James Cook is among the most famous and prolific British explorers and cartographers of all time. Sailing thousands of previously uncharted miles around the globe Captain Cook met his tragic end right here on Hawaii Island. Follow in the great explorers footsteps on this unique small group adventure by land and sea.
Start by heading south deep into Kona coffee country. Visit Bay View Farm, a working 24 acre coffee farm nestled on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano just above the beautiful Kealakekua Bay and known for the best Kona coffee since 1984. Here you’ll see coffee growing on the trees and learn about the various steps and processes in making coffee, all of which happen right here on the farm. You’ll sample 100% Kona coffee at a gorgeous overlook with stunning views of Kealakekua Bay and the monument to Captain Cook standing on the only sliver of British land in the United States. Explore the Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park with a trained tour guide and see temple platforms, fishponds, and remnants of ancient life in Hawaii.
Finally, take to the seas on a high-speed Zodiac-style raft. Explore sea caves and lava tubes along the rugged Kona Coast while on the lookout for marine life all around you. Reaching the sheltered and pristine waters of Kealakekua Bay you’ll come face to face with the monument of Captain Cook, along with snorkeling that ranks among the best in Hawaii. Perfect for both beginners and experienced snorkelers. Snorkel, swim, and enjoy a deli lunch onboard before returning.