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Hawaii Pack and Paddle Day Tours

79-7493 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
808-328-8911
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Ranked #1 of 13 activities in Kealakekua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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... more » 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. « less
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is an absolute must-do on the Big Island!! Bari took us over to Cook monument. It's hard to describe how awesome the snorkeling is there. It's the best in the Hawaiian islands and the best I had ever seen. Bari adds to the experience by describing things, pointing out things that might be overlooked and giving the history of... More

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I came with my family on my first trip to Hawaii. We wanted to experience some of the great snorkeling of the big island from a kayak but didn't feel comfortable doing it alone. Bari made us feel very comfortable as we kayaked across the beautiful bay and spent hours snorkeling. The fish were beatiful and having Bari point out... More

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We very much enjoyed our trips with Hawaii Pack and Paddle. Our first trip was the Queens Snorkeling Tour. Bari taught us about the reef life before we went so we would know what we were looking at when snorkeling. Once we paddled into the bay and started snorkeling, Bari led us the entire time, showing us different fish and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Seeing all the positive reviews on how patient and helpful Bari is - there's no need for me to elaborate further on that! My husband and I were unsure whether it would be worth the effort to rent a kayak and snorkel to Kealakekua Bay initially (since there are plenty of other snorkelling beaches on the island) - we are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Took the stand-up paddle board tour to Kealakekua Bay. We have taken a number of guided trips over the years and it ranks among the very best. Bari was extremely knowledgeable and very patient. We learned more about the reef in half a day paddling with him, than in all the trips we've taken over the last six years. Highly... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Hawaii Pack and Paddle was amazing! My family went in early into our stay in Kona and talked to Bari about good snorkeling spots. He was able to give us great recommendations and was very friendly! We then booked the Queens tour with him for the next day. It was an experience of a lifetime! We saw so many amazing... More

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Palmer, AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Fabulous time with super safe, friendly and knowledgable guides. We were lucky to have Ola as a guide with us and Kai on the paddle board nearby for extra safety. My mom is in her early 60's and was worried about getting into the kayak after the snorkel and she did great! Ola swam with us and dove down and... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My family and I have been fortunate to snorkel in some wonderful locations, but we have never had a better experience than with Bari and the team at Pack and Paddle. First, the location itself is spectacular. Second, the group was small and intimate (don't think "head boat" with 50 bodies in the water). Finally, and most importantly, Bari was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to go see Captain Cook's monument and snorkel without being on a guided tour. Pack and Paddle has the equipment and permits so you can do the journey to the monument on your own. We got there early in the morning and our kayaks were waiting for us. Barry helped put them on our cars and explained how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I took the Queen's Tour and the Manta Ray Tour. They were both magnificent, so if you're in Hawaii, make sure to check then out.

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