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Address: 79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7909
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+1 808-328-1234
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:00
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Kona's original, award winning kayak shop, serving the Big Island and...

Kona's original, award winning kayak shop, serving the Big Island and specializing in Kealakekua Bay since 1995. We are a small, laid back, island style surf, kayak, and paddle board shop located on the Big Island's Kona Coast above Kealakekua Bay. Helping locals and visitors alike enjoy Hawaii's waters and providing gear for island life.

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Kayak and snorkel trip - Fantastic!

We just got back from our Hawaii trip and I wanted to let everyone know that one of the highlights of our trip was the morning kayak and snorkel trip to the Captain Cook Monument... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sidney, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Poor rating for communications. Made reservations with the office for stand up paddle boarding lessons however they didn't notify the folks giving the lessons😐not nice. Bottom line apologies given but no lessons

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Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just got back from our Hawaii trip and I wanted to let everyone know that one of the highlights of our trip was the morning kayak and snorkel trip to the Captain Cook Monument. We were part of a larger group so had two guides - Ali'i and Tyler. They were both great. It just so happened that the... More 

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Watford ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife has been having trouble finding a snorkel mask that fit good. We saw the Kona Boys add and went to their store just outside of Kona. They spent a lot of time helping us fit a mask of the right size and explain how it should fit. They then sold us a great used mask at less than... More 

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Thank Duker863
Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Did the morning 5 hour kayak and snorkle trip today and it was absolutely amazing!! Justice Ali'i was our guide and he was perfect! Took care of everything and made everything easy. The snorkeling at Captain Cook was simply amazing, and when I was struggling with my mask leaking Ali'i was right there to solve it. Ali'i had a lot... More 

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1 Thank Tracyv44
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! Incredible experience. Our guide Alii, such a great guy. So calm and really knew about this island. I would highly recommend everyone to take a tour with this company and ask for Alii! It's so worth it. The memories my husband and I shared today thanks to him. We will definitely be back with our kids soon!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I signed up for the afternoon kayaking and snorkeling tour with Kona Boys. It was very windy that day, and the swells were large, but Ali'i got us into and out of the water with no trouble. He was great company with lots of interesting stories, didn't let us lift a finger, loading and unloading. We were... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were four of us that kayaked. Ages from 11 to 64 years old. We had a blast, not only was the paddling easy and fun, but the crew was very informative about the history of the area, which made it fun and interesting. The snorkeling was so much fun and the reef is beautiful. My wife and daughter got... More 

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Dyer, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is either the 4th or 5th time for us with Kona Boys and the staff is always excellent. They take the time to make your experience the best. Aside from their fantastic service; kayaking to and snorkeling in Kealakekua is a must. Yesterday while kayaking back to the dock, we had the added bonus of a humpback whale pass... More 

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Staples, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dylan was a great guide who told us some of the history of the bay as we paddled. The snorkeling was incredible and we saw more varieties of fish than on any other snorkeling expedition.

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2 Thank kathyrE3206EG
Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great trip paddling across the bay. We paddle among several pods of dolphins. Absolutely amazing. Dylan was a great guide. He got us in the center of the action; but was very respectful of the dolphins,

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