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“Grate Tour”

Ocean Safaris Kayak Adventures
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Owner description: Paddling Kona’s clear, pristine waters since 1994, Ocean Safari’s Kayak Adventures have introduced countless visitors and Kama’aina (Island Locals) to the fast growing sport of kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and paddle-surfing. We focus on small groups of adventurers, making safety and fun top priority. Every Kayak tour is different and may include dolphin and whale watching, snorkeling, sea cave exploration and maybe even cliff jumping. You may see tidal pools filled with eels, sea turtles and colorful tropical fish while wild parrots can at times be seen flying overhead. Join us for a night snorkel with manta rays!All our guided adventures are led by experienced watermen/women who are Hawaii Lifeguard Certified and we are fully insured. Ocean Safari’s Kayak Adventures assist with water safety at Kona’s annual Ironman Triathlon as well as other water events.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
“Grate Tour”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

My sister and brother in law's wedding party of 14 had a grate time we had a Beautiful tour and tour guide (Tori) she was grate. Kayaking, snorkeling, and cliff diving were fun. Cons It seemed like the hardest part was getting back in the kayak four our party, and I ruined my $10 pink glasses:(. But other than that we had a grate time it is all spectacular. Along with a grate tour guide Tori, I hope to have the same experience when I go back in October.

Visited July 2014
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“Beautiful, fun, easy going”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

This is a great way to explore the coast line for those who like a little adventure and fitness in their day! I went with 6 family members (from ages 57 to 12) and all had a wonderful experience with out guides, Santino and Savannah. We did a semi private tour and were hooked up with another great group of 3. The actual kayaking paddling takes about 30-45 minutes out to the cove along the coast and then you spend about an hour to hour - half snorkeling, exploring the lava rock outcrops, and cliff jumping into the water from 25 feet (for the more adventurous). Santino was an especially great guide ... very enthusiastic and entertaining. He made sure everyone was taken care of and having a great time. Definitely something I would do again!

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“Morning cave tour”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

This is a fairly easy kayak trip that requires only moderate fitness, but if you are not at all athletic or have poor balance you might want to give it a pass. The kayaks are good quality and the guides are there to keep you safe. They gave a very brief instruction on how to paddle the kayaks (for the inexperienced this could have been better). The "caves" are really just a small indentation in the lava and not really interesting. However, the snorkeling spot is terrific with crystal clear water, lots of fish variety and relatively calm waters. We climbed out of the water for a snack of fresh pineapple, chips, cookies and juice packs. For those adventurous among us there was cliff jumping.... this was the real thing about 35 feet up into very deep water. It was insanely fun. All in all a great way to spend the morning on the Big Island.

Visited July 2014
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“Manta Kayaking Trip - Must do”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

This was a family event for us - 7 of us. We had a great time. Our guides (Angus and Bobby) were terrific. Our youngest is 10 and she did just fine.

We've been here almost two weeks and this trip was a definite highlight of all the activities we've done.

Visited June 2014
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“Great Experience!”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

We did the night kayak trip out to snorkel with the mantas. It was an incredible experience. My wife was worried about rowing to the site, but afterward we agreed it was a short, fun trip that added to the experience as opposed to just another boat ride. Ashley and Angus were absolutely great guides and took amazing care of the group.

Visited June 2014
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