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Departing from Kailua Pier, this three-hour cruise travels 12 miles down the stunning Kona coast to Kealakekua Bay, passing some of Hawaii’s most significant historical sites. Upon boarding, enjoy a complimentary cocktail and some light appetizers before heading south. A local onboard historian details Hawaii’s complex history and points out over 50 historical sites along the way. Upon arrival at Kealakekua Bay, guests indulge in a Hawaiian-style buffet and enjoy live entertainment by a local musician.
Heiaus, palaces, birthplaces of powerful kings, and more dot the coast from Kona to Kealakekua Bay. Traveling south, guests will receive a captivating introduction to the rich history of the Hawaiian Islands. The onboard historian identifies fascinating historical areas, such as battlefields and sites that are believed to be the physical manifestation of the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele. The final stopping point on this tour is Captian Cook’s memorial at Kealakekua Bay, arguably one of the most historically significant sites in the Hawaiian Islands.
Dinner and Appetizers
A delectable spread of Hawaiian-inspired food is provided for guests. Dishes served onboard highlight local produce, purchased from local organic farmers. Guests will find an array of appetizers, from vegetable crudités and assorted cheeses to lomi ahi tuna dip. Dinner includes traditional and contemporary Hawaiian dishes like kalua pork, coconut ulu (breadfruit) curry, and Hawaiin BBQ chicken. Coconut dinner rolls, vegetable rice pilaf, and assorted salads are also on offer. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals are available with 48 hours notice.
Kona • Waikoloa • Captain Cook
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