Map and Directions
Blue Sea Cruises operates directly from the Kailua
Pier across from the King Kamehameha Hotel. Use the hotel address for
your GPS device to find the pier. 75-5660 Palani Rd or Ali'i and
Palani Road intersection.
driving times from around the Island to Kailua-Kona Downtown from:
- Waimea 1.2
- Kawaihae 1
- Mauna Kea 55
- Mauna Lani 50
- Waikoloa Visitor Area
- Hualalai Resort Area 35
- Alii Drive Hotels 15-20
- Sheraton Hotel 20-25
- South Kona Accommodations 35-60
- Volcano Park Area 2
- Hilo (using Saddle Road) 2.5
These times all are approximated travel times and
can vary do to weather conditions, road hazards, time of day or other
circumstances. Please allow additional
time for travel as necessary or call and ask for advice. You will be charged
the full amount if you “miss the boat” per our 48 hour cancellation policy.
Staying at the
Hilton, Marriott, Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani, Hualulai Four Seasons, or any of the
other North Kona accommodations available you drive down Highway 19 going south
to Kailua-Kona. 7 miles after the airport stoplight turn right on to Palani
Road (3 Flag Poles on the Right at the Corner). The Kailua Pier is at the
end of the Palani in front of the King Kamehameha Hotel. There is no
parking available directly in front of the pier.
For pay parking you can choose the King Kamehameha
Hotel on Palani in back of the hotel. The entrance is on the right after
the second stoplight on Palani. Usually runs about $3 per hour.
Free Public parking is available as you come down
Palani Road turn left at the second stoplight onto Kuakini Highway and go south
about a block. Entrance on your right. This is
one street above the coastal drive of Alii. There are sidewalks leading
down in-between the shops. You will see the pier in the bay as you walk
Walk along Alii and go past the chain gate at the end
of the pier. Walk out on the pier to find your Blue Sea Cruise's Vessel -
Gold and Blue M/V Spirit of Kona for check in.. Here you will find a
podium at the loading ramp to the boat manned by our crew to greet you.
Aloha and Welcome Aboard Blue Sea Cruises
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