. It sounds like you had a truly magical journey, with sightings of manta rays, whales, spinner dolphins, and a stunning display of sunshine. We're honored by your recommendation and grateful for the opportunity to create such special memories for you. Thank you for choosing our dinner cruise, and we hope to welcome you back for more unforgettable adventures in the future!
Everything Was great!
Kay_B, Apr 2024
Everything was great! The crew was very personable, polite and fun! Very good food and drinks! History info was enjoyable and the music added a great touch. Of course a wonderful Hawaiian sunset. Our best experience on a otherwise wonderful trip to the island!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Kay, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience on our historical dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Providing excellent service is our priority, so we're delighted that you found our crew to be personable, polite, and fun—creating a memorable atmosphere for your journey. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the delicious food and drinks served onboard, as well as the informative historical commentary and the added touch of live music. Witnessing a stunning Hawaiian sunset must have been the perfect way to end your day. We're honored that you consider this experience the highlight of your trip to the island, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back aboard for more memorable adventures in the future!
Sunset Tour
Amy_M, Apr 2024
Highly recommend! Food was delicious, music was awesome. The views were amazing and even got to see some dolphins so close to the boat! The crew were so nice and lovely would happily go again
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Amy, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time on our historical dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the delicious food, awesome music, and breathtaking views. Spotting dolphins up close must have been a magical experience, and we're thrilled that you got to witness such a special moment during your tour. Our crew takes great pride in providing excellent service, and we're pleased to hear that they contributed to making your experience enjoyable. We appreciate your recommendation and would be more than happy to welcome you aboard again for another unforgettable sunset tour in the future!
Lots of fun.
Barton_R, Apr 2024
Beautiful views, great music, fun group on the boat. The staff was very efficient and friendly. Highly recommend this tour. A great way to end our trip.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Barton, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had lots of fun on our historical dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. It's fantastic that you enjoyed the beautiful views, music, and the lively atmosphere created by your fellow passengers. Providing excellent service is a top priority for us, so we're delighted to hear that you found our staff to be efficient and friendly throughout the journey. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're honored that you chose to end your trip with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more unforgettable experiences in the future!
Don’t miss this dinner cruise!
CarolLogsdon, Apr 2024
Body Glove hosted a great dinner cruise, complete with an MC, live music and dancing, a person to provide a historical background of the area and delicious food/drinks delivered by professional servers! My cruise was also fortunate enough to see dolphins, a rainbow and a beautiful sunset. The KANOA II is a very comfortable boat, large enough that I didn’t feel any seasickness. Thank you Body Glove for an awesome experience.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Carol, Mahalo for your enthusiastic review of your experience on the historical dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay with Body Glove is truly appreciated. It's wonderful to hear that you found the entire evening to be enjoyable, from the lively atmosphere with an MC and live music to the informative historical background provided by our knowledgeable staff. Our team takes great pride in delivering exceptional service, and it's heartening to know that our professional servers made your dining experience a delightful one. We understand the importance of creating a memorable journey for our guests, and we're thrilled that your cruise included sightings of dolphins, a vibrant rainbow, and a stunning sunset, adding an extra touch of magic to your adventure. The comfort and safety of our guests are paramount, so we're delighted that you found the KANOA II to be spacious and stable enough to prevent any seasickness, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Our aim is to provide a relaxing and enjoyable environment for all our guests, and it's fantastic to hear that we achieved that goal for you. Your kind words serve as a testament to the dedication of our team and the quality of our cruises. We sincerely appreciate your support and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back aboard for another unforgettable journey in the future. Thank you for choosing Body Glove, and we look forward to creating more cherished memories with you.
Excellent experience
Kimberley_P, Mar 2024
Seeing dolphins and learning about Kona history . The live entertainment was engaging and worked the crowd. We enjoyed him.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Kimberley_P, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent time on our Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay. It's fantastic that you had the opportunity to see dolphins and learn about the rich history of Kona during your cruise. We're delighted that you found the live entertainment engaging and that it added to the overall enjoyment of your experience. Creating memorable and engaging experiences for our guests is what we strive for, and we're glad to hear that we succeeded in providing you with a memorable evening. Thank you for choosing Body Glove Cruises, and we hope to welcome you back onboard again soon for another unforgettable experience.
Perfect End of a Vacation!
