Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Big Island Day 5: Kealakekua Bay/ Captain Cook Monument

Kealakekua Bay was our destination that day; to get there, we either have to hike (long and tough hike), go by kayak, or boat tour.
 
I was so happy when I found the VRBO that rent their kayaks for free if we stayed at their place. The place was so relaxing and clean too. My favorite rental place so far.
Our kayaking route was about 1.5 miles, which took us about one hour to reach the destination.  This was our first open sea kayaking experience with kids in tow. We also saw people swimming to get there. 
The kayak experience was much better than the boat experience the other day, when we went for swimming with Manta Ray. I didn't experience any motion sickness. Wesley even managed to take a nap during the trip.

See the tiny white spot that's a person swimming across

Almost there



We weren't allowed to park the kayak so we just jump in the water and swam to the shore. Chris snorkeled while holding on to the rope tied to the kayak. It sounds troublesome but it wasn't that big of a deal actually.

We brought our lunch too so we can stay there longer. If we were to go with boat tour; we can only stay for 1.5 hours.


So many yellow tang fishes and pretty coral. No wonder it is one of the best snorkeling destinations in the world.




Can you spot the Moray Eel?



When the boys got tired swimming, they can just hop on the kayak:

After hours of snorkeling, getting tanned, and satisfied; we're heading back to our rental home.

The owner even let us to pick the papayas on the backyard.

We cooked simple pasta for dinner and spent the rest of the evening doing this:


Related Posts:
Big Island Day 4: Snorkeling & Swimming with Manta Rays
Big Island Day 3: Akaka Falls, Hilo Farmer Market, & Richardson Beach
Big Island Day 2: Kapoho Tidepools & Volcano National Park
Big Island Day 1: Arrival & Packing Tips


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