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Kona Boys

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79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7909
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DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY

Had a horrible experience with Kona Boys. I booked a kayak trip for my family and, after driving... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jeffgomez
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Manhattan
Snorkeling/Kayaking

My wife and I had a fantastic time on this trip. Joe, as other reviews have said, was a really good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeremy F
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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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79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7909
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a horrible experience with Kona Boys. I booked a kayak trip for my family and, after driving for two hours, and spending a half hour checking in, we got to the site only to be told by our guides that the water was too...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a fantastic time on this trip. Joe, as other reviews have said, was a really good guide - very experienced, and also friendly and helpful. We've done some kayaking before, but not tons, and not on the ocean, but Joe...More

Thank Jeremy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 4 non-athletic people reserved a Sunday AM tour (5 hrs) the day before over the phone- super easy. Met at the store for orientation and snorkel gear fitting, then met our guide, Joe, at the bay. Joe was mellow and patient with...More

Thank Amber D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently did the Morning Magic tour at Captain Cook and had a really great time. Our guide, Joe was friendly and fun and provided a great experience. We were lucky to be the only ones on the tour! Although we are avid boaters ourselves,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beware! This vendor is NOT located at Kealakekua Bay. You must go to the shop which is miles away from the Bay and load the kayak on your rental car etc. This was not clear when we reserved online. When we cancelled the reservation due...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful morning snorkeling/kayak trip with Will. He was a fabulous guide and great with our 7 and 5 yr olds especially. Amazing snorkeling and just wonderfully easy logistics. Can’t wait to come back.

Thank J85012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe was an incredible guide and we had such a fun time. We did the morning magic tour and highly recommend as the bay gets filled up later in the afternoon with other boats and snorkelers - so the earlier you can get there in...More

Thank GraceKF
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 hour trip this morning. The kayaking was easy enough for us and the distance was a good challenge. The snorkeling was terrific. The water was clearer and cleaner than any other place we'd snorkeled. Lunch was delicious sandwiches which were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Signed up to do this with my 17-year-old niece and her friend. Zoe was our instructor and was fabulous. We all got the hang of things pretty quickly and ventured out into the open water after a few lessons onshore and in the lagoon. Zoe...More

Thank Pamela C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great afternoon adventure. We wanted a little more laid back trip to Kealakekua Bay so we chose this kayaking tour instead of a big party boat. We made the right choice for us. We drove to the launch site and met Dylan...More

Thank pat c
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Jeanne P
February 3, 2018|
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Response from Steve A | Reviewed this property |
There's nothing tricky about the trip to the Captain Cook Monument except the landing area. It's small and hard to notice as you approach. We were on the morning tour and as the day progresses, more people and boats showed... More
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ha150
March 13, 2017|
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Response from islandcarp | Property representative |
Mahalo for reaching out. We can't recommend the tour for someone with cardiovascular concerns. I can tell you that the paddle is about 2 miles round trip and we go at a relatively easy pace. The drive from Kawaihae to our... More
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Larry R
February 18, 2017|
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Response from Annie H | Reviewed this property |
The drive down to the pier at Kealekekua Bay where you begin the kayak is about 20 minutes from Kona Boys.
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