Donna_B, Mar 2024
Everything! It was amazing! The view, the food, the entertainment, the history narration and the service - perfect!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aoha Donna_B, Thank you for choosing Body Glove Cruises for your Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay, and for sharing your wonderful feedback with us! We're thrilled to hear that we provided you with the perfect end to your vacation. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed everything about your experience, from the breathtaking views and delicious food to the engaging entertainment, informative historical narration, and impeccable service. Creating amazing experiences for our guests is our top priority, and we're delighted that we could exceed your expectations in every aspect of your cruise. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back onboard for another memorable adventure in the future!
Fun, fun, fun
Michelle_G, Mar 2024
Food was so delicious! Got to see baby whale learning to breech, a pod of pilot whales and hundreds of dolphins! Crew was super friendly and so helpful- had an amazing time!!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Aloha Michelle_G, Thank you for choosing Body Glove Cruises for your Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay, and for sharing your fantastic experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a fun-filled adventure onboard. It's wonderful that you enjoyed the delicious food and had the opportunity to witness such incredible marine life sightings, including a baby whale learning to breach, a pod of pilot whales, and hundreds of dolphins! Our crew works hard to ensure that every guest has a memorable and enjoyable experience, so we're delighted that you found them to be super friendly and helpful throughout your cruise. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back onboard for more amazing experiences in the future!
Wonderful criuse!
Debbie_S, Mar 2024
This was our first trip to Hawaii! Here to celebrate my 70th birthday 🎂. We had such a wonderful time! The food was great and every crew member was fantastic! If we ever get back we'll definitely be coming aboard again! Aloha!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha, Thank you for sharing your special experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you chose our Historical Dinner Cruise to celebrate your 70th birthday during your first trip to Hawaii. It's wonderful to know that you had such a fantastic time! We're delighted that you enjoyed the great food and found every crew member to be fantastic. Providing excellent service and creating unforgettable memories for our guests is our top priority. We would be honored to welcome you aboard again if you ever get back to Hawaii. Thank you for choosing our cruise to celebrate your milestone birthday, and we wish you many more memorable adventures ahead. Aloha!
A Good Time
Ezra_S, Mar 2024
The sunset dinner cruise was fun, informative and delicious. Definitely, a great experience. Seeing multiple rainbows and spinner dolphins was a great bonus.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you had a good time on our Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay. It's wonderful to know that you found the cruise to be fun, informative, and delicious. We're thrilled that you had the opportunity to witness multiple rainbows and spinner dolphins during the cruise. Nature's surprises are always a great bonus! We're grateful for your positive feedback and that you had a great experience overall. Thank you for choosing our cruise, and we hope to welcome you back for more memorable experiences in the future!
Great music, history, and food
Janine_S, Mar 2024
Pretty smooth ride and dinner was great. Chocolate torte is to die for. Musician was great. Interesting history. And good viewing for wildlife. We saw dolphins, birds, and sharks
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the historical dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. It's fantastic that you found the ride smooth and the dinner to be great, especially the chocolate torte! We're delighted that you appreciated the live music and found the musician to be great, as well as the interesting history shared during the cruise. It's wonderful that you were able to enjoy good viewing for wildlife, spotting dolphins, birds, and sharks. We're glad you had such a positive experience overall, and we appreciate you choosing our cruise. If you have any further feedback or questions, feel free to reach out. Thank you for joining us on this adventure!
Much fun
THOMAS_T, Mar 2024
Great fun! Meeting new friends, enjoying the food, the drinks and the extremely friendly and attentive crew. So glad we chose this event!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time and that our sunset cruise exceeded your expectations. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed meeting new friends and found our crew to be extremely friendly and attentive. Providing excellent service and creating a welcoming atmosphere is always our top priority. We're delighted that you enjoyed the food, drinks, and overall ambiance of the event. Choosing our sunset cruise was a great decision, and we're grateful that you allowed us to be part of your memorable experience. Thank you for choosing our event, and we hope to welcome you back again soon for more fun-filled moments on the water!
Sunset and dinner on the ocean!
