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Aloha Kayak Co.

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Address: 79-7248 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kailua Kona, Honalo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-322-2868
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7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Aloha Kayak Co. is a Hawaiian owned and operated full service kayak...

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.

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Dolphins and great snorkeling

I greatly enjoyed kayaking and snorkeling with Aloha Kayak to Captain Cook. It wasn't just an adventure tour but included talk of the history and culture of the area which made it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
West Hartford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Due to the high surf, Aloha Kayak cancelled the trip and said it would be refunded. I tried calling the company but they have not picked up. I have tried to settle the dispute through my credit card company but the company is trying to say the tour was non-refundable.... except they FAILED to say that they cancelled the tour,... More 

Thank Daniel P
West Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I greatly enjoyed kayaking and snorkeling with Aloha Kayak to Captain Cook. It wasn't just an adventure tour but included talk of the history and culture of the area which made it a richer experience. The snorkeling in the reef was quite good and the water by the shore is extremely clear. Even if you're not a good swimmer it's... More 

Thank Roger_S6502014
Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour because we had heard fascinating stories about being able to snorkel above the feeding manta rays which we could just glimpse from the Sheraton Kona lookout each night. We turned up 15 minutes early at the store as instructed, the store was closed, and we waited...and waited, but no one turned up... (there was only a... More 

Thank Peter J
Mountain View, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have not taken tour yet, but this review is for non-existent customer service. I booked a kayak an upcoming tour about two months ago. Am trying to contact the company now to understand if the tour is still running, or how to request a refund in light of the tour location being in a hot spot for the current dengue... More 

1 Thank evelynnahc
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a night manta snorkeling trip in October 2015. The company canceled the trip late in the day, due to the swell, but they still took our money ($200) and have not currently given us a refund. Now they dont answer the phones or our repeated emails. I suggest you do NOT book with this company.

3 Thank Elaine201599
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We took a kayak/snorkeling tour to Captain Cook monument and loved it! We are generally skeptical about tours, but with this one they really put their soul into work. The guide was very friendly, thoughtful and fun. As a true Hawaiian he had this relaxed aloha attitude, but made the adventure really smooth and comfortable for everyone. We paddled about... More 

1 Thank Vovandos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

my wife and I recently went on a kayak tour out to cook monument with Aloha kayak company and tour guide Steve, I suffer from a bad back and have had a hip replacement so I have not been out with my own kayak in years. Steve was fantastic in having everything we needed all ready too go and helping... More 

Thank Morgan C
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We booked the 5 hr morning kayak tour to Captain Cook Monument. First let me start off by saying that the bay was incredible and we got to kayak through a pod of dolphins and even saw a small shark while snorkeling. We had a incredible time in spite of this company and our tour guide. I highly recommend a... More 

2 Thank Rush1985
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The staff was very helpful and friendly, they took their time and shared lots with the people on the trip. The one reason why I did not give them an "Excellent" rating is because the CPT Cook history story. I was expecting a snorkel trip and it was more about the history and life of CPT Cook, which I really... More 

Thank gusano1
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We did the Kealakekua Bay 5 hr Kayak to Captain Cook Monument in the morning. It was just me and my husband, with our guide Steve, which was great. We got on the water early and paddled about 1 mile to the monument. We got there at least an hour before the boats, which was great because we really had... More 

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