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Hawaii Pack and Paddle Day Tours

Address: 79-7493 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
Phone Number: 808-328-8911
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Kealakekua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: 2012 and 2013 Certificate Of Excellence #1 kayak tour operator for Kayaks or paddle boards snorkel yourself or do a guided day tour or rental kayak or paddle board to Captain Cook Monument. Great trip--we provide snorkel gear, easy lessons, great guide, full deli lunch and free Kona coffee and treats at the historical coffee mill when we end. We also do private tours and offer 9 other exciting adventures. Large or small groups to corporate tours. Manta Ray snorkel Paddle Board Tours, Dolphin Tours, Whale Tours.
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Atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked the Queen's tour, and aside from our GPS taking us toward Hilo, it was a great time (note: get directions-do not use your iPhone!). Barry, the owner/operator, gave us a terrific pre-brief of the types of fish to expect and the delicate nature of reefs. Then we followed his truck filled with kayacks to the launchpoint and paddled... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This was our 2nd/3rd trip with these guys and it never fails to leave us speechless. Kaipo was an excellent guide and took exceptional steps to make sure we were all doing well and happy with what we were doing. We started our day with the kayak/snorkel trip to Cooks Island and were lucky enough to come across dolphins en... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My husband and I did the King's tour on Oct 16th.14 and had the best snorkeling/kayak experience ever. First Bari gave us an extensive history of the Bay we'd be kayaking to and the story of Captain Cook. We stuck with Bari while snorkeling and he pointed out and named each fish we saw in Kealakekua Bay. He was very... More

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Thornton, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We found this business just by driving the island. The owner's son Bari was extreamely helpful answering all our questions about getting the boards to the Bay. He set us up with the proper permit and showed us where to go on googlemaps. He loaded our Sentra for us with ingenious use of pool noodles. Dry bag and boxes kept... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Originally we were scheduled for Wednesday, but was canceled due to high surf conditions. Barry kept us updated on weather and surf conditions and rescheduled for Friday. Luckily Friday turned out to be a beautiful, sunny and clear day. Our guide, Kaipo was very informative regarding safety and kayaking. We felt very comfortable and secure in making the excursion with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We did the king's tour of Kealakekua bay (kayaking and snorkeling) and it was fantastic. Kaipo and Kainoa did a great job. They were great at pointing out the different fish species and their passion for their environment and work was obvious. We saw tons of spinner dolphins as well as tons of reef fish. Water is beautiful and clear.... More

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We did the Queen's tour in Kealakua Bay with Bari and Kapo, kayaking to the Captain Cook monument and snorkeling in the amazing water there. Bari snorkels right along with his guests, pointing out the different fish and sea - life, explaining their habits and habitat. He is a wonderful guide and owner of the business. Definitely the expert and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Everything was wonderful! You will see many different types of ocean life and sacred areas. Bari took his time with our group and really gave us a great experience. There was no hurry and they made sure to actually educate us before getting in the water.

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Redding, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Join owner Bari Mims for this extraordinary exploration of Kealakekua Bay where you can enjoy Hawaiin hospitality at its best! Bari along with a trusted guide take you on a spectacular journey of the culture, the history and the marine life in the crystal clear water of the Kona Coast. Bari is passionate about what he does and it is... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We booked the SNORKEL & SPEAR FISHING excursion. This is the BEST trip ever! To quote our son "Bari treated us like family! Thank you mom & dad" We enjoyed refreshments while Bari (owner)explained about the different fish & coral. We were the only ones on this excursion, Bari (our guide)made our boys feel as though they could actually spear... More

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