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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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Morning Kayak with lunch, snorkel and story!

Awesome! Top notch experience with class. Guides were very knowledgeable on historical points... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simi Valley, California
Tour or do it yourself (with a little help)

The last time we were on the island we took a kayak tour the bay around the Captain Cook Monument... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judy M
Bridal Veil, Oregon
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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

Awesome! Top notch experience with class. Guides were very knowledgeable on historical points, safety conscious, and very nice. The lunch was great two. It was made by a local coffee shop and was delicious.

Thank Rglutz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time we were on the island we took a kayak tour the bay around the Captain Cook Monument. We loved it for the information and the help going across the bay. We saw lots of dolphins and the snorkeling was good. However, this...More

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I rented a two person kayak and paddled out to the Captain Cook monument. What a great time! We saw two pods of spinner dolphins that were not afraid of our boat at all. We were able to take pics and videos...More

1  Thank AUserOp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dylan was our tour guide. We were lucky enough to have a private tour (no one else signed up for our morning time). After our first five minutes paddling we were welcomed by a pod of Hawaiian spinner dolphins. There were plenty of awwws going...More

1  Thank Allan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Mid-Day Meander with our three kids and their grandparents, our group ranged in age from 5 to 67. I made our reservation a couple weeks in advance online. I also e-mailed the shop to find out if the tour would be appropriate...More

Thank Terri K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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 13 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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 August 2017 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 31 July 2017

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
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13 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
18 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.