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Kona Boys

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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...more
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79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7909
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great value for the service provided, absolutely hassle free. My wife had tried snorkeling before unsuccessfully but the gear, prescription mask, and instruction made the difference this time. She absolutely loved it. Laken and Ron were knowledgeable about the history of the bay and really...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank sandycheeks64
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have multiple sclerosis, and it is extremely hard for me to get around even though I am not in a wheelchair all the time. I thought my days of being able to do things like snorkeling or kayaking were long over. But Kona Boys...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mamart59
Reviewed 5 days ago

The only reason I did not give it a 3 1/2 star is because the site did not give me that option. Captain Cook Bay is a lovely spot. We took the kayak tour in the morning, that was supposed to last 5 hours. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marie F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went on the morning kayaking and snorkeling trip at Captain Cook and it was an amazing experience. Tyler and Laiken(sp?) were amazing tour guides and they taught us a lot while making us feel safe and creating a fun environment. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank chrisphenry2003
Reviewed 5 days ago

My sister and I were referred to Kona Boys for a kayaking/snorkeling trip and it was fantastic! It's not cheap, but you it's worth every penny. Tyler and Laken were fantastic guides. They were patient, kind and very knowledgeable about the Captain Cook monument. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank staylordvm
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the Kayak and snorkel trip with Tyler and Laken. All of the employees were very friendly and knowledgeable and our guides ongoing instructions made the adventure safe and fun.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have fine tuned every bit of the experience to make it truly magical. Wonderful experience, impeccable timing in comparison to all other available tours. Truly special.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Kona Boys for snorkeling gear. They made some great recommendations for snorkeling spots, as well as Big Island tips and tricks. We decided to try out paddleboarding and loved it! If we weren't sore from all of our adevntures, we would have done...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Hailey F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went kayaking with Dylan to Captain Cook Monument. Dylan was an AMAZING kayak guide! He explained everything really well so we knew what to expect and was patient with us. We had went kayaking before but never in Hawaii. Our trip...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 987brendak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stellar & experienced guide Tyler made our kayak & snorkelling experience one of those ‘life time memories’ ; the kind of vacation memory that you relive 5 & 10 years down the road. In addition to a keen eye towards safety - Tyler is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
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
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.