Rex_H, Mar 2024
Great crew! Beautiful scenery! We had a good amount of time to see the sights before sunset. I would love liked to have slowed down to take some sunset pictures of our group but we were able to get great sunset photos of just sunsets.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha Rex, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your sunset and dinner cruise with Body Glove Cruises. We're thrilled that you found our crew to be great and that you appreciated the beautiful scenery along the way. We understand your desire to capture some group sunset photos, and we appreciate your feedback about wanting to slow down for that. We'll certainly take this into consideration for future cruises to enhance the experience for our guests. We're glad that despite the pace, you were still able to capture some stunning sunset photos. Moments like these are truly magical and we're thrilled that you were able to enjoy them. Thank you for choosing Body Glove Cruises for your historical dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. We hope to welcome you back aboard for more memorable experiences in the future!
I would recommend this dinner cruise as a must do in Kona
Renae_C, Mar 2024
The history told by a very knowledgeable perso.n. The staff was amazing and very attentive. The food was awesome too.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha, Thank you for your glowing recommendation! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time on our Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay. It's fantastic to know that you found the historical narration provided by our knowledgeable staff to be informative and engaging. We take pride in sharing the rich history of the area with our guests, and we're delighted that you appreciated it. We're also pleased to hear that our staff was amazing and attentive throughout your cruise. Providing excellent service is always our top priority, and we're glad that it enhanced your experience. Lastly, we're thrilled that you enjoyed the delicious food served onboard. We strive to offer a memorable culinary experience, and we're delighted that it met your expectations. Thank you for choosing Body Glove Cruises' dinner cruise as a must-do in Kona, and we hope to welcome you back onboard for another unforgettable journey soon!
Amazing Sunset/Dinner Cruise!!
Hannah_H, Mar 2024
Very attentive and friendly staff on crew! Brought drinks to us when we needed and they were personable! Honestly the best boat cruise I have been on in every way, but especially staff wise! This boat had fun Hawaiian music, yummy drinks, and great dinner provided. Saw a gorgeous sunset, dolphins right next to boat, and even were blessed to see a rainbow!! Definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha, Thank you for sharing your amazing experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time on our Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay. It's wonderful to know that our crew provided attentive and friendly service throughout your journey. We strive to ensure that our guests feel well taken care of, and we're delighted that our staff exceeded your expectations. We're also pleased to hear that you enjoyed the fun Hawaiian music, delicious drinks, and great dinner provided onboard. Creating a memorable culinary and entertainment experience is always our goal, and we're thrilled that you found it enjoyable. The sighting of dolphins right next to the boat and the beautiful sunset, along with the blessing of seeing a rainbow, must have made your experience truly magical. We're honored to have been a part of such unforgettable moments. Thank you for recommending Body Glove Cruises, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back onboard for more memorable experiences in the future!
We had a wonderful experience! All aspects of trip were perfect!
Kathi_H, Mar 2024
The crew was amazing and so friendly and engaging. Loved the history education - our presenter was fantastic! Food was great- all of it. Boat was clean and lovely. Bar tending was quick and great. Overall- loved every minute!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha Kathi, Thanks for sharing that you found our crew to be exceptional, friendly, and engaging. Providing exceptional service and creating a welcoming atmosphere is always our top priority. We're delighted that you enjoyed the history education provided onboard and that our presenter was fantastic. We take pride in sharing the rich history of the area with our guests, and we're glad you found it enjoyable. It's great to hear that you loved the food and that the entire experience was enjoyable. We strive to provide delicious meals that cater to all tastes. We're also pleased to hear that you found the boat clean and lovely. Ensuring a comfortable and inviting environment for our guests is important to us. Thank you for your kind words about our bartending service. We're glad that it was quick and great, enhancing your overall experience. Overall, we're thrilled that you loved every minute of your cruise with us! Thank you for choosing Body Glove Cruises; we hope to welcome you back onboard for more memorable experiences in the future!
Something magical about sunset on the water
Ruri_R, Mar 2024
Great second time on this cruise! Music and history were great. Dinner has been upgraded since our last time and everything was delicious. Channing and the bartender created a drink for my friend that wasn’t too sweet. Bonus whale sightings near the Cook monument. Fantastic evening!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Aloha, Thank you for joining us for a second time on our cruise! We're thrilled to hear that you had another great experience. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the music and historical insights once again. We're delighted that you noticed the upgrades to the dinner menu since your last visit and that everything was delicious. Our team takes pride in providing a memorable culinary experience for our guests. We're glad to hear that Channing and the bartender were able to create a custom drink for your friend that suited their taste preferences. It's always a special bonus to spot whales near the Cook monument, and we're thrilled that you had the opportunity to witness such a fantastic sight during your evening with us. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable experiences in the future!
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