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Enjoy a Historical Dinner Cruise Down the Kona Coastline to Kealakekua Bay

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The Kona coastline running north to south of the western edge of Big Island (The Island of Hawaii) is steeped in history. So, what better way to discover everything than from the sea during a three-hour historical dinner cruise.

Set out from Kailua-Kona for Kealakekua Bay

Your cruise begins at 4.00 p.m. as you set off in a southerly direction from Kailua bay for your 12-mile voyage of discovery. You will be on board a fabulous catamaran, such as the Body Glove, and from your tables on the top deck you will be able to get a seagull’s-eye view of the sights on shore, and there’s plenty to sea as you sail your way down to the Captain Cook Monument. This is most definitely a trip you want to take if the history of the Hawaiian Islands interests you.

Over 50 amazing historical facts revealed along the Kona coastline

Tourist taking a photo of historic landmarks from the cruiseIt might be hard to imagine, but in just 12 miles of the Kona coastline your onboard tour guide will reveal 50 fascinating historical facts about the area while you enjoy the sound of waves lapping against the boughs of the catamaran. To add to the enjoyment of the ‘history lesson’ to ensure you don’t feel like you are back at school, we recommend you also enjoy a cocktail or two from the bar! The history lesson will come to a close in Kealakekua Bay, where you will see the Captain Cook Monument. It was in this very Bay that Captain James Cook was killed by Hawaiian natives on what was his third visit to the islands on February 14, 1779.

Fabulous food to top off a fabulous cruise

dinner cruise dinner and drinkWith the stunning scenery and so many fascinating historical facts to learn about Hawaii, it could be easy to forget that there was another reason for choosing this particular cruise, and that’s the delicious food to be enjoyed. When you board the catamaran, you will be presented with a complimentary cocktail and light appetizers. The historical narration will then guide you down the coastline to Kealakekua Bay, where you will be able to enjoy a Hawaiian-style dinner, with vegetarian options that may include dishes such as  Kona coffee braised short ribs (gluten-free), creamy mashed potatoes featuring a Kona coffee red-eye demi-glace (gluten-free), island baked coconut dinner rolls served with butter (vegetarian), Thai coconut curry with Hamakua sweet potatoes, Hawaiian breadfruit, carrots & bell peppers (vegan/gluten-free), steamed jasmine rice (vegan/gluten-free).

Your evening will then end with a return to the harbor at Kailua-Kona as you watch the sun set on the horizon of the Pacific Ocean.

If you are planning to come to any of Hawaii’s beautiful islands, at Lea Lea Tours we are always keen to ‘cherry pick’ the very best of tours available. To book your places onboard the catamaran for this special historical cruise and dinner or to find out more about any of our other recommended tours, please feel free to get in touch with us at any time.