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Kona Boys Inc

79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
808 328-1234
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Ranked #1 of 6 shopping in Kealakekua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Kona's original, award winning kayak shop, serving the Big Island and specializing in Kealakekua Bay since 1995. We are a small, laid back, island... more » Owner description: Kona's original, award winning kayak shop, serving the Big Island and specializing in Kealakekua Bay since 1995. We are a small, laid back, island style surf, kayak, and dive shop located on the Big Island's Kona Coast above Kealakekua Bay. Helping locals and visitors alike enjoy Hawaii's waters. « less
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Sitka, Alaska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stopped by the Kona Boys shop to book our kayak and snorkel tour. By having a flexible schedule, we were able to make an appointment for a Morning Magic tour that had only four other clients. On the day of the tour we met our wonderful guide, Hiko, and the shore assistant near the Napo’opo’o wharf to launch the... More

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

On The Big Island, if you want a real outrigger canoe experience, try it with Kona Boys. You can either ride a double hull for a half day experience including snorkeling and lunch or take a typical outrigger for a paddle workout in an hour or two. I like either because it is authentic and you will get the real... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a fabulous day on our kayak-snorkel trip with Kona Boys. They made everything so easy. We also learned a lot about the area and critically sensitive bay. Please do not kayak with an unpermitted outfit. We saw the damage to the pristine reefs that thoughtless kayakers caused when they stepped out of kayaks onto fragile coral. Kona Boys... More

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Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Kona Boys make sure that you have the best experience possible. We took the manta ray night tour and the Kealakekua Snorkel through them. They coordinated both of those tours with Eka Canoe Adventures. Our guide was Chase for both tours. He was friendly and knowledgeable. He even gave us part of the history tour. We had a slight mix-up... More

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Austin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you are blessed enough to make your way to Kealakekua, HI…then KONA BOYS is absolutely THE BEST place to stop in for any needed adventure gear, supplies or a most amazing kayak tour. These Big Island specialists are so friendly and helpful, they offer true aloha at it's finest! The store is conveniently located on the main drag. You... More

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Temple, Texas, Usa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Hiko Ito was a great guide. We got loaded into our Kayaks and then headed across the bay, We rowed at our own pace and Hiko talked to us the whole way across. He gave us the history of the area and about Captain Cook. When we landed over on the other side at the monument he educated us on... More

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Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

There aren't bad days on a trip to the Big Island so the experience the Kona Boys offered must be pretty great to stand out. We took the Captain Cook Monument kayak and snorkeling trip. Matt and AJ were great--helpful, knowledgeable, fun. Best of all, they were professional. You only had to look at some of the other out-of-control tours... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My friends and I had a fabulous outing during our vacation on the big island. And our kayak and snorkeling trip hosted by Kona Boys was a trip highlight! Really professional operation, not to mention the coolest guys around. Save some money to buy some really cool shirts in their shop! Thanks, Matt and A.J. You guys rocked it as... More

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Starbuck, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Just wanted to say thank you to Jessa and the guys. We signed up for SUP lessons with Jessa at Kona Boys. Even though I don't swim very well and was apprehensive about the ocean, Jessa had unbelievable patience and spent the time to show us everything we need to know in order to enjoy the experience. She never once... More

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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

With very little advanced planning, my family of 6 (ages 26-64) embarked from our condo hoping to kayak and snorkel around Captain Cook monument. We found Kona Boys on TripAdvisor. They were wonderful. From the moment we walked in the shop, Frank was gracious, helpful, and knowledgeable about the adventure we were going to embark on. They provided us with... More

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