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Kona Boys

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Amazing tour! Best ever for kayak and snorkeling

We had an amazing morning kayak and snorkeling experience with Kona Boys. Small groups (8 persons... read more

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Morning Magic Kayak/Snorkel Tour 2 Thumbs Up!

We went with two couples on the morning magic tour. It was awesome! It was rough waters across the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Audrianna S
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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...more
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79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7909
+1 808-328-1234
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had an amazing morning kayak and snorkeling experience with Kona Boys. Small groups (8 persons) and the staff is wonderful. We saw both spinner dolphins and green sea turtles. Our guides Justin and Jallal were perfect guides. After about a 20 minutes kayak ride...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with two couples on the morning magic tour. It was awesome! It was rough waters across the bay but we saw dolphins on the way in and out. Snorkeling was wonderful and the guides Dylan and Jalall were great and very knowledgeable. Highly...More

Thank Audrianna S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I did the Morning Magic kayak and snorkeling tour of Kealakekua Bay. The guys at the shop, where we met to check in and grab our snorkel gear before heading to the waterfront, were great. They gave a nice overview of the...More

1  Thank Amy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was fantastic. Jeff, our guide, was informative and patient and unhurried. There was time for everything. The owner took a fair bit of time with me the day before and taught me how to dive deeper by "popping" my ears as I descend...More

1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The folks at the shop were helpful and fun. Our tour guides, Will and Justin, were prepared and excited to share their knowledge of Captain Cook, the local area, and island living. We were 3 adults and my 6-year-old daughter with another adult couple in...More

2  Thank Franziska C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I booked with Kona Boys for the afternoon kayak and snorkeling trip at Kealakekua Bay 2 weeks ago. We live in Hilo and have been snorkeling in the bay twice prior, and pretty familiar with the story of Captain Cook, so we...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kona Boys has it all: Snorkeling, kayaking, boogie boarding, etc. We rented snorkel gear from them, and had a great experience. The staff was knowledgeable, kind, and thorough. The staff was very supportive and confident. I had not been snorkeling before (scaredy cat) and was...More

Thank threetravelers285
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We went on the Morning Magic kayak/snorkel tour, and it was exactly what we signed up for. The kayaking was fairly easy and relatively short, and we saw dolphins along the way which was awesome. Then we landed and snorkeled at Captain Cook monument and...More

1  Thank Efb68
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Dylan guided me, my husband and two teens. Great half day excursion. Very chill. Happy to get an early start as the bay got busy as the morning progressed. Good equipment,tons of fish, sadly no dolphins that day.

Thank Suzanne F
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Kona Boys offer great service. They have easy to sign-up options on-line with all the information needed for your adventure. The guide was great and the reef snorkeling amazing! It was a nice private tour for a family with a great snack included. Plus ......More

1  Thank bellafam2018
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Jeanne P
4 February 2018|
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Response from Steve A | Reviewed this property |
There's nothing tricky about the trip to the Captain Cook Monument except the landing area. It's small and hard to notice as you approach. We were on the morning tour and as the day progresses, more people and boats showed... More
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.