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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
Owner description: 2012 and 2013 Certificate Of Excellence #1 kayak tour operator for...
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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Ocean Grove, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We kayaked to the Captain Cook monument with this company and were very impressed. From the moment you arrive, the staff are friendly, a light breakfast is provided, and the payment is handled professionally. The kayaking is suitable to those with only a minimal level fitness, and there is an extensive briefing about the equipment beforehand. My wife and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Very professional. Really take pains to prep novices for the 1.3 mile open water kayaking to the national park. Good equipment. Friendly staff. Totally versed on the oceanic conditions, fish, aquatic mammals, sea turtles, etc. not many places like this left in the world so don't miss the chance. Went with wife and two sons in 2 double kayaks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We rented a double kayak from Barry (south of Kona) and had a fantastic kayaking experience by following his tips. In addition to the Kayak, he gave us other tools and equipment that we might need and trusted us to bring everything back when we are done. Barry is super nice,generous, and knowledgeable about the area and provides excellent advice... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My family and I had a fantastic trip with Bari and his partner, Kaipo. They took us out on christmas day for a fantastic tour of the Bay, kayaking across the bay and then snorkeling and showing us some amazing fish. They were knowledgeable and clearly care about the ecosystem. We had a great time and would come back again... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Bari and Kaipo were very knowledgeable about the marine life in the bay and snorkeled with us to point things out. Most fun I've had snorkeling. Kayak trip out to the bay was easy and fun.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Bari, Debbie and Kaipo made this experience wonderful. On November 21, 2014, my husband and I and our four children took the kayak and snorkel Queen's Tour with Hawaii Pack and Paddle to the Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay. I had previously done this tour with my sister, and HP&P was so good that when I planned my family... More 

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Saint Maries, Idaho
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

First time with this company, and we were thourghly happy with all aspects. Staff was helpful, courteous, knowledgable and laid back, just what you want when you are on vacation. Bari and his wife were gracious hosts at the shop and very welcoming, we were greeted with a fresth plate of cubcakes. Kaipo was our guide for the day, he... More 

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Atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 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

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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