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“Great friendly service, reasonable prices” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aloha Kayak Co.

Aloha Kayak Co.
79-7248 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kailua Kona, Honalo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Owner description: Aloha Kayak Co. is a Hawaiian owned and operated full service kayak outfit based on the Kona coast of Big Island of Hawaii. We offer award winning kayak and snorkel tours to multiple areas of the island and are permitted by the State of Hawaii to operate in Kealakekua bay out to the Captain Cook monument. We also operate Kayak tours to the Lava tube caves of Keauhou bay, and snorkel with turtles in the City of Refuge, Honaunau bay. We offer kayak rentals and paddle board lessons and rentals too. All rentals include all proper gear and car racks for mounting on your car! Any car, convertibles too. ATT: Permits are required for some areas please call us for more info! We are open from 7:30 am to 5pm daily. Please call our office for more info about any of our services! We are Located 9 miles south of Kailua-Kona on Hwy 11 just south of the 114 mile marker. Call for further assistance.
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“Great friendly service, reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

We hired kayaks from this company following a recommendation from our guidebook. Turns out it was a good suggestion. This family run company were really friendly and gave us lots of advice about how to get our kayaks to the water, in the water and how to get to the the best spots for snorkelling. They carefully loaded the kayaks on our car and showed us how to get them off and back on to return them.

We visited the area around the Captain Cook memorial and they explained to us the rules for that area to protect the sensitive coral (Note, this site provided the best snorkelling of our trip).

They also warned us about the unlicensed operators at the kayak launch site (also helpful - two groups of those unlicensed operators were noisily arguing while we were there).

We would recommend the Aloha Kayak company strongly to anyone wanting hire kayaks so they can snorkel in the area around the Cook memorial site.

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“Safe and Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

Booked a kayaking tour with Aloha Kayak based on recommendations in a few guide books and another website. Thought it might be safer to explore Keauhou with a guide as had heard the water and especially the sea caves can be a little dangerous there. Ended up being a great decision! Our guide, Nick, took care of everything - transported the kayaks, lunch, snorkel equipment, etc. He knew a lot about the area's history. Even showed us how to jump from the sea cliffs - what a rush!

Overall, had a great day and would definitely recommend first-timers book a guided tour.

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