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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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Swimming with the fishies

Our group (6 people) did a morning kayak+snorkeling tour in Kealakeua Bay near the Cook monument. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Reg C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Morning Magic Kayak Trip

I took my kids for the morning magic trip to kayak and snorkel in Kealakekua Bay. Dylan our guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie A
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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 3 days ago

Our group (6 people) did a morning kayak+snorkeling tour in Kealakeua Bay near the Cook monument. I could not recommend this more highly! We were able to schedule a tour with very little advance notice - we arrived in Kona right after Christmas and were...More

Thank Reg C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my kids for the morning magic trip to kayak and snorkel in Kealakekua Bay. Dylan our guide did a great job both on the water and on land. We saw Dolphins, and found reef sharks. The equipment worked well, the food was great,...More

Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife and I are avid kayakers so we hooked up with Kona Boys after talking to Justin for 45 minutes from our home in AZ. We got to the bay in the am and Nat was our guide, super guy, calm, easy going pleasant...More

Thank gormco1911
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kristin led our group on an awesome outrigger canoe tour with tidbits of history and explanations of all things going on in the area. We took our 7 and 4 year old and they loved it, we were pleasantly surprised by a pod of dolphins...More

Thank punkyposm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent day kayaking and snorkeling. Joe and Dylan were awesome. The fish are spectacular and the kayaking over clear blue waters is truly special. Highly recommend these outfitters.

Thank Ivy V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out on the 7 am kayaking trip the Cook Monument with Joe and Dylan as our guides. We had a great time and really appreciated the company's organization. Everything went really smoothly, and we had a really nice relaxing and fun time checking...More

Thank Okobojidan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great SUP lesson with Will this morning. He is patient, informative and mindful of his responsibilities. I left the shore as a newbie at the sport and returned to the shore with increased confidence. Great experience. Even saw dolphins which was a bonus....More

Thank wenchap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went on the afternoon meader and loved it! Great mix of kayaking, snorkeling, and snacks. Also saw spinner dolphins and a whale (in the distance)! Our guides Dylan & Joe helped make the trip so successful, fun, and safe. Would highly...More

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eden was a great instructor and was a lot of fun! She took us out for a group lesson and made sure we were having fun and confident in the water. I would highly recommend Kona Boys and Eden!! Great time, quality gear.

Thank supercaite
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great morning kayak tour to Captain Cook - saw dolphins & manta rays! Snorkeling was clear, calm and beautiful. Joe & Eden were great guides; informative, fun, and made sure we were all safe & comfortable. Amazing experience!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Questions & Answers
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.