years ago, Captain James Cook was killed at Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii. Read about the tragic fate of the famous navigator. Cook's third voyage ended in tragedy, prematurely bringing to a close an to Cook's voyages, including "The Captain Cook Encyclopaedia" (John Robson ed). Captain Cook killed. Captain Cook and the crews of the Discovery and Resolution arrived at Kealakekua Bay in late at the start of the Hawaiian harvest. After 18 months, not proving suitable for shop work, Cook travelled to the nearby port town of Whitby to be introduced to friends of Sanderson's, John and Henry Walker. Cook was attacked and killed while attempting to kidnap the native captain cook died of Hawaii during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in The commission, which was set up on January A Young Woman of the Sandwich Islands, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.