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Aloha Kayak

79-7248 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kailua Kona, Honalo, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-322-2868
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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
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife and I did the Kealakekua Bay-Captain Cook Monument kayak/snorkel tour during our week stay on the Big Island and it was the highlight of our trip! Snorkeling among the coral reef and tropical fish is amazing on its own, but our tour guides, John and Keean, enhanced the experience with their tour, stories, and the masterful way in... More

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Brighton, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our family had a great experience kayaking and snorkeling. Iwa does a fantastic job giving the history of how Captain Cook came to Hawai'i and the significance of his arrival. My husband and I could have listened to the history lesson for hours...it was very thorough and interesting. The kayaking trip across Kealakekua Bay was wonderful. Cricket and Will did... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Now that Hawai‘i has severely restricted access to the Capt. Cook monument in Kealakekua Bay, I was real worried about having to go on a kayak tour. We tried Aloha Kayak. Our guides J and Cricket took away all my concerns. There was no fake Hawaiian junk (can you say "ALOH HA"). Just good guides who can help new kayaker/snorkelers,... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

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Suwanee, Georgia
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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

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San Francisco, California
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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!

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Lusby
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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

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Miami, Florida
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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

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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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

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