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Kona Boys Inc

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Address: 79-7539 Hawaii Belt Rd, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
Phone Number: +1 808-328-1234
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Kona's original, award winning kayak shop, serving the Big Island and...
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.
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Great tour and super nice people

I've recently made the"Morning Magic Kealakekua Bay Kayak & Snorkel Tour" and it was an amazing experience. AJ was a great guide, super friendly and paddling at the right pace so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I've recently made the"Morning Magic Kealakekua Bay Kayak & Snorkel Tour" and it was an amazing experience. AJ was a great guide, super friendly and paddling at the right pace so we could enjoy the view and have fun. Snorkeling was also very good and the 7AM departure time is just perfect. When you arrive at Kealakekua Bay, we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

8:00 is a lovely to be out on Kailua Bay. Paddling the canoe made us feel like one of the locals. It was easy to learn and Lauren kept us entertained and on course. A good time!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Rented two double kayaks for my wife, two daughters and myself. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Their instructions were helpful and the price was good. They made the trip very easy for us. If we need any other rental equipment I will go out of my way to get it from Kona Boys. Ask for Hau'oli Kealakekua Bay is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had a great time paddling our Pa'a around the bay and learning the history of the area. Everybody at Kona Boys was very friendly and happy to help get us set up and on the water. Our guide was great, not making us paddle too hard but also working some so we could get a feel for the sport.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was most impressed by the staff of Kona Boys. From the moment we checked in at the shop, the staff was extremely friendly and attentive. They answered our questions, and helped us pick out snorkel gear. The 2 guides that came with our snorkel/kayak trip were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They gave us excellent background info on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We have been renting from Kona Boys ever since we started coming to the Big Island, and keep coming back! They are incredibly accommodating, friendly, and offer great rentals for any outdoor experience Kona has to offer; Kayaks, SUP, snorkeling... Kona Boys has it all!

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

By far the highlight of our trip.. Signed up for a kayak/ snorkel trip at the kona boys shack conveniently located on hotel grounds where we were staying..it turned out that we were the only ones booked for that day so it turned out to be a private tour...amazing day with an awesome guide.. AJ was so cool and passionate... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

All around excellent! Check in was friendly and efficient-covered all the fun stuff and kept us moving. Guides-Ben and Chris were awesome! Great history on the way across the bay. Super patient and friendly. Food-delicious. Had fresh sandwiches and banana bread. So good we had to go buy some more from the Oven and Butter...highly recommend that bakery just down... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was the second time in many years that we rented a kayak + equipment from Kona Boys, and they are still the best! We were carefully talked through the new(to us) procedures for kayaking and snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay, and all the equipment was it excellent condition. New to us was that in the marine sanctuary kayaks are no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Kona Boys were great. We booked online weeks prior to our trip and when we showed up it turned out that I had selected the wrong package. They were super accommodating and made the changes for us free of charge even though their policy says 48 hour notice for changes. We went on the Midday Meander in Kealakekua Bay... More 

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Additional Information about Kona Boys Inc

Address: 79-7539 Hawaii Belt Rd, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
Phone Number: +1 808-328-1234
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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