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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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Description: Aloha Kayak Co. is a Hawaiian owned and operated full service kayak outfit...
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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Bayfield, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We booked an afternoon kayak tour starting at 12:15PM. Arranged our whole day to be at their office a few minutes early. When we arrived, office was closed, no one around. When we tried calling we could hear phone ringing in the office, no one picked up. 2 other parties for the trip arrived but no one there. Finally about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had a pretty great time kayaking out to and snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay. We had tour guides Makai and Will. The day started off with a history lesson on Captain Cook. It was interesting and Makai definitely knew his stuff but perhaps a little long (especially for our 3 year old). Makai did great with the kids that we... More 

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San Rafael, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Love, love, love this trip! We wanted to see Kealakekua Bay and really wanted a kayak adventure, so this was perfect! We were fascinated to get the story of Captain Cook from the Hawaiian perspective, as a bonus. The waters are crystal clear. We saw a turtle, several groups of spinner dolphins (including one spinning!), tropic birds and amazing fish.... More 

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Little Rock, AR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We took a half-day tour over to Captain Cooks monument for snorkeling and lunch. The scenery was gorgeous and the snorkeling was fabulous. Makai was our tour guide - a kind, personable, passionate and knowledgable person. Before the tour began, we sat in a classroom like setting and learned the history of Captain Cook. It was very interesting but a... More 

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Los Angeles
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We reserved a trip for 7: kayak to Captain Cook, snorkel, have lunch, explore. The night before I called to clarify meeting place. The Boss, rather confused, said, "Oh hey, yeah! I meant to call you -- we're overbooked. How about Friday?" When I said our group would be GONE on Friday, he said, "Oh wait! I didn't mean you... More 

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La Crescenta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The boys and I were lucky enough to be the only ones going out that afternoon, so it ended up being a "private" tour. Makai was our guide and he was amazing. He was very friendly and personable. We were fortunate enough to spot a sea turtle where we launched from. While we kayaked out toward captain cooks monument, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The four of us had a great time kayaking and snorkeling. We did the morning 3.5 hour tour. Our kids are 7 and 11, so this was perfect. We still had plenty of time to snorkel. This is the best snorkeling we have done on the Island. Our guide was great sharing local knowledge and patient with us and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We did the Cook Monument kayak and snorkel with guides Makai and Steve. Makai gave us a short informative history and we headed out to the kayaks. For most of us it was our first time Kayaking on the ocean. Great experience and beautiful place to snorkel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Aloha Kayak Co. is one of the only permitted companies that are able to take kayakers to the Captain Cook monument and land so you can snorkel in one of the best spots on the island. Our two guides, Makai and Steve, were excellent. Makai gave a short talk on the history of Capt. Cook, which was very interesting... More 

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