All you need to know about snorkeling Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay: how to get there, where to snorkel, what to see. It is not unusual to come. The Captain Cook Monument is a major landmark on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Rising up against the sky, the tall white spire strikes a beautiful. 4, Captain Cook left the Big Island only to return about a week later after a severe storm damaged one of his ships. This time the Hawaiians, who had discovered. But we can't compare this to Maui. Getting into and out of the water can be difficult since there is a strong surge. Email Password forgot password? Coral Crater Adventure Park: Flight 5 Flying .