Each year the Kona Historical Society partners with Fair Wind and Body Glove Cruises to present fundraising historical tours along the Kona coastline.
Passengers are treated to a weekend afternoon sail aboard the catamaran FairWind II between Kahalu`u Bay and Honaunau. Kama`aina resident John Mitchell provides the historical narrative prepared by Kona historian Jean Greenwell; among the points of interest that are covered are the holua at Keauhou, Kuamo`o battlefield, Kealakekua Bay and the Captain Cook monument, the battle of Mokuohai at Ke`ei, and Pu`uhonua o Honaunau.
Body Glove’s Kealakekua Bay Sunset Historical Cruise departs Kailua Pier at 3:30 p.m. and returns at 7:00 p.m. The intent of this cruise is to be an oceangoing museum, offering an educational and hands-on experience. Historians and naturalists on board share local history, culture, arts, agriculture, and marine life.
The sightings of whales and dolphins are often an added treat during winter season. Pupu are served and a no-host bar is available. Check our events calendar for tour dates.