- Our list of the best things to do in Captain Cook, Hawaii, features the top 98 nearby activities — including 71 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Captain Cook, HI has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Water Activities, Tours, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 14 things to do within the city of Captain Cook, HI , followed by 85 popular activities in nearby cities, including Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Holualoa, Keauhou, Honaunau, Volcano, Hilo and Honalo
Kealakekua Bay is a conservation district for marine life and is the site of multiple arecheological and historical sites including religious temples and the Captain Cook Mountain. Visitors can enjoy a number of outdoor activities here which include kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving.
The only establishment of this kind in America, Kona Coffee Living History Farm was founded in the 1920's. The visitors can walk through the coffee orchards, and can sample the beans themselves. A living history program and artifacts complete the tour.
94% 144 votes
83-5401 Paintd Church Road, Captain Cook, HI 96704 MoreLess Info
Overlooking the Kealakekua Bay and the National Park, Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary is home to a wide range of tropical plants and orchids as well as many ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs and Tibetan Sand paintings which can be reached through the paved walking trails that line the gardens.
The Captain Cook Monument is a white stone memorial erected in the memory of Captain James Cook and marks the site where he was supposedly killed but not buried. The monument is accessible through a kayak or a downward hike and the surrounding waters are good for snorkeling.
Ueshima Coffee Company is a Japanese firm whose Hawaiian branch specializes in manufacturing and selling Kona Coffee. The company also offers the visitors a guided tour of the estate as well as the opportunity to roast their own personal brand of coffee.
93% 112 votes
82-5810 Napoopoo Road, Captain Cook, HI 96704 MoreLess Info
Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative specializes in Hawaii-Grown Macadamias and quality Kona coffee made from hand-picked Kona beans. The association has been in business since 1910 and is owned and operated by the member farmers.
75% 142 votes
82-6188 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704 MoreLess Info
Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden is home to multiple species of endemic, indigenous, and Polynesian-introduced plants which flourished before the arrival of Captain Cook. The garden also maintains a varied landscape which comprises of coastal and argicultural lands as well as dry and upland forests.
90% 80 votes
Highway 11 just south of Kealakekua, Captain Cook, HI 96704 MoreLess Info
The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, owned and operated by the Kona Historical Society, offers visitors a glimpse into the daily life of the multi-ethinc community of late 19th-century Hawaii with numerous replicas of ancient goods and equipment with interpreters dresed in period costumes.