- The list below includes 63 free or cheap things to do in or near Captain Cook, Hawaii, including 44 different types of inexpensive activities like Farms & Ranches, History Museums, Bay and Botanical Gardens.
- From Kealakekua Bay to Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Captain Cook and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Holualoa and Honaunau.
With Bay Side Adventures, visitors can rent kayaks and snorkeling equipment to take out onto the water to see marine life like dolphins. It also hosts guided tours where visitors can learn about the history and culture of the region.
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78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 MoreLess Info
Founded in 1971, Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides takes its clients on 4 types of cruises: the Morning Snorkel Cruise and BBQ, the Afternoon Snack Cruise, the Manta Night Snorkel and Dive, and the Deluxe Morning Snorkel and Dive Cruise. Private luxury charters are also available.
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P.O. Box 129, Honaunau, HI 96726 MoreLess Info
Managed by the National Park Service the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (Place of Refuge) is a huge park that served as a legal sanctuary for ancient Hawaiians. Today, the park is extremely popular as a campsite and day-trip destination.
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Holualoa Foundation For Arts & Culture, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Highway, Holualoa, HI 96725 MoreLess Info
The Donkey Mill Art Center is an art gallery and creative space that features an array of exhibits of various kinds of art. The facility also offers a variety of classes in different kinds of art.
Specializing in locally-grown produce, the Keauhou Farmer's Market is open every Saturday morning. It is a traditional farmer's market with a distinctively Hawaiian feel, and offers a wide variety of tropical fruits and vegetables.
Overlooking the Kona coast on the scenic Mamalahoa highway, the Kona Le'a Plantation allows visitors to view all aspects of their organic coffee plantation operation with a self-guided walking tour. See the Roastery and enjoy free coffee tastings.
The pristine, ocean-front sands that you have always dreamed of in Hawaii can be found at White Sands. This large expanse of beach is ideal for the body surfing crowd and for those who want to spread out on a towel and watch the action.
Snorkelers flock to Kahalu'u Beach Park because it has one of the world's largest tame fish populations. Schools of fish congregate around swimmers and waders, offering a unique experience few other Hawaiian beaches provide.
Visitors who are up for challenging surf conditions for body surfing can visit Magic Sands in Kona. A favorite spot for locals, this sandy stretch of beach features high, steep crashing waves, beautiful greenery and clean amenities.