We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aloha Kayak

79-7248 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kailua Kona, Honalo, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-322-2868
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Honalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Aloha Kayak Co. is a Hawaiian owned and operated full service kayak outfit based on the Kona coast of Big Island of Hawaii. We offer award winning... more » Owner description: Aloha Kayak Co. is a Hawaiian owned and operated full service kayak outfit based on the Kona coast of Big Island of Hawaii. We offer award winning kayak and snorkel tours to multiple areas of the island and are permitted by the State of Hawaii to operate in Kealakekua bay out to the Captain Cook monument. We also operate Kayak tours to the Lava tube caves of Keauhou bay, and snorkel with turtles in the City of Refuge, Honaunau bay. We offer kayak rentals and paddle board lessons and rentals too. All rentals include all proper gear and car racks for mounting on your car! Any car, convertibles too. ATT: Permits are required for some areas please call us for more info! We are open from 7:30 am to 5pm daily. Please call our office for more info about any of our services! We are Located 9 miles south of Kailua-Kona on Hwy 11 just south of the 114 mile marker. Call for further assistance. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Write a Review

193 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    175
    12
    4
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We took at tour to Kealakekua Bay through Aloha Kayak. They did a great job teaching us the history of Captain Cook, the monument, and of the area in general. The kayak to the snorkeling spot was beautiful - we saw spinner dolphins jumping. The snorkeling was amazing - definitely the best I've seen, next to Haunauma Bay on Oahu.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Creating wonderful memories especially from traveling is all about the kind people you meet and the experiences you have along the way. I wanted to participate with my family in their adventures, though as a non-swimmer, was not extremely excited about what was planned: two very active water activities! Let alone on the same afternoon! I've never kayaked and snorkeled... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Suwanee, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Aloha Kayaks is one of only a handful of companies who are licensed to take kayak tours in Kealakekua Bay to visit and snorkel at the Captain Cook monument. The excursion started with a very interesting and colorful lesson on the history of Captain Cook's voyages and his experiences and ultimate demise in the Hawaiian Islands. After the history lesson,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Some of the best snorkeling in hawaii - great kayaking too. Dolphins, fish, even learned about hawaii history. Trevor was patient and an awesome guide - call ahead of time and make sure he's leading the trip!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lusby
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time kayaking not in a river and it was a really enjoyable experince. Before the trip we got a nice history lesson on Captain Cook. While kayaking, we saw dolphins out in the bay. It was amazing. Our guide, Trevor, was great. He was nice and knowledable of the area. The snorkeling near the monument was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Captain Cook Monument tour was PHENOMENAL. Our guides, Cricket ant Makai, were EXCEPTIONAL! They exuded good humor and confidence, and showed incredible patience with even the most inexperienced paddlers in our group. They were also EXTREMELY good with our two kids, who weren't always comfortable with the paddling and snorkeling. Their flexibility helped ensure that my wife and I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We booked our trio through Viator.com but Viator didn't communicate with Aloha Kayak. When we called to confirm the trip, the time we had scheduled was full. Since we had limited flexibility, the owner "pulled some strings" to get us In & we are grateful he did. We had a great time on this trip with Cricket & Jaye but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A great trip out to Captain Cooks monument! We enjoyed the history and the kayaking over was fantastic. Once there the snorkeling was far better than we expected - dozens of varieties of fish. Guides Will and Trevor were expert at getting people in and out of the water easily and landing the kayaks. A fantastic trip with Aloha Kayak.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Drain, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Iwa and Cricket, and the other staff whose names I didn't get were all cheerful, helpful and knowledgeable. Our experience with Aloha Kayak Company couldn't have been better. Iwa was very informative and helpful on the phone when we made reservations, and the morning tour to Capt. Cook's monument was fun and educational from beginning to end. The snorkeling, of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went kayaking today for the first time. Went on a tour of sea caves and snorkling. Thank you Makai & Trevor for an awesome experience. You made us feel safe and comfortable in the kayaks. I would recomend your company to everyone. We are planning on booking again before our vacation is over. The kids loved it.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Aloha Kayak also viewed

Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii
 
Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii
Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Aloha Kayak? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Aloha Kayak, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing