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Kona Boys The Beach Shack

75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
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Professional and organized

We booked with Kona Boys after reading horror stories of other rental places in Kona and we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeremy O
via mobile
Awesome kayaking plus snorking tour

Very friendly, laid back staff. We did the 3 hour midday meander and had tons of fun even though it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
matsunagadarcie
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Arvada, Colorado
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Kona Boys - Beach Shack offer beach boy services with aloha. Located on the sand at Kamakahonu Bay, behind the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel and next to Kailua Pier, this is a one stop shop for ocean equipment and activities. Join the crew at Kona Boys Beach Shack for Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lessons, Outrigger Canoe Rides, and Kayak Tours, or drop by to rent equipment for your next ocean adventure.
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“outrigger canoe” (20 reviews)
“paddle boarding” (25 reviews)
“kealakekua bay” (21 reviews)
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75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked with Kona Boys after reading horror stories of other rental places in Kona and we were very happy we did. We did the 5 hour morning kayak and snorkel tour. From the moment we entered the shop for information through the tour the...More

Thank Jeremy O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly, laid back staff. We did the 3 hour midday meander and had tons of fun even though it was raining. The snorkeling was awesome - beautiful healthy fish and coral reefs. Kayaks are big doubles and very stable - no worries about tipping...More

Thank matsunagadarcie
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Outrigger canoe came with very qualified and informative guide. Didn’t see any dolphins but still had a great time.

Thank Rick D
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We did a 5 hour kayak and snorkel trip with these guys, and when we're back on the island, we'll definitely hit them up again! The staff couldn't have been friendlier. They have nice t-shirts and rental prices were reasonable.

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

I come to the Big Island once a year and the one thing I absolutely MUST do is the Kona Boys kayaking trip across Kealakekua Bay. It never fails to impress and I always see new fish. Our guide this year, Joe, was a blast...More

Thank Pelosi-NYC
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Great little beach shack with rentals and lessons for almost any beach activity. Enjoyed a great lesson from Justin. He was pleasant and patient. We went out by Kona pier and had a pod of Spinner dolphins surround us as we paddle boarded. Highly recommend!!!

Thank dar0898
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We had Justin as our instructor. Very knowledgeable and patient. He had us up and moving very easily. Excellent teaching skills! Also the spinner dolphins had us amazed at their antics while we were paddle Boarding!

Thank Marylou P
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best experiences I had on the big island. Eden provided a warm welcoming once we reached the shack. Made a sharp morning feel cozy. That was nice. Ali'i was our kayaking guide. It was relaxing, fun, and memorable. Really all I could...More

Thank Mojhandes
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We were in Kona on a cruise stop on December 10th and reserved two seats on the scheduled 11:00 a.m. outrigger canoe ride, paying in advance when we made the reservation around 10:00 a.m. When we came back at 10:55, we were told that they...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic! We showed up 15 minutes before our appointment and they had a place for us to safely store our personal belongings. They sell sunglasses holders there at the shack if you need them, and there is a food place/restroom nearby. Our instructor’s name was...More

Thank Jessica R
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Catherine C
31 August 2017|
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Response from islandcarp | Property representative |
Mahalo for the question. there are several different ways to visit Captain Cook monument. If you hike to the destination and only need to rent snorkel gear, the cost for daily rentals is $12. If you would like to paddle... More
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Michelle P
14 May 2017|
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Response from islandcarp | Property representative |
generally the spinners are most active in the early morning. they are nocturnal and usually go into their sleep cycle in the mid morning. I would recommend the 8am or 9am canoe ride for the best opportunity to see... More
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