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Kona Boys

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79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7909
+1 808-328-1234
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Awesome afternoon kayak and snorkel

Highly recommend. My 2 teenage daughters and I had a great time. Will was an excellent guide. He... read more

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Nicole G
Outrigger Experience

Had a great time on Kona Boys 1 hour outrigger ride. Scheduled appointment was on time (we were... read more

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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 yesterday

Highly recommend. My 2 teenage daughters and I had a great time. Will was an excellent guide. He was super knowledgeable about the bay and it’s history as well helped me feel comfortable kayaking and snorkeling. While snorkeling we saw beautiful fish and a sea...More

Thank Nicole G
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a great time on Kona Boys 1 hour outrigger ride. Scheduled appointment was on time (we were informed by text that we could go even earlier if we had desired). Upon arrival we were told that others had canceled and that my wife and...More

Thank wongdo
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm sure this company does a great job with tours. However, the customer service in their shop was a bit lacking. The ocean decided to steal a buckle from my brand new dive fin after my very first snorkeling trip (just the hubby and me)...More

Thank Tiffany S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Kona Boys really does an excellent job to make you feel comfortable with trying something new. We took the Standup Paddleboard lesson and had a fabulous experience! The instructor was great! We received several excellent tips on how and where to go, and he led...More

Thank Roger E
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Joe was a fantastic guide, funny, friendly and knowledgable. He took us to Kealakekua Bay, a protected bay where the Captain Cook monument is, and the best snorkeling on any of the Hawaiian islands. But the real unexpected treat that day were the dolphins, out...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kona boys was amazing. Really easy to book with, friendly and accommodating. Dylan and will wear our tour guides on the kayak and snorkel trip to Captain Cook, very helpful and friendly, and super knowledgeable. Highly recommended .

Thank Bindiya K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lakin and Joe were our guides. They were awesome! Joe was our dolphin whisperer and Lakin seriously helped our 8 yr old become a snorkeler! (Our youngest had found the mask very claustrophobic when we had briefly tried it before, and frankly had a bad...More

Thank thevuolos
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic experience with Will and Dylan today. Five hour tour definitely worth it. Guides were super helpful and supportive of rookies without much experience with either. Made it a great experience for both of us. Even saw a dolphin school on the way back! Would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a guided tour with Kona boys. We checked in at the main shop and Justin provided us with a bunch of useful information. Once he was done with his information, we got in our car to drive to the bay and meet our...More

2  Thank Bri N
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank jeffgomez
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Jeanne P
4 February 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
14 March 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
19 February 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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