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Ocean Kayak Tours

Highlights
  • Kayak along the coast of the Big Island during a small-group kayaking trip
  • Search for the local community of Hawaiian Spinner dolphins that frequent the area
  • Snorkel among more than 50 species of fish and colorful coral
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Ocean Kayak Tours
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Ocean Kayak Tours
From $85.50
Overview
Enjoy an aquatic adventure on the Big Island during this 4-hour small-group excursion combining sea kayaking, snorkeling, and more. Paddle along a section of the island known for its abundant marine life as you scout for local Hawaiian Spinner dolphins. You’ll also have time for snorkeling, allow you to view more than 50 species of fish and join in for adventurous activities like cliff jumping.
What to Expect
Check in with your guide in the early morning at a pre-arranged location in Keauhou Bay. Your lifeguard-certified guides will start the trip with safety instructions and tips on paddling your kayak.
Then climb aboard your boat and paddle along the coast, stopping to explore sea caves and to search for the resident spinner dolphins that frequent the area. You’ll take a break at two of the coast’s best snorkeling spots, allowing you to slip beneath the waves to explore colorful coral, more than 50 species of fish and, if you’re lucky, a variety of marine critters like Manta Rays, Hawksbill and Green Turtles, and Humpback whales (seasonal).
If you haven’t had your fill of adventure and activity, there will also be time for on-land exploring as well. Depending on the day and timing you may also get to check out local features like ocean ‘blowholes,’ lava tubes, and local attractions like ‘The Elevator’ and ‘The Rings.’ More daring group members can even do some cliff jumping. You’ll return to your starting point by the late morning, allowing to beat the afternoon heat.
Reviews (76)
1 - 5 of 64 reviews
Reviewed October 26, 2018
great experience

Booked the half day kayak tour in a group of 4 and had a brilliant time. Kevin is very patient and kind taking into account the needs of his group and made it a personal experience. The tour is suitable for all abilities and gave...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank travellfi
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile
Very nice kayaking and snorkelling for the whole family

We did the 7:00-11:00 tour, Kevin gives very clear instructions of what to do etc. Not too hot that early so the kayaking was pleasant. We stopped for snorkelling in a quiet and beautiful bay, lots of fish in very clear water. There was also...More

1  Thank reshadr_12
Reviewed August 14, 2018
Amazing -

Went out with my daughter - taken by Kevin to great snorkeling spot. Very patient with us explained the gear, how to get in -out of Kayak - took us out on water no rush, snorkeling on a reef. We both thought this was one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MHD17
Reviewed July 11, 2018
All-Inclusive Trip!

My family of 5 booked this tour and we loved it! We saw a pod of bottle-nose dolphins on the way out, explored a sea cave, snorkeled, cliff jumped, then paddled back again. All in all, it was about 4 hours, much longer than you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed June 13, 2018
Excellent kayak and snorkeling experience!

It was an excellent experience to kayak with Kevin. He is knowledgeable and super nice! He was very thoughtful about every detail, making sure that I have sunglasses and has put on my sunscreen before the trip, and have prepared enough water and snacks. He...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 652queeniec
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