Water sports in Island of Hawaii

Top Water Sports in Island of Hawaii, HI

Water Sports in Island of Hawaii

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  • David
    Johnson City, TN2 contributions
    This was the best ocean tour I’ve had anywhere. The price was very reasonable. A beautiful scenic one hour ride out. Plenty of snorkel time. Plenty of tropical fish, coral, and urchins. One hour back with tour guided explanation of different island history sites. Music was great. Crew was very friendly. Sandwich lunch was plentiful. Cocktails cheapest on the island. Highly recommended.
    Written 13 July 2022
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  • Joel F
    1 contribution
    I have taken a few surf lessons and cannot recommend Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors enough. We paddled out with Jake and he was such a great teacher and incredibly kind and supportive. Happy to support a local family owned business.
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • Doug Flannigan
    London, Canada1 contribution
    I was never one to get excited about boating back home in Ontario, but our outing with Kona Boat Rentals definitely changed my mind! Compared to Hawaii, Ontario water the sights (while still beautiful in Ontario) can't compare! It was an absolute blast getting to drive the boat when we got out of the Marina (the more experienced boater among us took us out), and getting to snorkel in the best spots on our own time was way better than going with a large tour group.

    We had an excellent experience with Blake. He went over everything with us that we needed to know about boating around where we wanted to go and gave us a quick overview about using the fishing rods as none of us had been fishing in quite some time and gave us some tips on how best to catch some fish. We had some experience boating previously which they recommend on their site, But Blake did go over the basics when we first got on the boat to make sure we knew what we were doing.

    Compared to going on a snorkel tour and fishing charter for the 6 of us this was definitely the more economic option if that's a consideration. so if you have no issues with doing a bit of boating I would highly recommend Kona Boat Rentals! Just make sure that you bring your sunscreen as you'll need it out on the water!
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • memclean
    Virginia & Maine28 contributions
    Great diving experience during 2-tank day dive, and the staff were so professional and attentive. Very much worth it.
    Written 21 September 2022
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  • Nikolas H
    Elko, NV1 contribution
    My and my wife’s tour guides were JC and Doug, from the beginning all the way until the end of the trip they were joking and singing to the whole group. Also I liked the history that was spoken about the trip.
    Written 23 August 2022
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  • Joey N
    1 contribution
    I was at first skeptical about doing this activity, but my skepticism could not have been more from misplaced - amazing!
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Gordon Taub
    1 contribution
    Had a great time taking an introductory dive with my wife and teenage stepson. My stepson was a little nervous getting used to the mask and learning to clear his regulator. Rob did a great job making him feel comfortable and working with him until he was relaxed.

    Rob knows the area very well and told us about the area and make some great restaurant recommendations. A great dive instructor with a great personality.
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Robert S
    1 contribution
    My girlfriend and I decided to come back to Big Island Watersports for our third time jet skiing. It has been fun each year and when we come back to the island surely we will be back to visit them as well.

    While on the water we got to see many pods of dolphins and zip around the ocean. The workers, ATN and Bud, got some great pictures and videos as well. They helped make the experience memorable and were both fabulous workers.
    Written 27 December 2019
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  • Amy Basore M
    Saint Louis, MO10 contributions
    If you are looking for champagne and pampering, keep looking. If your goal is a dose of pure relaxation, surrounded by the sounds of wind in the sails, the thrill of watching dolphins frolicking so close one can hear them, seeing a rainbow over Kona, and the incomparable sunset on a charming sailboat, this should be a serious contender on your must do list. In the expert care of lovely Captains Mike and Lisa, we found the two hour sunset cruise nearly magical. Obviously, they can’t promise everyone a perfect sail like we experienced, but they will try. A high point of a truly enjoyable vacation.
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • Kathy
    3 contributions
    This is my 4th trip to hapuna. It just gets better and better. The facilities are great. Everyone is so friendly. The waves are mostly gentile but they break quickly which can be difficult to ride. The snack bar is not currently open.
    We sure to wear your sun screen.
    Written 9 February 2022
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  • John Ma
    1 contribution
    We completed our Level 1 Free Diving class with Neal. Very good instructor - amicable, knowledgeable, good teaching. We feel more confident and safer in the water, as the course puts focus on good safety practices. Very good!!!
    Written 2 August 2021
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  • AnnieinMT
    Glasgow, MT8 contributions
    My husband found Brian on-line and visited with him before our trip to the Big Island. While my husband likes to fish, I prefer to snorkel (although fishing is fun, too!) We had a great day with Brian and Jan (his first mate), in spite of not catching a fish. I got to snorkel in Captain Cook Bay with Jan, which was awesome. Both were knowledgable about fishing as well as Big Island restaurants, activities, etc. They are just great people and we would highly recommend them to anyone---families, couples, small groups of friends, etc.
    Written 2 December 2016
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