Historical Kona Sunset Dinner Cruise

(6 customer reviews)


A trip to Hawaii is not complete without learning about the rich history of the islands. Aboard this sunset cruise, guests will feast on locally sourced Hawaiian-inspired dishes and take in the beauty of the Kona coast on a 12-mile cruise from Kailua Pier to Kealakekua Bay. A local historian narrates the journey, identifying over 50 historical sites along the way, including locations of epic battles to the birthplaces of powerful kings. The tour concludes at Captain Cooks memorial in Kealakekua Bay, one of the most significant places in Hawaiian history. On the cruise back to Kona, guests will enjoy a Hawaiian sunset and live entertainment.


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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.


Nearby Areas:
Kona • Waikoloa • Captain Cook


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6 reviews for Historical Kona Sunset Dinner Cruise

  1. Sue Webb

    I day dream at the office everyday about this cruise and when I can go again. What a special evening with my man! Mahelo!

  2. Zack

    This was great. I would recommend this to anyone that likes good food and drink while enjoying music and beautiful views. Pretty sure that’s everyone? Will do this again


    I would go again if in Kona again

  4. T Gilbert

    If it was whale season, it would be 6 stars. But you can’t get everything. We enjoyed the best meal on our trip with you and wanted to stop and thank you! If you need more testimonials, we’ll be glad to share cause my whole family were thrilled with your sunset experience. Thank you so much from the Gs!

  5. Ben H.

    The food was great. Wish it was another few hours longer.

  6. Cristina Ballew

    We were truly moved by this dining tour. The dishes were all what you would call “Ono” as in very tasty. *spelling?

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