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Kona Boys Inc

79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
+1 808-328-1234
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Kealakekua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 paddle board shop located on the Big Island's Kona Coast above Kealakekua Bay. Helping locals and visitors alike enjoy Hawaii's waters and providing gear for island life. « less
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I are here a week to watch a good friend compete in the Ironman. On our last day we did a kayak tour with Kona Boys. We had a great time. Our guide Ben was a great guy and very knowledgeable about the history of the bay. We were able to land by the Captain Cook monument... More

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Laval, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a first-time kayaking & snorkeling outing for my wife & I and we absolutely loved it!!! Ben & "A.J." were superb hosts, sharing a lot of the history and interesting facts related to the bay area and being incredibly patient with "rookie snorkelers". They have an obvious passion for water sports & the region and want to share... More

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Davidson, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

What a great group of people to make our excursion the best it could be and really put a cap on our Hawaiian vacation. Amanda was great at explaining exactly what to expect and allaying any fears; Greg (I think-?) was very helpful selecting the best gear for us; and AJ was our fabulous guide--he gave us a great history... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The owner of the shop is so friendly, it definitely started our day out right. We were lucky enough to be the only two on the tour that day so it was like having a private guide! The tour leader was very well informed about local history and was able to explain a tonne on the kayak over to Captain... More

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Aberdeen, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Melissa @Kona Boys is an employee who goes above and beyond. My husband and I went kayaking, while on our 21st anniversary, when he tipped the kayak. I was able to save my sachal but our camera was lost. I was devastated!! It had all the pictures and videos of our trip. Melissa went out with her gear and Found... More

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

John was great helping us at the counter, prepping us for the trip and AJ was our awesome guide in the water. AJ covered historical, anecdotal and personal aspects of the bay, its flora and fauna, history and geological features. We learned how dolphins sleep, where Pele's fingers reach the furthest ( in kealakekua bay ), why a cross section... More

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jbmessy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Kona Boys rock! Just finished a week on the big island and our day with the Kona Boys definitely stands out as a highlight. We did the morning magic tour and we had so much fun!!! The area we kayaked/snorkeled is rich with history which is all very interesting.The wild life is incredible, schools of spinner dolphins circled our kayaks... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I went on the morning (about 8 am to 1 pm) kayak trip guided by AJ on about August 25th. It was a wonderful experience and AJ was a great guide. The kayaking is in double kayaks and as I am a solo traveller I had the pleasure of kayaking with AJ who is a very nice young fellow. He... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great time going out to Captain Cook's monument on the morning paddle. Chad and AJ were our guides, both knowledgeable and friendly. We had 6 other participants. Would definitely recommend to others! We saw lots of fish, and dolphins!

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San Diego, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Safe, Simple, Fun experience. Great people from store to shore. Experienced sea life up close and comfortably.

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