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“Fantastic Orientation and Kayak Rental Services!”
Review of Aloha Kayak Co.

Aloha Kayak Co.
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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Honalo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic Orientation and Kayak Rental Services!”
Reviewed May 30, 2011

We were just expecting to rent a kayak to head out to the Cook Monument and have to figure out everything else for ourselves from there. Luckily for us, the guys at Aloha Kayak were amazing and gave us a very thorough orientation on everything we should bring with us, what we would need to do, what the tide would be like, how to get to the launching point, how to launch the kayak and get back out, what were the best snorkeling spots and best times to go to beat the rush from the big motorboats coming in, where to expect to see dolphins, basically all the details we didn't even think of considering. All this and they loaded and unloaded the double kayak for us with great ease (which really impressed us later when it took us awhile to do ourselves despite the very thorough instruction on how to do it!) We were very happy to get all this advice with our kayak rental and can't thank Aloha Kayak more. Everyone should rent from them and support this fantastic local business that clearly cares so much about doing things right!

Visited May 2011
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Reno, Nevada
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Snorkel Location”
Reviewed May 8, 2011

Four females 52-66 were lucky enough to find Aloha Kayak Co. for an ocean kayak, snorkel and Capt. Cook monument tour. Our hawaii-born local guide, Keean, got us safely across Kealakekua Bay to the most wonderful snorkeling any of us has
experienced. Keean was informative and considerate. When one of our snorkels malfunctioned, he loaned us his own. During the 1-hr. snorkel the fish and coral were plentiful & colorful. The Cook monument and history of the surrounding area was well conveyed by our guide. I highly recommend this kayak company.

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Kayak and Snorkel with Aloha Kayak Co.”
Reviewed May 4, 2011

Four of us rented 2 kayaks and went on the morning snorkel tour to Captain Cook Monument with Aloha Kayak Co. It was a great experience. Our guide, John, gave us expert instructions on kayaking and was full of so much information and history of the area. He was constantly watchful that each of us was safe, and expertly guided us into and out of the rocky cove. We would certainly use Aloha Kayak Co. again!

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Bettendorf, Iowa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very Knowledgable and Friendly”
Reviewed March 28, 2011

We went kayaking and snorkling with an Aloha Kayak guide. Our guide was great, he was very helpful and informative. They took care of everything and made it a great experience for us!

Visited March 2011
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Eugene, OR
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3 reviews
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“Took care of everything”
Reviewed March 26, 2011

We rented two tandem kayaks from Aloha. The staff was great. They loaded the kayaks onto the rental car, explained procedures, gave a good orientation to Kealakekua Bay. At Napo'opo'o pier there were even guys there to help unload and launch which we REALLY appreciated. We were a little anxious about launching, not being very experienced, but all we had to do was stay out of their way. They unloaded and helped us into the water. Highly recommended. Snorkeling at the Captain Cook monument is the best! Please be sure you have a permit if you land. Easily obtained online through Hawaii State Parks.

Visited March 2011
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