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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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Great time with Ali’i

My wife and I booked the “midday meander” with Kona Boys, and were pleasantly surprised that we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bay Area, CA
via mobile
They have access to a pristine snorkeling location

Our week in Big Island had high surf everywhere, but we got wind of a local favorite location... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kokonad S
Portland, 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
79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7909
+1 808-328-1234
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I booked the “midday meander” with Kona Boys, and were pleasantly surprised that we were the only ones on the tour. Ali’i was a fantastic guide...knowledgeable, kind, and fun. Fantastic snorkeling over by the captain cook monument, with some delicious and refreshing...More

Thank jrp113
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our week in Big Island had high surf everywhere, but we got wind of a local favorite location (Kaleakekua Bay) which was very calm, and we learned that this location tends to stay that way. The Kona Boys have a whole trip planned around it....More

Thank Kokonad S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the amazing privilege, for a second year in a row, to kayak/snorkel (with dolphins)with the Kona boys. Also for the second time we got Ali'i as our guide, I was so excited!! I can not say enough wonderful things about Ali'i, kind ,...More

Thank Tracyv44
Reviewed 3 days ago

As we were just about to go out, Joe got a message on his phone that an incoming ballistic missile was headed our way. He kept it professional and said that one group had cancelled, but he was still going to do his job,bomb threat...More

1  Thank Todd G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our group (6 people) did a morning kayak+snorkeling tour in Kealakeua Bay near the Cook monument. I could not recommend this more highly! We were able to schedule a tour with very little advance notice - we arrived in Kona right after Christmas and were...More

Thank Reg C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my kids for the morning magic trip to kayak and snorkel in Kealakekua Bay. Dylan our guide did a great job both on the water and on land. We saw Dolphins, and found reef sharks. The equipment worked well, the food was great,...More

Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife and I are avid kayakers so we hooked up with Kona Boys after talking to Justin for 45 minutes from our home in AZ. We got to the bay in the am and Nat was our guide, super guy, calm, easy going pleasant...More

Thank gormco1911
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kristin led our group on an awesome outrigger canoe tour with tidbits of history and explanations of all things going on in the area. We took our 7 and 4 year old and they loved it, we were pleasantly surprised by a pod of dolphins...More

Thank punkyposm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent day kayaking and snorkeling. Joe and Dylan were awesome. The fish are spectacular and the kayaking over clear blue waters is truly special. Highly recommend these outfitters.

Thank Ivy V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out on the 7 am kayaking trip the Cook Monument with Joe and Dylan as our guides. We had a great time and really appreciated the company's organization. Everything went really smoothly, and we had a really nice relaxing and fun time checking...More

Thank Okobojidan
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14 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
19 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.