Big Island of Hawaii

Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

Badge of ExcellenceKailua-Kona, United States

From USD 170.81

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy
    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

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
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This adventure is on Hawaii Island in Kailua Kona.
  • Liability waiver must be completed by all guests prior to boarding.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travellers

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Sweater/jacket was necessary, as it got cooler during the ride.
There is a ladder if you want to sit on the second floor but the first floor has beautiful tables.
646 reviews
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Amazing evening
Ronald_H, Apr 2023
Great evening seeing gorgeous ocean and coast. Staff very attentive. Sit close to speakers on upper deck to hear the historical commentary. Dinner was surprisingly delicious.
Romantic time, chance to talk to your babe or dude.
CHARLES_H, Mar 2023
The open ocean with my babe. I wanted to surprise her for our sixth year anniversary and she was totally oblivious. Thanks for helping me make her beyond happy. Dudes. I won a point in the husband category. She straight up said I was spontaneous. I count that as a win!
Great family experience.
Chris_T, Mar 2023
Everything was great and recommend for a nice relaxing evening. Dinner was absolutely great and our family enjoyed the experience. We even got lucky and saw a school of dolphins playing in the bay for a bit. Great experience!
Best Night of My Whole Life
Bella_M, Mar 2023
the food: AMAZING the staff: SO FRIENDLY the history: FASCINATING the music: SO GOOD everything about this cruise was amazing! i highly recommend this is any and everyone!
Great crew Great food Great fun!
Laureen_A, Mar 2023
We had a wonderful time last night! Service was more than I expected! Food was delicious and loved the live entertainment and historical information! Thank you for the aloha spirit!
Birthday memories
Todd_M, Mar 2023
This was a surprise for my wife for her birthday. The boat was a perfect size. Food and drinks were awesome. Didn’t expect to also get a history lesson as we sailed along, was very interesting and informative. We were also lucky enough to have a pod of dolphins follow us for awhile. Fantastic memories were definitely had by all
26th Wedding Anniversary
Anonymous, Mar 2023
The music was awesome, dinner delicious and the best crew, we also were given great info about the history of the Island
Great time!
Amber_E, Mar 2023
Great service, really good food. The historical info was great, and it was pleasant overall. I would go again.
Not as luxurious as...
Katie_S, Mar 2023
Not as luxurious as pictures offer. Overall we enjoyed the experience but not worth $140 a person. prepare for whipping wind and small portions of food.
Hawaii sunset & dinner cruise
Victor_O, Mar 2023
Spectacular dinner and music… lots of fun. Definitely saved a lot of time since it would’ve been a 4 mile hike to see the Captain Cook monument. The dolphins put on quite a show, almost as if they were trained. The sunset was phenomenal. Loved it!
Party with friends
Dawn_S, Mar 2023
Was a great time with lots of history. We had a sweet time. We made a lot of friends with the other people on cruise.
Great Time. Would highly recommend.
James_P, Mar 2023
Great time for all but…it’s in the open ocean. People need to realize it’s not a lake and motion sickness is a real thing. Take Meclazine, keep your eyes on the horizon and enjoy the trip. The meal was great,the staff was great. All around good time.
Highly recommend
ninaanderson, Mar 2023
Excellent historical narrative by a native of the islands. The staff was excellent in terms of service and the food was delicious. We even saw a whale with her baby and flying fish and a manta ray! Beautiful sunset. Decent live entertainment.
Great last night on the island.
Don_B, Mar 2023
Meal was excellent, crew were efficient and engaging, entertainment was perfect for the occasion. Dolphins accompanied our boat for awhile. Would not change anything.
Great view
Cassandra_C, Mar 2023
Wonderful time listening to the history and dancing. Food was pretty good not enough food for a vegetarian
Wonderful experience
Mary_W, Mar 2023
The crew was exceptional, the music was good and very fun. The dinner was excellent, we would do it again.
Amazing Dinner Cruise
Russell_C, Feb 2023
The food was amazing and the entertainment was enlightening and fun! What a great time! Highly recommended—
Everything was great!!!...
Carmen_M, Feb 2023
Everything was great!!! Food, service, music. We are so happy to choose this tour!!! Totally recommended!!!
Jody_P, Feb 2023
We had a great time! Great meal, history lesson, and the marine life came out for us, too. Staff is the best! We will be back on our next visit!
Excellent crew!
Adam_R, Feb 2023
We were worried about the weather and clouds, but it turned out to be a highlight of our 10 day trip. So many beautiful views and wildlife. The staff was so kind and welcoming. The captain was so much fun and let us enjoy the whales we saw. I hardly ate because i was enraptured by the island. But what i did eat, it was great. The beer was great too :) All this history and reflection on Hawaiian culture was really powerful and respected. I was really impressed with this aspect of the trip. It showed reverence for Big Island and this boat and its crew shined bright. despite the weather it was so awesome.