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Kona Boys

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“morning magic”(46 reviews)
“morning kayak”(35 reviews)
“snorkel gear”(57 reviews)
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
+1 808-328-1234
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Great time going out to Captain Cook's monument on the morning paddle. Chad and AJ were our guides, both knowledgeable and friendly. We had 6 other participants. Would definitely recommend to others! We saw lots of fish, and dolphins!

5  Thank TomLeslie
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 November 2009

They were very nice at the counter but their kayak was unsafe for an older couple. They sent us to the Captain Cook monument bay, Kealakekua Bay, with a tandem Duo kayak. It's very fast but very unstable in the water. My wife tipped us...More

6  Thank azservice
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour. Staff at sign in was attentive, friendly, and very helpful. Its about a 20 min drive from the sign in to the bay. Directions were easy to follow. Parking in the park was not a problem. Our guide, Will, was excellent, laid-back, fun...More

2  Thank otsukak2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide was Will... and he was just awesome! Gorgeous trip kayaking with dolphins! Will had some interesting history and info and helped us with good snorkel areas. He brought a great lunch and took great care of us! Would absolutely recommend!!

1  Thank Jo P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the first tour of the morning. There were 4 adults in our family, another couple and 1 single.After getting friendly and helpful fittings at the shop with our snorkeling gear, we met up with our 2 guides Laken and Jalal. Both were knowledgeable...More

Thank Maryanne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 1st lesson with Will this past week. He did a great job explaining what to expect and the how to”s prior to getting on the water. And was very attentive to all 3 of us when out on the water. The other...More

1  Thank Glenn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I loved our kayaking tour. Will is an awesome tour guide! He is super friendly and very knowledgeable. The snorkeling is incredible. The water is clear with lots of fish and coral and we saw dolphins while we were kayaking over to...More

Thank Departure17239227708
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing tour. We got to see an array of sea life including dolphins. Our experience with everyone working for Kona boys was the best! Our kayak guide Laken was amazing and had great knowledge of the area.

1  Thank Josh N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a double kayak for the day and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. They gave a map and detailed directions to the launch point for Captain Cook Monument. Lots of suggestions on other good spots in the area. Glad we rented gear...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must do while in Kona is to rent kayaks from Kona Boys and paddle out for a day of snorkeling at Captain Cook’s monument. Zoe was our guide...she was very knowledgeable about the history of Kealakekua Bay. She took great care of us and...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I took a kayak/snorkel tour of Kealakekua Bay (Capt Cook Monument), and it was an awesome time. Our guides, Joe and Sawyer, were fun, informative, and extremely helpful. We were given clear instructions and had plenty of time to both kayak and...More

1  Thank Anna L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience! Super nice employees-kind, patient, friendly and fun. We took stand up paddleboard class & did Kayak/snorkeling thru their place. Highly recommend 🌴🏖🌺😎

1  Thank T H
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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
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
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.