Captain Cook Dinner Cruise


Historical dinner cruise offers you a porthole to the past.

Step aboard and journey back in time, when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged and fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands. Our luxurious, three hour guided historical dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook?s monument will capture your imagination and reveal many secrets of the Big Island.

Cruise 12 miles down the Kona Coast to Captain Cook's monument while a local historian points out over 50 points of interest and historical sites. Upon arriving in Kealakekua Bay a Hawaiian style buffet dinner is served. Listen to live entertainment and watch the beautiful sunset on the way back. 

Island style buffet menu includes:

  • Tropical Fruit Platter
  • Tropical Goat Cheese Spread & Crackers
  • Kalua Pulled Pork & Cabbage
  • Braised Brisket of Beef
  • Grilled Pulehu Chicken
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon
  • Steamed Rice Vegetable Pilaf
  • Garden Salad
  • Punalu?u guava and taro dinner rolls & butter
  • Dessert
  • Kona coffee and assorted teas
  • Includes one complimentary cocktail and cash bar thereafter
  • All of our meals are prepared by Chef Jason Lofland, author of ?Catch!? The Discovery Channel?s Deadlist Catch? Official Cookbook.
Our historic dinner cruise is complimented by the first-class amenities on board our state-of-the-art, 65-foot catamaran. The Kanoa II is an award winning, multi-million dollar vessel designed with quality and comfort in mind. Our guests enjoy plenty of shade, cushioned seating, flat screen televisions, a full sound system for live entertainment, and our full service premium bar. The Kanoa II is equipped with three restrooms

Our crew includes a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, First Mate, licensed bartender, deck hands, and all of our crew is trained in first aid and C.P.R. All of our cruises are wheelchair friendly and kids 5 and under are always FREE.

A portion of all proceeds from the Historical cruise are donated to the Kona Historical Society for the preservation, restoration and education of the culture and history of the Kona Coast.

Transportation is not included to get to this tour.
Time 4:00pm
Check-in is 30 minutes prior to your tour.
Duration 3 hours
Location Kona, Big Island

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions. You can find addition information in frequently asked questions

Cancellation Policy

Guests will receive a full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Full refunds will be given in case of operator cancellation.

Last Minute Bookings

Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.


100% wheelchair accessible and limited handicapped parking at the pier. For pier parking please travel with your handicapped parking placard and when making your reservation let our team know your parking needs. Passes are limited and issued on a first come first serve basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you depart from?
We are located on the Big Island of Hawaii and depart from the Kailua Pier in the heart of Kailua Kona on the west side approximately six miles south from Keahole Kona Airport.

Can you accommodate Wheelchairs?
Yes, Body Glove Cruises is wheelchair friendly, our customized boarding ramp, with portable extensions accommodates all wheelchairs including manual, electric and scooters. The lower deck of the 65? catamaran is fully accessible from bow to stern including tables and restrooms. We also limited handicapped parking on the Kailua Pier where we depart for our ocean adventures.  To obtain pier parking access please travel with your handicapped parking placard and when making your reservation let our team know your parking needs.  Passes are limited and issued on a first come and first serve basis.

I have special dietary needs, can you accommodate me?
For those requiring special dietary needs, we provide Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian and *Kosher requests at no extra charge with 48 hours notice. *Kosher may require 72 hours notice.Scheduled times and menu items are subject to change, based on season and items available.

Will I get sea sick?
The bigger the boat, the more stable it is. Our vessel is 65? in length with a 30? beam and the largest boat of our kind on the Kona Coast. It?s a totally different experience than being on a smaller boat or a raft. If you know you are prone to sea sickness, we recommend you take Bonine or Dramamine the night before and one several hours before your cruise. Please read directions to see that you are able to take this medication. We carry this on board however it is best to have it in your system prior to boarding. You more likely to feel better on the lower deck of the vessel as there is less pitch. We also offer complimentary Ginger pills and a Ginger drink which is great for motion sickness and it?s all natural.

Do you have bathrooms or showers on board?
Yes, we have three large bathrooms and 2 outdoor fresh water showers on our boat.

Is there any shade on your boat?
Yes, the Kanoa II has a lower and upper deck with plenty of shaded area as well as areas for sun bathing.

What should I bring with me?
For our snorkel dolphin adventure, we recommend you bring your suit, towel and sunglasses. If you wish to SNUBA, or wish to purchase cocktails or retail items such as underwater cameras, we recommend you bring extra cash or a credit card. If you are joining us for our Historical Dinner Cruise, we recommend a light weight jacket and comfortable flat shoes. We accept all major credit cards.

