Board OKs double-hulled canoe tours at Kealakekua Bay

  • The Captain Cook Monument is seen at Kealakekua Bay. (Laura Shimabuku/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kealakekua Bay (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Members of the Leslie family, including Gordon Leslie, and the Napoopoo community celebrate the launch of “Kaawaloa” in Kealakekua Bay in this 1981 photo. (Courtesy photo/Eke Keliinohomoku)

KAILUA-KONA — The Board of Land and Natural Resources earlier this month gave a green light to a local business allowing it to move forward with plans to use Napoopoo Landing for commercial tours at Kealakekua Bay.