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Our kayak & snorkel tours take us down the secluded Kohala Coast to some beautiful coral reefs, where we jump in and take you for a guided snorkel of the reef. We also offer stand up paddleboard lessons and beach rentals including kayaks, SUPs...more
All reviews pineapple sea urchins the big island sea life waterproof bag an excellent guide snorkeling trip perfect morning private tour super accommodating perfect distance boat ramp fun adventure snorkeling area small group snorkel spot in excellent shape
Had an excellent time paddle-boarding! Scheduling was super easy and Evan was very accommodating and an excellent guide. The best part was spotting a turtle scuttle away. I have paddle boarded before but felt like I picked up some finer points during a very relaxed...More
My husband and I started by looking for good snorkeling spots near Puako. It’s just windy enough and the coastline there rough enough (i.e. no obvious, easy beach/snorkeling combos) that you could easily have trouble finding the turtle cleaning station without someone to guide you....More
We booked a kayaking and snorkeling trip for our last day on the Big Island. We spoke to Evan on the phone, who was super accommodating and answered all our questions. The next day we met our tour guide, Nalu. We went over the basics...More
Nalu was a great tour guide who knew a ton about the island. Fantastic snorkeling with turtles. Whales in the distance. Pineapple on boat. Nalu helped us truly experience sea life including sea turtles, sea urchins and an octopus! Highly recommend!
This is the second time that we took a tour with Evan and absolutely loved it. Evan was very accommodating and made sure that we had a fantastic kayak experience. We paddled along the coast and explored this sea cave and where also able to...More
After spending time researching and reading reviews, I decided to book with Hawai'i Surf & Kayak and I’m very happy I did!
It was so easy, from booking online to leaving the launch site - the whole experience was great. Communication was prompt and they...More
Our family of 6 had a awesome time with Hawaii Surf and Kayak. Kayaks were super comfortable and easy to paddle. Kayaked to natural “turtle cleaning” station where fish clean the turtles. Never snorkeled with so many turtles in our life - 20+. Snorkeling site...More
Even though it was a windy morning on the Kohala coast, Evan found us a nice sheltered kayaking journey out of the wind to gorgeous Waialea beach. The snorkeling was great as were the fresh pineapple and treats. Evan was very good at determining our...More
Evan is an excellent guide. This is the 5th or 6th time that I have been out kayaking or SUPing with him. He is punctual, organized, fun, knowledgeable - basically everything you could want in a fabulous ocean outing!
Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Melina L
HawaiiSurfandKayak, Manager at Hawai'i Surf and Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018
Thank you Melina! We are always stoked to hear what a good time our guests have with us. That last morning we went out was absolutely incredible!
Looking forward to seeing you next time you're out here!
It seemed to me that seeing turtles on the excursion we went on is almost always given. However, for dolphins sighting I’d advise to contact the company directly. They have special excursions with that in mind. As for... More
It seemed to me that seeing turtles on the excursion we went on is almost always given. However, for dolphins sighting I’d advise to contact the company directly. They have special excursions with that in mind. As for whales, I believe they are seen seasonally so once again, the organizers would know.
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They had floats there if we wanted them, as we were concerned about the same things for our kids age 7 and 9. Turned out neither of them needed them. You truly are more buoyant than you realize in the saltwater. But they... More
They had floats there if we wanted them, as we were concerned about the same things for our kids age 7 and 9. Turned out neither of them needed them. You truly are more buoyant than you realize in the saltwater. But they were there if we had needed them.
Yes, they provide snorkel floats. Just confirm in advance how many you want them to bring (i.e., one for each member of your group). Even as a strong swimmer, I relied on the floats for a good part of the snorkel time (more... More
Yes, they provide snorkel floats. Just confirm in advance how many you want them to bring (i.e., one for each member of your group). Even as a strong swimmer, I relied on the floats for a good part of the snorkel time (more relaxing that way). As mentioned in my review, they also can help tow you out to the snorkel area if your rowing skills aren't super strong.