Should I bring sunscreen?
No, unless you have medical reasons to use a specific brand. Body Glove Cruises is the first boat in the state of Hawaii to offer a ?Reef Safe? sunscreen that does not harm the coral reef and stays on your skin and not in our ocean. We have several SPF pump stations on board for complimentary use.

Can we go ashore during our cruise?
No, in order to protect the sensitive coral reefs, marine shoreline and the safety of our guests no one is allowed to climb onto land. Each vessel will act as your private island allowing you to come and go as you please while you enjoy your day at sea.

Can you accommodate Cruise Ship passengers?
If you are traveling aboard Norwegian, Holland or Princess Cruise Lines , you will need to make your reservations through their Shore Excursions. Norwegian and Holland hold blocks aboard our cruises for you. If you were to book direct with us or other Activity Agents, we can not guarantee you will have priority for disembarking to make our cruise. If you are on any other Cruise Lines, you may make reservations directly with us.

Will we see whales?
The best opportunity to see whales is between late December and late March when the Humpback Whales migrate to Hawaii from the north Pacific. During that time of year, we offer daily Whale Watching cruises and guarantee sightings or come again Free! There are several other species of whales that live in Hawaiian waters year around and are occasionally seen during one of our cruises.

Will we see dolphins?
There is a 98% chance of seeing dolphins all year around from our boat as they enjoy riding our wake. On rare occasions they come to visit us at our snorkel location.

Where will I find free parking?
You are welcome to park for free at our office located one block away from the Kailua Pier. You may park at the Hotel King Kamehameha which is closer however they charge by the hour. If you require handicapped parking there are two stalls located in the cul-de-sac in front of the Kailua Pier but come early as they are used frequently.  We also have access to pier parking, however it is by reservation only and you must have a handicapped placard to obtain it.  Please ask one of our team members for more details when you are making your reservation for your ocean adventure.

What is your cancellation policy?
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy on all of our cruises. That means you can cancel your reservation without penalty up to 48 hours before your reservation date. Once inside the 48 hours prior to your tour, if you choose to cancel your reservation, you will still be responsible for payment in full.


Review Summary
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- Mar 2020 -

Marc Harris

My wife and I had the pleasure of going on a whale watching cruise for our honeymoon this week. We quickly found a mother and a calf less than 10 minutes out off the pier. We realize what a rare experience this was. We continued to drift with the sleeping mother and playful calf for the entire 2.5 hour cruise without leaving what felt like an acre of ocean. The naturalist narrating was very well done. She knew her facts and kept us listening. Snacks and fruit were replenished when they ran out. Loading and unloading of the boat was quick and efficient. When all was said and done, we would have liked to cruise around a bit more searching for another whale and seeing more of the coastline and returning to the mother and calf again towards the end, sitting in one place for 2.5hr got to be quite boring quickly. Overall, we saw 2 whales on a trip where we were guaranteed to see one.

- Sep 2019 -

Carol N

We are had a wonderful cruise, along the coast, learned so much history about Hawaii. Its worth taking this cruise. For couples the evening cruise is so romantic. The sunset really romantic. Dinner with the captain was great Hawaiian style food. Friendly staff. Clean and comfortable.

- Jan 2020 -

Nancy McQuade

Everything was perfect on our cruise. We were a group of family and friends and we were very fortunate to have had an evening of perfect weather. The food, the crew, the entertainment and the narrator could not have been better - an evening to remember.

- Jan 2020 -

Marissa Ooyevaar

We had the BEST time on our snorkel and dolphin adventure. The staff was incredibly professional, fun and really made the whole day amazing. They took their jobs seriously and the captain was also an excellent historian of the area. We learned so much about the island! The gear was in excellent shape, the breakfast/lunch was really tasty and every beverage we enjoyed was delicious. I would highly recommend this activity for anyone looking for snorkel cruise off the island of Hawaii!

- Dec 2019 -

Megan Hladilek

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. We didn’t see whales on our first day, but it was easy to schedule for the next day on their guarantee. Fresh fruit and hummus refreshments were great. Providing sunscreen was also appreciated. Overall, very professional. We also saw bottle nose and spinner dolphins. The naturalist also gave us a great suggestion of where to find sea turtles.


Mark D.

Body Glove's crew and Captain Rick were the best. We boarded on time, got our seats on the top deck and took off from Kailua Pier. We got to view the scenic...


Joy K.

If you are wondering if taking this dinner cruise is worth it or not, wonder no more and do it! The view along the coast from Kailua pier to Kealakekua...


Zermin A.

These guys are Amazing! Each and every crew member is kind and polite! We were bummed that due to increment weather we didn't get full cruise but these guys...