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Kona Boys

79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7909
+1 808-328-1234
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Great kayak-snorkeling adventure

5 members of my family went ranging from ages 9 to 51. We had a great time. Justin and Ali i were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Greatest Kayak-Snorkeling Trip on the Big Island!

A perfect morning of kayaking and snorkeling in the pristine cove surrounding the monument to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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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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79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7909
+1 808-328-1234
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Reviewed 1 week ago

5 members of my family went ranging from ages 9 to 51. We had a great time. Justin and Ali i were the best guides. There were friendly, patient, knowledgeable, accommodating and a ton of fun. The kayaking wasn't too strenuous - about 1 mile...More

Thank Dawn91965
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect morning of kayaking and snorkeling in the pristine cove surrounding the monument to Captain Cook. Our guide, Joe, was great -- professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. He kept us safe and comfortable and told us the secret of Captain Cook's fate..... Beautiful coral reef...More

Thank ldbw2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

See the Kona Boys if you need some rentals and information about places to see in the area for surfing, paddling or just plain old beaching it. These guys seems to love their jobs are passionate about the area and the opportunity to share what...More

Thank Sbucklaschuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our family took in a "midday meander" trip across Kealakekua bay with Kona boys. The first time we kayaked across was about a dozen years ago when a permit to visit wasn't required through Kona boys. Permits are...More

Thank Nazsnaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a brief stop at the Kona Boys store on Highway 11 where we picked up our snorkel gear, we took a short drive down to Kealakekua Bay. There was plenty of parking for the morning time. We met Dylan, our guide for the day....More

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are 50ish and new to paddle boarding. Kristen from Kona boys on the beach in back of King Kamehameha Kona Hotel was very patient with us on a very busy day of paddlers and boats. My husband got up on his...More

Thank Gina D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Joe and Dillon did a great job guiding us on this wonderful tour. Very professional and helpful even corny jokes and all!:) would highly recommend this tour. We were able to see many spinner dolphins which was a first for us. Great day.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of 5 (3 adult children) had a wonderful time kayaking and snorkeling on the guided tour with Alii and Nathan this morning. Alii and Nathan were great guides --- really fun and patient and made the overall experience really enjoyable! The water in...More

Thank Kris526
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kona Boys made my kayak & snorkel visit to Captain Cook Monument a lot of smiles. Our guide , Ali'i , was very knowledgeable about the history of the area, and also about the ocean life. I was very impressed by his respect for the...More

1  Thank lucyb20152015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day on the water with Ali'i! Lots of dolphins and snorkelling spot is really good. Ali'i was a fabulous guide!

Thank fun54321
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14 March 2017|
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Response from islandcarp | Property representative |
Mahalo for reaching out. We can't recommend the tour for someone with cardiovascular concerns. I can tell you that the paddle is about 2 miles round trip and we go at a relatively easy pace. The drive from Kawaihae to our... More
Larry R
19 February 2017|
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Response from Annie H | Reviewed this property |
The drive down to the pier at Kealekekua Bay where you begin the kayak is about 20 minutes from Kona Boys.
10 October 2016|
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Response from islandcarp | Property representative |
Aloha and mahalo for your question. A Kona Boys steersman is included with all wa'a (canoe) rides. They will help with fundamentals and share all kinds of interesting info while you paddle. Aloha Kona Boys.