- 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.
Built at the site of the old Holualoa post office, the Holualoa Gallery features local instruments on display from artists on the island. Workshops on how to build your own ukulele are offered, as well as views of classic pottery.
Cliff Johns Gallery is an art gallery that features artwork by wood sculptors, furniture makers, craft makers, photographers, and painters. A number of the pieces of art can be seen being made on the front porch of the building.
Established by Yoshisuke Sasaki, a Japanese immigrant, in 1918, Keauhou Store today functions as a local store selling a variety of items ranging from fresh fruits, vegetables to t-shirts with vintage designs and postcards, as well as a museum.
Mauka Meadows is a Kona coffee plantation located in the Kona Coffee Belt along the slope of Mount Hualalai. The farm also houses multiple exotic native Hawaiian plants and trees which can be explored through self-guided tours of the place.
At Kona Coffee Roasting-Day Tour, visitors can learn about the roasting process and see where the beans comes from. The farm has 60 acres of land dedicated to growing coffee beans, macadamia nuts, lychee, and avocados.