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Address: 79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7909
Phone Number:
+1 808-328-1234
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07:30 - 17:00
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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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Good people, great value

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Duker863
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Watford ontario
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Watford ontario
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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1 Thank dana07e
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 Thank wjaccard
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tyler is the spirit of aloha manifested as a red headed kayak guide! So welcoming and patient. My mom was pretty nervous about the water and he was an excellent coach. Highly recommended!

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1 Thank Teja P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day with Kona Boys at Kaleakekua Bay. From the moment we walked into their shop the team made us feel like family. Tyler and Justin were fantastic guides - considerate, friendly and experienced handling mixed age groups. Kayaks, snorkeling gear and lunch were provided - sandwiches and cookies from the Coffee Shack were a treat. The... More 

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