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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
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I found that the guys were very knowledgable of Captain Cook and his story. He got a short history lesson before heading out on the water. The snorkeling was pretty uneventful and I've been to better locations. The high review is for the large group of spinner dolphins that decided to put on a show for us. The landing area... More

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There are plusses and definitely minuses to kayaking out at night to swim with the manta rays. It's very dark, the waves in the ocean were quite high and it's a big pain to get in and out of the kayaks. Several of us ended up seasick. It took a long time to actually see any manta rays - the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We took the early morning (7 am), 5 hour kayak tour to Captain Cook's monument for snorkeling. We had been kayaking before so the trip across the bay was no problem. It was just the two of us with our guide, Cricket. He was very knowledgeable about the history, area, snorkeling, etc. I HIGHLY recommend taking the early morning tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I cannot say enough positive things about Aloha Kayak - they really made our vacation so special. A customer service touch better than I have experienced in a long time, they are COMMITTED to their customers having a great time. Iwa runs the show and is so passionate about Hawaii and the beauty and history of the people and island... More

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We chose Aloha Kayak because they are one of the few companies that are able to land their kayaks on the Captain Cook Monument allowing us to view this historical landmark up close. The company does a great job providing historical information about the area and Captain Cook before began kayaking. They will provide snorkel gear and dry bags if... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I would definitely recommend our kayak tour with Aloha Kayak. The crew, Jay and Travor, was very helpful and competent, the kayaks very good and the snorkelling amazing. Don't miss it!

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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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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