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    Keauhou Bay

    Go Snorkeling on Keauhou Bay and Beach

    Located in southern Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawaii, Keauhou Bay offers warm waters for snorkeling. swimming, scuba diving, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and fishing. This protected bay on the beautiful south Kona coast is a popular destination for snorkeling and diving adventures. Go on a night dive or snorkeling excursion and swim with manta rays under the moonlight. Join one the manta ray tours to see these magnificent creatures up close.

    Located next to the OUTRIGGER Kona Resort and Spa. Keauhou Bay feature a boat ramp, kayak rentals, snorkeling tours, sport fishing cruises, and the Keauhou Canoe Club. The bay also offers a sandy beach with a volleyball court, picnic tables, and grassy area. The birthplace of King Kamehameha III and once the hideaway for Hawaiian royalty Keauhou Bay is on the National Register of Historic Places.


    Open sunrise to sunset, except for night snorkeling tours.


    Free to access. Prices vary for snorkeling tours, kayak rentals, and boat cruises.

    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming
    • Scuba Diving
    • Keauhou Bay Beach
    • Manta Ray Snorkeling Tours
    • Fishing
    • Boat Ramp and Dive Tours
    • Kayaking & Rentals
    • Paddleboarding
    • Historic District

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The gentle, protected waters of the bay make a great spot for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. Located in southern Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, Keauhou Bay is warm and safe for swimming, but you need to watch out for boat traffic. Keauhou Bay Beach is a small sandy spot for jumping in.

    Keauhou Bay is a protected bay on the Kona coast that is idyllic for snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking. At night you can swim with the manta rays that feed on plankton with a snorkeling adventure after sunset. Keauhou Bay offers a small boat ramp and several snorkel cruises and dive boats.

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